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New Greek government wins confidence vote


November 17th, 2011 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The new Greek coalition government led by Lucas Papademos has won the confidence vote in parliament.The government comprises the country's two leading parties -- the ... Read more...

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New government sworn in Greece


November 11th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece's new coalition government, led by former European Central Bank vice president Lucas Papademos, was sworn in Friday.The ceremony, led by Hieronymos II, the Archbishop ... Read more...

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EU urges Greek government to fulfil commitments on debt crisis


November 11th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 10 (IANS) Leaders of the European Union (EU) Thursday urged the Greek unity government to fulfil the country's commitments to get itself out of the debt crisis."The agreement ... Read more...

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Lucas Papademos named new Greek prime minister


November 10th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) Lucas Papademos, a former European Central Bank vice president, was named the new Greek prime minister Thursday, BBC reported.Papademos will replace George Papandreou, who announced Wednesday ... Read more...

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Greek leaders fail to agree on new PM


November 10th, 2011 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Talks between Greece's political leaders on a new coalition government ended Wednesday without reaching an agreement on a new prime minister.Outgoing prime minister George Papandreou, ... Read more...

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Euro falters over Italy, Greece political uncertainty


November 9th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The euro fell against the US dollar Wednesday and European markets slumped with it, amid lingering uncertainties over who will lead a new Greek government ... Read more...

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Sensex closes flat, European debt concerns weigh (Roundup)


November 8th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Tuesday closed flat, having been in a tight range all day. Investors largely chose to remain on the ... Read more...

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EU urges Greece to reaffirm reform commitment


November 8th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Nov 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greece could receive a blocked bailout instalment, the sixth tranche worth 8 billion euros ($11 billion), if the nation's incoming government reaffirms its commitment on ... Read more...

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Greek PM resigns; polls set for February


November 7th, 2011 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and opposition leader Antonis Samaras, who met late Sunday for talks on a future coalition government, announced early Monday that ... Read more...

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Sensex slips 1.36 percent on Euro debt concerns (Weekly market review)


November 6th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Indian equities markets shed some of their last week's gains with benchmark indices slipping about 1.4 percent as investors across the globe continued to be ... Read more...

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Greek PM wins crucial confidence vote (Second Lead)


November 5th, 2011 - 6:42 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 5 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survived Saturday a crucial parliamentary confidence vote, RIA Novosti reported.A total of 153 lawmakers, including all MPs from Papandreou's parliamentary faction ... Read more...

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Euro referendum needless, says Greek finance minister


November 4th, 2011 - 6:24 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 4 (IANS) Greece is ready to send European partners a clear message that there is no need to hold a referendum on the European Union (EU) bailout package ... Read more...

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Greece upset calculations, let it not spillover: Manmohan


November 4th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Cannes, Nov 3 (IANS) With non-member Greece throwing the G20 Summit here into a tailspin, India Thursday called for urgent steps to resolve the Eurozone crisis and said emerging ... Read more...

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Indian markets close flat as Euro crisis


November 2nd, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) Indian equities markets Wednesday closed flat, paring intra-day gains, amid concerns that the European debt crisis could compound after Greece announced its intentions to hold ... Read more...

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Greek PM insists on referendum on EU aid deal


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Nov 2 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou insisted that a recent European aid deal for Greece will be put to referendum in early 2012, despite the political turmoil. ... Read more...

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Europe should help Greece to avoid crisis: Greek PM


October 16th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Oct 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union should help Greece to avert the default, otherwise consequences would be unpredictable for all EU members, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said.In ... Read more...

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US stocks extend gains to third day


September 15th, 2011 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 15 (IANS) The US stocks extended gains to the third day Wednesday after German and French leaders showed their supports to Greece, Xinhua reported.The Dow Jones industrial ... Read more...

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Greek taxi drivers vow to continue strike


July 30th, 2011 - 2:12 am ICT by BNO News
ATHENS (BNO NEWS) -- Greece's taxi drivers vowed on Friday to continue with their strike after a meeting with Transport Minister Yiannis Ragousis failed to break the deadlock, the Kathimerini newspaper reported.Efthymios ... Read more...

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Sensex closes flat, broader markets end in red (Roundup)


June 22nd, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Wednesday closed flat, while broader markets fell on a largely lacklustre trading day as investors treaded cautiously after ... Read more...

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Greek government survives trust vote


June 22nd, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Greek government led by Prime Minister George Papandreou survived a confidence vote in parliament early Wednesday.The 300-seat legislature supported the embattled cabinet by a ... Read more...

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Indian equities markets trading listless


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Indian equities markets were trading dull in the morning session Wednesday with a benchmark index and broader indices ruling flat.The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of ... Read more...

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Greek government survives confidence vote


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:30 am ICT by BNO News
ATHENS, GREECE (BNO NEWS) -- The Greek government led by Prime Minister George Papandreou on Tuesday survived a confidence vote by 155 votes to 143 with two abstentions, the state-run ANA-MPA news ... Read more...

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France and Germany voice support for Greek reform and austerity program


June 18th, 2011 - 9:10 am ICT by BNO News
BERLIN (BNO NEWS) -- France and Germany on Friday voiced their support to the Greek government and its ambitious reform and austerity measures to overcome the economic crisis, Deutsche Welle television reported.German ... Read more...

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Greek prime minister denies any resignation plan


June 16th, 2011 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Athens, June 16 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has denied any plans of resigning, saying that he will stay in office and move forward to a cabinet reshuffle Thursday, ... Read more...

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Tharoor’s speech on ’soft power’ debated in Greece cabinet


May 5th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 (IANS) Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor was pleasantly surprised when he got a tweet from the prime minister of Greece George Papandreou appreciating a speech he ... Read more...

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Gaddafi sends envoy to Athens to deliver ‘personal message’


April 4th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Apr.4 (ANI): Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has sent his Deputy Foreign Minister Abdul-Ati al-Obeidi to Athens to meet the Greek Government with a personal message, sparking renewed speculation that ... Read more...

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Man throws shoe at Greek PM


September 11th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Sep 11 (DPA) A man threw a shoe at Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou Saturday in protest against the socialist government's austerity measures. The shoe missed its intended target and the man ... Read more...

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Greek PM reshuffles cabinet to deal with debt crisis


September 7th, 2010 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Athens, Sep 7 (DPA) Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou reshuffled his cabinet early Tuesday in an effort to tackle the country's debt crisis. Government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis made the announcement, saying that new ... Read more...

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Greece imposes smoking ban in enclosed public spaces


September 1st, 2010 - 11:25 pm ICT by BNO News
ATHENS, GREECE (BNO NEWS) – Greece imposed on Wednesday a new law banning smoking in enclosed public spaces, after previous attempts to impose partial bans failed.According to the Kathimerini newspaper the ban ... Read more...

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Development, fiscal reform will be key issues at G-20 meeting: Mukherjee


June 3rd, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
Busan (S.Korea),June 3 (ANI): Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told ANI TV on Thursday that development-related issues would be the focus of the G-20 summit talks being held here for the ... Read more...

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Greece sends condolences to India over air tragedy


May 23rd, 2010 - 6:13 am ICT by IANS
Athens, May 23 (IANS) Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou has sent a letter of condolence to his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh, expressing the Greek government's and the peoples' sorrow over the ... Read more...

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Greece receives $17.9 bn bailout loan from EU


May 18th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, May 18 (DPA) Greece received a vital 14.5-billion-euro ($17.9-billion) bailout loan from the European Union Tuesday, officials said, just hours before the country is scheduled to pay a 9-billion-euro bond which ... Read more...

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Greece passes austerity measures in parliament (Lead)


May 7th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
Athens, May 6 (DPA) Greece's parliament Thursday passed an austerity bill that will allow the country to receive a joint European Union-Intenational Monetary Fund emergency loan. The bill passed by a vote of ... Read more...

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Greece to vote on austerity package after deadly riots


May 6th, 2010 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, May 6 (DPA) Greece's only chance to avoid bankruptcy is to accept money from a joint European Union-International Monetary Fund rescue programme, the government said Thursday ahead of a parliamentary vote ... Read more...

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IMF, EU pledge $159 bn to save Greek economy


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Athens, May 3 (IANS) Greece has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU) on a $159 billion rescue package for the debt-laden country. The agreement includes ... Read more...

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