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Greece bailout: Government unveils reform summary after press leaks

 Greece has unveiled an outline summary of reforms demanded by eurozone leaders in order to secure a bailout extension.

Eurozone economy sees growth pick up

 The eurozone's economy grew by a stronger-than-expected 0.3% in the last three months of 2014, helped by rapid growth in Germany.

Greece bailout talks: No agreement in Brussels

 Greek and eurozone officials have failed to reach an agreement over Greece's debt crisis, though both sides said there was still hope for a deal.

Greece's Tsipras defiant over economic plans

 Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece has said he is sticking to plans to roll back austerity and rejecting an international bailout extension.

Greece Finance Minister Varoufakis: 'Europe comes first'

 The economist-turned-finance minister seeking to renegotiate Greece's huge debt obligations says his priority is the well-being of all Europeans and has ruled out accepting more bailout cash.

Greece debt repayment in full is 'unrealistic', says Syriza

It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, the chief economics spokesman for the victorious Syriza party has told the BBC.

Belgium seeks extradition of Greece detainee

 Belgium is asking Greece to extradite one of the suspects arrested there over a possible link with the alleged Islamist plot against Belgian police,

Vice President receives former Canadian Governor General

Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan hosted a reception in Ha Noi on November 13 for former Canadian Governor General Michalle Jean, who is on a working visit to Viet Nam.

Greece on alert for next two days after 6.2-magnitude quake

 Greek authorities were put on alert on Saturday for the next two days after a 6.2-degree earthquake on the Richter scale jolted the southern Aegean Sea island of Crete.

Greece could receive additional aid without fresh bailout terms or haircut: Greek FinMin

 Greece could receive additional financial aid from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund without fresh bailout conditions or a new haircut attached to it,

Greece to hold new tender for sale of gas firm DEPA as privatization hits snag

Greece will hold a new international tender for the sale of gas firm DEPA a government official announced on Monday, as the privatization program under way in the context of efforts to raise revenues to tackle the debt crisis, hit a snag.

Eurogroup approves 7.5-bln-euro bailout tranches for Greece

The Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem announced late Monday that finance ministers of the eurozone had approved two bailout tranches of 7.5 billion euros for Greece.

Climate change rewrites world wine list

 It's circa 2050 and shoppers are stopping off at Ikea to buy fine wine made in Sweden.

No more measures for Greece if reforms carried out: Lagarde

 No additional measures would be necessary for Greece if it carries out the reforms under its bailout programme, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said in an interview with the Sunday edition of Kathimerini.

S&P lifts Greece from selective default rating

 Ratings agency Standard and Poor's raised Greece's sovereign debt rating by six notches on Tuesday encouraged by a burst of support for Athens from eurozone partners.

Greece raises 5.6 bln USD in treasury bill auction

 Greece raised 4.38 billion euros (5.67 billion U.S. dollars) in a treasury bill auction on Tuesday, as the new debt buyback plan deadline for private investors expired.

Greece wins significant debt relief

 Greece won big breathing space with long-frozen eurozone loans to restart from December and a first clear admission that a chunk of the country's debt burden will need to be written off down the line.