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Athens (AFP) - 19:05 GMT - 'Grexit nearer': Moscow - Greece has moved a step closer towards a eurozone exit, Russia's deputy economy minister says as early referendum results suggest Greeks have overwhelmingly rejected creditors' demands for more austerity.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress return from July Fourth fireworks and parades Tuesday facing a daunting summer workload and an impending deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown in the fall.
Greece's government claimed Sunday "a clear mandate" for less stringent bailout conditions as voters looked set to overwhelmingly back its rejection of further austerity in a key referendum. France's President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were also to meet in Paris the same day to discuss the result of the referendum, the French presidency said. Early official figures, based on nearly 50 percent of ballots counted, showed 60 percent of votes in favour of a government's 'No' to tough austerity conditions that had been attached to a bailout deal that expired last Tuesday.