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ATHENS | Greek leader dons tie in sartorial relief over bailout end

ATHENS (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has donned a tie, for the first time in more than three years in office, to celebrate the debt relief deal agreed by the country’s creditors. Tsipras sported the burgundy tie with a white shirt and blue suit during a speech Friday to lawmakers from his left-led … Continue reading ATHENS | Greek leader dons tie in sartorial relief over bailout end

ATHENS, Greece | Greece’s Aegean in $5.8 billion deal for new Airbus planes

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s dominant Aegean Airlines says it has signed a 5 billion-euro ($5.8 billion) deal with Airbus to buy up to 42 new A320 neo passenger aircraft. Aegean chairman Eftychios Vassilakis said the company will be buying 30-42 planes in an investment necessary to expand competitiveness and serve more and longer destinations. … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece’s Aegean in $5.8 billion deal for new Airbus planes

ATHENS, Greece | Greece heads for bailout exit after deal with creditors

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s prime minister pledged Friday to stick to agreed reforms and budget targets after international creditors announced debt relief measures to wean the country off its eight-year bailout program, which ends in two months. Greek bond markets rose on the news of the deal, leading to a drop in the government’s borrowing … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece heads for bailout exit after deal with creditors

ATHENS, Greece  | Greek financial markets rally on deal paving to bailout exit

ATHENS, Greece  — Greece’s financial markets rallied Friday on news that the country’s creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation’s eight-year bailout program in two months. Bond markets rose, leading to a drop in the government’s borrowing rates. The yield on Greece’s benchmark 10-year bond … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece  | Greek financial markets rally on deal paving to bailout exit

ATHENS, Greece | Greek financial markets rally on debt relief deal

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s government borrowing costs have dropped and the stock market is rallying on news that the country’s creditors have agreed to debt relief measures that pave the way for an end to the nation’s eight-year bailout program in two months. The yield on Greece’s benchmark 10-year bond fell to 4.1 percent Friday, … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek financial markets rally on debt relief deal

ATHENS, Greece | Greek phone executive’s death in wiretap case ruled murder

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek prosecutor has brought murder charges against unknown perpetrators over a telecoms executive’s death — initially dismissed as suicide — on the eve of a major wiretap scandal in 2005. The charges formally filed Thursday mean that Greek judicial authorities will now try to establish who was responsible for the … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek phone executive’s death in wiretap case ruled murder

ATHENS, Greece | Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek anti-terrorism police arrested an extreme far-right lawmaker on treason-linked criminal charges Monday, more than two days after he evaded arrest by speeding past a series of police highway checkpoints. Constantinos Barbaroussis was charged in Athens with committing preparatory acts for high treason over his exhortations last week for the armed … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

ATHENS, Greece  | Greek lawmakers debate no-confidence vote amid name dispute

ATHENS, Greece  — Greek lawmakers debated for a second day Friday a no-confidence motion against the government over its tentative agreement to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia over its name. Outside parliament in central Athens, a few hundred people protested the deal, waving Greek flags and shouting slogans accusing the government of treasonous … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece  | Greek lawmakers debate no-confidence vote amid name dispute