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Greek PM Tsipras Meets with French, German Leaders

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday called a referendum on July 5 whether the country should accept or reject a bailout agreement offered by creditors.

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"These proposals, which clearly violate the European rules and the basic rights to work, equality and dignity show that the purpose of some of the partners and institutions was not a viable agreement for all parties, but possibly the humiliation of an entire people," Tsipras said in a televised address to the nation.

He made the comments hours after flying back from Brussels, where European and IMF creditors offered Greece a deal that his government rejected as inadequate.

Athens will ask for an extension of its bailout agreement, which ends on June 30, by a few days in light of the referendum, he said.

(Reporting by George Georgiopoulos and Michele Kambas, Writing by Deepa Babington)