Greece said it will accelerate budget cuts to keep emergencyloans flowing, extending austerity measures that have deepened arecession and failed to ease doubts that it can avoid default.

Subway, tram, train, bus and trolley workers and state-schoolteachers are holding a 24-hour strike in Athens today to opposecuts in pensions and workers' pay. Flights to and from the AthensInternational Airport will be disrupted as air- traffic controllerswalk out for three hours.

The latest round of cuts targeting civil servants' wages andpensioners were demanded by international lenders to ensure Greecereach deficit-reduction targets in a 110 billion-euro ($151billion) bailout and receive a payment due next month.

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