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Greek minister: government ready for 'rupture' in aid talks

Greek minister: government ready for 'rupture' in aid talks A man walks past the Athens Academy with the 19th century statue of the ancient goddess Athena, on Friday, March 27, 2015. Greek bank deposits dropped by more than 7.5 billion euros ($ 8.2 billion) in February, ramping up pressure on the country's … Full News here […]

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Greek defense minister heads to USA after controversy

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos heads to New York this weekend for Greek Independence Day celebrations after finding himself at the center of a controversy that led to the US Congress failing to pass a resolution commemorating the start of Greece’s revolt against Ottoman rulers for the first time in 30 years. Full News here – […]

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Fed’s Bullard: Grexit would be a Greek issue, not a euro issue

Were Greece to leave the euro zone, there would be little contagion and it would probably be manageable for the eurozone, Federal Reserve Full News here – Latest News

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Greek markets rally as reform promise builds hope of debt deal

Greek bond yields fell and stocks rose on Tuesday after Athens said it would present urgently needed economic reforms to its euro zone partners by next Monday. Full News here – Latest News

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Greek PM meeting with German opposition after Merkel talks

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in Germany for a second day following lengthy meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel where both leaders sought to mend fences and looked for ways to help Athens reach a deal with bailout creditors. Full News here – Latest News

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Greek protesters target police, torch cars in Athens demanding prison closure

Greek protesters target police, torch cars in Athens demanding prison closure Protesters in Athens threw petrol bombs at police and set cars on fire as they demanded the release of jailed political prisoners. They also want the Syriza government to keep its promise to close down the controversial high-security 'Type C' prisons. Full News here […]

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Draghi cheerleads for economy as Greek risk looms over euro area

Mario Draghi can gauge this week whether his optimism in the economy is well-founded. Full News here – Latest News

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Greek ministers set for charm offensives in Moscow, Beijing

The government is said to be trying to bring Moscow and Beijing to the negotiation table for the privatization of Piraeus and Thessaloniki ports, the Thrassio transit center and rail service operator TRAINOSE in order to secure financial support. Full News here – Latest News

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Greek PM faces Merkel amid race to detail reforms

As government officials scramble to draft a list of detailed reforms in line with demands by the country’s international creditors, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is due in Berlin on Monday for crucial talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as concerns grow about Greece’s dwindling cash reserves. Full News here – Latest News

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Greek PM’s office backs minister over report he signed contracts to rehire sacked staff

Alternate Minister for Administrative Reform Giorgos Katrougalos described press reports over the weekend according to which he signed private contracts with dismissed civil servants foreseeing him pocketing 12 percent of the workers’ salaries as “fraudulent” and “provocative” and received the backing of the Maximos Mansion. Full News here – Latest News

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Jihadist suspect slips through Greek police fingers

A French national wanted on an international arrest warrant on suspicion of links with Islamic State jihadists managed to elude authorities after being briefly detained in Athens in January in the wake of a major anti-terror operation in eastern Belgium. Full News here – Latest News

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Merkel sets strict terms for Greek aid, Juncker flags EU cash

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the eurozone’s main paymaster, said on Friday Greece would only receive fresh funds to ease a cash crunch Full News here – Latest News

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Greek finance minister angered over missing copy of bailout

Greek finance minister angered over missing copy of bailout Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis attends a parliament session before the vote of an anti-poverty bill, the first piece of legislation from the left-wing government, in Athens, on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Tsipras insisted Wednesday his … Full News here – Read more on Belleville News […]

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Berlin may offer compromise to Greek reparation claims

Germany’s Minister for European Affairs said Thursday Berlin may increase its contribution to a German-Greek fund, potentially paving the way Full News here – Latest News

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Pressure mounts on Merkel over Greek war reparations calls

Greek demands for billions of euros in reparations for the brutal Nazi occupation in World War Two may be falling on deaf ears in the German government, but some legal experts say Athens has grounds for a case. Full News here – Latest News

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