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  • *European partners say await new proposals from Greece. ATHENS/ FRANKFURT, July 6- Greece's outspoken finance minister resigned on Monday, removing a major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout. Yanis Varoufakis, an avowed "erratic Marxist"...

  • *Greece must come back with fresh proposals-Sapin. PARIS, July 6- France urged Greece on Monday to come back to the negotiating table with new proposals, insisting a cash-for-reform deal was possible even as the country's resounding' No' vote prompted growing German calls for its exit from the euro zone. President Francois Hollande, who welcomes Germany's Angela...

  • ATHENS/ FRANKFURT, July 6- Greece's outspoken finance minister resigned on Monday, removing a major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout. Yanis Varoufakis, a self-proclaimed "erratic Marxist" economist who infuriated euro zone partners with his...

  • ATHENS/ FRANKFURT, July 6- Greece's outspoken finance minister resigned on Monday, removing a major obstacle to any last-minute deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to reject the austerity terms of a bailout. With banks shuttered, cash machines running out of banknotes and sympathy for Athens among EU governments close to...

  • *China shares struggle to rally despite Beijing support measures. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, July 6- Asian stocks hit a six-month trough and the euro stumbled on Monday after a Greek vote against austerity measures endangered its future in the single currency and raised the risk of a full-blown crisis in the euro zone. A rush from risk took MSCI's broadest index of...

  • *China shares rally as Beijing steps up support measures. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, July 6- Asian stocks and the euro stumbled on Monday after a Greek vote against austerity measures endangered its future in the single currency and raised the risk of a full-blown crisis in the euro zone. Japan's Nikkei share index fell 1.4 percent while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, July 6- The euro and stock prices fell sharply in Asia on Monday after the Greeks had overwhelmingly rejected austerity measures demanded in return for bailout money, putting in doubt its continued place in the single currency. U.S. equity futures dropped around 1.4 percent while Japan's Nikkei shares fell 1.4 percent and MSCI's broadest index of...

  • NEW YORK, July 5- The overwhelming Greek rejection of a bailout is likely to boost market uncertainly, weaken the euro and trigger a stocks selloff in the near term as investors assess how the European Central Bank works to stop contagion spreading from Greece. Greece faces a July 20 deadline to repay the ECB a 3.5 billion euro bond. The reaction on financial...

  • BERLIN, July 5- German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in a phone call with French President Francois Hollande on Sunday night that a euro zone leaders' summit should be held on Tuesday after Greeks rejected bailout terms in a referendum, a German government spokesman said. The chancellor and president also agreed that the referendum result should be...

  • *Referendum set to decide Greece's future in euro. ATHENS, July 5- Greeks voted overwhelmingly "No" on Sunday in a historic bailout referendum, partial results showed, defying warnings from across Europe that rejecting new austerity terms for fresh financial aid would set their country on a path out of the euro. "The negotiations which will start must be concluded...

  • BERLIN, July 5- German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Paris on Monday afternoon to discuss the result of the Greek referendum with French President Francois Hollande, a German government spokesman said on Sunday.

  • INSIGHT-A Greek challenge for "Mr Europe" Juncker Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 5:21 AM ET

    *European Commission president sees vote as danger to EU. BRUSSELS, July 4- It's sultry early July and an emotional Jean-Claude Juncker is on the stump, calling for a' Yes' vote in a referendum on which he says hangs the future of Europe- and his own career. "A' Yes'... would have a significance... well beyond Europe," he tells voters.

  • *Berlin plays down suggestion of policy rift with Paris. PARIS, July 1- France wants the euro zone to push for a deal with Greece before Sunday's referendum, President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday, in comments that differed sharply from those of German leaders. "It is our duty to keep Greece in the euro zone.

  • REFILE-SPECIAL REPORT-How Greece went bust Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:14 AM ET

    On the other sat President Francois Hollande of France; around were a handful of officials. In this modest Brussels setting last Friday morning, key players in the great Greek debt drama tried to avert a meltdown that could threaten the future of the euro and even the European Union. Merkel and Hollande made a final offer of billions of euros in aid for bankrupt...

  • SPECIAL REPORT-How Greece went bust Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 8:37 AM ET

    On the other sat President Francois Hollande of France; around were a handful of officials. In this modest Brussels setting last Friday morning, key players in the great Greek debt drama tried to avert a meltdown that could threaten the future of the euro and even the European Union. Merkel and Hollande made a final offer of billions of euros in aid for bankrupt...

  • UPDATE 2-France to keep pushing for Greek deal - Sapin Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 5:57 AM ET

    *Berlin plays down suggestion of policy rift with Paris. PARIS, July 1- France will keep pushing for a deal between Athens and its creditors ahead of Sunday's referendum, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Wednesday, hours before euro zone finance ministers were due to hold a new crisis conference call. Last-minute overtures by Greece to international...

  • BRUSSELS/ PARIS, June 30- Euro zone governments are hammering home a series of coordinated messages to Greece in hopes of persuading voters to disavow Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and vote "yes" to a debt deal with creditors on Sunday, EU officials and diplomats say. Yet in doing so, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, German Chancellor Angela...

  • PARIS, June 30- China formally committed to halting the rise in its greenhouse gas emissions within the next 15 years and pledged on Tuesday to reduce the carbon intensity of its vast economy, in a much-anticipated strategy for United Nations climate talks. "China's carbon dioxide emission will peak by around 2030 and China will work hard to achieve the target at...

  • PARIS, June 30- China formally committed to halting the rise in its emissions within the next 15 years and pledged on Tuesday to reduce the carbon intensity of its vast economy, releasing its much anticipated strategy for United Nations climate talks. In a plan that largely mirrors commitments Beijing made in a joint U.S. environment agreement last year, China...

  • After months of wrangling and acrimony, the growing possibility that Athens could be forced out of the single currency brought into sharp focus the chaos that could be unleashed in Greece as well as the danger that would arise for the stability of the euro. "What would happen if Greece came out of the euro? There would be a negative message that euro membership is...