Despite obstacles  some were trying to put into Greece’s path, Alexis Tsipras said, he was optimistic “we will get to an agreement”. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou

Greek MPs face another day-long marathon vote to pass another of raft of legislation needed for the country to secure a recently-agreed third €85 b(...)

Demonstrators gather outside the Greek parliament during an anti-austerity rally in Athens on Wednesday evening, as MPs voted on a second package of emergency legislation demanded by Greece’s creditors. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Amid demonstrations on the streets outside and protests from their own parliamentary speaker that the legislation before them on represented a “violen(...)

People line up at an ATM outside an Alpha Bank branch in Athens, Greece on July 16th, 2015. Greece awoke with a political hangover on Thursday after parliament approved a stringent bailout programme, thanks to the votes of the pro-European opposition, amid the worst protest violence this year. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Greece is expected to meet a key €3.5 billion payment to the European Central Bank on Monday after the eurogroup of finance ministers approved a €7 bi(...)

Greek riot police stand guard on the steps in front of the Parliament building, behind a presidential guard, during an anti-austerity demonstration in Athens on Sunday. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Senior figures in Greece’s ruling Syriza party have accused Germany and other creditors of trying to humiliate Athens by seeking “punitive” reforms. (...)

The owner of a lottery and sports betting shop watches the Alexis Tsipras press conference in Athens on Wednesday.   Greece was being “blackmailed” and a No vote would be a “decisive step to a better agreement” with the country’s lenders, said Mr Tsipras. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

A slim majority of Greeks are set to vote against their government in Sunday’s referendum, according to the latest opinion poll that gave the Yes camp(...)