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Greece sets vote for 20 September as Syriza leads opinion polls

Aug 28, 2015

Greece sets vote for 20 September as Syriza leads opinion polls

Greece geared up on Friday for a snap election next month, with an opinion poll showing leftist party Syriza ahead despite a wave of defections over the country's massive new bailout. #NewsTracker #Greece #Athens #Alexis Tsipras #Syriza
Greek lawmakers back bailout package ahead of EU, ECB talks

Jul 16, 2015

Greek lawmakers back bailout package ahead of EU, ECB talks

Greek lawmakers have backed a deeply contentious bailout package, clearing the first hurdle towards securing a rescue hours before fresh talks between eurozone ministers but leaving the radical left government in Athens weakened. #NewsTracker #bailout #Eurozone #Athens #Alexis Tsipras #Greek
Desperate U-turn: Now, Greece PM to seek 'yes' from his party today for new austerity package

Jul 10, 2015

Desperate U-turn: Now, Greece PM to seek 'yes' from his party today for new austerity package

Move comes less than a week after PM urged Greeks to reject milder cuts in a referendum #Greece #PM #EU #Athens #Alexis Tsipras
Deadline for EU bailout ends today: Will Greece default again?

Jul 09, 2015

Deadline for EU bailout ends today: Will Greece default again?

Greece was to submit a detailed bailout request to its EU partners in the eurozone on Thursday in a last-ditch effort to save its collapsing economy and its membership in the European single currency. #Business #NewsTracker #Europe #Eurozone #Athens #Alexis Tsipras #Greece Financial Crisis
No basis for talks on a new bailout package with Greece: Germany

Jul 06, 2015

No basis for talks on a new bailout package with Greece: Germany

Germany maintained a hard line today after Greece rejected creditors' austerity demands in a referendum, with Berlin saying there was currently "no basis" for talks on a new bailout package or debt relief. #NewsTracker #Greece #Angela Merkel #Germany #Athens #Austerity #steffen-seibert
Greece won't pay  its IMF debt due today, says French minister

Jun 30, 2015

Greece won't pay its IMF debt due today, says French minister

Greece will not pay a 1.6 billion euro debt installment to the International Monetary Fund due on Tuesday, but Athens still holds out hope of a last-minute deal with creditors on an aid package, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said. #Finance minister #Greece #International Monetary Fund #Athens #Aid #Yanis Varoufakis
Global stocks go for a tumble after Greece closes banks

Jun 29, 2015

Global stocks go for a tumble after Greece closes banks

The ECB is committed to buying 60 billion a month in bonds to push down interest rates and help economies that use the euro. #Economy #Greece #Credit Suisse #International Monetary Fund #Euro #markets #European Central Bank #MarketClose #Alexis Tsipras #Athens Stock Exchange
Pensioners queue outside Greek banks amid withdrawal limits

Jun 29, 2015

Pensioners queue outside Greek banks amid withdrawal limits

Banks and ATM machines were shut throughout Greece on Monday, the first day of capital controls announced by the government in a dramatic twist in the country's five-year financial saga. #Banks #NewsTracker #Greece #bailout #Eurozone #Government #Athens #ATM #financial bailout
Greece: Unknown assailants open fire at Israeli embassy in Athens

Dec 12, 2014

Greece: Unknown assailants open fire at Israeli embassy in Athens

Bomb and arson attacks that cause little damage and rarely injure are common in Greece, which has a long history of far-leftist violence. #NewsTracker #Greece #Israel #Shooting #Athens #guns
Photos: Mascots from previous Olympics steal the show at Rio airport

Nov 21, 2014

Photos: Mascots from previous Olympics steal the show at Rio airport

Mascots from other editions of the Summer Olympic Games (L-R) Fu Niu Lele (Beijing 2008), Wenlock (London 2012), Misha (Moscow 1980), Mandeville (London 2012) and Athena (Athens 2004) pose for pictures at the International airport in Rio. #ImagesOfTheDay #London 2012 #Summer Olympic Games #Beijing 2008 #Mascot #Misha #Athens 2004 #Rio Olympics #Fu Niu Lele #Wenlock #Moscow 1980 #Mandeville #Athena