ATHENS/BRUSSELS - A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks on Wednesday to reject an international bailout deal, wrecking any prospect of repairing broken relations with EU partners before a referendum on Sunday that may decide Greece's future in Europe. | Video
- U.S. investors expect Greek citizens to back a cash-for-reforms deal proposed by the nation's creditors in a July 5 referendum, according to a Reuters poll conducted this week.
- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after Greece's prime minister signaled he was prepared to accept most of creditors' bailout terms and a raft of U.S. data pointed to a stronger economy.
BERLIN - One by one, leading figures in the German government made their way to the podium in the sun-drenched chamber of the Bundestag on Wednesday and accused Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of betraying his own people.
NEW YORK - Global equity markets jumped and safe-haven bonds fell on Wednesday after Greece's prime minister signaled he was prepared to accept the bulk of a bailout offer, while stronger-than-expected data on private U.S. jobs growth bolstered the dollar.
PARIS - Greece's July 5 referendum does not meet non-binding guidelines drawn up by the Council of Europe, notably one recommending that voters have at least two weeks to make their minds up, the human rights watchdog said on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS - Euro zone finance ministers in the Eurogroup will discuss a Greek application for a new conditional loan package on a conference call on Wednesday, EU officials said, although they may not take a decision until after Sunday's planned referendum.
LYON, France - French President Francois Hollande said it was the duty of other euro zone countries as well as Greece to keep the country in the single currency area, adding that now was not the time for vetoes or "intransigent statements" but for dialogue.
FRANKFURT - The president of the European Central Bank defended reforms to Greece's pension and tax system agreed in the country's bailout in a letter sent to a lawmaker in Brussels and released on Wednesday.
ATHENS - It was a small room with a plain wooden table a few feet wide. The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sat on one side, along with a translator and Angela Merkel, the German chancellor. On the other sat President Francois Hollande of France; around were a handful of officials.