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

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.

Greece`s new government angered by threat of fresh EU sanctions on Russia

Greece`s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras distanced himself Tuesday from a threat by EU leaders to impose further sanctions on Russia over the war in Ukraine, saying Athens was not consulted about the warning.

Yanis Varoufakis named Greece`s new finance minister: Govt

Greece`s new finance minister will be Yanis Varoufakis, a 53-year-old radical left-wing economist, the anti-austerity Syriza-led government announced on Tuesday.

Merkel congratulates Greece`s Tsipras, wishes him `strength, success`

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Greece`s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday and wished him "much strength and success" after his anti-austerity party`s victory in elections.

Greece's Syriza-led coalition government line-up unveiled
Greece's Syriza-led coalition government line-up unveiled

Greece`s new anti-bailout radical left Syriza-led coalition government line-up was unveiled Tuesday following Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras` agreement with the right wing Independent Greeks (ANEL) party to co-rule the debt-laden country after Sunday`s national elections.

Greek debt reduction `not on radar`: European Commission chief

EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned Monday that Greece cannot expect any reduction of its huge debt commitments after the far-left, anti-austerity Syriza party won a stunning election victory.

Europe warns Greece`s Syriza to stick to austerity

The EU issued Monday a stern warning to Greece that its place in the eurozone was at risk if new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras failed to meet the country`s austerity and debt commitments.

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.

German Merkel casts wary eye at Greek vote result

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned the new Greek government Monday it must live up to its commitments to its creditors, as the media and voters clamoured for a tough line with Athens.

Putin says he`s ready to work with Greece`s new government

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated the leader of Greece`s radical left-wing party Syriza on its decisive election victory, saying Russia will be able to work with the new government.

Spain`s anti-austerity Podemos hails Greek ally Syriza

The leader of Spain's anti-austerity party on Sunday hailed a clear election victory by its Greek radical left-wing ally Syriza, saying it would free Greece from austerity politics which he said were dictated by Germany.

US says looking to work closely with Greek poll winners

 The White House said Monday it hoped to work closely with Greece`s new government after the radical left-wing Syriza party stormed to power on an anti-austerity platform.

Greece says no to austerity, anti-bailout Syriza party wins election
Greece says no to austerity, anti-bailout Syriza party wins election

In what seems to steer the country on an anti-EU course, the crucial make-or-break election in Greece has been won by the radical left anti-austerity Syriza party, officials said Monday.

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.

British PM warns of uncertainty after Greek vote

British Prime Minister David Cameron warned of economic risks across Europe after anti-austerity party Syriza swept to victory in Greece`s general elections on Sunday.

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.

PM Samaras concedes defeat, says Greeks `have spoken`
PM Samaras concedes defeat, says Greeks `have spoken`

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Sunday said the nation "had spoken" in handing victory to the anti-austerity Syriza party, and said he hoped the new government would not endanger the country`s EU and euro membership.

Anti-austerity Syriza wins historic Greek election victory
Anti-austerity Syriza wins historic Greek election victory

Anti-austerity party Syriza won a historic victory in Greece`s election Sunday, partial results showed, setting up a confrontation with the EU over its plans to renegotiate the country`s massive bailout.