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    Nadim Baba reports on Greek PM's cancelled US trip

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou cancelled a planned visit to the United States on Saturday to deal with a deepening crisis at home, days before European Union and IMF inspectors decide on further funding for the debt-ridden country.

    Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos rushed to allay fears the cancelled trip signalled imminent default, saying such talk was "ridiculous", but the conservative opposition seized the opportunity to demand snap elections, fanning fears Greece lacks the will needed for tough measures ahead.

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from Athens