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Tsipras tells US Treasury Secretary deal must 'respect' Greeks
Tsipras tells US Treasury Secretary deal must 'respect' Greeks

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew his country wanted the eurozone to provide a bailout, but one that "respects the Greek people".

Tsipras tells US Treasury Secretary deal must 'respect' Greeks
British PM wants EU employment law exemption: reports
British PM wants EU employment law exemption: reports

Prime Minister David Cameron is seeking a British exemption from European Union employment laws as part of his push to gain more autonomy from Brussels.

British PM wants EU employment law exemption: reports
EU to help Balkan countries struggling with migrant wave: Merkel
EU to help Balkan countries struggling with migrant wave: Merkel

The European Union will help Hungary and western Balkan countries struggling with an influx of migrants, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

EU to help Balkan countries struggling with migrant wave: Merkel
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Nazarbayev predicts rapprochement between EEU and EU

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev is sure rapprochement between the Eurasian Economic Union of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan and and the 28-nation European Union is going to take place.

Nazarbayev predicts rapprochement between EEU and EU
Merkel: 'still no basis' for talks on new Greek bailout
Merkel: 'still no basis' for talks on new Greek bailout

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that there was still no basis for talks on a new Greek bailout, as she arrived in Brussels for an emergency summit of eurozone leaders.

Merkel: 'still no basis' for talks on new Greek bailout
EU's Juncker wants 'to avoid Grexit'
EU's Juncker wants 'to avoid Grexit'

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said he was against an exit by Greece from the euro, even though Greeks massively rejected bailout terms in a referendum this weekend.

EU's Juncker wants 'to avoid Grexit'
Tusk urges EU to avoid 'dramatic messages' on Greece vote
Tusk urges EU to avoid 'dramatic messages' on Greece vote

EU president Donald Tusk urged the bloc to avoid sending any "dramatic messages" even if the Greeks were to vote against bailout conditions in their weekend referendum.

Tusk urges EU to avoid 'dramatic messages' on Greece vote
IMF: Greece needs 36 bn euros more from EU
IMF: Greece needs 36 bn euros more from EU

Greece needs 50 billion euros over the next three years, including 36 billion euros more from EU lenders, to stabilize its finances even under existing creditor plans.

IMF: Greece needs 36 bn euros more from EU
Eurozone refuses Greek bailout extension, more talks Wednesday
Eurozone refuses Greek bailout extension, more talks Wednesday

Eurozone finance ministers declined to extend Greece's bailout Tuesday hours before its expiry and a possible IMF default.

Eurozone refuses Greek bailout extension, more talks Wednesday
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. ©REUTERS
Moscow hopes Brussels will avoid 'negative scenarios' over Greece: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed the hope that Brussels would avoid "negative scenarios" over Greece amid fears that the country is heading for a eurozone exit.

Moscow hopes Brussels will avoid 'negative scenarios' over Greece: Lavrov
China's UN climate pledges 'expected': state media
China's UN climate pledges 'expected': state media

China is expected to unveil its long-awaited national pledges to reduce carbon emissions beyond 2020, a state-run newspaper said.

China's UN climate pledges 'expected': state media
'Black Monday' in Greece as panic simmers
'Black Monday' in Greece as panic simmers

It has already been dubbed "Black Monday" -- jittery housewives, shoppers and business owners queued in vain at cash machines in Athens, where the country awoke to capital controls and shuttered banks.

'Black Monday' in Greece as panic simmers
EU to make latest proposals on Greek crisis on Monday: Moscovici
EU to make latest proposals on Greek crisis on Monday: Moscovici

The president of the European Commission will make his latest proposals later to try to avoid a Greek default, adding that Athens was 'centimetres' away from a deal when discussions broke down.

EU to make latest proposals on Greek crisis on Monday: Moscovici
Italy does not fear Greek contagion: finance minister
Italy does not fear Greek contagion: finance minister

Italy's finance minister played down the threat of Italy being hit by the fallout from market instability linked to the Greek crisis.

Italy does not fear Greek contagion: finance minister
All sides showing 'political will' for Iran deal: EU
All sides showing 'political will' for Iran deal: EU

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said all sides had shown the political will needed to strike a nuclear deal with Iran, praising the "good results" despite a day of tough talks.

All sides showing 'political will' for Iran deal: EU
Greece in 'final stretch' of talks: Varoufakis
Greece in 'final stretch' of talks: Varoufakis

Crisis-hit Greece is in the "final stretch" of negotiations with creditors and could reach agreement shortly, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis indicated.

Greece in 'final stretch' of talks: Varoufakis
Austria to file EU complaint against UK nuclear plant
Austria to file EU complaint against UK nuclear plant

Austria will next week officially file a legal complaint in Brussels against state subsidies for Britain's planned new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant.

Austria to file EU complaint against UK nuclear plant
'Still a lot do on Greece': French PM
'Still a lot do on Greece': French PM

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that there is "still a lot of work to do" if Greece and its creditors are to reach an agreement to avert a possible default.

'Still a lot do on Greece': French PM
EU launches Mediterranean migrant military mission
EU launches Mediterranean migrant military mission

EU foreign ministers formally approved the launch of the first phase of a military operation to target people smugglers in the Mediterranean.

EU launches Mediterranean migrant military mission
New Eurogroup meeting on Greece Wednesday: EU's Tusk
New Eurogroup meeting on Greece Wednesday: EU's Tusk

Eurozone finance ministers will meet again in a bid to reach a final bailout deal for Greece ahead of an EU leaders' summit the following day.

New Eurogroup meeting on Greece Wednesday: EU's Tusk