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Merkel: We are not in position for Greek talks yet

The two leaders gave a joint statement after the talks. Credit: Reuters

Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel struck differing tones following discussions on the Greek debt crisis today.

At a joint press conference in Paris, the German Chancellor said that they were not yet in a position for further talks with Greece.

French President Mr Hollande said the door remained open for discussions after voters overwhelmingly rejected tough austerity terms set by international creditors.

But Mr Hollande warned Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras he must make serious proposals.

Merkel and Hollande discuss Greek debt crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande hold talks over the Greek debt crisis. Credit: Reuters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have met in Paris to discuss the Greek debt crisis.

A photograph released of the talks showed the two leaders sat round a table with advisers.

The pair are making a joint statement following the meeting.


White House hopes Greece will remain in eurozone

The White House wants Greece to remain in the eurozone. Credit: PA

The White House has urged eurozone nations to find a solution to the Greek debt crisis.

Spokesman Josh Earnest said it was in European and American interests that a deal be struck to allow Greece to remain in the eurozone.

Mr Earnest said it was up to Greece and its creditors to resolve the crisis, describing it as "a European challenge to solve".

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Man still in life threatening condition after Brighton bus crash

19 patients were taken to hospital Credit: Eddie Mitchell

One man remains in a life threatening condition after the Brighton bus crash earlier today.

The unnamed man is being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and his next of kin are aware of his injuries.

A total of 19 patients were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. All but eight of the patients have been discharged. Their injuries are not life-threatening.


Merkel arrives for talks with Hollande over Greek crisis

Chancellor Merkel is meeting with President Hollande in Paris Credit: Reuters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived for talks with French President Francois Hollande over the Greek debt crisis.

The two leaders are meeting in Paris after Greek voters rejected an austerity package put forward by international lenders in return for a further bailout from the eurozone rescue fund.

Man died of heart attack after being tasered by police

Jordon Begley died two hours after being tasered by police. Credit: ITV News Granada

A factory worker died from a heart attack after being tasered and restrained by police, an inquest has ruled.

Jordon Begley was shot for nearly 10 seconds with a 50,000 volt stun gun before he fell to the floor where he was held by at least three officers.

The 23-year-old died in hospital two hours after the incident in July 2013.

One police officer who gave evidence before a jury at Manchester Civil Courts of Justice said he suspected Begley had a knife.

The jury ruled a taser should not have been used and was "too close and aimed at the wrong place".

They further ruled that officers did not believe Begley posed a severe threat of violence.

Today's verdict is the first time tasers have been ruled to have directly caused a death in a UK involving police use.

Mr Begley's family are now intending to sue Greater Manchester Police.

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