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  • Anti-austerity demonstrators hold up a giant Greek flag in front of parliament in Athens, July 22, 2015.

    It is a long shot to break the impasse on Greek debt at the Brussels meeting, but an agreement to continue talking could be the best outcome.

  • Greek debt can will be kicked down the road: Academic

    James Galbraith, professor at the University of Texas, says there's a fundamental difference in the way European creditors and the IMF see the Greek debt problem.

  • A farmer holds a Greek flag in front of the Greek Parliament during the protest against the government's tax and social security reforms on February 14, 2017 in Athens.

    It seems as if we have been here before: the euro zone fretting that a crisis with Greece will balloon out of all proportion.

  • Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (CDU) arrives for the weekly German federal Cabinet meeting on February 1, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble denied that he had said Greece would have to leave the euro zone.

  • Greek debt is back in the spotlight

    Gabriel Stein, MD at 4CAST-RGE, says it is unlikely an agreement will come out of the meeting among EU finance ministers in Brussels today.

  • *IMF's position on Greece has not changed, spokesman says. WASHINGTON/ BERLIN, Feb 17- The International Monetary Fund declined to comment on a media report on Friday that it was likely to contribute up to 5 billion euros to a third bailout package for Greece, saying its views on the deal had not shifted. Germany's government, gearing up for what is forecast to be a...

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

    Wall Street needs to start factoring in the epic craziness going on in the Trump administration now, says Ron Insana.

  • LONDON, Feb 17- It seem as if we have been here before: the euro zone fretting that a crisis with Greece will balloon out of all proportion while the government in Athens says it will not impose one euro more in cuts on its austerity-battered public. There are differences this time from two years ago when a battery of "last chance" meetings over a new bailout brought...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- It seem as if we have been here before: the euro zone fretting that a crisis with Greece will balloon out of all proportion while the government in Athens says it will not impose one euro more in cuts on its austerity-battered public. There are differences this time from two years ago when a battery of "last chance" meetings over a new bailout brought...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- It seem as if we have been here before: the euro zone fretting that a crisis with Greece will balloon out of all proportion while the government in Athens says it will not impose one euro more in cuts on its austerity-battered public. There are differences this time from two years ago when a battery of "last chance" meetings over a new bailout brought...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- It seem as if we have been here before: the euro zone fretting that a crisis with Greece will balloon out of all proportion while the government in Athens says it will not impose one euro more in cuts on its austerity-battered public. There are differences this time from two years ago when a battery of "last chance" meetings over a new bailout brought...

  • LONDON, Feb 17- It seem as if we have been here before: the euro zone fretting that a crisis with Greece will balloon out of all proportion while the government in Athens says it will not impose one euro more in cuts on its austerity-battered public. There are differences this time from two years ago when a battery of "last chance" meetings over a new bailout brought...

  • Greece refuses to ask citizens for 'a Euro more'

    European Union officials are calling for a speedy deal to safeguard economic recovery.

  • Feb 17- Gold held firm early on Friday as the dollar hovered near one-week lows, putting the precious metal on track for a third week of gains amid political uncertainties in the U.S. and Europe. President Donald Trump's policies, as well as elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany this year, have fueled gold's rise to a peak of $1,244.67 on Feb. 8.

  • Greek pensioners take part in an anti-austerity demonstration in central Athens to protest years of austerity cuts to their pensions on November 15, 2016.

    European Union officials urged Greece and its lenders to conclude a long-overdue bailout review quickly to safeguard economic recovery.

  • *Greece says cannot introduce more austerity. ATHENS/ VIENNA, Feb 16- European Union officials urged Greece and its lenders on Thursday to conclude a long-overdue bailout review quickly to safeguard economic recovery but Athens said it wouldn't ask "a euro more" from its austerity-wracked citizens. Inconclusive talks between Greece and its international...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's economy has met its budget targets and there is therefore no reason for further austerity measures to be imposed as part of a deal with bailout creditors, the government spokesman said Thursday. Greece has been struggling for months to conclude negotiations with its creditors on spending cuts and reforms demanded by European...

  • *Greece says cannot introduce more austerity. ATHENS/ VIENNA, Feb 16- European Union officials urged Greece and its lenders on Thursday to conclude a long-overdue bailout review quickly to safeguard economic recovery but Athens said it wouldn't ask "a euro more" from its austerity-wracked citizens. Inconclusive talks between Greece and its international...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's government has proposed legislation to extend the short-term contracts of some 2,000 firefighters, on the day they expired, following union protests. Union officials say 4,000 of Greece's 12,000 firefighters are on five-year contracts expiring Thursday. Greece has been relying on billions of euros in international rescue loans...

  • ATHENS/ VIENNA, Feb 16- European Union officials urged Greece and its lenders on Thursday to conclude a bailout review quickly to avert fresh uncertainty hovering over the crisis-hit nation and warned that a stalemate could harm its nascent economic recovery. Inconclusive talks between Greece and its international creditors on economic reforms and debt...