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Struggling Greece was on tenterhooks on Tuesday amid speculation that it was about to receive an ultimatum from its international creditors. The heads of the IMF and the European Central Bank on Monday held talks with the leaders of Germany and France, and the head of the European Commission to reportedly come up with a "final proposal" to Athens. The country's radical leftist government on Tuesday said it had not received any proposals from its creditors, but senior officials said Athens would defiantly reject an "ultimatum" if it came to that.
By Tim McLaughlin YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's navy is escorting a boat crammed with 727 stranded migrants to a "safe" location where officials will verify their identities before taking any further action, the country's information minister said on Tuesday. Correcting an earlier comment that the navy was taking the converted fishing boat to the waters of neighboring Bangladesh, Ye Htut said the migrants were headed to an undisclosed but safe area and had been provided with food and water. The migrants were found drifting in the Andaman Sea on Friday in an overloaded fishing boat that was taking on water.