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  • Demonstrators protest against austerity measures in Athens, Greece.

    Syriza has set Greece’s economy back two years, the leader of the country’s main opposition party said, as he called for snap elections.

  • 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.

  • 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?

    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?

    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?

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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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 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.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- World stocks fell and the dollar firmed on Monday as investors moved to the sidelines or favored low-risk assets before Americans choose their president, China starts a leadership transition and Greece faces a fraught vote to secure fresh rescue funds.

  • *Ten-year JGB futures rise in light trade. TOKYO, Nov 5- Benchmark Japanese government bonds inched up on Monday ahead of a tightly-fought U.S. presidential election on Tuesday and a vote in the Greek parliament over a new austerity package later in the week.