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IMF chief urges holdouts to join Ukraine debt deal

Kiev - IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Tuesday pressed Ukraine's hold-out creditors such as Russia and a handful of Western investment houses to write off some of the crisis-wrecked country's massive debt.

Putin congratulates Tsipras on Greek vote win

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated Greece's left-wing prime minister Alexis Tsipras on his thumping poll victory.

Ukraine parliament backs crucial debt write-off deal

Kiev - Ukraine's parliament on Thursday backed a crucial debt restructuring agreement that will save Kiev billions of dollars and keep the war-torn country from falling into an unmanaged default.

Greek crisis prompts a rethink on food waste

Atenas - With little end to their economic misery in sight, Greeks are finding inventive ways to feed the poor while also fighting waste -- a movement that is chipping away at traditional attitudes to food.

Greek opposition conservatives nudge ahead of Syriza: Poll

Atenas - Eighteen days ahead of snap elections, Greece's conservative opposition New Democracy party has for the first time taken a slender lead over the ruling left-wing Syriza, an opinion poll showed Wednesday.New Democracy has 25.

Greece vote set for Sept 20 as Syriza takes poll lead

Atenas - Greece geared up Friday for a snap election next month, with an opinion poll showing the leftist party Syriza ahead despite a wave of defections over the country's massive new bailout.

Poll shows Tsipras in lead as Greece gears up for vote

Atenas - Greece geared up for its fifth election in six years with an opinion poll Friday showing leftist leader Alexis Tsipras ahead despite a wave of defections from his Syriza party over the terms of the country's massive new bailout"Today the great electora...

Greece's top judge takes over as caretaker PM ahead of snap vote

Atenas - Greece's top judge on Thursday became the country's first female prime minister, taking over a caretaker administration to organise early elections next month, the fifth in the crisis-hit country in six years.

Ukraine averts default with major debt write-down deal

Kiev - Ukraine said Thursday it has reached a crucial debt restructuring deal that will see lenders accept a 20-percent write-down and keep global markets open to the cash-strapped ex-Soviet state.

Greece's Tsipras rules out forming national unity govt

Atenas - Outgoing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday ruled out forming a national unity government should he fail to win a outright majority in snap elections triggered after he resigned last week.

Syriza plans programme to ease 'negative' impact of Greek bailout

Atenas - Greece's ruling radical left Syriza party is preparing a "parallel" programme to help ease the "negative consequences" of the tough austerity reforms that were required to obtain its latest international bailout, the government said Tuesday.

New blow for Greece's Syriza as rebels try to form govt

Atenas - Greece's embattled ruling Syriza party suffered another blow Monday when its secretary quit, as eurosceptic rebels were given a mandate to try to form a government.

Greek eurosceptics to take government mandate amid early election row

Atenas - A breakaway eurosceptic faction of Greece's Syriza party was to attempt to form a government Monday as the country headed for a likely September 20 snap ballot.

Greece rebels form new party ahead of snap polls

Atenas - Rebels from Greece's Syriza party on Friday formed a breakaway parliamentary group after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned, paving the way for the crisis-hit country's fourth election in three years.

Alexis Tsipras: PM locked in an endless Greek drama

Atenas - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras knew all too well that Greece's huge bailout would appall many in his radical leftist party -- but now the hard-fought rescue has cost him his government.

Greece's Tsipras resigns, calls snap polls to beat party revolt

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced his resignation and called for snap elections, as he went on the offensive to defend the country's massive bailout after it triggered a rebellion within his own hard-left party.

Greece's Tsipras pushes September election to beat party revolt

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to call snap elections on Thursday, facing an internal party revolt by MPs furious at his embrace of austerity in a massive new international bailout.

Greece repays 3.4 bn euros to European Central Bank: Source

Atenas - Greece has repaid 3.4 billion euros ($3.79 billion) due to the European Central Bank Thursday, a source close to the Greek government said after the launch of a massive new reforms-for-bailout deal.

Greece to receive 23bn euro cash injection ahead of key repayment

Atenas - Greece is set to receive the first instalment of its third multi-billion-euro bailout Thursday, just as a key repayment to the European Central Bank falls due.A source close to the matter said Greece would receive 23 billion euros ($25.

Merkel averts major revolt as MPs approve Greek bailout

Berlin - The German parliament voted by an overwhelming majority Wednesday to back a massive new bailout for Greece, with Chancellor Angela Merkel spared a major rebellion of deputies opposing the aid.

Dutch PM grilled on Greece, beats no-confidence bid

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte received a grilling Wednesday in parliament for his cabinet's support for debt-ridden Greece's third international bailout, as he fended off a bid for a no-confidence vote on the issue.

Schaeuble fights sceptics for German approval of Greek bailout

Berlin - Germany's powerful finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, told MPs it would be "irresponsible" not to approve a third bailout for Greece in a crucial vote Wednesday amid mounting dissent against further aid for the debt-mired country.

Greek elections 'imperative' for stability: Minister

Atenas - Early elections in Greece are "imperative" to maintain the country's political stability as it begins to implement an unpopular third debt bailout, a minister said Monday."Elections are imperative for purposes of political stability.

Greek PM faces revolt after eurozone approves huge bailout

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was Saturday battling a major revolt amongst members of his radical-left party who oppose the third huge bailout for the crisis-hit country.

Key dates in Greek debt crisis

Atenas - Following are key dates in the Greek debt crisis, as eurozone finance ministers approve a third bailout to keep the country afloat in return for far-reaching reforms.

Eurozone approves Greek bailout in return for far-reaching reforms

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers approved Friday a third bailout worth up to 86 billion euros to keep Greece in the single currency in return for an unprecedented package of reforms that Athens had previously rejected.

Eurozone optimistic on approving new Greek bailout

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers voiced optimism Friday they would endorse a huge third bailout for Greece designed to save the country from financial collapse and a chaotic exit from the euro.

Greek bailout gives creditors unprecedented say over Athens

Brussels - Greece's international creditors will have an unprecedented say over the country's government to make sure Athens sticks to the terms of its huge third bailout. But will it be enough to ensure its success?

Ukraine, creditors plan phone talks as debt deal eludes them

Kiev - Ukraine and its creditors sharpened their knives for a decisive battle Friday after direct negotiations failed to reach a workable solution for keeping the ex-Soviet country from hurtling into default.

EU hails 'encouraging' Greek vote backing new bailout

Atenas - Greek lawmakers finally voted through the country's third massive international bailout Friday after a bitter all-night debate, hours before European finance ministers were to meet to approve the deal with Germany digging in its heels.
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