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Macedonia name change triggers protests in Greece; 25 injured in clash with police on eve of Greek Parliament debate
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Macedonia name change triggers protests in Greece; 25 injured in clash with police on eve of Greek Parliament debate

Protesters clashed with police outside Greece's parliament during a rally that drew tens of thousands of people against the Macedonia renaming deal, injuring at least 25 police officers.

Greek prime minister wins confidence vote after row over Macedonia name deal; 151 of 299 MPs support Alexis Tsipras govt
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Greek prime minister wins confidence vote after row over Macedonia name deal; 151 of 299 MPs support Alexis Tsipras govt

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday survived a confidence vote after a row over a landmark name deal with Macedonia sunk his four-year coalition. A total of 151 lawmakers supported Tsipras' government of the 299 present, including several independent MPs, the official count showed.

Macedonia, Greece sign agreement to resolve decades-long dispute over former's name amid protests
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Macedonia, Greece sign agreement to resolve decades-long dispute over former's name amid protests

The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia signed an agreement to resolve a dispute over the Macedonia name in a signing ceremony amid protests in Bitola and Pissoderi in Greece

Greece to get a payout of 8.5 billion euros, eurozone ministers 'optimistic' about Greek bailout deal
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Greece to get a payout of 8.5 billion euros, eurozone ministers 'optimistic' about Greek bailout deal

Eurozone ministers said they were optimistic about reaching a bailout deal with Greece but warned Athens would have to wait for a deal on future debt relief

Joe Biden: Donald Trump at odds with most Americans on climate change
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Joe Biden: Donald Trump at odds with most Americans on climate change

Athens: Former US vice-president Joe Biden stressed the need to address global warming, despite US president Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, and voiced confidence that the US can overcome its current introspective phase.

'Mafia style' football violence earns ire of Greek government
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'Mafia style' football violence earns ire of Greek government

The Greek government warned that violence plaguing football in the country would not be tolerated even if it means banning teams from European play.

Greek borders closed, will not reopen in near future: Greek Prime Minister
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Greek borders closed, will not reopen in near future: Greek Prime Minister

Greek Prime Minister called on the refugees on Tuesday to allow the government to move them to reception centres, stressing that the borders are "closed"

Merkel fumes over Balkans migrant route closure; EU divisions deepen
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Merkel fumes over Balkans migrant route closure; EU divisions deepen

The German and Greek leaders blasted Balkan countries for shutting their borders to migrants ahead of an European Union ministers meeting on Thursday, with Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras warning that the EU "has no future if it goes on like that"

'Greece was simply left on the outside': Merkel refuses to allow Greece to plunge into 'chaos'
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'Greece was simply left on the outside': Merkel refuses to allow Greece to plunge into 'chaos'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the European Union cannot allow Greece, a country bailed out from its huge debt crisis, to plunge into "chaos" by shutting European borders to refugees.

Our pilots are not mercurial as yours: Greek PM Tsipras trolls Turkey's Davutoglu on Twitter
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Our pilots are not mercurial as yours: Greek PM Tsipras trolls Turkey's Davutoglu on Twitter

A highly unusual online exchange took place on Twitter between the prime ministers of Greece and Turkey late on Sunday.

Alexis Tsipras sworn in as Greek PM after comfortable victory in polls
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Alexis Tsipras sworn in as Greek PM after comfortable victory in polls

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday took his oath of office a day after being re-elected in a snap general election, which he comfortably won.

Greece sets vote for 20 September as Syriza leads opinion polls
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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.

First woman PM of Greece Vassiliki Thanou names caretaker cabinet
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First woman PM of Greece Vassiliki Thanou names caretaker cabinet

Greece's new prime minister, a top judge who is the country's first female premier, named the members of her caretaker government Friday as the country heads to early elections next month, the third time Greeks will go to the polls this year.

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras resigns, calls for elections in September
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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras resigns, calls for elections in September

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has proposed calling an early election in the crisis-hit country on 20 September, the <em>ANA</em> news agency said on Thursday.

'Govt no longer listening to people': Thousand protests as Greece votes on bailout bill
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'Govt no longer listening to people': Thousand protests as Greece votes on bailout bill

Thousands of anti-austerity protesters gathered in Athens today night as lawmakers prepared to vote on a second batch of reforms that must pass if Greece is to unlock a huge international bailout.

Greece Parliament approves harsh reforms with huge majority; bailout talks to begin soon
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Greece Parliament approves harsh reforms with huge majority; bailout talks to begin soon

Following repayments to European creditors and the International Monetary Fund, Eurostat said Greece's debt fell to 301 billion euros at the end of the first quarter from 317 billion at the end of 2014

Greece seeks bailout deal by 20 August, sends bill to parliament
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Greece seeks bailout deal by 20 August, sends bill to parliament

Lawmakers are due to vote on a second batch of reforms on Wednesday in a fresh test of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' authority, after he suffered a major rebellion in his radical-left party Syriza during a vote on a first tranche of bailout measures last week.

Parliament approves austerity: Rescued Greece, euro will live for now to die another day
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Parliament approves austerity: Rescued Greece, euro will live for now to die another day

The 82-86 billion euro bailout of Greece has essentially managed to kick the can down the road

Greek lawmakers back bailout package ahead of EU, ECB talks
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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.

Greece govt suffers defections as austerity vote looms
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Greece govt suffers defections as austerity vote looms

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faced a rising wave of hostility from members of his own party on Wednesday ahead of a parliament vote on an austerity bill that condemns the country to years of spending cuts but is required to get a new bailout package.