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  • Greece warns of 'vicious cycle of inequality' in EU

    A top Greek official on Wednesday warned of a "widening gap" in the eurozone that separates financially stable countries such as Germany from their southern European partners that are struggling to keep up.

  • New Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras waves after being sworn in on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in Athens. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    Conservative sworn in as Greek prime minister

    Greek conservative party head Antonis Samaras was sworn in as prime minister Wednesday at the helm of a three-party coalition that will uphold the country's international bailout commitments.

  • Antonis Samaras (left), leader of Greece's conservative New Democracy party, meets with Democratic Left party chief Fotis Kouvelis at the Greek parliament in Athens on Monday, June 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Greek coalition government possible Wednesday

    A coalition government could be formed by mid-Wednesday in Greece, the head of the country's socialist party said Tuesday, easing the nation out of a political limbo as it struggles to deal with a financial crisis that is already affecting Europe's economy and markets around the world.

  • Antonis Samaras, whose conservative party placed first in Greece's election, leaves the Presidential Palace in Athens after meeting with President Karolos Papoulias on Monday, June 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    Greek coalition talks to enter 2nd day

    Greece's two pro-bailout parties appeared likely Monday to agree on forming a coalition government after a bruising election watched closely because of its potential impact on the world economy, but negotiations were pushed to a second day after the head of the socialist party insisted on a broad partnership.

  • Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's radical left-wing Syriza party, casts his ballot at a voting center in Athens on Sunday, June 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    Pro-bailout conservatives win Greek election

    The conservative party that backs keeping Greece in the eurozone won the country's national election Sunday and immediately proposed forming a pro-euro coalition government — a development that eased, at least briefly, deep fears that the vote would unleash an economic tsunami.

  • Evangelos Venizelos (center), leader of Greece's socialist PASOK party, leaves the Presidential Palace in Athens after a meeting with President Karolos Papoulias on Monday, May 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris )

    Greeks to head back to the ballot box in June

    Greece will hold a new election in June after days of talks failed to resolve the country's political deadlock, party leaders said.

  • Greek Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos, left, meets with Greek President Karolos Papoulias in Athens, Saturday, May 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Aris Messinis, Pool)

    Greek president in last-ditch coalition effort

    Greece's president will meet with political party leaders Sunday in a last-ditch effort to broker a deal for a coalition government and avoid another general election.

  • Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos (center) speaks Feb. 15, 2012, to the press after a meeting with the Greek President Karolos Papoulias in Athens. (Associated Press)

    Euro countries voice doubts over Greek bailout

    Some eurozone countries have strong doubts over whether a second massive bailout can save Greece, officials said Wednesday, even as Athens rushed to meet tough conditions to qualify for the 130-billion-euro ($170 billion) rescue.

  • Greek communist party members wave party's flags after hanging banners in Greek and English denouncing EU policies under the temple of Parthenon at the Athen's Acropolis hill on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Greek premier defends bailout deal, painful cuts

    Warning of a "catastrophe" that would leave Greeks subsisting on food stamps and the country wallowing in bankruptcy, Greek leaders urged lawmakers Saturday to pass more painful spending cuts on the eve of a crucial vote to qualify for a massive bailout.

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