WRAPUP 8-Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'

ATHENS, July 5 - Greeks voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to reject terms of a bailout, risking financial ruin in a show of defiance that could splinter Europe.

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German business associations say 'No' vote means "Grexit"

BERLIN, July 5 - The heads of two leading German business associations said on Sunday that they saw no way for Greece to remain in the euro zone following the country's resounding rejection of bailout terms in a referendum.

8:08pm BST

Italy econ minister says reforms and investments key to growth in all Europe

ROME, July 5 - Italy's economy minister said reforms and investments were the key to sustainable growth in all countries in Europe, as early vote counts suggested Greece had voted against austerity on Sunday in a referendum that could put it on a path to leaving the euro.

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French far-right's Marine Le Pen lauds Greek vote as win over "EU oligarchy"

PARIS, July 5 - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen welcomed the early results of the Greek referendum on terms for a bailout from Europe as initial tallies showed the 'No' camp leading with results still being counted.

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Tsipras has caused a disaster, says German conservative lawmaker

BERLIN, July 5 - Senior German conservative Michael Fuchs told Reuters on Sunday that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had caused a "disaster" after early referendum results showed the country has rejected euro zone bailout terms.

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