German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for calm after aeuro-area finance ministers' meeting on Greece descended intoacrimony and name-calling.

Finance chiefs meeting in Riga, Latvia, on Friday, let loose atYanis Varoufakis, their Greek counterpart, as they ruled out makinga partial aid payment in exchange for a narrower program ofreforms.

“It's important that we show understanding for each other,”Merkel told a crowd at a campaign event in Bremerhaven, Germany.While all sides are working toward a deal, “we don't know if thiswill work out,” she said.

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