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France can't take the risk of Greece leaving the eurozone, which would have an effect across the globe, the prime minister said on Tuesday, adding that the basis for a deal with Athens was there. "France is convinced that we can't take the risk of Greece leaving the eurozone," a move that would affect economies across the globe, Manuel Valls told French radio. "France will do everything so that Greece remains in the eurozone because that's where it belongs, at the heart of the European project," he said.
Lawmakers in South Carolina have voted 37-3 to remove from the grounds of the state legislature the Confederate flag -- a symbol increasingly viewed with repugnance following last month's shooting massacre at a black church. After passing easily in the state Senate, the bill now is set to go before South Carolina's House of Representatives, amid growing public demands that the red, white and blue banner no longer be permitted to fly outside the legislature in the capital city Columbia. "It's the right thing to do," said Democratic state senator Vincent Sheheen as he and his colleagues in the Republican-dominated legislature took up the hot-button issue late Monday.