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'No more Mr. Nice Guy' - EU gets tough on African migrants


BRUSSELS Encouraged by their success in halting a mass influx of refugees by closing Greek borders and cutting a controversial deal with Turkey, EU leaders are getting tough on African migrants too.


Police believe British toddler missing for 25 years died in accident on Greek island 17 Oct 2016

ATHENS A British toddler who disappeared on a Greek island 25 years ago may have died as the result of an accident on the day he went missing, British investigators said on Monday.


Greece's lenders to launch new review as Athens digs in on debt relief 17 Oct 2016

ATHENS Greece and its creditors start a fresh round of talks this week on reforming its labour market, a tricky task for a leftist government sliding in opinion polls but needed if the recession-hit state can ever win debt relief.


Euro zone hopes to keep IMF in Greek bailout - ECB's Coeure 12 Oct 2016

FRANKFURT Euro zone finance ministers are working to keep the International Monetary Fund as part of the Greek bailout and to address concerns about Greek debt sustainability, European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure said on Wednesday.


Deutsche faces highest borrowing costs among European peers 11 Oct 2016

FRANKFURT Deutsche Bank pays more to borrow from other banks than its peers including stragglers in Greece and Italy, Euribor data showed on Tuesday, a trend that underscores the gravity of the problems facing Germany's flagship lender.


Greece gets positive review but euro zone withholds part of new loan payment 10 Oct 2016

LUXEMBOURG Euro zone finance ministers gave Greece a positive review of its reforms on Monday but divided up the latest tranche of aid to Athens, disbursing a 1.1 billion euro loan but postponing its decision on a further 1.7 billion payout to later in October.


IMF says still engaged with Greece, no decision yet on bailout role 09 Oct 2016

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said on Sunday it is still fully engaged in talks to join the Greek bailout program and has not yet decided on what role it will take.


Exclusive - IMF will stay out of Greek bailout, to take special status: sources 08 Oct 2016

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund will not join the Greek bailout programme but will likely accept a special advisory status with limited powers that keeps it at the table, two senior sources with direct knowledge of the proposals said.


Greece likely to get part or all of next loan tranche on Monday - sources 08 Oct 2016

WASHINGTON Euro zone finance ministers are likely to approve on Monday the disbursement of much or all of the money from the 2.8 billion euro ($3.14 billion) tranche of loans Greece is waiting for, two senior euro zone officials said on Friday.

IMF unconvinced Greek bailout reforms will produce fiscal goals - Thomsen 07 Oct 2016

WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund is sceptical if Greek reforms under the current euro zone bailout can deliver the fiscal targets set by the lenders, a senior IMF official said on Friday.