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Reshuffle looms as Greek PM, sagging in polls, seeks debt relief


ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is considering a cabinet reshuffle to reverse a slump in popularity by sidelining ministers he sees as obstacles to winning debt relief from international lenders, government sources say.

'No more Mr. Nice Guy': EU gets tough on African migrants

BRUSSELS Encouraged by their success in halting a mass influx of refugees by closing Greek borders and cutting a controversial deal with Turkey, EU leaders are getting tough on African migrants too.

Africa, World, Turkey, Oct 19 2016

Greeks protest labor reform as lenders due to start fresh review

ATHENS Greeks demanded their government protect wages, pensions and restore collective bargaining on Monday, staging a noisy reminder of popular dissent to leaders poised to start fresh negotiations with lenders.

World, Oct 17 2016

Greece's lenders to launch new review as Athens digs in on debt relief

ATHENS Greece and its creditors start a fresh round of talks this week on reforming its labor market, a tricky task for a leftist government sliding in opinion polls but needed if the recession-hit state can ever win debt relief.

Oct 16 2016

Deutsche faces highest borrowing costs among European peers

FRANKFURT Deutsche Bank pays more to borrow from other banks than its peers including stragglers in Greece and Italy, Euribor data showed on Tuesday, a trend that underscores the gravity of the problems facing Germany's flagship lender.

Italy, Oct 11 2016

Greece rejects asylum requests from more Turkish soldiers

ATHENS Greece has rejected asylum requests from seven of eight Turkish soldiers who fled there after an abortive coup attempt against President Tayyip Erdogan in July, their lawyer said on Tuesday.

World, Oct 11 2016

Greece gets positive review but euro zone withholds part of new loan payment

LUXEMBOURG Euro zone finance ministers gave Greece a positive review of its reforms on Monday but divided up the latest tranche of aid to Athens, disbursing a 1.1 billion euro loan but postponing its decision on a further 1.7 billion payout to later in October.

Campaign Finance Oct 10 2016

Greece likely to get part or all of next loan tranche on Monday: sources

WASHINGTON Euro zone finance ministers are likely to approve on Monday the disbursement of much or all of the money from the 2.8 billion euro ($3.14 billion) tranche of loans Greece is waiting for, two senior euro zone officials said on Friday.

Campaign Finance Oct 07 2016

Greek islanders tipped for Peace Nobel stoic about nomination

LESBOS, Greece For months Greek fisherman Stratis Valamios would steer his boat out to sea, only instead of fish, he pulled out people. | Video

World Oct 06 2016

Greece says Erdogan's remarks on islands 'dangerous' to relations

ATHENS Greece on Friday accused neighboring Turkey of endangering ties between the two NATO allies by questioning the wisdom of an almost century-old treaty that established the modern boundaries between the two countries.

World, Turkey, Sep 30 2016