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US vice president in Greece amid euro talks

US Vice President Joe Biden has begun meetings with political leaders in Greece, at the start of a crucial week for the future of the debt-saddled eurozone.

Biden, who traveled from Turkey, met with President Karolos Papoulias on Monday and was to hold talks with Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and leaders of the main parties backing the country’s new coalition government.

Last week, the United States joined a coordinated effort by global central banks to provide relief to banks in the eurozone.

The eurozone debt crisis began in Greece two years ago, and the country is currently negotiating the terms of a second, massive bailout package from other eurozone countries and the International Monetary Fund. [AP]