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Greece has '48 hours to resolve debt crisis'

A meeting of Greek political party leaders at the Presidential Palace in Athens this morning Credit: Reuters

Greece's employment minister has said "there are still 48 hours" for the country to negotiate a deal with Europe.

Rania Antonopoulos told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that leaving the eurozone would be the "worst possible outcome".

"There are still 48 hours, there is still this week," she said. "We will push as much as possible for an outcome, a result of these negotiations, that does not obligate Greece to go in that direction."


England's Women's World Cup team arrive home

The Lionesses with their bronze medals. Credit: ITV News

The England Women's World Cup team has arrived back in Heathrow after pulling off the best finish by any England team at a World Cup since the men were victorious in 1966.

Fara Williams' extra-time penalty against Germany in Edmonton handed the Lionesses a 1-0 win that secured them a bronze medal in the tournament.

The Lionesses won bronze, he best finish by any England team at a World Cup since 1966 Credit: ITV News

An unfortunate own goal by Laura Bassett in stoppage time against Japan pushed the team out of the semi-finals.

But that was all but forgotten when the team arrived home jubilantly on Monday morning.

England can now confidently target Euro 2017 glory at the tournament in Holland. The qualifiers begin in September.


New Greek Finance Minister set to be announced

Euclid Tsakalotos has been tipped as a potential replacement for Yanis Varoufakis as Greek Finance Minister Credit: Reuters

A replacement for Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is expected to be named this morning after a meeting of political leaders, a government spokesman said.

Some of the possible contenders cited in Greek media to replace Varoufakis include Euclid Tsakalotos, the coordinator of negotiations with Greece's lenders, and Economy Minister George Stathakis.

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