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The possibility of Greece quitting the eurozone cast a long shadow over a meeting of finance ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialised nations Thursday, with the International Monetary Fund appearing to warn that such a scenario was possible. A so-called "Grexit", or Greek exit from the euro, was "a potential," IMF chief Christine Lagarde -- who is attending the meeting -- told the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Lagarde dismissed Athens' assertion that a deal with its creditors was imminent.
BEIRUT (AP) — In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes.