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Greek Olympian Disqualified After Racist Tweet

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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A member of the Greek Olympic team has been expelled from the Olympic games for a posting a racist comment on Twitter. Triple jumper Paraskevi Papachristou commented about immigrants in Athens saying, with so many of Africans in Greece, the West Nile virus mosquitoes will at least be eating some homemade food. The submission on […]

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Greece’s New Leaders to Miss EU Meeting

Posted June 24th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Greece has run into a snag in its efforts to renegotiate its European-led bailout, as health problems sidelined the new prime minister and finance minister ahead of a critical meeting with the European Union. The government said Sunday that doctors had told Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to avoid travel after he had eye surgery on […]

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Greece Outlines Plan for Bailout Revisions

Posted June 23rd, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Greece’s new coalition government is developing proposed revisions to tough austerity measures that were imposed under an international bailout agreement. The cash-strapped government issued a statement on Saturday that says it would try to repeal some taxes, freeze public sector layoffs and extend deadlines for imposing fiscal reforms by at least two years. The government […]

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Samaras To Be Sworn in as Greek Prime Minister

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Conservative Antonis Samaras has been sworn in as Greece’s new prime minister, leading a newly formed coalition government that intends to renegotiate the terms of an international bailout package. Three political parties — Mr. Samaras’s New Democracy, the Democratic Left, and the socialist PASOK — arrived at an agreement on a coalition government earlier Wednesday […]

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Samaras To Be Sworn in as Greek Prime Minister

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Greek officials say conservative New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras will be sworn in as prime minister shortly. The three political parties – New Democracy, Democratic Left, and PASOK – said Wednesday they have agreed on the formation of a coalition government, after two-and-a-half days of talks. Socialist party leader Evangelos Venizelos told reporters more details […]

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Democratic Left to Back Greek Coalition

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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The head of Greece’s small Democratic Left party says it will support a coalition government led by the conservative New Democracy party, which won the most seats in Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Fotis Kouvelis said Wednesday he expects the announcement of a final agreement later in the day. The coalition will likely also include the PASOK […]

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Conservative Leader Gets 3 Days to Form Greek Coalition

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras will have three days to form a coalition government, after his pro-bailout party won the most seats in Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Samaras met Monday with Greek President Carolos Papoulias, who gave him a mandate to pursue coalition talks. The conservative New Democracy party won 30 percent of the vote to […]

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Conservatives Win Greek Elections, Try to Form Coalition

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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European leaders say they are hopeful Greece will be able to “quickly” form a government after pro-bailout parties won the most seats in Sunday’s parliamentary elections. The conservative New Democracy party won 30 percent of the vote to take 129 of the 300 seats in parliament, including the 50-seat bonus given to the party with […]

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Greece Conservatives Win Parliamentary Elections

Posted June 17th, 2012 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Greece’s pro-bailout parties won a slim parliamentary majority in Sunday’s elections, after an inconclusive general election in May failed to produce a government. The radical leftists who had vied for first place conceded defeat, after official estimates showed the conservative New Democracy party winning 29.5 percent of the vote, the radical leftist Syriza party receiving […]

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Greece Conservatives Win Parliamentary Elections

Posted June 17th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Greece’s pro-bailout parties were on course to secure a slim parliamentary majority in Sunday’s elections, after an inconclusive general election in May failed to produce a government. The radical leftists who had vied for first place conceded defeat, after official estimates showed the conservative New Democracy party winning 29.5 percent of the vote, the radical […]

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