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  • *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...

  • A rally in support of a "NO" vote in Athens, Greece, July 3, 2015.

    Greek voters are torn on taking the bailout, with the 'yes' camp only marginally outweighing the 'no' voters, a poll showed.

  • 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,...

  • AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 4- Suez Environnement, the world's second largest waste and water company, said on Saturday market trends were slightly more favourable in the second quarter of the year after a flat first quarter. In April, the French group reported a 5.5 percent increase in first quarter sales, boosted by the euro's weakness. In the second quarter...

  • *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...

  • VIENNA— World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday. Officials had described sanctions relief as one of the thorniest...

  • *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.

  • GREECE'S VAROUFAKIS SAYS IF THE COUNTRY VOTES' NO', PM TSIPRAS WILL GO TO BRUSSELS AND REACH AN AGREEMENT.

  • 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...

  • *PM Tsipras urges vote for "dignity in Europe". His European partners say a' No' vote will jeopardize Greece's membership of the euro. Tsipras says they are bluffing, fearing the fallout for Europe and the global economy.

  • His European partners say a' No' vote will jeopardize Greece's membership of the euro. Repeating his assault on European partners he accused of blackmailing and issuing ultimatums to Greece, the leftist leader called for calm. "On Sunday, what is at stake is not Greece's membership of Europe, what is at stake is whether blackmail will lead us to accept the...

  • ATHENS, July 3- Thousands of Greeks staged rival rallies on Friday ahead of a weekend referendum that may decide the country's future in Europe's single currency, with polls showing voters almost evenly split. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras exhorted Greeks to reject the deal, dismissing warnings from Greece's European partners that to do so may see the country...

  • *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.

  • *Euronext saw strongest six-month trading since 2011. Euronext, the Paris bourse's parent company and the largest exchange in continental Europe for trading, competes with the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse for company listings. The exchange said eight new large-cap listings in the first half bolstered total capital raised on Euronext to 61.7...

  • 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,...

  • Oil rigs increased by 12 to 640 following a slump that cut the number of active U.S. rigs from a peak of 1,609 in October to a nearly five-year low last week, energy services firm Baker Hughes Inc said. "This is the first weekly increase in 30 weeks and is an indication that the slump in drilling activity has ended," said Carsten Fritsch, senior oil analyst at Commerzbank...

  • In a televised address on Friday, Tsipras said a report by the International Monetary Fund which arguing that Greece's massive public debt could not be sustained without significant writedowns vindicated his advice to reject the lenders' terms. Repeating his assault on European partners he accused of blackmailing and issuing ultimatums to Greece, the...