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still closed and customers can withdraw no more than 60 euros today. prime minister alexis tsipras is heading to more talks. france has expressed sympathy for the plight of ordinary people in greece and northern and european -- eastern european
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states say it's time athens got its house in order. >> the talks are being billed as greece's last stand. as eu prime minister's arrived in brussels for an emergency summit on the bailout crisis, there was one question on everyone's lips, will greece leave the eurozone? >> it's being mentioned as a possibility, but we should evaluate both proposals. >> the greek finance minister made his first appearance at the talks after his predecessor stepped down following sunday's referendum. his government is expected to put forward new reform proposals on wednesday to dissuade creditors to reopen talks before greek tanks run out of money. the proposal the germans say are essential to unlocking any
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further financial help. >> without a program there's no possibility to help greece within the framework of the eurozone. of course the eu has obligations to help greece, but we are waiting for a decision from the greek government. >> paris and berlin remain divided on the issue. france says it's doing all it can to avoid greece crossing out of the eurozone. >> obviously a lot will depend on how the greek government presents itself. i hope it will present itself in a very constructive manner p request with angst running out of cash, this is a last-ditch attempt for greek prime minister alexis tsipras to salvage and age -- aid deal. >> let's go straight to athens now. our correspondent is there. we've heard what the politicians had to say, but what is life
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like now for ordinary people in greece? how are they coping? >> cool, calm, and collected is how people are getting by these past 10 days now. you do see signs of anxiety emerging. when you see this lines outside of atms where people are waiting to get their 50 euros, because we all know the banks are running out of money, so the government has assured them that is not the case, but the truth of the matter is they are nearly out. supermarkets are still very well stocked up. they are stocked up and they are fine. the big question is, for how much longer?
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this all came as a big surprise so it really depends on how people will be taking the coming days as much as they can tolerate, and their patients will eventually run out. they have surprised a lot of people already. >> what are people saying about what is going on in brussels? our people hopeful that the government will secure more assistance rum the eurozone, or -- more assistance from the eurozone, or have they given up hope? >> the big question is, what will this bring? the referendum has allowed the people to express their resentment, yet they will still bring back this package of cuts
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and tax hikes. it remains to be seen. the atm issue is quite a big disturbance, and they are hoping for the best, but they know that the prime minister -- they're trying to understand what exactly is happening what that's what proposal is being put forward, what measures are being rejected, and who is doing what. i think they're all looking at german chancellor angela merkel as their only salvation because they know very well that europeans are getting exasperated by the minute. political analysts have been wondering if this is all an orchestrated attack to punish greece and they're not really interested in the economy ever rebounding, but just making it an example for the rest of the
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eurozone. >> historically, extremism has flourished in times of economic hardship. what is the risk that that will happen in greece? is there a fear that that will happen on a bigger scale? >> i think history also proves that this could happen. for the moment, golden dawn is laying low and not participating in the discussion set are being held. the other day when the meeting was held with opposition party leaders, golden dawn wasn't there. there's a big question on how this will all go forward. it just completely backfired. there's a big chance that golden dawn could emerge victorious in
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the coming elections. it's been difficult to have an understanding and a clear picture of where the country is heading at the moment. we will have to just wait and see because history has been a great example in showing that during times of extreme crisis, the greek people make the most of the crisis. >> over in spain, people are watching closely what is going on in those negotiations between greece and the eurozone. the left-wing party fared well in spain's local elections recently. it's now gearing up for victory in the general election. perhaps in greece could have a significant impact on how the party fares. sarah morris has this report from madrid. >> back in november leader
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pablo iglesias asked his friend alexis tsipras to join him on the podium. he called the referendum but supporters held demonstrations across spain in favor of his demands. >> i think it's vital to help people before banks. >> spain will manage to get rid of austerity. >> he did well in local elections in may and is now focused on general elections to be held by the end of the year. he plays down the implications of what's good for the party he >> i think it's good news for democracy that the referendum was held and it good news for europe and for the greek people,
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because we will be able to introduce budget cuts and into austerity measures thanks to this reasonable agreement. >> it's putting a little distance between itself and syriza. >> they will say remember we always said spain has nothing to do with race. >> the latest polls show him running neck and neck with the conservatives and socialists. experts think he could move a little closer to the government palace. >> german is now under a deadline for an -- the deal with -- deadline for a deal with iran has been pushed back. an agreement is aimed at curbing iran's nuclear program in return
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for lifting sanctions on the iranian economy. the new deadline is july 10. it's the fifth time the deadline has been missed. >> working past yet another deadline, the eu's foreign policy chief announced talks would continue past tuesday's midnight goal. >> we are continuing to negotiate for the next couple of days. it does not mean we are expanding our deadline. >> as his fans, the deal would require iran to significantly reduce its iranian -- uranium centrifuges and stockpiles in exchange for the removal of sanctions that have severely damage the iranian economy in recent years. the french negotiation team says it must keep up the pressure. >> i left instructions to my delegation for france to continue on the same path, the
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only way to arrive at a strong agreement. >> several sticking points remain. tehran wants to continue research on advanced atomic centrifuges while international power's demand full access to iran's nuclear and military site. the west meanwhile wants sanctions to be lifted gradually, but iran is aiming for immediate measures. the newest hurdle regards iran's demand not to renew a you an arms embargo while the u.s. state department expects a new un security council resolution to prolong the restrictions. any eventual deal would aim to end a 12 year standoff over iran's nuclear program building on a framework accord reached in april in switzerland. the u.n. delegation suggest an agreement could be reached by the game a.m. friday, coinciding with its own congressional deadline, doubling the review time from 30 to 60 days. >> the prospect of an end to international sanctions is being
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welcomed by our rent's business community, but among the country's religious leaders, the situation is far more complicated. >> iran's religious capital is divided. reformist on the one side, conservatives on the other. in this ancient city, talks with world powers to live the country's nuclear capabilities are seen as hypocritical and repressive and a necessary step to alleviate the crippling sanctions that have constrained the iranian economy for almost a decade. it's feared that the countries top figures are trained in educated, the revolution leader and his successor both study the allergy. the current supreme leader has given the talks his crucial public racking as the city's center for religious studies.
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>> they want to limit our nuclear capability and they made the bomb that hit her motion of. >> he's keen to see until take place, but not at the cost of the country's autonomy. >> there are many things that is possible to be changed but the red line should be respected. >> some of the ayatollahs. believe any agreement from vienna back the president's reform agenda. >> signing it would mean supporting the government, giving it the opportunity to continue reforms. nothing is more important than what the conservatives want, which is to continue enjoying their system p >> years of economic hardship in isolation at the the population petite. -- fatigue. >> the afghan capital of cauble
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was hit by twin suicide bombing takes this tuesday. the first truck a nato convoy the second, the headquarters of the afghan intelligence agency. one person was killed and five injured. despite moves by the afghan government to negotiate with the taliban. it's the third time in three weeks that kabul has come under attack. london has been working 10 years since the bombings of the city transport system. 52 people died and four british-born al qaeda link is -- extremist detonated their devices. the city remains on high alert halloween an attack on a british city. >> a moment of silence observed up and down the country. the u.k. remember the victims of the deadly attack 10 years ago today. prime minister david cameron began the day's commemoration, laying a wreath at a seven foot
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memorial in hyde park. >> in today when we recall the incredible resolve and resolution of londoners and the united kingdom, a day when we remember the threat that we still face as we honor the memory of those victims and all those that were lost 10 years ago today. >> survivors and relatives of those killed gathered at the memorial. >> olivas lost our innocence on that day. the thought that something like that could ever happen to me or even to london. >> the service was held at st. paul's cathedral. campbell's -- candle symbolizing each of the victims were carried down the aisle. three on grown terrorist detonated their bombs within 50 seconds of each other in underground carriages at three separate stations. less than an hour later, a fourth bomber blew himself up inside of us. 52 people were killed and over
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700 injured. this woman was lucky enough to survive. >> the outcome from the terrible tragedy that we saw here in london 10 years ago, and you continue to see it throughout the world. >> u.k. strengthened national security, but 10 years on, the threat from terrorists has never been more present. britain has one of the most extensive networks in the world and david cameron's government says it wants to strengthen laws on private data. >> a migrant has died trying to reach written through a migrant tunnel in calais. today's incident -- >> on the other side of this tunnel, the u.k. and the hope of a better life for thousands of
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migrants. for one man, the journey came to a brutal end inside the tunnel, proving once again that migrants will go to great length in order to cross the channel. >> calais is the final obstacle to overcome, so they will take anyway -- any risk to make their way through p >> no details about the identity of the migrant and how he died have yet to emerge. authorities believe he tried to climb in the tunnel and was hit by the train. this is the second death in the channel tunnel in his many weeks. others have drowned trying to swim across the channel, but most often migrants try to sneak onto moving trucks heading to the u.k. with disregard for the total safety. >> everyday they come here either because they have jumped off a truck and broken her twisted something, or because they tried climbing offense and got caught. we say come back tomorrow if you
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don't feel better, and they answer no, we will be in england. >> last week about 150 migrants tried to storm the channel tunnel's french terminal in calls for a resolution to the calais migrant crisis. they live in dire conditions in a makeshift camp near the port and that number is expected to double by the end of the summer. >> alarm here france after dozens of explosives were stolen from the military base. these broke into the base on sunday night. it comes at a time of increased security across france following a spate of attacks over six months. >> a seemingly impossible feat, to high-security sensors bypassed by criminals to gain access to this military base in the south of france. their objective, to reach these arabs where the army stocks it's ammunition. the thieves emerged with an
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impressive --, at least 150 detonators, 40 grenades, and a stock of plastic explosives. the break into place on sunday in the dead of night. the alarm was not raised until monday afternoon. the army has many questions to answer over the incident which occurred at a site to be under the highest level of surveillance. >> there are two fences, regular patrols, and guard dogs. everything you would expect at a military base. >> the culprits are still unknown to authorities. the defense ministry has launched a formal inquiry. investigators are keen to find out if intruders have an insight man or if the break-in was simply down to a security blunder. hundreds of thousands of people have been attending a mass given by pope francis in the capital of ecuador. rain and wind did nothing to dampen their intent.
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political protests have been rocking the country. the pope is on a weeklong tour of his native south america. a quick reminder of our headlines this hour. further crisis talks for greece in brussels tonight, but there are also signs that other eurozone leaders are running out of patience with athens. london is remembering the 52 victims of the 7-7 bombing. dozens of explosives have been stolen from military base near marseilles. the security level remains ramped up across france. that's get some business news for you now. markus karlsson is back in the studio. what is the latest on those talks in brussels tonight?
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mark: yes, we are seeing those talks ongoing among eurozone leaders in the belgian capital this evening. at the same time we are seeing these hints that eurozone leaders are becoming increasingly annoyed with greece. this as greece showed up to the euro zone finance earlier without a new proposal for ministers, at least one of those minister said that he was disappointed after the get together, as he looked for clarity after sunday's referendum. the head of the eurogroup now says that greece will come up with a proposal by wednesday morning. ministers will then discuss whether or not to either start talks on a new bailout program. let's listen in now to the head of the eurogroup. >> there's a great sense of urgency. and we all share it.
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the greek colleague sherritt, we share it. we all know how very difficult the situation in greece is as we's the, and time is very short, and more so as we go on. mark: great tanks are still shut as capital controls -- greek banks are still closed. greeks are only able to withdraw 60 euros per day. it's to present a bank run. there's a ban on wire transfers abroad. exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis. experts warn that the controls are hurting the economy. >> unfortunately the cost of coals once they are imposed were looking into a year and a half, maybe two years, during which these controls would be gradually removed, and help --
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how fast they can be removed actually depends on how fast everybody restores their confidence to the system. mark: the tourism injury is one of those sectors that says it is suffering because of the capital controls. at a time when the industry should be in full swing professional speak of cancellations, and there could be long-term effects. >> for this restaurant owner, it has not been a busy start to the summer. >> by this time we should have 10 or 20 tables of diners, and there's nobody here. >> at lunchtime, the only people seated or his employees. >> i have no business. we are tired. five months now they take measures and take measures while we wait to see what happens. >> to her as for 20% of the
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greek gdp, but the crisis has deterred many tourists. reservations have plummeted by 60%. they're getting a lot of calls. australian to who are worried about not being able to take out money. some have decided to go ahead with their vacation, like this french family who have just arrived in athens. but the effects of the crisis are impossible to miss. >> if we have to withdraw 300 euros at a counter, we find ourselves surrounded by low, and it's really uncomfortable. we have lots of cash with us and they are strictly limited on withdrawals. reservations have dropped 30% compared to the same time last your. that's about 300,000 fewer visitors to the country in just a few weeks. mark: in the united states we've
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seen shares turning higher in the past hour or so following earlier losses. it's been a choppy session with the s&p sending -- hitting its lowest level since october of last year. some analysts say that worries about china's economy are also not weighing enough for the indices to be in negative territory with the dow jones of about .5%. worries over greece and also lower metal prices, which took a bite out of basic resources and mining shares. let's look at some individual company news. shares dropped in european trading with a restructuring program includes 6000 job cuts. they will reduce the fleet of all service ships.
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the aim is to say that hundred 30 million euros. shares in a german broadcaster rose tuesday following reports that they have rekindled talks to merge into one group. springer tried to
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rom pacifica, this is democracy now! >> the events in greece are a kind of morality play that affect the whole world. on the one hand, the poor corner of europe saying it is had enough with economic policies that shift the burden of this crisis, the cost of dealing with it, on to average people and off of the bankers and governments that are responsible. how it plays out will effect every country struggling with same issue including the united states. amy: the battle over austerity. as greek voters reject


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