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5.28pm BST

With two weeks left before snap elections in Greece, parties have submitted requests to participate in the poll. Our correspondent Helena Smith reports from Athens:

It’s official: Athens’ Supreme Court has this afternoon received submissions from 19 parties – and five coalitions – to take part in fresh elections on September 20.

5.15pm BST

Mining company Glencore has held onto its share price gains right to the close on London markets. Investors liked its plans for a shake-up to slash its debts and mitigate the effects of falling commodity prices and the shares closed up 7% at 131.8p. That followed an all-time low for the shares in the previous session on Friday.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS