Tag Archives: Greece

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Greek PM Tsipras rallies Syriza backing before bailout vote

By Renee Maltezou & Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tried to rally his Syriza party on Tuesday before a vote in parliament on the second…

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S&P upgrades Greece's credit rating after European bailout

Standard & Poor's has raised Greece's credit rating after a European bailout reduced the chances of the country's government defaulting on its massive debts during the next year. Greece's rating…

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Libyan planes sink ship, attack another near Benghazi – spokesmen

By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan war planes on Sunday sank one ship & attacked a second vessel near the eastern city of Benghazi, military spokesmen for the…

Greek judges drop felony charge against stats chief – source

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek judicial authorities dropped a felony charge against the head of the country's statistics agency, putting an end to an investigation into accusations that he artificially inflated…

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Merkel says Greece must act fast as banks prepare to reopen

By Costas Pitas & Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece will reopen its banks on Monday for the first time in three weeks, yet with restrictions on withdrawals still in…

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More than half of Germans think planned Greek deal is bad – poll

BERLIN (Reuters) – More than half of Germans think the planned deal with Greece is offensive & many would have preferred that the crisis-stricken country left the euro zone rather…

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IOUs for RIPs: Greece's cash crisis hurts funeral industry

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's cash crisis has disrupted all aspects of daily life — death included. Greek funeral homes are struggling to cope with banking restrictions that limit customers…

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German finance ministry dismisses speculation Schaeuble to resign

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German finance ministry dismissed speculation in German media on Saturday that Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was considering resignation over differences of opinion with Chancellor Angela Merkel…

Merkel ally urges German MPs who voted against Greek aid talks to rethink

BERLIN (Reuters) – The general secretary of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats has urged lawmakers who voted against opening talks on a third financial rescue for Greece to reconsider. German…