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Greek prime minister heads to Brussels to meet Merkel, Hollande in hope of ending stalemate

  • A woman with her dog passes a closed pharmacy during a 24-hour strike by pharmacists in Athens, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Pharmacists oppose government proposals to allow supermarkets to sell medicines that don't require a medical prescription _ which currently can only be dispensed by pharmacies. Greece has three weeks left to conclude a deal with its creditors before its bailout program expires at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    A woman with her dog passes a closed pharmacy during a 24-hour strike by pharmacists in Athens, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Pharmacists oppose government proposals to allow supermarkets to sell medicines that don't require a medical prescription _ which currently can only be dispensed by pharmacies. Greece has three weeks left to conclude a deal with its creditors before its bailout program expires at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • A pedestrian passes a sign reads ''Out of EU (European Union)'' at the headquarters of National Bank of Greece in Athens, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Greece’s prime minister was heading to Brussels on Wednesday hoping to meet with the leaders of Germany and France, in an effort to break a deadlock in bailout talks that have revived fears his country could default and drop out of the euro. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    A pedestrian passes a sign reads ''Out of EU (European Union)'' at the headquarters of National Bank of Greece in Athens, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Greece’s prime minister was heading to Brussels on Wednesday hoping to meet with the leaders of Germany and France, in an effort to break a deadlock in bailout talks that have revived fears his country could default and drop out of the euro. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • A pedestrian walks near stenciled graffiti in Athens, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Greece’s prime minister was heading to Brussels on Wednesday hoping to meet with the leaders of Germany and France, in an effort to break a deadlock in bailout talks that have revived fears his country could default and drop out of the euro. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    A pedestrian walks near stenciled graffiti in Athens, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Greece’s prime minister was heading to Brussels on Wednesday hoping to meet with the leaders of Germany and France, in an effort to break a deadlock in bailout talks that have revived fears his country could default and drop out of the euro. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)  (The Associated Press)

Greece's prime minister is heading to Brussels for another meeting with the leaders of Germany and France, hoping for a breakthrough in bailout talks that have revived fears his country could default and drop out of the euro.

Alexis Tsipras is to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose country is the largest contributor to Greece's bailout, and French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday night on the sidelines of a European Union-Latin America summit.

Greece has three weeks to conclude a deal with its creditors before its bailout program expires. It is trying to get creditors to pay the last rescue loans from that plan, without which Greece cannot finance itself.

Each side has submitted proposals for a deal. Athens says it has received no response to its latest suggestions.