Waning Patience Germany Rejects Greek Plea for More Time

Earlier this week, Greek leaders suggested they would ask for more time to hit austerity targets demanded by their creditors. Germany, though, is opposed, according to Friday media reports. IMF head Christine Lagarde also said it is "premature to discuss extension."
Greece has been straining under the austerity measures introduced by the government in Athens.

Greece has been straining under the austerity measures introduced by the government in Athens.

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cgh -- with wire reports