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Angry EU voters, citizens rebel against austerity

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 10:08

For more than a year, European Union officials have called for austerity, austerity and more austerity as a means to solve Europe's debt crisis. Now people who don't want to pay the price are taking their fight from the streets to the ballot box.

Greece on "knife edge" in last hours to agree bailout

Last Updated: Sunday, February 05, 2012, 18:55

Greece's prime minister scrambled on Sunday to convince lenders and politicians to sign off on a 130 billion euro rescue.

Europe turns up heat on Greeks to seal unity coalition

Last Updated: Sunday, November 06, 2011, 22:01

The European Union turned up the heat on bickering Greek politicians on Sunday to agree a crisis coalition, demanding progress toward backing an international bailout deal in the next 24 hours.

Hopes rise for breakthrough in Greek political drama

Last Updated: Sunday, November 06, 2011, 18:41

A breakthrough in Greece's damaging political stalemate seemed increasingly likely today as the opposition leader said a deal on a unity government was possible if Prime Minister George Papandreou resigns.

Greece must give 'message of stability': Opposition leader

Last Updated: Sunday, November 06, 2011, 18:26

The leader of Greece's main opposition party said on Sunday that the crisis-wracked country must offer a "message of stability" to the rest of the world, as politicians battle to form a unity government.

Protest against Greek austerity vote turns violent

Last Updated: Friday, October 21, 2011, 00:05

Thousands of protesters rallied in front of the Greek parliament, where clashes broke out between rival groups.

Greece paralysed again as austerity vote looms

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 16:16

The austerity bill won initial approval in a first vote on Wednesday night, and deputies are now to vote on the details.

Greece faces key austerity vote, more strikes

Last Updated: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 10:02

Angry protesters vowed to bring Greece to a standstill on the second day of a general strike on Thursday while disgruntled lawmakers vote on the details of a deeply unpopular austerity package needed to stave off bankruptcy.

Strike shuts down Greece before austerity vote

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 18:18

A massive general strike brought Greece to a standstill on Wednesday and thousands of angry protesters took to the streets, while parliament prepared to vote on deep public sector cuts and riot police braced for violence.

Violence erupts as 2-day strike shuts down Greece

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 13:28

Greek unions began a 48-hour general strike on Wednesday, the biggest protest in years.

Greece heads for standstill before austerity vote

Last Updated: Monday, October 17, 2011, 20:16

The 48 hour general strike is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday to coincide with the vote in parliament.

Greece heads for standstill before austerity vote

Last Updated: Monday, October 17, 2011, 15:43

Much of Greece is expected to be shut down by a 48-hour strike reaching a peak on Thursday.