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Greece appoints austerity stalwart to be central bank chief

11 Jun 2014

ATHENS Former Greek finance minister Yannis Stournaras, who spearheaded Greece's return to economic stability after it nearly crashed out of the euro zone, is to become the next Bank of Greece governor, the central bank said on Wednesday.

Gas talks set for Friday as Ukraine cut-off deadline looms

29 May 2014

BRUSSELS/ATHENS Talks between Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission to resolve a gas dispute will go ahead on Friday, the Commission said, as time runs out to avert a threat that Moscow could cut off supplies to Ukraine.

Shipping tycoon makes rare political foray in Greek port town

23 May 2014

PIRAEUS Greece Best known as owner of Greece's most successful soccer club, shipping tycoon Evangelos Marinakis has now burst on to the political scene - and has already scored an early victory.

Shipping tycoon makes rare political foray in Greek port town

23 May 2014

PIRAEUS, Greece Best known as owner of Greece's most successful soccer club, shipping tycoon Evangelos Marinakis has now burst on to the political scene - and has already scored an early victory.

Greek bailout is no success story, EU candidate Tsipras says

16 May 2014

ATHENS/BRUSSELS Greek radical leftist leader Alexis Tsipras, running to head the European Commission, said on Thursday his country's EU-led bailout has been a failure, despite Athens' recent return to bond markets.

Greece investor spring breathes life into privatisation drive

06 May 2014

ATHENS Greece's return from bond market exile and signs of economic revival have attracted international investors to its privatisation drive, providing more options for raising cash to cut debts, the chief of its asset sales agency said.

Greek central bank chief Provopoulos says wants second term

11 Apr 2014

ATHENS Greece's central bank chief George Provopoulos said on Friday he would accept a second term at the helm of the Bank of Greece if the government offered it to him when his current one expires in June.

ESM's Regling warns Greece not to overpay for new bonds - paper

05 Apr 2014

ATHENS The head of the euro zone's bailout fund has warned Athens not to pay investors too much when it returns to bond markets later this month, in comments to a Greek newspaper that hit newsstands on Saturday.

Greeks evoke past injustices to overcome bailout shame

02 Apr 2014

ATHENS Germany is footing much of the bill for Greece's 237 billion euro bailout but Athens-trained dentist Aristomenis Syngelakis feels no gratitude; Berlin owes his country billions in reparations for Nazi crimes during World War Two, he says.

Greeks evoke past injustices to overcome bailout shame

02 Apr 2014

ATHENS Germany is footing much of the bill for Greece's 237 billion euro bailout but Athens-trained dentist Aristomenis Syngelakis feels no gratitude; Berlin owes his country billions in reparations for Nazi crimes during World War Two, he says.

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Trump adds legal heavyweights Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team

President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial with the addition on Friday of former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for former President Bill Clinton's 1998 impeachment, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz.