Greece's anti-bailout party still leads conservatives in latest poll


ATHENS - Greece's radical leftist Syriza party would beat Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' New Democracy party if an election were held now, but its lead has slipped, an opinion poll showed on Saturday.

Greek PM says he can ride out market turbulence and quit bailout

MILAN - Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Friday Greece would ride out market doubts about whether it can survive without international support, telling Reuters he can lead his country out of a four-year bailout and not call early elections.

World, 17 Oct 2014

ECB eyes extra funding for Greek banks as Athens markets plunge

ATHENS/FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank will loosen its terms for accepting security from Greek banks to allow them to tap more of its funding, offering the country's lenders support as stock and bond markets in Athens tumble.

16 Oct 2014

Greece says IMF to maintain routine post-bailout review after exit

WASHINGTON - Greece has begun talks for ending International Monetary Fund aid to the country, but will continue to have routine post-bailout reviews by the Washington-based group, a Greek official said after talks with the IMF's chief on Sunday.

IMF 12 Oct 2014

Greek PM wins confidence vote, snap election fears remain

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras comfortably won a confidence vote aimed at rallying support for his plan to abandon a widely-reviled EU/IMF aid package and ending speculation that his government is on its last legs.

World, IMF 10 Oct 2014

Greek PM faces confidence vote, seeks to quell snap election fears

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras seeks a confidence vote on Friday to rally support for his plan to abandon a widely-reviled EU/IMF aid package and end mounting speculation that his government is on its last legs.

World, IMF 09 Oct 2014

Turkey expects Cyprus to swiftly resume peace talks

ANKARA - Turkey expects Greek Cypriots to quickly reverse a decision to halt reunification talks with Turkish Cypriots and resume their dialogue or risk harming peace prospects in a troubled region, a cabinet minister said on Wednesday.

World, Turkey, 08 Oct 2014

Greek lawmakers to start confidence debate, vote expected on Friday

ATHENS - Greek lawmakers will begin debating on Wednesday whether to back Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's government, which has promised an early exit from the country's EU/IMF bailout, with a confidence vote expected late on Friday.

World, IMF 08 Oct 2014

Greek Cypriots halt peace talks with Turk Cypriots over gas row

NICOSIA - Greek Cypriots suspended peace talks with Turkish Cypriots on Tuesday in protest at what they called attempts by Turkey to undermine gas exploration off the ethnically divided island.

World, Turkey, 07 Oct 2014

Greece sees 2015 budget surplus close to bailout target: report

ATHENS - Greece will aim to achieve a primary budget surplus of 2.9 percent of output next year, just shy of the 3 percent target set out under its bailout deal, its deputy finance minister said in an interview published Saturday.

04 Oct 2014