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Vandals deface Jewish graves in northern Greece

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 02:42

Greek authorities say vandals have attacked the Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki, whose Jewish population was nearly wiped out during World War II.

Kerry praises Greece for tough economic choices

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 04:17

US Secretary of State John Kerry praised the Greek government Friday for making "tough choices" to resolve the country`s economic crisis and said he believed the situation was improving.

Greece coalition government likely on Wednesday

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 23:44

As talks for formation of new ‘coalition’ government in Greece enter into second day, leaders are hopeful for formation of a new government.

Greek socialist head hands back coalition mandate

Last Updated: Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10:13

Evangelos Venizelos officially gave up the mandate to form a coalition government after three rounds of negotiations proved fruitless.

Greece seeks Monday bailout deal, EU questions remain

Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 08:35

Greece expressed hope it can secure its second EU/IMF bailout in as many years and a deal on easing its debt burden next week, but its euro zone peers made clear the months of increasingly ill-tempered argument are not quite over yet.

Greek minister heads to Brussels with incomplete bailout deal

Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 11:55

Greek leaders failed on Thursday to agree on a reform and austerity programme, the price of a financial bailout to avoid a messy default, forcing Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos to go to the country's financial backers with an incomplete deal.

Greek finance minister says opposed to euro referendum

Last Updated: Thursday, November 03, 2011, 16:36

Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos on Thursday came out against embattled Prime Minister George Papandreou's plans for a referendum on whether the debt-hit country should stay in the euro.

Greece: New austerity law needed for rescue cash

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 08:48

Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos has said that parliament must approve a new package of economic austerity measures before the country receives its next USD 10.9 billion rescue loan installment.

Greece vows to stay in the euro, never go bankrupt

Last Updated: Sunday, September 25, 2011, 11:22

Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos sought to reassure nervous markets and EU partners on Saturday by pledging his debt-ridden country would do whatever it takes to avoid default and stay in the euro zone.

Greece is moving fast with reforms - finmin

Last Updated: Sunday, September 04, 2011, 22:33

Greece's finance minister said on Sunday Greece was speeding up structural reforms to exit a debt crisis and dismissed reports about a breach in the nation's relations with its international lenders.