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  • *Athens signs deal with Skopje to end 27- year name dispute. Tsipras agreed a deal with his Macedonian counterpart at the weekend under which Greece's neighbour will be renamed "Republic of North Macedonia", a formulation offering a chance to end a 27- year dispute with Skopje that has bedevilled the European Union's eastward expansion. Tsipras acknowledges...

  • BRUSSELS, June 18- Euro zone finance ministers will discuss debt relief for Greece on Thursday to ensure the country can return to market financing after eight years of living on loans from euro zone governments and have sustained economic growth. For Greece to gain market confidence and for the economy to grow, Athens needs to implement agreed reforms.

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras survived a no-confidence motion in parliament on Saturday.

  • ATHENS, Greece _ Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. on Friday reported a loss of $11.9 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 14 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $98.9 million.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece will need a "credible package" of measures to help deal with its oversize debt as it leaves its eight-year international bailout program in August, the European Commission's vice president said Friday. Greece hopes to hammer out the deal with creditors at a meeting of eurozone finance ministers on June 21. "What we are emphasizing here is...

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    Greece's parliament on Thursday passed a fast-track reform package to unlock bailout funds and wrap up a fourth review of its loan programme as it seeks more debt relief.

  • ATHENS, Greece— The Latest on Greece's effort to exit its bailout program:. The bill was the last step Greece's government was required to make ahead of a meeting next week of finance ministers of the 19- nation eurozone, where Greece and its creditors are to reach a final deal on its bailout exit. Speaking during a conference outside Athens on Thursday, Valdis...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greek lawmakers in parliament approve the final batch of creditor-mandated economic reforms as end of bailout nears.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's Supreme Court has rejected a second bid by Malta for the extradition of a Russian whistleblower who helped a murdered Maltese journalist investigate money-laundering in high places. The island nation had wanted to arrest former bank employee Maria Efimova for allegedly providing false evidence that could lead to another's...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece: Main opposition party head says it will submit a no-confidence vote against government over Macedonia name deal.

  • The bill was the last step Greece's government was required to make ahead of a meeting next week of finance ministers of the 19- nation eurozone, where Greece and its creditors are to reach a final deal on its bailout exit. Greece is to emerge from its third and final bailout on Aug. 20, after eight years of relying on emergency loans from international creditors.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018.

    The Kremlin said on Wednesday that a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un showed Russian President Vladimir Putin had been right to advocate direct dialogue as the only way of reducing tensions with North Korea.

  • ATHENS, Greece _ Star Bulk Carriers Corp. on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $9.9 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 16 cents per share. Star Bulk Carriers shares have climbed 18 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • ATHENS, June 9- Greece submitted a draft bill to parliament late on Friday outlining reforms in the energy, pension and labour sectors as the government races to secure the last loans from its international bailout programme. Athens is keen to pass a final review by its creditors ahead of a Eurogroup meeting on June 21, where it is also hoping for progress on a deal...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's left-led government has presented to parliament a final raft of creditor-mandated economic and market reforms, with less than three months to go until the end of its massive bailout program. The proposed changes made public Friday range from tax reforms and protection of indebted households to the way that health care funds...

  • LONDON, June 6- European refiners are winding down oil purchases from Iran, closing the door on a fifth of the OPEC member's crude exports after the United States imposed sanctions on Tehran, company and trading sources said. Although European governments have not followed Washington by creating new sanctions, banks, insurers and shippers are gradually...

  • LONDON, June 6- European refiners are winding down oil purchases from Iran, closing the door on a fifth of the OPEC member's crude exports after the United States imposed sanctions on Tehran, company and trading sources said. Although European governments have not followed Washington by creating new sanctions, banks, insurers and shippers are gradually...

  • BRUSSELS, June 6- European Union anti-fraud investigators suspect Greece and Hungary may have become the main EU centres of a multi-million-euro scam involving imports of Chinese clothing and footwear that uses the infrastructure of China's new " Silk Road". The large-scale fraud, which involves underdeclaring the value of imported goods to pay lower duties...

  • The Greek government is confident that rules surrounding its debt repayments will be relaxed this month, despite reports that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is unlikely to unlock more money for Athens.

  • *Emirates airline president says summer bookings strong. SYDNEY, June 5- The president of Emirates airline said the rare combination of higher oil and a stronger dollar, which usually move in opposite directions, represented a "double whammy" in terms of their impact on costs but that passenger demand remained strong. "We have very strong summer bookings at higher...