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Greek PM Tsipras wins confidence vote, eyes Macedonia accord


ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday, clearing a major hurdle for Greece's approval of an accord to end a dispute over Macedonia's name and averting the prospect of a snap election.

Accused Albanian drug lord surrenders to police

TIRANA One of Albania's most wanted drug traffickers surrendered to police on Tuesday after almost three years on the run on charges of smuggling narcotics by neighboring Greece.

World, Jan 15 2019

Greek PM set to scrape through confidence motion over Macedonia deal

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made an impassioned appeal to parliament for support on Tuesday, the eve of a confidence vote he is expected to survive by a whisker with the backing of a handful of opposition lawmakers.

World, Jan 15 2019

Greek PM Tsipras expected to survive confidence vote on Wednesday

ATHENS Greece's leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to survive a parliamentary vote of confidence on Wednesday after his right-wing coalition partner quit in disagreement over a deal that aims to end a years-long name dispute with Macedonia.

World, Jan 14 2019

Greece says it has grounds for war reparation claim against Germany

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World, Jan 14 2019

Greece's Tsipras calls confidence vote after ally quits coalition

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday said he would call a confidence vote in his government after his coalition ally quit, leaving him bereft of a parliamentary majority and raising the possibility of snap elections. | Video

World, Jan 13 2019

Macedonia parliament agrees to change country's name

SKOPJE Macedonia's parliament passed an amendment to the constitution on Friday to rename the country Republic of North Macedonia, in line with an agreement with Greece to put an end to a 27-year-old dispute.

World, Jan 11 2019

EU-Turkey migrant deal 'not working properly': Germany's Merkel

ATHENS German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday a deal between the European Union and Turkey to stem massive migrant flows is dysfunctional and criticized Greece's legal system for underperforming on deportations.

World, Turkey, Jan 11 2019

Greek PM to seek support from ally to avert snap election

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his right-wing coalition ally on Friday postponed a looming showdown over a deal on neighboring Macedonia's name, dragging out uncertainty on an issue which could trigger snap elections.

World, Jan 11 2019

Merkel says Greece entering new era, reforms must continue

ATHENS German Chancellor Angela Merkel commended Greece on Thursday for entering "a new era" after it exited its third bailout program, and said it must continue pushing ahead with reforms.

World, Jan 10 2019