Greek PM outlines priorities of new government

The new Greek government is ready to restore the debt-laden country`s prestige, people`s dignity and social justice, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told the first Cabinet meeting Wednesday.

Greek leftist Alexis Tsipras sworn in as PM
Greek leftist Alexis Tsipras sworn in as PM

Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as the prime minister of a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures.

Alexis Tsipras, boyish PM out to restore Greek dignity

Alexis Tsipras is on a mission to restore Greece's dignity after winning Sunday's general election and becoming his country's youngest prime minister in 150 years.

IMF set to continue support Greece after election

The International Monetary Fund on Monday said it was prepared to continue its financial support of Greece, a day after an election swept in the leftist, anti-austerity party Syriza.

`Unnatural` Greek coalition could be short-lived: Analysts
`Unnatural` Greek coalition could be short-lived: Analysts

An "unnatural" coalition government formed Monday between anti-austerity party Syriza and nationalist Independent Greeks could prove short-lived, analysts said.

Syriza supporters hail Greek effect in Europe after historic win

Supporters of Greek anti-austerity party Syriza wildly cheered Sunday`s election victory, confident that the first-ever victory by a leftist party in Greece would help turn back austerity in Europe.

Greece `leaving behind disastrous austerity`: Tsipras

Greece is "leaving behind disastrous austerity" and the so-called troika of creditors "is finished", Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras said Sunday after his party won the general election.

Greece braces for 'turning point' election

Japan early on Sunday strongly criticised a recording purporting to announce the execution of a Japanese citizen held by Islamic State militants and demanded the immediate release of another captive depicted as appearing on the image.

Greek reforms in balance as voters ponder left-wing turn

Greece on Sunday heads into a general election that could sweep the anti-austerity Syriza party to power and determine whether the country remains in the eurozone.

Favourite for PM says Greece faces `big clashes` ahead

The leader of the left-wing anti-austerity Syriza party which is favourite to win Sunday`s Greek general election said in a feisty final campaign speech there would be "major clashes" ahead as they sought a reduction in the massive debts saddling the country.

Belgium to request extradition of terror suspect arrested in Greece

Belgium will request the extradition of a suspect arrested in Greece who could be linked to a jihadist cell dismantled by Belgian security forces earlier this week, federal prosecutors said on Sunday.

Notorious Greek terror fugitive arrested

A notorious veteran of a far-left Greek terrorist group was arrested near Athens on Saturday, police said, almost a year after he absconded while on prison leave.

Greece faces tall order to prevent early elections: Analysts

Greece`s embattled government will be hard-pushed to forestall early elections -- and a blow to fiscal reforms -- by steering a snap presidential ballot through parliament next week, analysts say.

Greece condemns gun attack on Israeli embassy

The Greek government condemned on Friday as a "terrorist assault on democracy" a night-time gun attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens that saw the building sprayed with gunfire but no one was hurt.

Shots near Israeli embassy in Athens: Police

Police in Greece early on Friday were investigating a strafing attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens in which nobody was injured, a police source said.

Countdown to Greek budget vote pits optimists against creditors

Tension mounted Sunday during the countdown to the Greek parliament`s vote on a 2015 budget that has brought Athens into conflict with international creditors financing the country`s bailout.

Clashes erupt in Athens after protest to mark 2008 police killing

Rampaging protesters threw petrol bombs at police and set bank ATMs, cars and shops on fire in central Athens on Saturday, the anniversary of the police killing of a teenager six years ago.

4.8 magnitude earthquake hits Greece

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck about 140 kilometres west of Athens provoking some light damage to buildings but no reports of injuries, officials said Friday.

Greece sees investments as economic crisis' way out

Athens: Investment opportunities in Greece, along with best practices within the framework of sustainable development and growth prospects were the main topics of a conference held in Athens Wednesday.

Amal Clooney in Athens on mission for return of Elgin Marbles

Newlywed lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney arrived in Athens on Monday to advise the Greek government on Britain`s possible restitution of the Elgin Marbles to Greece.