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Renzi shatters illusion of unity in Bratislava

Matteo Renzi says he declined to share a podium with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande as he did not "share their conclusions".

Matteo Renzi says he declined to share a podium with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande as he did not "share their conclusions".

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Greece faces more austerity

Greece passes more austerity measures Syriza MP quits over reforms Hundreds protest outside parliament Greece’s parliament has approved new budget cuts and tax rises ahead of a key eurozone meeting

Greece passes more austerity measures Syriza MP quits over reforms Hundreds protest outside parliament Greece’s parliament has approved new budget cuts and tax rises ahead of a key eurozone meeting

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Difficult austerity vote is key to more Greek bailout cash

With Greece fast running out of money and loan repayment deadlines looming, the parliament is heading towards another austerity vote - a major test for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

With Greece fast running out of money and loan repayment deadlines looming, the parliament is heading towards another austerity vote - a major test for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

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Brazil's new government sets sights on reversing economic slump

Brazil’s newly installed Cabinet is getting to work, in the wake of Dilma Rousseff’s suspension. The economy is a priority for incoming interim

Brazil’s newly installed Cabinet is getting to work, in the wake of Dilma Rousseff’s suspension. The economy is a priority for incoming interim

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With Michel Temer at the head, what's next for Brazil?

He’s the man of the moment in Brazil, but relatively unknown on the international stage. Michel Temer has taken the reins as president, for an as-yet

He’s the man of the moment in Brazil, but relatively unknown on the international stage. Michel Temer has taken the reins as president, for an as-yet

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Anger over austerity: Third day of rallies in Greece over pensions and tax reforms

The Greek capital saw a third day of rallies as the parliament prepared to vote on a series of reforms including tax hikes and pension cuts. Athens is hoping to push through the reforms required by th

The Greek capital saw a third day of rallies as the parliament prepared to vote on a series of reforms including tax hikes and pension cuts. Athens is hoping to push through the reforms required by th

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Why so much Greek anger over tax and pension reforms

Greek tax and pension reforms have to be approved by the country's lawmakers on Sunday if Athens is to get the next, previously delayed, tranche of more than five billion euros of bailout cash.

Greek tax and pension reforms have to be approved by the country's lawmakers on Sunday if Athens is to get the next, previously delayed, tranche of more than five billion euros of bailout cash.

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National issues highlighted in Europe's May Day rallies

May Day celebrations turned sour in Istanbul as Turkish police fired tear gas and sprayed water cannon at anti-government protesters. They were

May Day celebrations turned sour in Istanbul as Turkish police fired tear gas and sprayed water cannon at anti-government protesters. They were

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Exclusive: Greek PM says crisis nearly over, no more austerity needed

The Greek economy is just one step away from a recovery but needs debt relief, not further austerity, to overcome its crisis for good, Prime Minister

The Greek economy is just one step away from a recovery but needs debt relief, not further austerity, to overcome its crisis for good, Prime Minister

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Greek farmers block Athens airport road junction with tractors

Greek farmers continued temporary highway blockages on Friday to protest against the left-led government’s planned pension reforms. Regional farmers

Greek farmers continued temporary highway blockages on Friday to protest against the left-led government’s planned pension reforms. Regional farmers

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Greece faces first 2016 protests against reforms

The Greek government’s plans for pension reforms have brought thousands of farmers out on the streets in protests in the north of the country, and in

The Greek government’s plans for pension reforms have brought thousands of farmers out on the streets in protests in the north of the country, and in

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Greece approves latest reform bill in exchange for 1 bn euros

Greece’s leftist-led government has survived another parliamentary vote on a reform bill demanded by the country’s international lenders. In return

Greece’s leftist-led government has survived another parliamentary vote on a reform bill demanded by the country’s international lenders. In return

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Unemployment in Greece falls - ever so slightly

Unemployment in Greece fell slightly in September. Official figures put the rate at 24.6 percent, down a tenth of a percentage point from an upwardly

Unemployment in Greece fell slightly in September. Official figures put the rate at 24.6 percent, down a tenth of a percentage point from an upwardly

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Spanish government poll says it will win country's election

According to a Spanish government opinion poll, the country’s governing People’s Party is set to win the most seats in this month’s general election

According to a Spanish government opinion poll, the country’s governing People’s Party is set to win the most seats in this month’s general election

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Will anti-austerity Portugal become the new Greece?

Is Portugal about to take the same path as Greece? That’s the question being asked as the country’s new Socialist government was sworn in promising

Is Portugal about to take the same path as Greece? That’s the question being asked as the country’s new Socialist government was sworn in promising

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Anti-austerity protesters battle police in Brussels

Police and anti-austerity protesters have engaged in running battles in the Belgian capital Brussels. Tens of thousands took to the streets as part

Police and anti-austerity protesters have engaged in running battles in the Belgian capital Brussels. Tens of thousands took to the streets as part

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Tsipras returns as PM in decisive Greek election

Alexis Tsipras and his leftist Syriza parts have been voted back into power after a surprisingly decisive Greek election – the country’s fifth in six

Alexis Tsipras and his leftist Syriza parts have been voted back into power after a surprisingly decisive Greek election – the country’s fifth in six

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Greece: Anti-austerity protesters denounce 'ever-closer' bailout deal

Anti-austerity protesters marched on the streets of Athens on Wednesday as Greece moves closer to concluding a deal with lenders on a multi-billion

Anti-austerity protesters marched on the streets of Athens on Wednesday as Greece moves closer to concluding a deal with lenders on a multi-billion

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Greece moves closer to bailout talks as Syriza divisions remain

The Greek parliament took a step closer to negotiations on an new €86bn bailout after MPs voted to reform the judiciary and banking system

The Greek parliament took a step closer to negotiations on an new €86bn bailout after MPs voted to reform the judiciary and banking system