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Greece may have blown best chance of long-term debt deal

PM Alexis Tsipras's leftist-led government has thoroughly shattered creditors' trust

Mr Tsipras's (left) denunciations of EU-prescribed austerity, demands for German war reparations and cosying up to Russian President Vladimir Putin (right), and Mr Varoufakis's foot-dragging on reform negotiations and initial calls for a "haircut" on Greek debt, have dried up the reservoir of sympathy for Athens.


EVEN if it survives the next three months teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, Greece may have blown its best chance of a long-term debt deal by alienating its eurozone partners when it most needed their support.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's leftist-led government has

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