THE GOING GETS TOUGER: Greek government leaders vowed to push through tough austerity measures and rescue a crucial bailout deal after six members of the Cabinet resigned and violence erupted on the streets of Athens.
THE DETAILS: Prime Minister Lucas Papademos promised to "do everything necessary" to ensure parliament passes the new austerity measures that would slap Greeks with a minimum wage cut during a fifth year of recession.
THE STAKES: Greece does not have the money to cover a €14.5 billion bond repayment on March 20, and must reach a debt-relief deal with private bond investors before then. Papademos said "a disorderly default would cast our country into a catastrophic adventure. It would create conditions of uncontrollable economic chaos and social explosion."