A man walks in front of a mural over which is written, “I’m tormented,” in Athens.
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Greece expects to conclude a multibillion-euro deal with international lenders within two weeks, officials said Tuesday, and its finance minister said talks were going better than expected.A bailout worth up to 86 billion euros ($94.5 billion) must be settled by Aug. 20 – or a second bridge loan agreed – if Greece is to pay off debt of 3.5 billion euros to the European Central Bank that matures that day.A deal might bring closure to a traumatic six months where Greece came precariously close to tumbling out of the eurozone, imposed capital controls and saw equity prices on the Athens bourse crash after a five-week shutdown.Monday, Greece and lenders agreed that any pension reforms would not affect individuals who retired before the end of June 2015 .
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