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Samaras, a liberal conservative in pursuit of stability

Antonis Samaras had limited choices at the end of December. The Greek prime minister was obliged to move up elections. The snap polls were triggered

Antonis Samaras had limited choices at the end of December. The Greek prime minister was obliged to move up elections. The snap polls were triggered

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Greek PM dissolves parliament ahead of snap elections

Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has requested that the Greek parliament be dissolved. This following parliament’s failure to choose a new

Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has requested that the Greek parliament be dissolved. This following parliament’s failure to choose a new

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Early Greek general election 'was inevitable'

In a move some fear could jeopardise Greece’s international bailout, parliament has failed to choose a new president, rejecting the ruling

In a move some fear could jeopardise Greece’s international bailout, parliament has failed to choose a new president, rejecting the ruling

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Greek MPs begin voting in close contest to choose next president

MPs in the Greek parliament have held the first of three possible rounds of voting in a close contest to choose the country’s next president. Prime

MPs in the Greek parliament have held the first of three possible rounds of voting in a close contest to choose the country’s next president. Prime

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Greek MPs divided over austerity as crucial vote looms

The Greek parliament embarks on a three-stage vote to elect a new president. If they reject the government's nominated candidate, the country faces an election that could see the left voted into power

The Greek parliament embarks on a three-stage vote to elect a new president. If they reject the government's nominated candidate, the country faces an election that could see the left voted into power

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Turkish PM visits Greece amid tensions over Cyprus energy rights

The Turkish Prime Minister has begun his two-day visit to Greece amid tensions over energy exploration rights around Cyprus. Ahmet Davutoglu called

The Turkish Prime Minister has begun his two-day visit to Greece amid tensions over energy exploration rights around Cyprus. Ahmet Davutoglu called

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Amal Clooney weighs in on Greek battle for Parthenon Marbles

Hollywood actor George Clooney’s new wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, made an impassioned plea on Wednesday for the return of the

Hollywood actor George Clooney’s new wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, made an impassioned plea on Wednesday for the return of the

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Αmal Alamuddin Clooney gets back to work in Greece

Amal Alamuddin Clooney is back to work. Fresh from her marriage to Hollywood actor George Clooney in Italy last month, the human rights lawyer is now

Amal Alamuddin Clooney is back to work. Fresh from her marriage to Hollywood actor George Clooney in Italy last month, the human rights lawyer is now

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Samaras seeks presidential payback from Juncker

The European Union’s new president-designate of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, is again in Greece meeting with the prime minister to

The European Union’s new president-designate of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, is again in Greece meeting with the prime minister to

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Handshakes and protests, Merkel's Greek visit

It has been one of the rockiest relationships in the eurozone, but as German Chancellor Angela Merkel wrapped up her visit to the Greek capital, many

It has been one of the rockiest relationships in the eurozone, but as German Chancellor Angela Merkel wrapped up her visit to the Greek capital, many

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Greek public sector workers strike over job cuts

Thousands of Greek public sector workers have been on strike today to protest against planned job cuts. Teachers, municipal workers and pensioners

Thousands of Greek public sector workers have been on strike today to protest against planned job cuts. Teachers, municipal workers and pensioners

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Samaras defends Greece's EU presidency

Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has defended his country taking over the EU presidency as it continues to grapple its ongoing debt

Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has defended his country taking over the EU presidency as it continues to grapple its ongoing debt

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Beleaguered Greece now President of European Union Council

Starting with the new year, Greece takes its turn as presiding nation of the Council of the European Union – the institutional structure which

Starting with the new year, Greece takes its turn as presiding nation of the Council of the European Union – the institutional structure which

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Greek economy on track Samaras tells Angela Merkel

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel the Greek economy is on track. The two met in Berlin with Samaras

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel the Greek economy is on track. The two met in Berlin with Samaras

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Greece makes case for continued financial support from EU

Just days before Greece’s international creditors begin their latest assessment of the country’s progress on economic reforms, the Greek Prime

Just days before Greece’s international creditors begin their latest assessment of the country’s progress on economic reforms, the Greek Prime

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Greece PM predicts end to recession at end of 2014

Greece will end six years of recession by the end of 2014. That’s the message Antonis Samaras, the Greek Prime Minister gave at the annual trade fair

Greece will end six years of recession by the end of 2014. That’s the message Antonis Samaras, the Greek Prime Minister gave at the annual trade fair

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Obama praises Greek austerity but urges growth

US President Obama has praised the Greek government’s strict austerity measures and structural reforms and said the country must now start creating

US President Obama has praised the Greek government’s strict austerity measures and structural reforms and said the country must now start creating

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Greek PM reshuffles cabinet amid government crisis

Greece’s Socialist PASOK party leader, Evangelos Venizelos, is back on the government front bench as the prime minister bids to quell the crisis over

Greece’s Socialist PASOK party leader, Evangelos Venizelos, is back on the government front bench as the prime minister bids to quell the crisis over

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Greek PM reshuffles cabinet

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras reshuffled his cabinet on Monday, two days after the smallest party in his ruling coalition quit the government

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras reshuffled his cabinet on Monday, two days after the smallest party in his ruling coalition quit the government

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Greek coalition confusion continues

Confusion about the future of the Greek government continued on Friday morning as members of the Democratic Left quit the government in the wake of

Confusion about the future of the Greek government continued on Friday morning as members of the Democratic Left quit the government in the wake of