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Greece PM Alexis Tsipras:  Grexit will be off the agenda. Photograph: Bloomberg

Alexis Tsipras knows he cannot persuade his party to like a deal that repudiates some of the basic principles he and his colleagues stand for. Instead(...)

Pensioners are given priority tickets  as they wait to receive part of their pensions in Athens, Greece yesterday. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

A far-left faction in Greece’s ruling Syriza party denounced the bailout deal as a “humiliation” as the leadership fought to contain a ripple of defe(...)

Protesting outside the Greek parliament against agreement for a third bailout with euro zone leaders. Photograph: Getty Images

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras was facing open rebellion in his coalition as he moved to act on demands by Greece’s lenders for a series of cuts (...)

As partial details of the lenders’ proposal over Greek debt leaked out, members of the government and Syriza party of Alexis  Tsipras (above) denounced the conditions as “murderous” and unacceptable. Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Leftists in Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras’s party vented fury on Thursday at terms proposed by Greece’s creditors for a last-ditch deal to stave(...)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in Brussels today for a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

The European Commission has played down expectations of a breakthrough on the Greek impasse tonight, warning that this evening’s meeting between Europ(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi. Photograph: Francois Lenoir

Greece has said it had sent a comprehensive reform proposal to its international creditors, urging them to be realistic and accept the plan to clinch (...)

Greece is said to be unable to make its  International Monetary Fund payment that falls due on June 5 without a deal.

Greece will not be able to make a payment to the International Monetary Fund that falls due on June 5 without a deal with its international lenders, t(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: assured governors that loans were only temperory. (Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)
Greece taps local funds

Greece’s governors and other local officials have agreed to lend cash to the near-bankrupt central government after prime minister Alexis Tsipras assu(...)