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Eurogroup concludes 'too late' to extend bailout

Eurozone finance minsiters have concluded a conference call to discuss a new debt proposal by Greece, saying it is too late to extend an existing bailout.

Ministers agreed to hold another call on Wednesday, but that will be after a scheduled €1.6bn debt repayment by Greece to the IMF.

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the eurogroup chairman, said the new proposal presented little that was new.

The political stance of the Greek government doesn't appear to have changed.

– Jeroen Dijsselbloem, eurogroup chairman

Alexander Stubb, the Finnish finance minister, said the eurogroup concluded that requests from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for an extension of Greece's bailout programme or debt relief were not possible.

Athens earlier saw crowds of demonstrators gather in front of parliament calling for voters to accept bailout terms and vote 'yes' in Greece's referendum, due to be held on Sunday.

Nigel Pearson sacked by Leicester City

Nigel Pearson has been sacked by the Premier League side. Credit: PA

Leicester have sacked manager Nigel Pearson, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

In a statement on the team's website, the club cited "fundamental differences in perspective" with the board of directors.

"Regrettably, the Club believes that the working relationship between Nigel and the Board is no longer viable," it added.

The statement continued: "Leicester City’s owners, Vichai and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, and the Board of Directors would like to place on record their thanks to Nigel for the considerable contribution he has made during his time with the Club and wish him well in the future."

The sacking follows the departure of the manager's son - defender James Pearson - after an alleged racist sex tape featuring two other players was obtained by the Sunday Mirror.


Sepp Blatter will not travel to Women's World Cup final

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Fifa President Sepp Blatter will not travel to Vancouver for the final of the Women's World Cup this weekend, Reuters have reported.

Blatter has told organisers that personal reasons prevent him from attending, his US-based lawyer Richard Cullen has said.

It will be the first time Blatter has not presented the trophy to the winners of the women's competition, which is held every four years, since he became FIFA president in 1998.

Senior executives of Zurich-based Fifa were charged with corruption in the United States on 27 May over allegations of widespread wrongdoing and Blatter came under pressure to step down

Spread of IS in Libya 'sowed seeds of Tunisia attack'

The spread of Islamic State into Libya helped sow the seeds for the Tunisia beach attack, the Foreign Secretary has said.

Philip Hammond said: "I think the thing that has changed is the spread of Isil into the ungoverned territory of Libya, a neighbouring country to Tunisia."

Philip Hammond. Credit: Laura Lean/PA Wire

Seifeddine Rezgui shot dead 38 people on the beach in the resort of Sousse on Friday.

It came as confirmation that Rezgui went to Libya to train at the same time as the gunmen involved in the Bardo museum attack in March.

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