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After Austerity Approval, Greece Sets April Election

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Greece says it will hold a national election in April to replace the caretaker government of Prime Minister Lucas Papademos. The announcement was made a day after rioters torched the center of Athens and parliament adopted a new round of controversial austerity measures. European leaders cautiously applauded the Greek legislative action to cut the country’s […]

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After Austerity Approval, Greece Sets April Election

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Greece said Monday it will hold a national election in April to replace the caretaker government of Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, a day after rioters torched the center of Athens and parliament adopted a new round of controversial austerity measures. European leaders cautiously applauded the Greek legislative action to cut the country’s minimum wage by […]

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Ancient Greek Coin Collection Expected to Fetch Millions at Auction

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Greece’s economic troubles have the world’s attention, but Greek currency from another era is taking the spotlight this week in New York. A collection of more than 600 ancient Greek coins is expected to fetch millions of dollars when they are put up for auction Wednesday. British coin expert Paul Hill says collectors consider ancient […]

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Ancient Greek Coin Collection Expected to Fetch Millions at Auction

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Greece’s economic troubles have the world’s attention, but Greek currency from another era is taking the spotlight this week in New York. A collection of more than 600 ancient Greek coins is expected to fetch millions of dollars when they are put up for auction Wednesday. British coin expert Paul Hill says collectors consider ancient […]

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Greek Coalition Government to be Named Monday

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Greek Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou and conservative opposition leader Antonis Samaras meet again Monday to pick a new caretaker prime minister and Cabinet ahead of a eurozone finance ministers’ meeting Monday. The finance ministers will decide whether to release an additional $11 billion in bailout funds. Mr. Papandreou is stepping down in favor of […]

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Greek PM to Step Down for Short-Term Coalition Government

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou and conservative opposition leader Antonis Samaras meet again Monday to pick a new caretaker prime minister. Mr. Papandreou is stepping down in favor of a short-term coalition government whose primary task will be reaching agreement on a new European Union bailout deal. The coalition will lead until new elections, […]

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Greek PM to Step Down for Short-Term Coalition Government

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has agreed to step down in favor of a short-term coalition government whose primary task will be reaching agreement on a new European Union bailout deal. Mr. Papandreou, a socialist, met Sunday with the head of the opposition New Democracy party Antonis Samaras. The coalition will lead until new elections, […]

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Greek President Hosts Coalition Talks Between PM, Opposition Chief

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Greece’s socialist prime minister and conservative opposition leader have met at the office of the Greek president to try to agree on a power-sharing coalition that would secure continued bailout funds for the country and avert a national bankruptcy. Officials said the talks between Prime Minister George Papandreou and New Democracy party chief Antonis Samaras […]

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Greek President to Host Coalition Talks Between PM, Opposition Chief

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Greece’s conservative opposition leader has agreed to join talks with the country’s socialist prime minister and ceremonial president to try to agree on a new coalition government that would secure continued bailout funds and avert a national bankruptcy. Officials said Greek President Karolos Papoulias was due to host the meeting with Prime Minister George Papandreou […]

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Greek PM Calls for Meeting with Opposition Chief, President on Coalition

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says he wants to meet with the country’s president and opposition leader in the coming hours to agree on a new coalition government that would secure continued bailout funds and avert a national bankruptcy. Mr. Papandreou said Sunday he asked President Karolos Papoulias to host the three-way meeting with New […]

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