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Greek PM Tsipras freezes privatisations, markets tumble

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ATHENS - Leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras threw down an open challenge to international creditors on Wednesday by halting privatisation plans agreed under the country's bailout deal, prompting a third day of heavy losses on financial markets. | Video

EU's Schulz warns Tsipras against straying from stance against Russia

BERLIN - European Parliament President Martin Schulz warned leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday against diverging from the European Union's stance towards Russia in the Ukraine crisis.

World, Russia, Euro Zone 28 Jan 2015

EU rebuffs Greek criticism of Ukraine statement

BRUSSELS - The European Union rebuffed on Wednesday criticism from the new Greek government that it had not been consulted about a statement calling for work on possible new sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine conflict.

World, Russia, 28 Jan 2015

Germans in shock as new Greek leader starts with a bang

BERLIN - In his first act as prime minister on Monday, Alexis Tsipras visited the war memorial in Kaisariani where 200 Greek resistance fighters were slaughtered by the Nazis in 1944.

World, 28 Jan 2015

France aims to facilitate Greece-euro zone talks: finance minister

PARIS - French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Wednesday France wanted to facilitate talks between Greece's new leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the rest of the euro zone, and would meet his Greek counterpart in Paris on Monday.

World, France, 28 Jan 2015

Greek bank stocks hit record lows after leftist poll win

ATHENS - Greek bank stocks fell by more than 22 percent on Wednesday as the Athens market suffered a third day of turmoil following the election of a government led by leftist anti-austerity Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

World, 28 Jan 2015

Factbox: Greece's privatization deals in doubt after leftist victory

ATHENS - The new government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has moved swiftly to roll back parts of Greece's international bailout agreement with its European Union and IMF creditors, including stopping some asset sales.

World, IMF 28 Jan 2015

Greece to seek European support for new deal, avoid 'duel'

ATHENS - Greece's finance minister on Wednesday said he plans to meet European counterparts to find a deal between the country and its creditors to replace the current bailout program, stressing that one could be found without a "duel" with Europe.

World, 28 Jan 2015

Greek PM Tsipras names anti-austerity cabinet, port sale halted

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans and halted privatization of Greece's biggest port on Tuesday, signaling he aims to stick to election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets. | Video

World, 27 Jan 2015

Greek PM Tsipras names anti-austerity cabinet, port sale halted

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras named a cabinet of anti-austerity veterans and halted privatization of Greece's biggest port on Tuesday, signaling he aims to stick to election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets. | Video

World, 27 Jan 2015