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The week in photos: March 10-16, 2018

Mar 17, 2018 - 2:12 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A wounded Syrian man waits for treatment at a makeshift clinic during Syrian government air strikes on Zamalka, in the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus on March 13, 2018. More than 1,180 civilians have been killed since regime forces on February 18 launched an air and ground assault on the enclave, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor says. Eastern Ghouta's 400,000 residents have been living under government siege since 2013, facing severe food and medecine shortages even before the latest assault. / AFP PHOTO / AMER ALMOHIBANY

Merkel's coalition at odds over next presidential candidate

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:25 AM

With German parties shifting into campaign mode presidential succession discussions have turned into a display of political power

German Chancellor Angela Merkel waits ahead of the start of the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin on October 26, 2016. Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Pleas for pragmatism as EU charts post-Brexit future

Jul 03, 2016 - 8:10 PM

UPDATED The EU is facing an acid test perhaps the greatest in its history warns German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble

epaselect epa05395736 German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) talks to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble before delivering a government declaration on Brexit, at the German Bundestag Parliament in Berlin, Germany, 28 June 2016. Britons in a referendum on 23 June voted by a narrow margin to leave the European Union. EPA/KAY NIETFELD

G20 nations pledge all tools to lift growth

Feb 27, 2016 - 5:37 PM

UPDATED The world s top economies cite risks such as falling commodity prices and geopolitical tensions

CHINA G20. Amid slow growth and economic downturns, finance ministers of the world's top 20 economies promise to use all available tools to help lift growth. Photo by Rolex Dela Peña/EPA

Germany praises Greek stance shift in debt talks

Aug 16, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Germany s finance minister Wolfgang Shaeuble hails Greece but warns that Europe will closely monitor reforms in Athens

Eurozone approves Greek bailout in return for far-reaching reforms

Aug 15, 2015 - 9:58 AM

New loans of up to 86 billion euros 96 billion will be made available over the next 3 years to Greece says the European Commission

APPROVED. President of Eurogroup and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem leaves after a special Eurogroup Finance ministers meeting on the Greek crisis. Eurozone finance ministers on August 14 approved Greece's third bailout package in five years moving within reach of a deal that will commit the near-bankrupt country to wide-reaching reforms in return for urgently needed funds. Photo by Julien Warnand/EPA

Germany gained 100 bn euros from Greece crisis

Aug 10, 2015 - 10:37 PM

A new study says Germany which has taken a tough line on Greece has profited from the country s crisis to the tune of 100 billion euros

BAILOUT. An elderly man stands beside a lifebuoy hanging on a wall outside a chapel in central Athens on July 7, 2015. Photo by Aris Messinis / AFP

Greece to vote on bailout after explosive IMF report

Jul 15, 2015 - 1:53 PM

UPDATED The outcome of the crucial vote is far from clear after the IMF issued a stark warning that Greece would need far more debt relief to stop it crashing out of the common currency

In this photo, Greek riot police stand on the steps leading up to the parliament building in Athens, as leftist protesters hold an anti-EU demonstration in Athens on July 12, 2015. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Greek PM faces hard sell on bailout deal

Jul 14, 2015 - 12:29 PM

Tsipras needs to secure backing for the deal from the Greek people parliament and his radical Syriza party

DARK DAYS AHEAD? Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives at his office in Athens, Greece, July 13, 2015. Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Greece, EU avoid 'Grexit' with new bailout deal

Jul 13, 2015 - 2:57 PM

UPDATED EU President Donald Tusk announces the deal for debt stricken Greece on Twitter ending a bitter 6 month struggle between Tsipras s anti austerity government in Athens and the rest of the eurozone

'THE END' Anti-establishment protesters stand in front of a banner that reads, 'The End' during a demonstration against European Union's austerity in front of the Greek parliament in central Athens, on July 12, 2015. Andreas Solaro/AFP

Greece gets ultimatum to avoid euro exit

Jul 13, 2015 - 8:53 AM

Germany pushes for a Greek time out from the euro if leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras fails to agree to tough take it or leave it terms for a 3 year rescue plan worth up to 86 billion euros 96 billion

Greece faces D-Day after bailout talks halted

Jul 12, 2015 - 8:05 AM

UPDATED Skeptical nations demand more commitments from Athens amid claims Berlin had drawn up an internal paper for Greece to leave the eurozone for 5 years while Finland reportedly decides not to accept any new rescue plan for debt laden Greece

EUROZONE CRISIS. An European Union and Greek flags fly in central Athens on July 4, 2015. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Germany, France demand 'serious' proposals from Greece after 'No' vote

Jul 07, 2015 - 9:54 AM

It is now up to the government of Alexis Tsipras to make serious credible proposals so that this willingness to stay in the eurozone can translate into a lasting program

UNITED FRONT. French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive to deliver a speech to the press following a crisis meeting at the Elysee Palace regarding Greece, in Paris, France, July 6, 2015. Etienne Laurent/EPA

10 days in the Greek debt crisis

Jul 07, 2015 - 12:22 AM

Greek voters defiant rejection of the terms of an international bailout in Sunday s referendum caps a dramatic week for the country in its standoff with EU IMF creditor who are demanding tough austerity measures in exchange for further rescue funds

WAITING. A homeless man sleeps in a cardboard box outside a closed shop in the center of Athens on July 5, 2015. Photo by Andreas Solaro / AFP

Europe scrambles to respond to Greek 'No' on bailout

Jul 06, 2015 - 8:44 AM

European leaders react with a mix of dismay and caution after Greek voters defy their warnings and vote No in a historic referendum

CELEBRATION. Supporters of the 'No' campaign react after the results of the referendum in Athens, Greece, 05 July 2015. Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Eurozone in tailspin after Greece votes 'No' to bailout

Jul 06, 2015 - 8:24 AM

UPDATED Greek voters overwhelmingly reject international creditors tough bailout terms but premier Alexis Tsipras insists the result does not mean a rupture with Europe despite fears it will end in a Grexit from the eurozone

'OXI' WINS. A boy holds a Greek national flag as people celebrate in front of the parliament on July 5, 2015 in Athens after early results showed those who rejected further austerity measures in a crucial bailout referendum were poised to win. Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP

Polling opens in crucial Greece bailout referendum

Jul 05, 2015 - 12:32 PM

UPDATED Greek voters head to the polls to vote in a historic tightly fought referendum on whether to accept worsening austerity in exchange for more bailout funds in a gamble that could see it crash out of the euro

An European Union and Greek flags fly in central Athens on July 4, 2015. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

On the edge: Split Greece braces for bailout referendum

Jul 05, 2015 - 9:37 AM

Greece hurtles toward a crunch bailout referendum which could determine its financial future and even its place in the eurozone

GRIEF. A July 3, 2015 shows Giorgos Chatzifotiadis, sitting on the ground crying outside a national bank branch, as pensioners queue to withdraw their pensions, with a limit of 120 euros, in Thessaloniki. Retiree Giorgos Chatzifotiadis had queued up at three banks in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki in the hope of withdrawing a pension on behalf of his wife, but all in vain. When he was told at the fourth that he could not withdraw his 120 euros ($133), it was all too much and he collapsed in tears. Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP

Greece on the brink after Europe refuses bailout

Jun 28, 2015 - 9:04 AM

UPDATED Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he is confident that the Greek people will say an emphatic no to the ultimatum by the country s EU IMF creditors but a big yes to European solidarity

UNION IN DANGER. Protesters hold a Greek and a EU flag outside the parliament during a rally demanding Greece to remain in the Eurozone in Athens, Greece, June 22, 2015. Simela Pantzartzi/EPA