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World 17 Jan 2015 | 2:25 AM

Greek leftist Syriza party widens lead over conservatives

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's anti-bailout Syriza party has widened its lead over Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' co-ruling conservatives ahead of a Jan. 25 snap election, two polls showed on Friday.

World 21 May 2015 | 9:20 PM

Greece's Varoufakis courts controversy anew with taping remark

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has raised a fresh furore by telling a newspaper that he taped a confidential meeting of euro zone finance ministers, drawing criticism that he was undermining Greece's efforts to secure aid from lenders.

World 20 Apr 2015 | 3:05 PM

Moscovici says Greece must deliver reforms to stay in the euro zone

PARIS (Reuters) - European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Monday the Greek government needed to deliver a reform plan urgently to ensure Athens can remain in the euro zone.

World 30 Jan 2015 | 10:10 PM

Greece rejects return of EU/IMF inspectors to Athens - source

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will refuse the planned return of European Union and International Monetary Fund inspectors to the country since the new government rejects the 240-billion-euro (180.38 billion pounds) bailout programme, a government official told Reuters on Friday.

World 20 Apr 2015 | 10:30 PM

Armed with new law, Ukraine targets its shadowy banks

KIEV (Reuters) - For the first time in its post-Soviet history, Ukraine now has a law to prosecute bank owners who use their lenders as little more than personal piggy banks.

World 01 Jun 2015 | 3:20 AM

Greek PM agreed with Merkel, Hollande on need for quick deal - Greek official

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held a phone call on Sunday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande where the three leaders agreed needed to reach a deal with its lenders quickly, a Greek official said.

World 28 Jan 2015 | 1:00 AM

Tsipras names anti-austerity Greek cabinet, bank shares dive

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans on Tuesday, signalling he has no intention of backing away from election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets.

World 06 May 2015 | 12:20 AM

Greeks shed few tears as 'rock star' Varoufakis forced to sidelines

ATHENS (Reuters) - Brash and unrepentant for lecturing Europe on the evils of austerity, Yanis Varoufakis rose to instant hero in Greece when he became finance minister in January. Three months on, Greeks are unemotionally accepting his relegation to the sidelines.

World 28 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM

Greek PM Tsipras names anti-austerity cabinet, port sale halted

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans and halted privatisation of Greece's biggest port on Tuesday, signalling he aims to stick to election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets.

World 15 Apr 2015 | 3:25 PM

Greece rules out early election

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's state minister on Wednesday ruled out that the leftist government was considering an early election.