Greek leaders head to Rome on Europe tour to urge debt deal

February 3, 2015 3:12 AM

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LONDON: Greece's radical new leaders hope to win Rome's support at talks Tuesday in their bid to renegotiate a massive 240-billion-euro ($270 billion) bailout following encouraging remarks from Prime Minister Matteo Renzi who said Europe must abandon austerity.

Leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who swept to power a week ago pledging to end painful austerity measures demanded by the EU and the International Monetary Fund, has vowed to find a debt agreement for "all the peoples of Europe" as he seeks backing for Athens' position.

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