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Greece Defiantly Rejects Europe's Bailout Termsi
Henry Ridgwell
July 06, 2015 12:33 AM
Greeks have voted against accepting a bailout from the European Union in return for more spending cuts. Early results suggest the ‘No’ camp won with around 61 percent of the vote. As Henry Ridgwell reports from Athens, all eyes are now on Europe’s response.

Video Greece Defiantly Rejects Europe's Bailout Terms

Greeks have voted against accepting a bailout from the European Union in return for more spending cuts. Early results suggest the ‘No’ camp won with around 61 percent of the vote. As Henry Ridgwell reports from Athens, all eyes are now on Europe’s response.

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