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left-wing leader alexis tsipras has been sworn in as prime minister of greece after his syriza party beat its conservative rivals in sunday's parliamentary elections. it's a second chance for tsipras to see through reforms and implement a third bailout with lenders.
many immigrants flowing into europe recently have entered via greece, having made a short but often dangerous journey across the sea from turkey with the help of people smugglers. from bektas on the turkish coast it is just 20km to the greek island of lesbos. syrian journalist ali hafez and his family made the voyage on monday, having fled the war still raging in their home country. he was able to film the perilous trip in an overcrowded inflatable dinghy.
Hundreds of migrants are still refusing to go to a Hungarian refugee camp, despite being stuck for hours on a train at a small town, west of Budapest. As the stand-off continued overnight into Friday, only a handful of people stranded at the town of Bicske boarded buses to the nearby camp.
greek authorities have seized a ship carrying an undeclared shipment of weapons, en-route from turkey to libya. that's according to coastguard officials, who say the 'haddad1' was raided by a patrol boat to the northeast of the island of crete. it was escorted to the port of heraklion. the united nations has imposed an embargo on weapons shipments to libya.
riot police in the former yugoslav republic of macedonia (fyrom) fired tear gas and reportedly stun grenades on friday to disperse thousands trying to enter the country from neighbouring greece.
uk and french ministers are to meet this week (thursday aug 20) to agree a deal on tackling the migrant crisis at calais and the eurotunnel site where over the summer thousands have tried to enter britain.
german lawmakers are expected to approve greece's third bailout today, even though chancellor angela merkel faces a damaging rebellion within her own party.
thousands of protesters have been out on the streets of athens, ahead of a crunch parliament vote on a controversial bailout deal which will bring tax rises and spending cuts.
the greek prime minister has been holding urgent talks with his syriza party, ahead of the start of new bailout talks with creditors on tuesday. alexis tsipras is struggling to keep his government together after accepting tough conditions for new negotiations for a third 86-billion-euro rescue package.
it was a night of clashes and petrol bombs outside the greek parliament as inside lawmakers argued bitterly over bailout terms. at least 40 people were arrested in the confrontation between what's thought to have been anti-establishment protesters and police.
greece's parliament has passed tough economic measures demanded by lenders to open talks on a new multibillion -euro bailout. the package was adopted with 229 votes in the 300-seat chamber but dozens of prime minister alexis tsipras's own syriza party refused to back the legislation forcing him to rely on opposition support.
on the eve of today's parliamentary vote on painful reform legislation stipulated by greece's creditors., prime minister alexis tsipras has defended the bailout deal struck at this week's emergency eurozone summit.
a protester burns a syriza party flag during a demonstration against the bailout deal secured by greek prime minister alexis tsipras. as the details began to emerge of the tough conditions imposed by international lenders before greece will have access to 86 billion euros there has been an out pouring of anger.
more than used to the uncertainty, greeks out and about in athens on sunday calmly awaited news from brussels that could determine the country's future.
as the talking continued in brussels people in athens were watching closely knowing the emergency summit would shape their future. our reporter went to talk to people in the wealthy athens suburb of chalandri where many voted in the recent referendum in favour of a deal with the country's creditors:
' we live in europe and this is not negotiable, ' was the chant of some 5,000 demonstrators in the greek capital. gathered in front of the parliament building in syntagma square, they called on prime minister alexis tsipras to make good on his promise to reach an agreement with greece's creditors, to enable to country to remain in the euro zone.
the imf has cut its forecast for global growth from 3.5 percent to 3.3, blaming a weaker first quarter in the us. this is lower and slower than last year's 3.4 percent expansion.
in a race against the clock to avert bankruptcy, greece has put forward fresh reform proposals to its international creditors. athens is seeking a parliamentary vote on friday (july 10) to push for immediate actions. greece's survival in the euro zone hinges on the planned measures.
eurozone leaders have given greece until thursday to present a comprehensive reform package to the eurogroup finance ministers.
one person died and at least 15 others were missing in the aegean sea on tuesday after a boat carrying migrants sank in waters between turkey and greece, greek authorities said.
euclid tsakalotos has been sworn in as greece's new finance minister after yanis varoufakis resigned. analysts say the 55-year-old, who speaks greek with a british accent, offers a completely different style to that of his predecessor.
greek finance minister yanis varoufakis has resigned, saying he has been made unwelcome by some members of the eurozone. on a blog post enittled minister no more! varoufakis says he took the decision because of opposition to him from certain members of the eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers.
defiant greeks have overwhelmingly rejected international bailout terms by voting no in sunday's referendum, putting their faith in their left-wing government despite fears the result could lead to an exit from the euro zone.
thousands of joyful greeks poured into the capital's central square as the scale of the rejection to a bailout deal which would have imposed more austerity measures became evident.
greek prime minister alexis tsipras is maintaining a defiance stance urging voters to reject proposals made by creditors last week when they vote in sunday's referendum.
fears that the country is about to crash out of the euro brought thousands of greeks into central athens on tuesday urging support for a yes vote in sunday's referendum
greek prime minister alexis tsipras appeared stony faced as he arrived in brussels to meet with international creditors, offering no comment to the press. a bailout deal may be on the rocks after tsipras slammed the ımf for rejecting athen's reform proposals. greece has apparently rejected a series of counter-proposals.
talks between greece and its main lenders resume this morning after yesterday's eurogroup negotiations wrapped without any formal agreement to avert a greek debt default.
greek prime minister alexis tsipras is in for more talks with his country's main lenders today in order to smooth over reported divisions regarding his latest debt plans.
monday's emergency summit in brussels ended more hopeful than it began, with greece looking to have stepped back , if only slightly, from the brink of financial disaster.
greek prime minister alexis tsipras is to meet the country's creditors ahead of today's emergency eurozone summit in brussels. on sunday he made a new offer on a reforms package in an 11th hour bid to prevent a default on a €1.6bn imf loan.
the meeting of european finance ministers in luxembourg has ended with no solution to the greek debt crisis. instead eurozone leaders are to meet for urgent talks in brussels on monday.
eurozone finance minister meet in luxembourg with the agenda dominated by the greek financial crisis. but with a last ditch attempt by austrian mediation to end the standoff between athens and its international lenders resulting in failure, even greece's finance minister yanis varoufakis is pesimistic about the outcome.
talks between greece and its international creditors ended in failure on sunday leaving the fate of the cash-strapped country in the hands of eurozone finance ministers when they meet on thursday. with no deal reached, a political decision will have to be made over its membership of the eu currency bloc.
once described as a haven of waste, greece's public broadcaster relaunched on thursday evening with a live concert by famous local musicians in central athens.
communist party ahave occupied thwe finance ministry in greece, warning the government not touch pension funds in a bid to pay back its eu/imf lende...
doubts have been raised over whether a crucial debt meeting in brussels between the leaders of greece france and germany will go ahead today.
leaders attending the g7 summit in bavaria have vowed to maintain a tough stance against russia. at the end of day one of the two day meeting they agreed to keep sanctions in place until president vladimir putin and moscow- backed separatists fully implement the terms of a peace deal for ukraine.
negotiations over greece's debt repayments seem to have reached a temporary conclusion. following talks on june 3, the international monetary fund (imf) announced greece will bundle its four original debt payments into one consolidated sum of 1.6 billion euros, payable on june 30.