Leaders from France and Germany had a breakthrough on basic principles for an aid package for Greece, leading to an agreement among euro-zone leaders. The rescue would include assistance from the International Monetary Fund and coordinated bilateral loans from euro members. "We hope that it will reassure all the holders of Greek bonds that the euro zone will never let Greece fail," said Herman Van Rompuy, head of the European Council. "If there were any danger, the other members of the euro zone would intervene." European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet expressed his support for the deal, saying it preserves the responsibilities of governments across the region.
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