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  • Greek bailout talks to start on Monday after delay Saturday, 25 Jul 2015 | 8:01 AM ET

    ATHENS, July 25- Talks between Greece and its international creditors over a new bailout package should go ahead on Monday after logistical issues that delayed meetings this week are resolved, a Greek official said on Saturday. The meetings with officials from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund had been expected...

  • BRUSSELS/ ATHENS, July 24- Talks on tying up a new bailout deal for Greece failed to start on Friday as had been expected, with officials blaming security worries for delaying the negotiations with international creditors who are detested by many Greeks. But representatives of Greece's creditor institutions- the European Commission, the European Central Bank...

  • BRUSSELS, July 24- No date has been set for the beginning of formal talks on a new rescue program for Greece because international creditors are still looking for a secure place to hold negotiations in Athens, a European Commission official said on Friday. But representatives of Greece's creditors-- the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the...

  • President Barack Obama told the BBC in an interview excerpt that aired on Thursday that Britain must remain in the European Union to maintain its global influence. Britain's EU membership "gives us much greater confidence about the strength of the transatlantic union," Obama said, adding the EU had "made the world safer and more prosperous."

  • *For Eikon page on Greece and the euro zone, click http://tmsnrt.rs/1LlrwQw. ATHENS, July 23- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras contained a rebellion in his left-wing Syriza party to win parliamentary approval on Thursday for a second package of reforms required to start talks on a financial rescue deal. The bill that lawmakers voted on early Thursday...

  • PARIS/ BERLIN, July 22- Greece's new bail-out deal imposes a stiff dose of budget rigor and market deregulation which critics say few leaders of Western Europe's biggest nations have dared serve their own voters. "Francois Hollande is very good at telling others how to do their reforms," opposition French conservative Xavier Bertrand said in a dig at France's...

  • *For Eikon page on Greece and the euro zone, click http://tmsnrt.rs/1LlrwQw. ATHENS, July 22- Greece's leftist government tried on Wednesday to contain a rebellion in Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party ahead of a vote in the evening on reforms required to start talks on a rescue deal. "We are making an effort to have fewer dissenters," Health Minister...

  • ANALYSIS-In Greek crisis, one big unhappy EU family Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 2:50 PM ET

    *Senior EU official sees 20-30 pct chance of success on Greece. The most worrying sign for European leaders is that public opinion and domestic politics are pulling them increasingly in opposing directions- not just between Greece and Germany, the biggest debtor and the biggest creditor, but almost everywhere. With central and east European states growing...

  • LONDON, July 20- Oil dropped on Monday as signs of a growing glut in refined products outweighed a fall in Saudi crude exports and slower U.S. rig activity. Crude prices have fallen for three weeks in a row on expectations of increased oil sales from Iran following a deal to ease sanctions against the OPEC producer. Brent crude for September was down 35 cents at...

  • BRUSSELS, July 20- The European Union approved the Iran nuclear deal with world powers on Monday, a first step towards lifting Europe's economic sanctions against Tehran that the bloc hopes will send a signal that the U.S. Congress will follow. "It is a balanced deal that means Iran won't get an atomic bomb," said French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.

  • SPECIAL REPORT-The man who cost Greece billions Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 5:29 AM ET

    ATHENS, July 20- Once again Alexis Tsipras was struggling to make a decision. For hours on July 13, the Greek prime minister and Europe's leaders had been trying to thrash out a new deal to bail out bankrupt Greece and keep the country in the euro zone. Now a clean copy of the latest text had been printed, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois...

  • BRUSSELS, July 20- The European Union will approve the Iran nuclear deal with world powers on Monday, a first step towards lifting Europe's economic sanctions against Tehran that the bloc hopes will send a signal that the U.S. Congress will follow. The EU will eventually lift its economic and financial sanctions and may reopen an EU delegation in Tehran, but will...

  • BERLIN, July 17- German lawmakers are expected to give the government their clear backing on Friday to start negotiations on a third bailout programme for Greece, despite Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble questioning whether it will succeed. The positive soundings from lawmakers came despite popular misgivings in Germany about funnelling more aid to...

  • BERLIN, July 16- Conservative and Social Democrat lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favour of starting talks on further aid in test ballots on Thursday even though German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble questioned whether Greece would ever get a third aid package. Both Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and her Social Democrat junior...

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up 1.4 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 1.5 pct. *Alfa Laval and Atlas Copco rise over 10 pct. Greek banks and the Athens stock exchange have been shut for the last few weeks as part of capital control measures, but Greek banks were set to re-open next week as Europe moved to restart funding to the stricken Greek economy.

  • Greek banks to get brief reprieve before overhaul Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 12:34 PM ET

    *Revamp to be decided by Europe, not Athens. As part of a deal to secure new funding, Athens had to surrender much autonomy over its economy and this will include handing over more power to European institutions to decide the fate of its sick banks. Those preparations, other people familiar with the matter said this week, are now under way, following a last-minute deal...

  • ATHENS, July 16- European creditors moved cautiously towards re-opening funding to Greece's stricken economy on Thursday, hours after a fractious Greek parliament approved a tough bailout program aimed at preventing a chaotic exit from the euro. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won the backing of parliament in the early hours of Thursday for the stringent...

  • ATHENS, July 16- Greece awoke with a political hangover on Thursday after parliament approved a stringent bailout programme, thanks to the votes of the pro-European opposition, amid the worst protest violence this year. The European Central Bank's governing council, meeting in Frankfurt, was expected to ease its funding squeeze on shuttered Greek banks, the...

  • *Greek PM needed opposition support to pass bailout bill. ATHENS, July 15- The Greek parliament passed sweeping austerity measures demanded by lenders to open talks on a new multibillion-euro bailout package to keep Greece in the euro, but dozens of hardliners in the ruling Syriza party deserted Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. In exchange for funding worth up to...

  • *Germany may consider extending Greek debt maturities. ATHENS, July 15- Protesters threw petrol bombs at Greek police outside parliament in Athens on Wednesday as lawmakers prepared to vote on a painful austerity package that European creditors have demanded in return for a new bailout to keep the country in the euro. The clashes, the most serious Greek street...