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Samaras Says: Elect Me or Face Elections Again

ATHENS – Even as support for his front-running party is eroding, New Democracy Conservative leader Antonis Samaras said unless Greeks give him an outright win in May 6 elections so that he can control the Parliament, he will not...

SYRIZA Leader Alexis Tsipras Files Lawsuit Against German "Bild" For Libel

ATHENS (AFP) --- A Greek leftist party on Thursday said it had sued Germany's Bild newspaper for a million euros ($1.3 million) over "insulting" references made in a recent article on the country's upcoming elections. The Syriza Party said the...

Despite New Bailout, Sacrifice, Greece Still on Edge of Default

ATHENS – While many political leaders in Greece expressed satisfaction with a new bailout from international lenders – this one for $170 billion needed to pay debts, workers and pensioners – dissension and doubt remained and the ratings agency...

Papademos Pushes for Broader Parliamentary Support

ATHENS – Interim Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, in a bid to keep together a fractious coalition and get other splinter parties to support a second bailout from international lenders and more austerity measures, said he will meet with Members...

PASOK Slips, But No Winners Seen

PASOK Slips, But No Winners Seen ATHENS - Eighteen months after imposing pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions on the working populace in an attempt to stave off bankruptcy, the ruling PASOK Socialist party has fallen further behind the...

Greek Student Occupations Keep High Schools Closed

ATHENS – The school year began Sept. 12, but continued sit-ins and occupations by students protesting the failure of the government to provide textbooks and a host of other grievances have shuttered some 580 high schools, idling teachers and...

Syriza Reacts to Government's Policy

SYRIZA group leader, Mr. Alexis Tsipras called yesterday PASOK’s policies “disastrous” for the Greek economy and the country as well. According to Mr. Tsipras, the government’s policies will inevitably lead the country to default and he accused Germany for trying...