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Did Greece's SYRIZA Government Ask Russia to Print Drachmas in 2015?

A bombshell revelation from a French book, claiming that the SYRIZA government asked Russia to print drachmas in order to replace the euro in 2015 has opened a new round of political controversy in Greece. The claim, made in the...

Former French Leader Chides Greek PM in Tell-All Book

A new tell-all book by former French leader Francois Hollande has claimed Greece's 2015 referendum on accepting harsh bailout conditions was won without the country's leader knowing what to do with the mandate it gave him. In his 400-page book...

Hollande Book Claims PM Tsipras Wanted Putin to Help Print Drachmas, Gov't Denies It

A Greek government source denied reports in a book by French President Francois Hollande that claims Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may have called on Russian President Vladimir Putin's assistance to print a Greek currency. The book, "A President...

EU-Mediterranean Summit Ends With Pledge for Unity to Combat Xenophobia

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras played host to the EU's southern member states on Friday. "Regardless of our ideological backgrounds, what unites us are our common sea and common problems, and faith in a European vision," he said, addressing...

EgyptAir MS804 Crash: What We Know So Far [Video]

Egypt confirmed that "floating objects" found by Greek pilots off the Greek island of Karpathos, in the Aegean, were debris from wreckage EgyptAir flight MS804, however Greek officials cast doubt on the claim. There were reports that life jackets...

Paris Attacks: Greek PM Tsipras Expresses Condolences to President Hollande

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras expressed his condolences to French President Francois Hollande after the Paris ISIS attacks that resulted in at least 128 deaths and left hundreds injured.  “My sincere condolences to the families of the victims. I am...

Hollande, Juncker, Vacation On Ithaca

French President Francois Hollande and former Eurozone chief and current Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker have chosen the Ionian Greek island of Ithaca for their summer holidays, joining a long list of celebrities choosing to come to Greece during...

Madame Merkel's Rule Goes Viral

The Moscow Times depicted the crisis in Cyprus and the Eurozone with the image of a faux Renaissance painting with all the major protagonists, with the focus on German Chancellor Angela Merkel dressed as a tavern woman. The picture...

Greece and France to Sign Defense Deal

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Feb. 28 that Greece and France would sign a defence collaboration agreement, following reports that Athens would borrow navy frigates from Paris, according to Agence-France-Presse. "This (broader) agreement will further include...

Hollande Pushes Investment In Greece

French President François Hollande, visiting Athens during a media blackout and a day ahead of a general strike against austerity, gave his support to the harsh conditions he opposes in his own country and said he wanted more French...