We connect now to Paul Yi at the News Center
for the top international headlines. Paul， let′s start with the latest on the
Greek debt crisis. Any signs of a breakthrough？
Well， despite high hopes earlier this week， the Greek government and its international
creditors have yet again failed to narrow their differences.
However， time is quickly running out with Athens just days away from defaulting on its
bailout debts and being forced out the European Union.
On Thursday， Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resumed last－minute talks in Brussel
s with EU leaders for the second straight day. .
It comes after eurozone finance ministers cut short an emergency meeting to approve
Greece′s latest reform measures. ″… we have just informed the ministers
on the process and the progress being made so far， unfortunately we have not reached
an agreement yet， but we are determined to continue work， this work will go on during
the night， if necessary， so we′ve now adjourned the meeting and we will reconvene
at one o′clock tomorrow in order to take stock of the situation
Officials say the talks could drag on for another two days.
Greece needs to come up with 1－point－8－billion U.S. dollars to repay the IMF by next Tuesday.
But without a deal this weekend， the country may not be able to receive the emergency funds