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Mitsotakis becomes Greece's new PM on vow to end economic crisis

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The 51-year-old Harvard graduate and former McKinsey consultant has pledged to create jobs and get rid of obstacles to business

SWORN IN. Greece's newly elected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (L) is sworn-in at the presidential palace in Athens on July 8, 2019. Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Gloves come off as Greek elections loom

Jan 06, 2019 - 3:59 PM

With the ballot scheduled for October but expected as early as March, hostility between the ruling leftist Syriza party and the frontrunning New Democracy conservatives has hit fever pitch

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, wearing a tie, waves before addressing the parliamentary group of leftist Syriza and coalition partner Independent Greeks in Athens, on June 22, 2018, after Eurozone financial ministers have agreed to complete the eight-year bailout program for Greece. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on June 22, 2018 said his country was "turning a page" after eurozone ministers declared its crisis over as they granted Athens debt relief under a bailout exit strategy. The eurozone ministers' agreement comes nearly a decade after Athens finances spun out of control, sparking three bailouts and threatening the country's euro membership. Tsipras, who hates ties and hasn't worn one since becoming prime minister in 2015, had pledged at the time he would wear one "only when (Greece's) debt is cut".  Milos Bicanski / AFP

Rappler Talk with Peter Greste: Strong journalism in the age of strongmen

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:37 PM

Currently a journalism professor at the University of Queensland in Australia, Greste was arrested by the Egyptian authorities for terrorism-related charges for his work as a journalist in 2013

In fighting disinformation and trolls, silence 'cannot be an option'

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM

From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?

FIGHT BACK. 'Don't surrender your space to people who are faceless, nameless, and mindless, says TV5 news anchor Ed Lingao at Democracy and Disinformation forum on February 13, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Thai journalist charged under draconian charter law

Jul 11, 2016 - 8:10 PM

Prachatai reporter Taweesak Kerdpoka faces charges along with 4 members of the New Democracy Movement

epa05343844 Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha ooks delivers the keynote address of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) 15th Asia Security Summit in Singapore, 03 June 2016. The IISS Asia Security Summit is an annual gathering of defence officials in the Asia-Pacific region and is dubbed the Shangri-La Dialogue in honor of the hotel where the event is held. The summit will go on from 03 to 05 June 2016. EPA/WALLACE WOON

Polls open in cliffhanger Greek election

Sep 20, 2015 - 12:38 PM

Over 9 8 million Greeks are registered to vote in an election that will select a new government to implement a three year bailout adopted by the country s parliament last month

Supporters of radical left party 'SYRIZA' attend a pre-election rally of the party at central Syntagma square in Athens, Greece, 18 September 2015. Elections will be held on 20 September 2015, after prime minister Tsipras resigned on 20 August 2015. EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

Greek conservative pledges to restore economic stability

Sep 20, 2015 - 10:43 AM

Conservative chief Vangelis Meimarakis pulls the Greece s New Democracy party back into the spotlight on pledges of restoring economic stability

A woman walks past an art installation at the Stock Exchange in Athens, Greece, 04 August 2015. Equity prices were falling on 04 August on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE or ATHEX), with the basic share price index down 3.83 percent, standing at 642.49 points at 11.00 am and turnover at 16.26 million euros. The Greek stock exchange opened on 03 August after a month as part of the capital controls imposed by the Greek government on 29 June to prevent money from fleeing the country and a collapse of the banking system. Photo by Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Greek election too close to call with 48 hours to go

Sep 18, 2015 - 9:15 PM

Will young radical ex PM Alexis Tsipras triumph again or will he be punished for tying Greece to painful economic reforms?

EX-PM SEEKS RETURN. Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras. File photo by Andrea Bonetti/Prime Minister of Greece Press Office/Handout/EPA