For British opponents of the European Union, Greece's turmoil offers an opening: the chance to tempt voters away from what they cast as a crumbling European project, before a looming referendum on Britain's EU membership. Greeks voted against the terms of a bailout on Sunday, delivering one of the biggest blows to Europe's monetary union since the euro was launched in 1999. "The European Union is dying before our eyes," said Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, an anti-EU party which won 12.6 percent of the vote, but just one seat, in Britain's May 7 general election.
Greece's main opposition and ruling parties issued a joint declaration on Monday backing the government's efforts to clinch a new aid deal, a move by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to cement broad support after a resounding referendum win. "The government is taking the responsibility to continue the talks, and each political leader will contribute respectively within the framework of his/her institutional and political role," said the statement, issued by the presidency.
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (AP) — Latin America's first pope arrived in this port city on Monday for the first big event of a three-nation tour where he's set compassion for the weak and respect for the environment as central themes.