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Leading German Politician Calls for Greek Eurozone Exit

A top official from Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian sister party called Sunday for debt-mired Greece to exit the eurozone, as Germany's leader fights to keep her government on message during the crisis. "I think it is a solution, if you...

As Greeks Rage, Merkel Says Germany Backs a “Strong Greece”

ATHENS – As Prime Minister George Papandreou’s PASOK Socialist Members of Parliament unanimously supported an emergency property tax as part of crushing new austerity measures ordered by international lenders in return for money to keep Greece from going bankrupt,...

Papandreou: Greece Will Deliver On All Its Pledges

Prime Minister George Papandreou said he can "guarantee" that Greece will deliver on all the austerity pledges made for its first EUR110 billion rescue program, and reaffirmed that the country will reach[...]

IMF Chief Lagarde Says Patience Thin on Greece

As inspectors for international lenders returned to Athens to determine whether to release an $11 billion loan installment needed to keep the country from going bust, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said investors are weary of helping Greece. “If the Greeks do not want our advice[...]

Venizelos Says Greece “Scapegoat” But Will Survive Crisis

With the economic world holding its breath over fears that Greece will default, Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos told an international audience of bankers in Washington, D.C. that his country[...]

Greek Crisis Threatens Eurozone Survival

ATHENS – As speculation intensified that Greece would default, the crisis that has gripped the country for 18 months, setting off protests and riots over government-imposed pay cuts, tax hikes and slashed pensions to satisfy international lenders putting up...

Germany’s EU Commissioner Wants Greek Administrators Replaced

As Greek officials admitted the nearly-broke country will be out of cash to pay its workers in mid-October without the next round of scheduled loans from an international bail-out package, European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger, a German, suggested the...