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Greek cabinet set for first meeting since poll upset

Athens - Greece's new radical left-led government prepared to meet Wednesday for the first time to hammer out a strategy for renegotiating the country's giant bailout, after storming to power on a promise to reject years of harsh austerity policies.

Kammenos: From conservative rebel to Greek PM's unlikely ally

Athens - Panos Kammenos, whose nationalist Independent Greeks party has entered into an unlikely coalition government with the radical left-wing Syriza, once walked the corridors of parliament wearing a T-shirt that read: "Greece is not for sale.

Op-Ed: Paul Krugman on Syriza's policies

New York - Alexis Tsipras, leader of the left-wing Syriza coalition, is about to become prime minister of Greece. He will be the first European leader elected on an explicit promise to challenge the austerity policies that have prevailed since 2010.

Greece names hardline anti-bailout finance minister

Athens - Greece named hardline leftwing economist Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister, handing him the pivotal task of renegotiating the debt-stricken nation's bailout with international creditors after it voted overwhelmingly to reject years of austerity poli...

'Unnatural' Greek coalition could be short-lived

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

Alexis Tsipras, boyish PM out to restore Greek dignity

Athens - 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.

New Greek leader set to unveil anti-austerity government

Athens - Greece's new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to unveil his anti-austerity coalition government Tuesday, bringing together his radical left-wing party with the nationalist right, after a stunning election win that sent shockwaves through Europe.

Does this mystery tomb contain Alexander the Great’s mother?

The discovery of five skeletons in a vast tomb near Thessaloniki, Greece, has scholars debating whether the 60-odd-year-old female skeleton is that of Alexander the Great’s mother, Olympias.

Op-Ed: Democracy or austerity? Greece to test the theory of EU finance

Athens - The recent history of Greece’s austerity and the EU’s imposition of crushing conditions may be about to end. The Syriza party was elected on its platform of renegotiating the EU’s terms.

Op-Ed: Syriza party close to a majority in Greek election win

Athens - With more than three-quarters of election results in, the leftist, anti-austerity party Syriza, won a decisive victory and was projected to win 149 seats in the 300 seat parliament, just short of a majority.

Factbox: Possible allies for Greek election victors Syriza

Athens - Greek anti-austerity party Syriza on Sunday won a historic election promising to alter the course of austerity in Europe, but with 80 percent of votes counted it was short of an outright majority.

Syriza supporters hail Greek effect in Europe after historic win

Athens - 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.

Alexis Tsipras, Greek 'Che Guevara' on the brink of power

Athens - Alexis Tsipras, whose Syriza party won the Greek general election for the first time in its history on Sunday, is set to become the country's first radical left-wing prime minister, and the youngest in over 150 years.

Tsipras sworn in as Greek prime minister

Athens - Alexis Tsipras, the 40-year-old leader of anti-austerity party Syriza, was sworn in on Monday as Greek prime minister, the youngest in 150 years.

Greece 'leaving behind disastrous austerity': Tsipras

Athens - 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.

Samaras concedes defeat, says Greeks 'have spoken'

Athens - 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 Greek election: Exit polls

Athens - Radical leftwing party Syriza won Greece's general election on Sunday in a victory that could impact the course of austerity in Europe, exit polls showed.Syriza took between 35.5 percent and 39.

Greece's Syriza: what does it want and what is possible?

Athens - The left-wing Syriza party led by Alexis Tsipras won Greece's general election on Sunday after campaigning on a pledge to renegotiate the country's international bailout and reverse years of spending cuts and painful economic reforms.

Antonis Samaras: Greek PM is a gambler who lost big before

Athens - Prime minister during one of the toughest periods in modern Greek history, Antonis Samaras' penchant for risky politics could cost him his job in Sunday's election.

How Greece's election works

Athens - Greece's general election on Sunday could bring to power the radical left-wing party Syriza that promises to redraft the country's 240-billion-euro ($269 billion) EU-IMF bailout and erase much of its huge debt.
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