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Last stand for Greece's Tsipras after vote drubbing

Athens - Forced into calling early elections next month after a poor showing in EU and local elections on Sunday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be making a last stand against the odds to stay in power.

Greek government seeks new confidence vote in parliament

Atenas - Greece's government on Monday called for a parliamentary confidence vote -- the second this year -- after the opposition sought to censure one of its junior ministers."On behalf of the prime minister, I call on the chamber...

Greek PM wins confidence vote after Macedonia name row

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday survived a confidence vote after a row over a landmark name deal with Macedonia sunk his four-year coalition.

Greek PM to face confidence vote after Macedonia row

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras headed into a confidence vote Wednesday with his political future on the line after a row over a landmark name deal with Macedonia sunk his four-year coalition.

Greek MPs open debate on Tsipras confidence vote

Atenas - Greece's parliament on Tuesday began a two-day debate on a confidence vote called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after his coalition collapsed in a row over a planned name change deal with Macedonia.

Tsipras: the pragmatist who trumped his critics and the odds

Atenas - He has often been lambasted as ignorant of history, but Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras trumped both his critics and the odds Friday by solving a 27-year name row with neighbouring Macedonia, one of the world's most enduring diplomatic rows.

Greek PM urges Macedonia to ratify name deal after FM resigns

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday urged Macedonian lawmakers to ratify the two countries' landmark name deal after a cabinet spat in Athens prompted the shock resignation of his foreign minister.

Greek PM vows not to repeat past economic mistakes

Strasbourg - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed Tuesday not to repeat the "mistakes and behaviour of the past" that led his country to the brink of financial collapse.

Greece's Tsipras hails end of bailout 'Odyssey'

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called Tuesday a "day of redemption" as he hailed the end of his country's eight-year "Odyssey" of painful bailouts.

Greek PM Tsipras visits scene of wildfire disaster

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday paid his first visit to the area ravaged by the country's worst ever wildfires, as anger mounts over his government's response to the disaster which has claimed scores of lives.

Greek PM Tsipras visits scene of wildfire disaster

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday paid his first visit to the area ravaged by the country's worst ever wildfires as anger mounts over his government's response to the disaster that left scores of people dead.

Greece's Tsipras eyes 'breakthrough without blackmail' in debt row

Brussels - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called Thursday for a "breakthrough without blackmail" in a row over the eurozone's decision to suspend debt relief over a pension spending hike by Athens.

Greek PM bolsters grip on party in congress vote

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was reconfirmed as leader of his leftist Syriza party on Sunday, boosting his approval rates amongst grassroots members in the process.Tsipras renewed his tenure with 93.

Greek PM proposes constitutional change for 'direct democracy'

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday said the constitution should be revised to give Greeks "direct democracy", a say in electing the president and the right to hold referendums on laws."It is time to set aside fear of the people's judgment......

Tsipras says won't allow Greece to become human 'warehouse'

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday threatened not to cooperate with future EU agreements on the migrant crisis if the burden was not fairly shared among member states, as he vowed not to let his country become a human "warehouse".

Op-Ed: Push Greece on privatizations, not on pension reform

Athens - The New Year has brought with it the anticipated re-emergence of Greece in the public eye. Since Alexis Tsipras’ re-election last September, few headlines have bothered to cover the fate of the debt-laden country over the past few months.

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras says all migrants registered now

Atenas - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday admitted Greek border controls had been overwhelmed by the mass arrival of refugees earlier this year, but insisted all migrants were now being properly documented.

Greek PM Tsipras takes oath of office: TV

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday took his oath of office a day after being re-elected in a snap general election.

Greece's Tsipras proves himself a canny gambler

Atenas - Greece's radical leader Alexis Tsipras pulled off the biggest gamble of his already dramatic political career as he romped to victory in a snap election Sunday.

Tsipras confident of Greek election victory

Atenas - Alexis Tsipras, the former Greek prime minister and leader of the far-left Syriza party is confident he can regain power at this weekend's parliamentary elections.

Tsipras and Varoufakis: A messy split for Greece's double act

Atenas - Alexis Tsipras and Yanis Varoufakis shared a vision once, but the double act of the Greek debt drama's most colourful characters now appears well and truly over.

Tsipras still has the edge in pro-euro Greece, say analysts

Atenas - With just three weeks to go before Greece's snap elections, analysts say charismatic ex-premier Alexis Tsipras remains popular with an electorate determined to stay in the euro -- even if it means more painful austerity.

Greece's leader resigns, calls for new elections next month

Athens - Leftist prime minister Alexis Tsipras resigned Thursday and called for new elections he hopes will bolster his support and ratify his decision to accept tougher austerity to keep Greece in the shared European currency.

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.

Greek PM to take on party critics over unpopular bailout

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday set the scene for a bruising showdown with his critics by demanding a congress at his ruling Syriza party to tackle a brewing revolt over an unpopular EU-IMF bailout.

Greek banks reopen with restrictions as prices soar

Athens - Banks in Greece were open at week's end for the first time in July but at a steep price — limits on cash withdrawals and higher prices on nearly everything people buy.

Alexis Tsipras: Selfless statesman or sellout?

Atenas - The jury is still out on whether Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is the man who capitulated to "blackmail" from Greece's international creditors, or pulled his country back from the abyss.

Greece approves austerity measures to stay in euro economy

Athens - Greece's parliament argued long into the night Thursday but finally approved a long list of new austerity measures to keep the government afloat with emergency loans from other European Union nations.

Alexis Tsipras: The premier playing roulette with Greece's future

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras got the public boost he sought to keep alive his government's tightrope talks with the country's EU-IMF creditors, but the consequences of his gamble remain unclear.

Referendum to make Greece 'better armed' for negotiations, PM says

Atenas - Greece's plebiscite on the latest bailout offer is intended to make the country stronger in the fight for a new deal with its international creditors, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Monday.
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