Alexis Tsipras

  • July 1, 2015  

    The scene in Greece has become one of desperation and chaos after the country defaulted on its bailout debt, and European creditors rebuffed a late request by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens on how tensions are flaring over tight limits on banking and pensions, and the upcoming referendum on Greece’s fate and Tsipras’ political future. Continue reading

  • June 30, 2015  

    An 11th-hour attempt by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to extend its debt bailout failed to stop the country from becoming the first developed nation to miss a payment to the IMF. In Athens, thousands rallied outside Parliament, urging a yes vote in the upcoming national referendum on working out a deal and staying in the Eurozone. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports. Continue reading

  • June 29, 2015  

    Greece is facing great uncertainty on the eve of a debt default and ahead of a national referendum next Sunday. Judy Woodruff talks to Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal about the potential consequences for Greece and the Eurozone, plus a look at Puerto Rico’s financial troubles. Continue reading

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    More than one in three ATMs in Greece ran out of cash at some point Saturday as banks struggled to provide enough euro banknotes to keep the machines running while Greeks scrambled to withdraw money. Continue reading

  • June 21, 2015  

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will make his case for financial relief at an emergency Eurozone Summit on Monday. As the June 30 deadline approaches for Greece to make a 1.6 billion Euro debt payment, Tsipras hopes for debt relief support from the EU. Wall Street Journal reporter Ian Talley joins Hari Sreenivasan to talk about what’s at stake during Monday’s negotiations. Continue reading

  • June 15, 2015  

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held an emergency meeting with his bailout negotiators after a weekend breakdown in talks with creditors brought the country closer to bankruptcy. Many in Greece are bracing for more turmoil as they wonder whether the new government can avoid a default at the end of the month. NewsHour special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports from Athens. Continue reading

  • February 5, 2015  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the new leftist government in Greece said it would not be “blackmailed” into giving up its stance on reversing austerity measures after the European Central Bank imposed new restrictions on lending to Greek banks. Also, a U.N. agency reported that Islamic State militants are systematically torturing and killing children of minority groups in Iraq. Continue reading

  • January 26, 2015  

    In our news wrap Monday, the State Department curtailed activities at the U.S. embassy in Yemen’s capital Sanaa. Street protests over a power grab by the Shiite rebels have stretched into a second week there. Also, Kurdish fighters retook the key border of Kobani from Islamic State forces after four months of fighting. Continue reading

  • January 25, 2015   BY  

    Greece’s far left party was projected to win a national parliamentary election in the eurozone country on Sunday, according to exit polls. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2015  

    Greek voters, facing high unemployment and an unstable economy, are heading to the polls to select a new president. But the results could have an impact that goes beyond Greece. The leader of the favored leftist party wants to renegotiate Greece’s bailout deals — a nonstarter according to European leaders. Hari Sreenivasan reports on what Greeks hope to see from the critical election. Continue reading

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