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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.

We suspect arson, Greek minister says of wildfire

26 Jul 2018

MATI, Greece Greece said on Thursday it suspected arson was behind a devastating forest fire which killed at least 83 people and turned the small town of Mati east of Athens into a wasteland of death and destruction. | Video

'I'm looking for my mum,' says young woman as number of dead from Greek fire rises

25 Jul 2018

ATHENS The number of dead from a fire which ripped through a Greek coastal town reached at least 81 on Wednesday as frantic relatives tried to track down people missing from the inferno and officials began the grim task of identifying bodies. | Video

Greece, Russia to expel diplomats in Macedonia tussle ahead of NATO summit

11 Jul 2018

ATHENS Greece will expel two Russian diplomats suspected of meddling in the politically sensitive issue of Macedonia, a Greek diplomatic source said on Wednesday, as NATO prepares to invite the former Yugoslav republic to join the alliance.

Greek defense minister says will try to block 'bad' Macedonia deal

03 Jul 2018

ATHENS A deal to end a decades-long name dispute between Greece and Macedonia is at risk after the Greek defense minister said he would try to block it, also underscoring the fragility of Greece's ruling left-right coalition a year before elections.

It's a tie! Greek PM marks debt deal with sartorial twist

23 Jun 2018

ATHENS After long insisting he would only wear a neck tie when Greece's debt problem was settled, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras duly did so on Friday, after euro zone peers offered debt relief that marks a turn away from the country's long crisis.

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