A man counts coins inside his house in the Anafiotika neighborhood in Athens, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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International creditors demanded politically sensitive changes to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' tax and reform proposals Wednesday, adding fresh uncertainty to talks aimed at unlocking aid to avert a debt default next week.A Greek government official said the creditors' counterproposals, handed to Athens Wednesday morning and rapidly leaked on the Internet, were not acceptable as they stood, but Tsipras hoped for an agreement late Wednesday or Thursday when all 28 EU leaders arrive for a regular two-day summit.In Athens, State Minister Alekos Flabouraris, considered close to Tsipras, told the ruling Syriza party's political committee the creditors' revised list of demands was "absurd," a Syriza official said.Greece will have to put the agreed measures through its parliament by Monday so that some other eurozone parliaments can endorse the deal and unblock aid funds.Athens must repay 1.6 billion euros to the IMF next Tuesday. EU officials said the only way to fund that was for eurozone governments to hand over nearly 2 billion euros in profits from ECB holdings of Greek government bonds purchased in 2011-12 .
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