EU Talks on Greece Continue
The European Union has canceled a full 28-nation summit on Greece's bailout hopes Sunday, and will instead limit the talks to leaders of the eurozone nations.
The 19 eurozone finance ministers are continuing to meet in Brussels, after eight hours of talks Saturday failed to produce a breakthrough.
The ministers' meeting will "last until we conclude talks on Greece," said European Council President Donald Tusk.
Eurozone officials are grappling with Greece's failure to meet a repayment deadline on a loan installment earlier this month. They are also seeking additional assurances that Athens will honor terms of any new deal.
Sources say the finance ministers used their Saturday meeting to formulate demands for additional Greek budget and political reforms before they open negotiations on any new loans.
Deadline Looms for Iran Talks
With the countdown clock winding down in the latest round of talks over Iran’s nuclear program, the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats began another meeting in Vienna Sunday evening, possibly pushing the announcement of a final deal to Monday.
A senior U.S. State Department official warned that "major issues" remain to be resolved in the talks, and Iranian foreign affairs official Alireza Miryousefi called a Sunday announcement of the 100-page accord “simply logistically impossible”.
The Associated Press first reported that the announcement would be made Monday.
Among other disagreements, the sides are split over a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, which Western powers want to keep in place.
EU Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, who is also part of the talks, said Sunday morning negotiators were in the "decisive hours."
The foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany were also in Vienna. It remains unclear when China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, will rejoin negotiations in person.