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  • FACTBOX-Parties running in Sunday's Greek elections Friday, 18 Sep 2015 | 11:02 AM ET

    ATHENS, Sept 17- Following are the main parties running in Sunday's general election in Greece:. The coalition of left-wing and radical left parties, Syriza was founded in 2004 and officially launched as a party in 2012. Its leader, Alexis Tsipras, was elected in 2008 becoming the youngest political leader in the history of modern Greece. Tsipras was elected prime...

  • In an interview with Reuters, the 61- year-old political veteran said his New Democracy party would turn to other pro-European groups if Syriza- the leftist party that led Greece for seven turbulent months this year- rejected his advances. Syriza forced the election last month when its leader Alexis Tsipras resigned as prime minister, hoping to end a party...

  • ATHENS, Aug 18- Alexis Tsipras has presided over a near-death experience for the Greek financial system and performed a U-turn on resisting austerity. With his ministers openly discussing the possibility of a snap election, Tsipras seems nearly ready to exploit his enduring popularity in Greece and further consolidate his position after seven turbulent...

  • Dow’s auditor alleged ex-CEO misused company funds Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:41 PM ET
    Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive officer of Dow Chemical Co.

    Former Dow CEO Andrew Liveris is accused of using his position to finance his lifestyle and boosting a charity that burnished his fame in Greece.

  • Greek leftist leader claims victory over austerity Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 1:56 AM ET
    Supporters of the opposition radical leftist Syriza party cheer at exit poll results which indicate that Syriza have a clear lead in Athens, Greece.

    Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised on Sunday that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" were over.

  • Greece's structural problems to lift? Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 5:30 AM ET
    Greece's structural problems to lift?

    Hopes that Greece is on a path to economic recovery would be "thrown out the window" if the Syriza party gained power, says Kyriakos Mitsotakis, minister of administrative reform and e-governance in Greece.

  • Syriza on a 'collision course' with Europe? Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 5:15 AM ET
    Syriza on a 'collision course' with Europe?

    Kyriakos Mitsotakis, minister of administrative reform and e-governance in Greece, admits the current government would have an "uphill struggle" to gain sufficient votes in a snap election.

  • Greece: A vote against austerity? Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 4:10 AM ET
    Greece: A vote against austerity?

    On Monday, Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras failed to win the majority vote for his choice of president. Alkman Granitsas, bureau chief for Greece and Cyprus at the "Wall Street Journal," discusses the market impact.

  • Why Greece could cause a shiver, not a chill Monday, 29 Dec 2014 | 3:53 PM ET
    People wave Greek flags in front of the Greek Parliament.

    Greece may be one of the first trouble spots for markets in 2015, but it's not likely to be what really rocks them.

  • Euro zone mulls longer Greek bailout, Athens refuses Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 6:28 PM ET
    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras

    Euro zone ministers are considering extending Greece's bailout by six months to mid-2015, but Athens said it was only willing to consider an extension of a few weeks to the unpopular program.

  • Greece gets green light for 4 billion euro payment Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 2:23 AM ET
    Athens

    Euro zone officials have approved the transfer of 4 billion euros ($5.3 billion) of funding to Greece and euro zone governments are expected to approve disbursement by Monday.

  • Greece and its international lenders resume talks on Monday to unlock 8.1 billion euros ($10.5 billion) of rescue loans after a two-week break during which the government almost collapsed.

  • Greek PM Reshuffles Cabinet to Overcome Crisis Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 2:54 AM ET

    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras reshuffled his cabinet on Monday, aiming to bolster his government days after the smallest party in the ruling coalition quit over the closure of state TV.

  • Thousands of Greeks Rally in Anti-Austerity Strike Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 7:05 AM ET
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    Tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Athens on Wednesday during a nationwide strike against wage cuts and high taxes that kept ferries stuck in ports, schools shut and hospitals with only emergency staff.

  • Greece Sets Price Guidance on Crucial Bond Buyback Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 12:54 AM ET

    Greece on Monday said it would conduct its bond buyback offer through a modified Dutch auction method in which investors declare how much they are willing to sell their bonds at before the price is determined.

  • *Anger, resignation on streets of Athens. The strike, called by Greece's two biggest labour unions representing half of the four million-strong workforce, brought public transport to a virtual standstill and shuttered schools, banks and local government offices.

  • *Anger, resignation on streets of Athens. ATHENS, Nov 6- Hundreds of thousands of Greeks began a crippling 48- hour strike on Tuesday to protest against a new round of wage and pension cuts that parliament is expected to approve narrowly a day later.

  • *Anger, resignation on streets of Athens. ATHENS, Nov 6- Tens of thousands of Greek workers began a 48- hour strike on Tuesday to protest a new round of austerity cuts that unions say will devastate the poor and drive a failing economy to collapse.

  • *Greece funding, China leadership adds to uncertainty. NEW YORK, Nov 5- Oil rebounded on Monday from the previous session's sharp loss while metals and crop prices mostly fell as financial markets treaded warily ahead of the U.S. presidential election and amid recovery work on the destruction left by Hurricane Sandy.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- World stocks fell and the dollar edged up on Monday as investors played it safe before Americans choose their president and Greece headed into two key votes to secure further rescue funds.