Greece and its creditors on Tuesday ruled out any bailout deal to avoid bankruptcy at a make-or-break meeting next week, as the IMF said Athens may need debt relief to survive its crisis. Athens blamed divisions between its international creditors for a three-month impasse in talks aimed at unblocking 7.2 billion euros ($8.1 billion) in bailout cash. Hoping to win breathing space and to avoid a possible catastrophic exit from the eurozone, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis led a high-level delegation on a tour of European capitals. Ahead of a meeting of eurozone ministers on Monday in Brussels, hopes had been high for an end to the standoff over the radical left government's refusal to implement reforms in exchange for the funds.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste, state regulators reported Tuesday as they considered tough measures to force savings amid a continuing drought.
Alvaro Morata and Carlos Tevez struck a goal apiece as Juventus boosted their Champions League final chances with a 2-1 win over Real Madrid in their first leg semi-final on Tuesday. Morata, who moved from Real to Juventus last summer, tapped home the rebound from a Tevez strike on eight minutes to send Juventus Stadium into raptures. The hosts were pegged back just before the half-hour thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's 76th goal in the competition, a simple header that beat Gianluigi Buffon from close range.