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Op-Ed: Prime minister Tsipras says Greece will not seek a third bailout

Athens - Alexis Tsipras, the Greek Prime Minister, announced that Greece will not seek a third bailout when the extension of the present bailout runs out in four months time.

Op-Ed: Syriza spins debt deal defeat as a success

Athens - After presenting proposals for a debt deal that reneged upon most of Syriza's campaign promises that were rejected by Germany, the Syriza Greek government claims it won the battle for the debt deal.

Greece seeks bridge financing as debt deal may take time

Brussels - Greece and its EU creditors are extending talks over the weekend in order to possibly reach a deal at talks with EU finance ministers on Monday at Brussels.

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.

Philosopher advises sending non SYRIZA supporters to gulag

A Slovenian philosopher and ardent supporter of the Greek extreme left political party SYRIZA has suggested that to ensure a democratic future all those who do not support SYRIZA should be given one-way tickets to the gulag.

Greece hit by 24-hour strike

Greek unions have called a 24-hour strike which will disrupt transport, banks and hospitals on May Day. The government delayed the traditional May Day holiday until May 7 so businesses could benefit from extra trade in the run up to Orthodox Easter.

Greece: SYRIZA distances itself from leftist violence

The homes of five Greek journalists were targeted with bombs, the offices of PASOK and ND were hit by incendiary devices, and bank branches were subject to arson attacks. These incidents of leftist violence in Greece occurred over the last three days.

Alexis Tsipras predicts Greek elections will be held soon

Alexis Tsipras, leader of SYRIZA, Greece's Coalition of the Radical Left, believes that new elections will be held in Greece soon. He is confident that SYRIZA will oust the current coalition government.

Human rights groups criticise migrant round-ups in Greece

Athens - Human rights groups have slammed Greece's crackdown on illegal migrants, adding their voice to the Greek Communist party and the far-left SYRIZA. Residents of Athens have in turn accused the Greek left of being blind to the reality of mass immigration.

Op-Ed: Greek MPs should vote for an end to parliamentary privileges Special

Athens - Greece has wasted a splendid opportunity to introduce austerity and reforms into the Greek parliament during the six weeks a caretaker government presided without wages. Corrupt politicians feed at the trough of plenty as Greece sinks deeper into debt.

Op-Ed: The Greek voting dilemma

Dictated to by the German press and terrorized by the Greek press, voters in Sunday's Greek elections are presented with a ballot offering a no win situation.

Greek elections: Communists rule out any coalition with SYRIZA

Athens - Election confusion remains high in Greece. Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left, SYRIZA, announced he may be willing to form a coalition with KKE, the Communist party. Hours later the KKE renounced such a claim.

Greek elections: Tsipras confident of leftist victory

Athens - Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Coalition of the Radical Left, SYRIZA, has said he is confident of a leftist victory in Sunday's elections, and may be willing to form a government with KKE, the Communist party.

Athens: Policing makes its way onto the political agenda

Athens - Greek police made 600 arrests in central Athens last week, amid escalating concerns over rising crime and illegal immigrants. Politicians are trying to outscore each other on the issue of policing crime in the run up to Sunday's elections.

Greek politicians condemn Golden Dawn live TV attack

Athens - Greek politicians of all parties have strongly condemned the attack on live television by far-right Golden Dawn MP on two female politicians. The government said the "attack is an attack against every democratic citizen."

Alexis Tsipras unveils SYRIZA's new programme

Athens - SYRIZA's leader, Alexis Tsipras, unveiled the programme his party intends to implement if it wins office in the June 17 Greek election, announcing the first step would be the cancellation of the bail-out memorandum.

Greek elections: New Democracy leads over SYRIZA in latest polls

Athens - Latest polls published on Sunday morning in the Greek press show that New Democracy has taken the lead over SYRIZA. A further poll shows that nine out of every ten Greeks wish to remain in the eurozone.

SYRIZA accuses Eurobank of unlawful election interference

Athens - Greece's Radical Left Coalition party SYRIZA has accused Eurobank, the second largest bank in Greece, of unlawful interference in the country's elections. Allegations include threatening staff will lose their jobs if they vote for SYRIZA.

Greece: Latest election polls neck and neck

Latest election polls published in the Greek press on Sunday morning indicate that the lead of the extreme left SYRIZA over pro-bailout New Democracy has narrowed.

Op-Ed: SYRIZA's Alexis Tsipras woos the international press

As the Greek nation stares chaos in the face, Alexis Tsipras, leader of the far-left SYRIZA courts the international press, but has no clear strategy to govern Greece soundly if elected.

Alex Tsipras fails to form government in Greece

Athens - Alexis Tsipras, leader of the far-left political party Syriza, has failed in his attempt to form a coalition government. The mandate to form a government will now be passed to Evangelos Venizelos, leader of PASOK.

Greece: First attempt to form post election government fails

Athens - Antonis Samaras, leader of New Democracy, which won the biggest mandate in Sunday's elections, has failed to form a coalition government to work with ND's 108 politicians.

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