US Deficit 'Higher than Euro Zone's' Germany Rejects Obama's Criticism in Euro Crisis

In a sign of tensions between Berlin and Washington, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Sunday that President Barack Obama should focus on cutting America's own budget deficit before advising Europe on how to tackle its debt problems.
US President Barack Obama has heaped criticism on Europe's handling of the euro crisis in recent weeks.

US President Barack Obama has heaped criticism on Europe's handling of the euro crisis in recent weeks.

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cro -- with wire reports