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Greece Conservatives Win Parliamentary Vote

Posted June 17th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Greece’s conservative New Democracy party is projected to win the country’s parliamentary elections. Official estimates show New Democracy winning 29.5 percent of the vote, with the leftist Syriza party receiving 27.1 percent. Both have promised to renegotiate the harsh austerity conditions of Greece’s bailout by the European Union and International Monetary Fund. But, Antonis Samaras, […]

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Greece Conservatives, Leftists in Tight Race

Posted June 17th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Exit polls show Greece’s Conservative New Democracy party taking a small lead in the country’s parliamentary elections which could decide the future of the debt-laden country in the 17-nation eurozone. Polls show New Democracy taking between 28.6 and 30 percent of the vote, with the the leftist Syriza party trailing closely behind with 27.5 and […]

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Voting Under Way in Greek Election

Posted June 17th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Polls are open in Greece for an election that could decide the future of the debt-laden country in the 17-nation eurozone. The main contenders – the New Democracy conservatives and the Syriza leftist radicals – have pledged to form a government that will renegotiate the harsh austerity conditions of Greece’s bailout by the European Union […]

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Voting Under Way in Greek Election

Posted June 17th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Polls are open in Greece for an election that could decide the future of the debt-laden country in the 17-nation eurozone. The main contenders – the New Democracy conservatives and the Syriza leftist radicals – have pledged to form a government that will renegotiate the harsh austerity conditions of Greece’s bailout by the European Union […]

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Voting Under Way in Greek Election

Posted June 17th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Polls are open in Greece for an election that could decide the future of the debt-laden country in the 17-nation eurozone. The main contenders – the New Democracy conservatives and the Syriza leftist radicals – have pledged to form a government that will renegotiate the harsh austerity conditions of Greece’s bailout by the European Union […]

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Greece Holds Second Election Sunday

Posted June 16th, 2012 at 11:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Greeks go to the polls Sunday in an election that could decide their future in the 17-nation eurozone. The main contenders – the New Democracy conservatives and the Syriza leftist radicals – have pledged to form a government that will renegotiate the harsh austerity conditions of Greece’s bailout by the European Union and International Monetary […]

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Eurozone Nations Preparing for Greece Exit

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Sixteen nations in the euro currency union have started to assess what financial complications might occur if debt-ridden Greece leaves the monetary compact. Even as they voice the hope that Greece stays in the eurozone, European leaders have in recent days increasingly discussed the possibility that the Athens government may end its euro alliance and […]

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Greece Passes Olympic Torch to Britain

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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British officials say the Olympic torch for the 2012 London Games will be flown to Britain on Friday. Greece passed the torch to Britain’s Princess Anne, a former Olympic equestrian, during a rainy ceremony in Athens on Thursday. Soccer star David Beckham was among the British dignitaries attending the event. The torch was lit in […]

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Greece Passes Olympic Torch to Britain

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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British officials say the Olympic torch for the 2012 London Games will be flown to Britain on Friday. Greece passed the torch to Britain’s Princess Anne, a former Olympic equestrian, during a rainy ceremony in Athens on Thursday. Soccer star David Beckham was among the British dignitaries attending the event. The torch was lit in […]

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Greece Swears In Caretaker Cabinet

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Greece has sworn in a caretaker Cabinet just days after parties failed to form a coalition government. The 16-member Cabinet was sworn in Thursday in Athens. The interim government will be led by a senior judge, Council of State head Panagiotis Pikrammenos, who was appointed caretaker prime minister. The 67-year-old Mr. Pikrammenos will be tasked […]

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