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  • 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...

  • WRAPUP 3-EU makes last-ditch bid to save Greek bailout Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 8:57 AM ET

    *EU Commission calls on Athens to accept 11th hour offer. ATHENS, June 30- EU authorities made a last-minute offer to salvage a bailout deal that could keep Greece in the euro as the clock ticked down on Tuesday, with Germany warning that time had run out to extend vital credit lines to Athens. With billions of euros in locked-up bailout funds due to expire at midnight,...

  • The head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker made a last-minute offer to try to persuade Tsipras to accept an aid-for-reform deal ahead of a referendum on Sunday which EU allies say will be a choice of whether Greece stays in the euro. Trade in the bond market was volatile as Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Athens will not pay a 1.6...

  • LONDON, June 30- Euro zone stocks and low-rated bonds recovered the worst of their losses on Tuesday but remained on edge as Greece looked set to default on a debt repayment to the IMF and plunge deeper into financial crisis. The breakdown of talks between Athens and international creditors over the weekend has led Greece to close its banks and impose capital...

  • European shares slip again on Greek concerns Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    *Greece hours away from default, deal on Tuesday seen unlikely. LONDON, June 30- European shares fell again on Tuesday after a German government official said it was too late to consider an extension of Greece's bailout programme and Greece's finance minister said it will not pay a debt installment to the IMF due on Tuesday. Greek Finance Minister Yanis...

  • 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...

  • BRUSSELS— Official figures show that inflation across the 19- country eurozone eased in the year to June to 0.2 percent from 0.3 percent the month before. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, says Tuesday the fall in inflation was primarily due to a 5.1 percent drop in energy prices. Still, this is the third month in a row that the inflation rate has not...

  • EU clinches deal to end mobile roaming charges Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 5:01 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union has agreed to end mobile roaming charges within two years and allow travelers with European phone plans to pay the same price for calls, text messages and data anywhere in the 28 EU nations. The deal was welcomed as "fantastic news" by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who has promised a referendum on his country's future in the EU...

  • The Latest: Turkey wants to help Greece recover Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 3:23 AM ET

    Turkish prime minister says his country is ready to help Greece overcome its economic crisis and is offering to expand cooperation in areas such as tourism, energy and trade. Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey wants to live "in peace," and has no interest in seeing Greece "languish." Turkey and Greece have been long-time foes but the two countries have sought to build...

  • But Greek government sources said the leftist premier stood by his rejection of the creditors' conditions and Greece would default on a crucial repayment due to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday, plunging it deeper into financial crisis. EU and Greek government sources said Jean-Claude Juncker had offered to convene an emergency meeting of euro...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund. With its failure to repay the roughly 1.6 billion euros to the IMF, Greece became the first developed country to fall into arrears on...

  • LONDON, June 30- A British exit from the European Union would be disastrous for the UK financial industry and could prompt companies to leave the country, the sector's main lobby group said on Tuesday. The group represents Britain's financial industry, widely known as "the City." Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to renegotiate Britain's relationship...

  • In? Out? In between? A Greek legal riddle for EU Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 6:59 PM ET

    *EU in legal quandary over Greece in the euro zone. Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has said Greece had no intention of quitting and cannot be forced out. The government in Greece, where a majority of people say they want to retain the euro currency and their 35- year-old membership of the European Union, correctly points out that neither the treaty...

  • *Any promise from China of symbolic importance. BRUSSELS, June 29- China seeks a fair, global system to tackle climate change and will deliver its pledge to the United Nations by the end of Tuesday on how much it will cut emissions, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said after talks with top European Union officials. Once China, the world's biggest emitter, has submitted its...

  • BRUSSELS, June 29- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday he had sought to get Greece to raise more tax from its shipping magnates as part of a cash-for-reform deal that the Athens government has rejected. The breakdown in talks between Athens and its international creditors has plunged the country deep into crisis and increased...

  • BRUSSELS, June 29- China is seeking a fair, global system to tackle climate change and is about to make a joint announcement on the environment, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said before a summit in Brussels with top European Union officials on Monday. Expectations are high that China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, is about to submit to the United Nations a...

  • Accusing leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his ministers of playing "liar's poker" with the future of Europe, the European Commission president said if Greeks rejected what he called a final, fair offer from creditors to save them from bankruptcy, it would be taken as a signal that they wanted to quit the euro, and the Union. "The whole planet would take a...

  • BERN/ LONDON, June 29- Greece's deepening debt crisis prompted bankers to pause, not panic, on Monday, and though markets dropped sharply they held above previous crisis lows. Euro zone stocks remained well ahead of where they were at the start of the year before the European Central Bank started printing money, and while government borrowing costs shot up in...

  • BRUSSELS— The prime minister of China, the European Union's No. 2 trading partner, called Monday on Greece and its creditors to reach a last-minute deal that will allow Greece to remain in the eurozone. "Whether Greece stays within the euro is not only a question that concerns Europe, but also concerns China and Europe," Li Keqiang told reporters at the end of an...

  • *China to make investment, climate pledges. *China says not dropping its euro zone bond holdings. BRUSSELS/ BEIJING, June 29- China promised the European Union on Monday it would hold on to its euro zone debt, Chinese state media reported, saying the Greek debt crisis was Beijing's problem too.