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  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's first female prime minister, a top judge, was sworn in Thursday to head a caretaker government ahead of early elections next month in the bailout-dependent country. Supreme Court head Vassiliki Thanou, 65, was appointed after radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned, seeking a stronger mandate to implement tough austerity...

  • ATHENS, Greece— The Greek government says it's still aiming for a Sept. 20 election date after the prime minister resigned because of a rebellion in his party over the terms of the country's new bailout deal. Government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili told Greek state TV ERT on Sunday that "as things stand now, Sept. 20 is a feasible election date."

  • Now Europe pins hopes on Greek PM Tsipras Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | 5:55 AM ET
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves his office at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, August 20, 2015.

    Europe spent months trying to crush Greece’ s leftist prime minister Alexis Tsipras - but now finds itself invested in his success.

  • What Greece's new elections mean for the bailout Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 11:56 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece's prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has resigned and called new elections— just as the country was starting to tap its new bailout package. While the move creates some uncertainties for the country's fragile economy, it is unlikely to derail its new bailout program, the only thing keeping Greece solvent and within the euro.

  • ATHENS, Aug 21- Rebels angered by Greece's international bailout walked out of the leftist Syriza party on Friday, formalising a widely-expected split after leader Alexis Tsipras resigned as prime minister to pave the way for early elections. Greece's president gave the conservative opposition a chance to form a new government, but the effort is almost...

  • ATHENS, Aug 21- Rebels opposed to Greece's international bailout walked out of the leftist Syriza party on Friday, formalising a split after its leader Alexis Tsipras resigned as prime minister and paved the way for early elections. Greece's president gave the conservative opposition a chance to form a new government following Tsipras's resignation on...

  • HELSINKI/ VIENNA, Aug 21- European policymakers saw Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' resignation and election call as a gambit to consolidate support for Athens' new bailout, but the move unnerved some investors who worried on Friday that reforms could be delayed. Thomas Wieser, the head of the Euro Working Group which prepares decisions for meetings of euro...

  • *Euro zone warns Greece to stick to bailout promises. ATHENS, Aug 21- Greece's president formally gave the conservative opposition a chance on Friday to form a new government after leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned, but the country appears almost certain to be heading to an election next month. Outgoing Deputy Finance Minister Tryfon Alexiadis...

  • VIENNA, Aug 21- A senior European Union official said on Friday that a snap election called by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras within hours of new EU bailout cash arriving in Athens would have no effect on the financial aid package. When asked whether the election would change the numbers of the bailout deal, Thomas Wieser, the head of the Euro Working Group...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's president asked the main opposition party Friday to try to form a new government, a day after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned and called an early election next month to deal with a governing party rebellion over Greece's third bailout deal. The opposition has few chances of uniting and forming a government, meaning that after...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- A former president of a failed New York bank was sentenced to 2-1/ 2 years in prison on Thursday after becoming the first person to be convicted for trying to defraud the U.S. government bailout program established during the financial crisis. Charles Antonucci, Park Avenue Bank's former president, was ordered to serve prison time by U.S.

  • District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald sentenced Charles Antonucci Sr. in Manhattan, where he was president of The Park Avenue Bank before his arrest in a fraud prosecutors said included bank bribery, self-dealing, embezzlement of bank funds and a failed effort to fraudulently get more than $11 million worth of taxpayer rescue funds from the Troubled Asset...

  • ATHENS, Aug 20- Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned on Thursday, hoping to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections after seven months in office in which he fought Greece's creditors for a better bailout deal but had to cave in. Government officials said the aim was to hold the election on Sept. 20, with Tsipras seeking to quell a rebellion in his leftist...

  • *Greece repays ECB debt with new bailout money. ATHENS, Aug 20- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will resign on Thursday to pave the way for early elections on Sept. 20, government officials said, hoping to quell a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal support for a bailout programme. Tsipras's decision to return to the ballot box after seven bruising...

  • *Greece repays ECB debt with new bailout money. ATHENS, Aug 20- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to seek early elections, state television said on Thursday, hoping to quell a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal support to implement a tough bailout program. Tsipras- who remains popular in Greece and would be widely expected to return to power if...

  • *Greece repays ECB debt with new bailout money. Tsipras- who remains popular in Greece and would be widely expected to return to power if elections were held now- was huddling with senior advisers on Thursday afternoon to decide his next move, a government official said. Tsipras had been expected to call snap polls at some point in the autumn after a bruising seven...

  • *Greece repays ECB debt with new bailout money. ATHENS, Aug 20- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to call early elections, state television said on Thursday, in a bid to quell a mounting rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal support to implement a tough bailout programme. Tsipras had been widely expected to call snap polls at some point in the autumn...

  • ATHENS, Aug 20- Greece made a 3.2 billion euro payment to the European Central Bank on a maturing government bond on Thursday, tapping cash from its first disbursement of bailout money, a senior government official said. Greece received the first tranche of funds from its new bailout loan on Thursday after the European Stability Mechanism approved a rescue of up...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned Thursday and called early elections, hoping for a new, stronger mandate to implement a three-year bailout program that sparked a rebellion within his radical left party. The rescue was all that kept Greece from a disastrous exit from the euro but came with strict terms to cut spending and raise taxes—...

  • European stocks extend drop after U.S. inflation data Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    *Glencore also down after earnings drop. LONDON, Aug 19- European stock markets fell on Wednesday, extending a recent losing streak after U.S. inflation data supported expectations of a rate rise, while brewer Carlsberg slumped after cutting its outlook. News that German lawmakers had voted to back a third bailout for Greece had little positive effect, with the...