Rift Over Crisis Management Merkel Rebukes Minister for Comments on Greece

Chancellor Angela Merkel made clear on Monday that she disagrees with Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich, who called for Greece to quit the euro zone. His comments in SPIEGEL exposed a rift in her coalition about how to manage the euro crisis ahead of Monday's vote on the new Greek bailout.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich in November.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich in November.

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cro -- with wire reports