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Greek government reverses austerity policies, stocks hit

Jan 29, 2015 - 2:08 PM

New Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras begins reversing many of the unpopular measures that underpin Greece s 240 billion euro 269 billion bailout program

NEW LEADER. Greek radical left SYRIZA party leader and newly sworn-in Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (C) smiles as he is on his way to enter the Prime Minister's offices, the Maximos Mansion, in Athens, Greece, 26 January 2015. Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

New Greek leader set to unveil anti-austerity government

Jan 27, 2015 - 2:20 PM

Greece s Syriza led administration is now on a collision course with international creditors over plans to renegotiate its massive bailout deal

Greek radical left SYRIZA party leader and newly sworn-in Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (C) smiles as he is on his way to enter the Prime Minister's offices, the Maximos Mansion, in Athens, Greece, 26 January 2015.  Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Anti-austerity Syriza wins historic Greek election victory

Jan 26, 2015 - 9:12 AM

The possibility of Greece defaulting on its debt repayments under a Syriza government is likely to spark renewed fears the country could be forced to leave the eurozone

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Greek polls to 'determine whether Greece stays in Europe' – PM

Dec 30, 2014 - 7:50 PM

This struggle will determine whether Greece stays in Europe says Prime Minister Antonis Samaras as he asks the president to dissolve parliament ahead of an election set for January 25

GREEK POLLS. Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras attends the 3rd round of a three-stage presidential election in the Greek parliament in Athens, on December 29, 2014. Greece's parliament on Monday failed for a third time to elect a president forcing early elections in the coming weeks that could see a radical left party win power. Photo Aris Messinis/AFP

Greece set for snap poll after failure to choose president

Dec 29, 2014 - 9:59 PM

The vote which Prime Minister Antonis Samaras proposed for January 25 is likely to further rattle the economy and financial markets after Greece s dire finances nearly destroyed the eurozone in 2012

Members of the Parliament vote for Greek President at the Parliament in Athens, Greece, 23 December 2014. Photo by TSimela Pantzartzi/EPA

Greek MPs hold crunch presidential vote to avert snap polls

Dec 28, 2014 - 12:49 PM

The definitive round of voting to choose a successor to President Karolos Papoulias comes during last ditch efforts by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to get the government s candidate elected

Members of the Parliament vote for Greek President at the Parliament in Athens, Greece, 23 December 2014. TSimela Pantzartzi/EPA

China's Xi departs for South America tour

Jul 13, 2014 - 10:47 AM

The visit comes as China s trade with the region has surged along with the Asian giant s economic boom

TO SOUTH AMERICA. In this file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a Korea-China Investment Forum at Shilla Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, 04 July 2014. Chung Sung-Jun/Pool/EPA

State TV woes part of broader Greek media chaos - experts

Jun 23, 2013 - 8:02 PM

Media observers note that the framework under which private channels have operated for over two decades is hardly better

DEFIANCE. Employees of Greek state broadcaster ERT report live at ERT headquarters early morning during a 24-hour general strike in Athens, Greece, 13 June 2013. Photo by Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

More talks on keeping Greek state TV on air

Jun 18, 2013 - 10:54 AM

Earlier Greece s Council of State the country s highest administrative court temporarily blocked the government s decision to shut down ERT ordering it to be reopened until a new channel is set up

ERT IN LIMBO. Greek state television and radio ERT employees and journalists listen on TV screens to the statement of PASOK party leader Evangelos Venizelos, after a meeting of the coalition government to discuss the shut-down of state broadcaster ERT, in Athens, Greece, 17 June 2013. Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

Greeks strike as fury over state TV shutdown grows

Jun 13, 2013 - 9:55 PM

ERT employees were defiantly transmitting rogue broadcasts on the Internet and the Communist party television channel

DEFIANCE. Employees of Greek state broadcaster ERT report live at ERT headquarters early morning during a 24-hour general strike in Athens, Greece, 13 June 2013. Photo by Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Hard road ahead for new Greek government

Jul 08, 2012 - 10:17 AM

New Prime Minister Antonis Samaras insisted ahead of a confidence vote Sunday July 8 that Greece belongs in the eurozone and will meet the twin challenges of fighting recession while winning the trust of EU IMF creditors

Antonis Samaras: a conservative hawk bent on Greek growth

Jun 18, 2012 - 7:36 PM

Antonis Samaras who leads the conservative party that won crucial elections in Greece is a hawkish former foreign minister who has vowed to banish recession and rid the country of undocumented migrants

Greek president calls for technocrat government

May 15, 2012 - 9:04 AM

Greece s president called Monday May 14 for talks on a technocrat government seeking to resolve the crisis over a tough EU IMF debt bailout which risks forcing the country into new elections and out of the eurozone