European Union officials urged Greece and its lenders 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.
A United Nations envoy has urged the rival sides on the divided island of Cyprus to seize an opportunity for peace, warning it could be years before such a chance arose again.
The size of Greece's primary budget surplus was the among topics of discussion at a meeting of key players in the country's bailout and reform program.
Greece needs to agree with the IMF and its European creditors on more reforms in order to keep tapping its bailout program.
The Greek financial crisis has sent thousands of teenage girls to the streets, not to protest, but to earn a living; however, their hourly earnings are barely enough to buy them a cheese sandwich, according to researchers.
The IMF has not yet decided whether it would participate in the current 86-billion-euro financial aid programme for Greece, the third one since 2010.
Under the Agreement, concluded in March 2016, asylum seekers and migrants crossing from Turkey to Greece whose applications are then declared inadmissible are to be returned to Turkey.
The eurozone will go ahead with its bailout programme for Greece with or without the involvement of the International Monetary Fund.
A prosecutor at Greece's Supreme Court has argued against extradition to Turkey another two of eight Turkish servicemen wanted in their country for alleged participation in last year's failed coup.
An initial investigation has revealed no sign of foul play, but police were launching an official inquiry.