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Greece will try to get full bailout deal this month, rejects idea of extension to talks

  • Supporters of the Communist-affiliated PAME labor union take part in an anti-austerity rally outside the Labor Ministry in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Greece's economy is reeling from the impact of limits on money withdrawals and transfers that the government imposed on June 29 to avoid a collapse of the banking sector. Uncertainty over Greece's negotiations for a new bailout and over the stability of the government have heightened concerns. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

    Supporters of the Communist-affiliated PAME labor union take part in an anti-austerity rally outside the Labor Ministry in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Greece's economy is reeling from the impact of limits on money withdrawals and transfers that the government imposed on June 29 to avoid a collapse of the banking sector. Uncertainty over Greece's negotiations for a new bailout and over the stability of the government have heightened concerns. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters of the Communist-affiliated PAME labor union shout slogans during an anti-austerity rally outside the Labor Ministry in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Greece's economy is reeling from the impact of limits on money withdrawals and transfers that the government imposed on June 29 to avoid a collapse of the banking sector. Uncertainty over Greece's negotiations for a new bailout and over the stability of the government have heightened concerns.  (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

    Supporters of the Communist-affiliated PAME labor union shout slogans during an anti-austerity rally outside the Labor Ministry in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Greece's economy is reeling from the impact of limits on money withdrawals and transfers that the government imposed on June 29 to avoid a collapse of the banking sector. Uncertainty over Greece's negotiations for a new bailout and over the stability of the government have heightened concerns. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters of the Communist-affiliated PAME labor union shout slogans during an anti-austerity rally outside the Labor Ministry in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Greece's economy is reeling from the impact of limits on money withdrawals and transfers that the government imposed on June 29 to avoid a collapse of the banking sector. Uncertainty over Greece's negotiations for a new bailout and over the stability of the government have heightened concerns. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

    Supporters of the Communist-affiliated PAME labor union shout slogans during an anti-austerity rally outside the Labor Ministry in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Greece's economy is reeling from the impact of limits on money withdrawals and transfers that the government imposed on June 29 to avoid a collapse of the banking sector. Uncertainty over Greece's negotiations for a new bailout and over the stability of the government have heightened concerns. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)  (The Associated Press)

Greece's left-wing government wants to get a full bailout deal with creditors this month, rejecting the idea of an extension in negotiations.

Nikos Fylis, a parliamentary spokesman for the ruling Syriza party, said Wednesday that a proposal by rescue lenders to prolong the talks and give Athens an interim loan is "off the table."

Greece faces a repayment to the European Central Bank worth more than 3 billion euros on Aug. 20. It hopes to get the first 25 billion-euro installment from its bailout by then.

On Wednesday, the ministers of finance and economy, Euclid Tsakalotos and Giorgos Stathakis, held new meetings with bailout negotiators in Athens.

Across town, a Communist-back labor union held a peaceful protest against the government's new budget austerity measures.