Greece to hold first round of presidential vote on December 17

Greece on Monday said it would bring forward the first round of the presidential vote by several months to December 17 after getting a two-month extension from the eurogroup to its bailout programme.

Greece protests Elgin Marbles sculpture loan to Russia

Greece on Friday blasted as "provocative" an unprecedented decision by the British Museum to loan one of the Elgin Marbles -- Greek sculptures also known as the Parthenon Marbles that Athens has long demanded back -- to a top Russian museum.

Football World Cup: Greek players turn down bonus

Greece`s World Cup players have turned down their World Cup bonus and called for the money to be used to build a national training centre in the cash-strapped country, reports said Monday.

Greece confident about exit from debt crisis

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras Sunday voiced confidence about the country`s exit from a painful four-year debt crisis, as the first round of local elections got underway.

Greek PM aide quits after casting doubt on neo-Nazi probe

A close aide of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras resigned Wednesday following a secretly taped discussion puportedly showing him casting doubt on an ongoing probe into neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn.

Greece PM slams killing of anti-fascist activist

The killing of an anti-fascist activist by a man owing allegiance to the far-right Golden Dawn party has created a huge furore in Greece.

Greek PM caught swearing on camera

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Wednesday was caught swearing on camera as he fumbled a long-awaited announcement on tax relief.

Greek PM faces week of protests over new austerity bill

Greece`s prime minister faces protests this week over a bill that must pass for the country to receive a fresh tranche of EU-IMF aid.

Greek state TV still off air amid negotiations

State-run television channels in Greece remained off-air on Tuesday as the government scrambled to deal with a storm of protest over its decision to shut down public broadcaster ERT.

Greek PM proposes `temporary` reopening of state broadcaster

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras renewed a proposal to reopen state broadcaster ERT until a government initiative to form a new one is approved by Parliament.

Clashes in Greece ahead of crucial austerity vote

Clashes broke out in Greece ahead of a crucial vote on a government austerity bill in Parliament.

Greek PM throws deputy out of party

In an interview, New Democracy legislator Nikos Stavrogiannis says he cannot vote for measures that hurt the poorest families.

Greek Army Chief resigns, cites `ethics, dignity`

Greece`s Army Chief of staff has resigned hours before a top government meeting on military policy, citing reasons of "ethics and dignity."

New Greek government wins confidence vote

Greece`s new coalition government led by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has won a vote of confidence in parliament.

Greece`s new Finance Minister sworn in

Yannis Stournaras is to hold his first meeting with Greece`s international debt inspectors from the ECB, EC and IMF.

Obama congratulates Greek PM

Obama called on Samaras and expressed his strong support for Greece while noting the continued solidarity between the American and Greek people.

Greek cabinet sworn in

The new Cabinet comprises three parties -- the conservative New Democracy, Pasok and the Democratic Party of the Left.

Greek PM Antonis Samaras announces Cabinet

Pro-bailout, conservative New Democracy party leader, Antonis Samaras, was sworn in on Wednesday as prime minister of debt-crippled Greece.

No headway in Greece coalition talks

The official talks to form a coalition government by Antonis Samaras, the leader of the New Democracy party, which narrowly won Greece`s election failed.

Greek pro-bailout party wins; Euro exit fears ease

Greece`s centre-right, pro-bailout New Democracy party has won the Parliamentary Elections.