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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt deployed heavy security forces across Cairo on Tuesday amid preparations for the burial of the country's prosecutor general, killed in a car bombing the day before in the first assassination of a top Egyptian official in a quarter century.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged Greeks to reject creditors' tough reform demands in a referendum on Sunday, but has also pleaded for an bailout extension to keep Athens afloat. Failure to pay would see Greece become the first country to default on the International Monetary Fund since Zimbabwe in 2001, and in terms of standards of living, it would be the wealthiest. "(How) is it possible the creditors are waiting for the IMF payment while our banks are being suffocated?" he said in a late-evening interview on ERT television.