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  • LONDON, July 5- If Greece's' No' vote shocked euro zone leaders, it brought delight to opponents of the European Union who said it showed the entire European project, including the euro, was dying. "The EU project is now dying," said Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, an anti-EU party which won 12.6 percent of the vote-- but just one seat-- in Britain's May 7...

  • *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...

  • *Referendum set to decide Greece's future in euro. ATHENS, July 5- Opinion polls released after Greece's bailout referendum on Sunday showed the' No' vote ahead, suggesting voters had defied warnings from across Europe that rejection of the creditors' terms would set their country on a path out of the euro. Athens' partners have warned over the past week that a' No' vote...

  • *Once-biggest exporter to Iran overtaken by China, Korea. FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, July 5- Martin Herrenknecht, founder of a company in southern Germany that is a world leader in tunnel-boring equipment, has been carefully preparing for the day when Iran reopens for business. It has maintained an office there, anticipating a day when Iran reaches a nuclear deal with...

  • FRANKFURT, July 5- Berlin is wooing private investors including Macquarie and JP Morgan to take a stake in its much-delayed new international airport, German newspaper Bild wrote on Sunday. He said the company was in a "pre-notification phase" with the European Commission, in which it has to demonstrate the potential return on investment for any private...

  • ATHENS, July 5- Greeks voted on Sunday in a referendum that could determine their future in Europe's common currency, with banks shuttered, the treasury empty and a population desperate, angry and so deeply split that the outcome was too close to call. His European partners, however, say rejection would set Greece on a path out of the euro, with potentially...

  • BERLIN, July 5- Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann has warned Angela Merkel's cabinet that a Greek exit from the euro zone would rip billions of euros out of the German budget, German business daily Handelsblatt reported on Sunday, citing government sources. The paper said that Weidmann had warned that the costs of a Grexit would hit Bundesbank profits, which flow...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for more austerity measures in exchange for a bailout of its bankrupt economy. It was a decisive victory for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who had gambled the future of...

  • *Creditors say Greece's euro membership at stake. ATHENS, July 5- Greece voted on Sunday on whether to accept more austerity in exchange for international aid, in a high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency area after seven years of economic pain. Investors and European policymakers say a rejection would set Greece on a...

  • ATHENS, Greece— The latest on the bailout referendum in Greece:. The president of the eurozone finance ministers' group, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, calls the outcome of Sunday's referendum "very regrettable for the future of Greece." The Dutch finance minister has over the past five months of negotiations resisted Greece's attempts to get easier terms for its bailout...

  • BERLIN— CORRECTS: Germany, France call for eurozone summit Tuesday to discuss Greek financial crisis.

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— After two bailouts totaling 240 billion euros and six years of depression, spending cuts and lost jobs, Greece teeters on the edge of collapse. Ahead of the vote, here are seven short explanations of how Greece got into today's mess:. There is no way around it: Greece engaged in a three-decades-long credit binge starting in the early 1980 s,...

  • *Germany's Schaeuble says Greece might lose euro "temporarily". ATHENS, July 4- Greece's finance minister accused creditors of trying to "terrorise" Greeks into accepting austerity, warning Europe stood to lose as much as Athens if the country is forced from the euro after a referendum on Sunday on bailout terms. The left-wing government is urging a "No" vote, saying...

  • FRANKFURT, July 4- German gun maker Heckler& Koch is going to court to rescue the reputation of its G36 gun, its signature product whose quality has been questioned by the German government. Germany is still reluctant to send its troops to crisis zones, 70 years after the end of World War Two. Germany has recently reversed course on arms exports following a storm of...

  • 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.

  • Would Greek exit help or hurt Europe's currency union? Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 2:33 AM ET

    Greece could leave the euro. For Greece, the short-term pain and turmoil could be extreme whereas the currency union would likely survive the initial shock. Ironically, a few experts think one of the most devastating outcomes for the euro would be if Greece leaves and, against all expectation, thrives.

  • Greeks mull consequences of crucial bailout referendum Saturday, 4 Jul 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Campaigns halt in Greece on Saturday on the eve of a closely watched bailout referendum— with voters in a dead heat over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek new political leadership to find a compromise. Rival rallies took place a half-mile apart in central Athens late Friday, and Tsipras made his...

  • *Publication highlighted dispute between Brussels and Washington. BRUSSELS, July 3- Euro zone countries tried in vain to stop the IMF publishing a gloomy analysis of Greece's debt burden which the leftist government says vindicates its call to voters to reject bailout terms, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. The document released in...

  • *Tunisia caters to those seeking good value, all-inclusive. *Spain and Bulgaria offer similar holidays. BERLIN, July 3- Fearing for their safety in Tunisia after a gunman killed dozens of tourists, sun-seeking Europeans are switching to destinations such as Spain, Bulgaria or even Greece for holidays this year.

  • The decision came two days before Greeks were set to vote in a referendum on whether to accept bailout terms rejected by their leftist government, with a' No' vote likely to put Greece on a path to leaving the euro zone. The European Financial Stability Facility said Tuesday's failure to pay the International Monetary Fund "results in an event of default by Greece,...