By Renee Maltezou and John O'Donnell ATHENS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Greece's outspoken finance minister resigned on Monday, removing a major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the euro zone after Greeks voted resoundingly to back the government in rejecting the austerity terms of a bailout. Yanis Varoufakis, a self-proclaimed "erratic Marxist" economist who infuriated euro zone partners with his unconventional style and hectoring lectures, had campaigned for Sunday's sweeping 'No' vote, accusing Greece' creditors of "terrorism". Greece's chief negotiator in aid talks with international creditors, Euclid Tsakalotos, is the frontrunner to become finance minister, a senior government official said.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing nine of the historic black church's members, including the pastor.
Athens (AFP) - 08:14 GMT - French reaction - One of the first European countries to respond to the Greek vote was France, where Finance Minister Michel Sapin warned the European Central Bank against lowering its level of emergency financing to Greek banks and said it was up to Athens to make new proposals on its debt crisis. The amount of funding provided by the ECB through its Emergency Liquidity Assistance "cannot be lowered," he said ahead of a meeting by the bank to make a decision on the lifeline which could determine if Greece's economy stays afloat. 08:09 GMT - Stock markets slide - Greece's No vote has fuelled fears the country will crash out of the eurozone and stock markets across Europe reflected those concerns by sliding at the start of trading on Monday morning.