The former French foreign minister has shown signs that he will play hardball in negotiations.
The Chancellor can cite the country's fate as a permanent justification for cuts. But he shouldn't overreach.
The No side's lead has narrowed since the bank closures on Monday.
It's hard to imagine many other countries putting up with a 25 per cent decline in GDP, a 26 per cent unemployment rate and 35 per cent salary cuts without a revolution and a public lynching of their elected officials.
Greece has missed the deadline to pay €1.5bn to the International Monetary Fund, putting the country into arrears, while eurozone ministers refuse to extend its bailout.
The Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has made a dramatic bid for a financial lifeline.
It's a Yes or Not Accepted question.
Makes you proud to be British.
While queueing at a cash point after hardly any sleep amid last night's drama, the Athens-based teacher Evel Economakis still believes his country will hang on in the eurozone.
Is Syriza simply looking to take Greece from a deal-making cliffhanger to plain-sailing for the middle classes who had stability and prospects before the crash?
One person is dead and several are reported wounded at the site of a suspected terrorist attack near Lyon.
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