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Greek PM Tsipras wins confidence vote, eyes Macedonia accord

12:07pm GMT

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday, clearing a major hurdle for Greece's approval of an accord to end a dispute over Macedonia's name and averting the prospect of a snap election. | Video

Powerful quake shakes western Greece, no major injuries

26 Oct 2018

ATHENS A powerful earthquake shook western Greece early on Friday, damaging a port and a 15th century monastery, but causing no major injuries, officials and local media said. | Video

Turkey won't allow Greek interference in East Med activities - minister

24 Oct 2018

ANKARA/ATHENS Turkey warned Greece on Wednesday to stay out of its activities in the eastern Mediterranean, heralding a potential showdown with Cyprus over hydrocarbons research in a region thought to be rich in natural gas.

As cabinet row rumbles, Greek PM hails Macedonia name change

20 Oct 2018

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday welcomed the approval by Macedonia's parliament of a proposed change to the country's name as a decisive step towards ending decades of discord between the two neighbours.

Greek foreign minister quits in Macedonia name row

17 Oct 2018

ATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the resignation of his foreign minister on Wednesday, Greece's first major political casualty in a drive to end a decades-old name dispute with Macedonia.

Tarnished by bailout, Greek PM eyes reshuffle before election

28 Aug 2018

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras saw his interior minister take up a key post in his leftist Syriza party on Monday, heralding a cabinet reshuffle to shore up waning support after painful bailouts.

Tsipras declares 'day of liberation' after Greece exits bailout

21 Aug 2018

ATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed the end of a "modern-day Odyssey" on Tuesday after Greece emerged from nine years of bailouts, saying it should never forget the harsh lessons learned under tight financial supervision by its creditors.

Greece to tear down illegal buildings after killer blaze

07 Aug 2018

ATHENS Greece will demolish thousands of illegal buildings in response to the death of dozens of people who were unable to escape a maze of poorly planned streets in the country's worst wildfire disaster.

Greek civil protection minister resigns after killer wildfire

03 Aug 2018

ATHENS Greek Civil Protection Minister Nikos Toskas resigned on Friday in the wake of a wildfire last month that killed 88 people and led to widespread criticism of the government for its handling of the disaster.

After Greek fire kills scores, politicians' gloves come off

31 Jul 2018

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused the opposition on Tuesday of exploiting one of the country's worst ever natural disasters in a deepening political row over the deaths of at least 91 people in a fire.

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