Greece's Tsipras digs in against bailout


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

Big U.S. investors expect Greeks to vote in favor of bailout: Reuters Poll

- 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.

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Wall St. higher on Greece hopes, strong U.S. data

- 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.

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German frustration with Greece bubbles over in feisty Bundestag debate

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.

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Stocks rally on hopes for Greek deal, dollar gains

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.

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Greek referendum falls short of standards: Council of Europe

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.

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Timeline to negotiations on new Greek bailout

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.

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France's Hollande: it's our duty to keep Greece in euro zone

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.

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ECB's Draghi defends Greek pension, tax reforms

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.

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Special Report: How Greece went bust

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.