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  • Yanis Varoufakis, Greece's finance minister, speaks to the media as he leaves the finance ministry in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

    With just one day to go before the referendum in Greece, we're live blogging all the latest developments.

  • 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.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Dimitris is voting "yes" because he fears Greece would be in danger if it leaves the European Union. His daughter Alexandra is voting "no" because she is tired of richer European nations bossing Greece around. The ballot question does not address whether Greece should abandon the euro currency or leave the 28- member European Union, but many voters...

  • 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...

  • ATHENS, July 4- They might be living through one of the worst economic crises of modern times, but for Greeks coffee remains an indispensable fuel for thought on the eve of a referendum that may decide their future in Europe. But few of them appear ready to forgo their trademark iced coffee, freddo or frappe, which can cost anywhere between 2 and 4.5 euros in downtown...

  • ATHENS, July 4- They might be living through one of the worst economic crises of modern times, but for Greeks coffee remains an indispensable fuel for thought on the eve of a referendum that may decide their future in Europe. But few of them appear ready to forgo their trademark iced coffee, freddo or frappe, which can cost anywhere between 2 and 4.5 euros in downtown...

  • A man waves a Greek national flag while standing at the premises of the parliament building during a rally in front of the parliament building calling on the government to clinch a deal with its international creditors and secure Greece's future in the Eurozone, in Athens, Greece, June 22, 2015.

    Greece's finance minister accused creditors of trying to "terrorize" Greeks into accepting austerity.

  • *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...

  • *Germany's Schaeuble says Greece might lose euro "temporarily". *Greece votes Sunday in referendum on aid deal. ATHENS, July 4- Europe will lose a trillion euros if it allows Greece to go under, the country's finance minister said on Saturday, accusing creditors of' terrorizing' Greeks into accepting austerity in a referendum on bailout terms.

  • DUBAI, July 4- Iran's oil minister Bijan Zanganeh will soon present a long-awaited template for new international oil contracts to the government, as foreign companies watch for a nuclear deal that could allow them into a major untapped market. "The oil minister will soon lay out the new model for Iran's international oil contracts to the council of ministers,"...

  • *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.

  • *Stays on the good side of Russia's Putin. ASTANA/ ALMATY, July 4- Kazakhstan's veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev celebrates his 75th birthday on Monday, in good shape and vastly popular, but the expected fireworks and fanfare mask uncomfortable questions about the future of the second-largest post-Soviet economy. "Tell me, does anyone here in Kazakhstan want...

  • 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.

  • *Zhang most recently worked with Credit Suisse. *Neil Harvey to serve as Credit Suisse's Greater China CEO. Zhang, who mostly recently served as the co-chief executive officer for Greater China at Credit Suisse, will help Blackstone to expand its presence in the region, the statement added.

  • 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.