Greece

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives for a ministerial meeting at the parliament in Athens on Feb. 24. Eurozone finance ministers approved a list of reforms proposed by Greece in return for a bailout extension. Photo by Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images
    February 24, 2015   BY  

    Eurozone finance ministers on Tuesday accepted reform proposals offered by Greece to extend its bailout program by four more months. Continue reading

  • Greece's Finance Minister Varoufakis gives a news conference after an extraordinary euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels
    February 20, 2015  

    Greece received a four-month bailout aid extension deal, easing some worries about the global economy after tense negotiations over austerity measures and giving the Greek economy some temporary breathing room. Judy Woodruff speaks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the terms of the agreement and which side has more leverage. Continue reading

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    February 17, 2015  

    The European Union has demanded that Greece agree to an extension bailout program by Friday or risk losing assistance altogether. The Greek finance minister called the plan absurd, but did not rule out a deal. Without an agreement, the current bailout will expire at the end of the month. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

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    February 17, 2015  

    As bailout talks continue between Greece and other EU members without clear progress, the new Greek government’s election promises seem at odds with economic reality. Gwen Ifill talks to Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and journalist John Psaropoulos about the potential for a rude awakening for Greece and its new leaders. Continue reading

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    February 12, 2015  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the new Greek government agreed to discuss a compromise with creditors on its international bailout. Also, the Senate voted 93 to 5 to confirm Ashton Carter as the next secretary of defense, succeeding Chuck Hagel. Continue reading

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    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

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    January 30, 2015  

    In our news wrap Friday, the government reported that GDP growth slowed significantly in the last part of 2014, but wages and benefits rose at the best pace in six years. Also, former Gov. Mitt Romney announced he will not run for president again in 2016. Continue reading

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    January 28, 2015  

    In our News Wrap Wednesday, Hezbollah rocket fire killed two Israeli soldiers on the Israel-Lebanon border. The Israeli military fired back with airstrikes and artillery fire. Also, Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to be the next attorney general, went before the Senate for her confirmation hearing. Continue reading

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    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

  • A supporter of opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras waits outside his campaign headquarters in Athens, January 25, 2015. Greeks are voting in a historic election expected to bring in a government led by the leftwing Syriza party which has promised to take on international lenders and roll back painful austerity measures imposed during years of economic crisis. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (GREECE - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
    January 25, 2015  

    In an election watched closely throughout Europe, Greece’s left-wing, anti-austerity party won a decisive victory over the ruling center-right party. The impact of today’s vote in Greece is likely to affect people around the world. For more, John Authers of the Financial Times joins Hari Sreenivasan. Continue reading