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Tsipras: Greek people will not be swayed by 'blackmail'

Greek prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said the Greek people will not swayed by "blackmail" and will vote 'No' in Sunday's referendum and reject the bailout deal.

He also said Greece should not be expected to meet its latest debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund, due tomorrow.

Family: Tunisia victim Carly Lovett was a 'shining light'

Graduate Carly Lovett had recently got engaged to her childhood sweetheart. Credit: Family handout

The family of 24-year-old graduate Carly Lovett who was killed in the Tunisia shootings have paid tribute to their "shining light".

A statement issued by Lincolnshire Police on behalf of her family and fiance said: "Carly was and always will be our beautiful shining light; she was funny, clever, artistic and radiated love and happiness around her.

"We pray with all our hearts that this evil, and such disregard for human life, will end so no other family will feel the pain that we do today and always will.

It also said the support they have received "has been overwhelming and has been a great comfort to us all".


Anti-austerity protesters gather in Athens

Anti-austerity protesters gather in Athens Credit: RTV

Tens of thousands of people have gathered outside the Greek parliament after the government announced a referendum to determine if the proposed bailout deal should be accepted.

Many of those gathered are anti-austerity protesters waving flags with the Greek word for No.

A protester holds a Greek flag during an anti-austerity rally in Athens Credit: Reuters

Tunisia survivor: 'I looked round and saw a man with an AK47'

A pensioner has described his lucky escape when he came across the gunman in the Tunisia beach attack as he went to help an injured man.

Keith Hawkes, a former Gurkha, from Highbridge in Somerset, had travelled to the country with his wife to celebrate his 70th birthday.

He told ITV News West Country, the couple were on the beach when "all of a sudden there were three or four very loud bangs. I recognised these bangs as gun shots straight away".

Mr Hawkes then grabbed his wife and lead her to the safety of their hotel room.

He then went back downstairs to help the injured and "looked round and saw a man with an AK47 rifle slung across the front of his body".

"Then there was another loud bang and he'd fired a shot in the reception area. We were just so, so lucky", he added.

ECB: 'Very difficult to resume negotiations if Greeks vote No'

European Central Bank executive board member Benoit Coeure said it was now possible that Greece may end up exiting the euro zone although this was not what the ECB wanted.

It was the most direct admission yet by a top ECB policymaker that a Grexit" could happen after Athens decided to interrupt talks on an aid-for-reforms package and call a referendum.

This follows Greek Prime Minister claiming that the referendum, will strengthen their hand in further talks.


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