Could not find file 'C:\nwenation\newnation\news_image\daily_news\20130619\In 3.jpg'. June 19, 2013 | 06:33 AM (BD Time) 19 June, 2013 Wednesday Breaking News: DCC elections after Eid-ul-Fitr : EC ; Hartal progressing peacefully in CHT ; Indefinite transport strike continues in Khulna ; 18-party to stage demo countrywide on June 22 ; Snowden claims online Obama expanded 'abusive' security programs Greek elections loom after leftist rejects coalition talks . Reuters, Athens Greece's radical leftist leader spurned an invitation from the president for a final round of coalition talks on Monday, all but ensuring a new election that he is poised to win. Greece's political landscape has been in disarray for a week since an inconclusive election left parliament divided between supporters and opponents of the 130 billion euro ($168.3 billion) EU/IMF bailout, with neither side able to form a government. Government officials have warned that Greece could run out of cash as early as the end of June if it does not have a government in place to negotiate the next aid tranche with its lenders. "The country is up in the air," financial daily Imerisia wrote on its front page, warning in an editorial: "The country is moving to the brink of collapse and hopes for restoring the political stability are fading away." President Karolos Papoulias must call a new election if he cannot persuade leaders to compromise. After a day of fruitless negotiations on Sunday, he invited politicians from the biggest three parties to return to the presidential mansion at 12:30 p.m. EDT (1630 GMT) on Monday, along with a small leftist group. But an official from the second biggest party, the radical leftist SYRIZA, said its 37-year-old leader Alexis Tsipras would not attend. The anti-bailout vote was divided among small parties but has now rallied behind Tsipras. Polls show he would now place first if the vote is repeated, a prize that comes with a bonus of 50 extra seats in the 300-seat parliament. Tsipras has consistently refused to join a coalition government with the establishment conservative and socialist parties that ruled Greece for decades, but were punished by voters last week for their role in agreeing the EU rescue, which requires deep cuts in wages and pensions. Tsipras says he wants to keep Greece in the euro but the bailout deal must be torn up, a position shared by an overwhelming majority of Greeks but regarded by many in Brussels as untenable. European leaders say tearing up the bailout would require them to cut off funding, allow Greece to go bankrupt and eject it from the European single currency. "SYRIZA has paved the way for new elections. And this time, whether we like or not, they will be more like a referendum. We will have set ourselves the question whether we prefer the euro or the drachma," centre-left daily Ethnos wrote in an editorial. European officials who once refused to discuss the possibility of Greece's exit from the euro now talk about it openly as a real, if painful, possibility. "Divorce is never smooth," European Central Bank policymaker Luc Coene told the Financial Times. "I guess an amicable divorce - if that was ever needed - would be possible, but I would still regret it." "PARTNERS IN CRIME" After meeting with Papoulias and the conservative and socialist leaders, Tsipras said of their coalition offer: "They are not asking for agreement, they are asking us to be their partners in crime and we will not be their accomplices". Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos said he was nonetheless holding on to hopes that a deal could still be salvaged, but warned time was running out. "The moment of truth has come. We either form a government or we go to elections," said Venizelos, whose PASOK party finished a humiliating third in the election, a shadow of its former might. Today's Paper Front Page Back Page Editorial Post Editorial Commentary News Analysis City Football Cricket District Media Drama Movie Art and Culture Campus Chronicle Environment ICT Horizon Literature International Focus on Chittagong Shopping Fashion & Beauty Food and Drink Health OP-ED Women Law and Justice Readers’ Forum Share Market New Nation Supplement Govt. Supplement Diplomatic Supplement Financial Statement Contact Us Editor: A.M. MUFAZZAL, Managing Editor: ARSHAD HOSEIN. Printed and published by MAINUL HOSEIN from the New Nation Printing Press. 1.R.K Mission Road, Dhaka-1203 Phones: New Nation PABX: 7122654, 7114514, 7122655, Fax: 880-2-7122650, 9512775 email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com for advertisement, firstname.lastname@example.org.