Greece and eurozone take modest steps to bridge differences

February 13, 2015 1:00 AM

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BRUSSELS Greece and its creditors in the 19-country eurozone took visible, if modest, steps Thursday to bridge their differences over Athens' demands to lighten the load of its bailout, but an imminent deal still appears to be still some way off.

Following weeks of haggling, the two sides made a series of encouraging noises at a summit of European Union leaders and even agreed to start technical discussions to inform a meeting of the eurozone's finance ministers Monday. Investors are hopeful that a deal will be reached to avoid Greece's exit...

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