Updated from 6 a.m. EDT
) -- Greece formally asked for the activation of a joint eurozone-International Monetary Fund rescue package.
Prime Minister George Papandreou made the announcement asking for the activation of the plan Friday morning.
The rescue package will provide Greece with loans from other eurozone countries of 30 billion euros at interest rates of about 5% and about 10 billion euros from the IMF, the
-- Reported by Joseph Woelfel in New York.
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