French politician to Merkel: 'Shut your trap'


Jean-Luc Mélenchon Tweets attack after German leader asked France for more budget tightening; German minister strikes softer tone.

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French politician Jean-Luc Melenchon had harsh words for German chancellor Angela Merkel after the German leader said France and Italy had not done enough to trim their budgets, and called for both countries to enact additional deficit-cutting measures, reports Deutsche Welle.