Greek charmer in the leather jacket finally comes unstuck
It was a week when body language and brinkmanship were two of the more unusual weapons used by those now guiding the destiny of Greece.
As the clock kept ticking, and with his country on the precipice of financial collapse, the Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, maintained an almost perma-grin. It belied the hunched shoulders of a deeply worried man, whose real-time options narrow by the day.
But most attention was on his so-called 'rock star' Finance Minister, who scurried around European capitals, desperate to win some support for a looming Greek set-to with the dreaded Germans.