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Greece debt drama saved from eleventh-hour collapse

Germany's tough stance bothered creditors, with reports of an open row between Schauble, Draghi

Mr Tusk handed Mrs Merkel and Mr Hollande an ultimatum: make a deal with Mr Tsipras right now - there was simply no alternative.


DAWN was breaking over Brussels and after 14 hours of talks, Europe's two most powerful leaders were ready to call it a night. Greece would get no bailout, and the nightmare of a euro exit would come true.

"At 6 am (0400 GMT), France and Germany had given up, the night