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  • *Greece facing votes on austerity and labour measures, budget. ATHENS, Nov 4- Talk of Greece exiting the euro will end after critical votes in parliament this week on new austerity measures, labour reforms and the 2013 budget, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Sunday.

  • ATHENS, Nov 4- Talk of Greece exiting the euro will end after critical votes in parliament this week on new austerity measures and the 2013 budget, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Sunday.

  • The Labor Department reported that the U.S. economy generated 171,000 jobs in October, higher than the 125,000 or so expected in the markets. "The data is clearly risk positive, although some may argue that it hurts Romney's chances, which neutralizes some of the risk impact," said Alan Ruskin, an analyst at Deutsche Bank.

  • *Euro zone ministers confer on how to keep Greece afloat. *Greece slashes forecast of 2013 primary budget surplus. BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, Oct 31- Greece revealed on Wednesday that it will overshoot its deficit and debt targets again next year because of a deeper than forecast recession as euro zone finance ministers debated how to keep the near-bankrupt state afloat.

  • *Euro zone ministers confer on how to keep Greece afloat. *Greece slashes forecast of 2013 primary budget surplus.

  • *Greece slashes privatisation revenue targets. ATHENS, Oct 30- An overwhelming majority of Greek Socialist lawmakers have agreed to vote in favour of contested austerity reforms, party officials told Reuters on Tuesday, sharply increasing the odds of securing parliamentary approval for the measures.

  • *Greece slashes privatisation revenue targets. ATHENS, Oct 30- An overwhelming majority of Greek Socialist lawmakers have agreed to vote in favour of contested austerity reforms, party officials told Reuters on Tuesday, sharply increasing the odds of securing parliamentary approval for the measures.

  • ATHENS, Oct 30- The Greek prime minister's appeal for a united front to push through more austerity fell on deaf ears on Tuesday, with one ally promising to vote against reforms and another scolding him for prematurely saying talks had ended.

  • ATHENS, Oct 30- A Greek coalition partner confirmed on Tuesday it would vote against labour reforms proposed by foreign lenders, ignoring the prime minister's appeal for a united front to push through more unpopular austerity.

  • PARIS, Oct 26- Greece's opposition leader denounced international lenders' demands as dealing the ``final blow'' to a devastated economy but said on Friday he would not seek to bring down the government.

  • PARIS, Oct 26- Greece's opposition leader denounced international lenders' demands as dealing the ``final blow'' to a devastated economy but said on Friday he would not seek to bring down the government.

  • ATHENS, Greece-- A junior partner in Greece's coalition government says it won't vote for labor reforms that are part of a major new austerity package due in parliament next week. The cuts are being demanded by Greece's international creditors as a condition of continued rescue loans.

  • ATHENS, Greece-- A junior partner in Greece's governing coalition has refused to lift its opposition to a new package of austerity measures, which bailout creditors have been demanding for months in exchange for more rescue loans.

  • ATHENS, Greece-- A junior partner in Greece's governing coalition has refused to lift its opposition to a new package of austerity measures, which bailout creditors have been demanding for months in exchange for more rescue loans.

  • ATHENS, Greece-- Greece's prime minister is holding another round of talks with his restive coalition partners to try to convince them to accept the last details of an austerity package that the country needs to secure vital rescue loans. Antonis Samaras said Tuesday that "at some point, we have to finish" talks on the 13.5 billion package.

  • ATHENS, Greece-- Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras says a deputy from his center-right party who has expressed opposition to new austerity measures is no longer part of the parliamentary group and asks that he be stripped of his party membership as well.

  • ATHENS, Greece-- An opinion poll in Greece says an anti-bailout leftist party has extended its lead over Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' conservatives, while support for a far right party with strong neo-Nazi references has doubled since June's national election.

  • Although the leaders meeting in Brussels said their decisions on the watchdog _ the single supervisory mechanism _ were key to shoring up lenders and eventually giving them access to loans from Europe's bailout fund, many observers were struggling to figure out exactly what had been achieved.

  • BERLIN, Oct 10- German newspapers attacked "ungrateful" Greeks for the hostile public reception they gave Angela Merkel in Athens and some criticised the chancellor's generosity for promising they would stay in the euro zone- a message welcomed in Greece.

  • *11 countries back financial transaction tax* Britain, Sweden, free-marketeers strongly oppose* Greek police battle protesters as Merkel visits Athens* French lawmakers endorse fiscal discipline treaty By John O'Donnell and Harry Papachristou.