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Greece Debt Crisis

Greece Asks For European Bailout Funds, Rushes To Finish Reform Plan

AP | ELENA BECATOROS and JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 07.08.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With a deadline just hours away to come up with a detailed economic reform plan, Greece requested a new three-year rescue from...

Forget About Greece -- China Is Falling Into Financial Chaos

Georges Ugeux | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Georges Ugeux

In the last few days the $400 billion of Greek debt took a new dimension. The Chinese markets lost almost 40 percent, more than $3 trillion.

The Latest On The Greek Financial Crisis

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the Greek financial crisis (all times Brussels local): ___...

Here's How Ordinary Greeks Are Living With Closed Banks And ATM Limits

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

Negotiators are working in Brussels this week to reach a deal on Greece's worsening debt crisis. Meanwhile, across Greece, banks are closed and capita...

Why Greece Needs Its Classics More Than Ever

Lex Paulson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Lex Paulson

As the crisis continues to unfold, Greece's ancient past should serve not as fashionable rhetoric alone, but as a deep spur to reflection and progress. Truly engaging with the classical could still be a powerful part of the solution as we take lessons from the past to imagine a better future for Greece and for us all.

Greece Moves Back in With Parents

Spencer Green | Posted 07.07.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Friends say Greece has been adjusting to this new living situation with surprising ease. "All he does is sleep, hang out at our old high school, and play Alien Crush on his TurboGrafx 16," says Herman Wittle, a former classmate of Greece's.

Young Greeks Aren't The Only Ones Losing Faith In Europe

HuffPost Germany | Sebastian Matthes | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

Europe is trembling. The Greeks have taken a stance against the rescue policy of their creditors. In truth, however, the Greek youth have voted a...

The Euro at a Tsipping Point: Greece Gets a Yellow Card, Not Yet a Red, As Merkel's Bluff Gets Called

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Terry Connelly

As expressed (and predicted) in this blog several months ago, if I owe you 240 euros, it's my problem, but if I owe you 240 billion euros, it's certainly your problem, too.

The Many Interpretations Of Greece's 'No'

HuffPost France | Jean-Baptiste Duval | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

The Greek referendum is a political oddity that was observed worldwide. With 61 percent of the vote, the government-supported "no" won unexpected...

Live Updates On Greece's Debt Crisis

Posted 07.07.2015 | World

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras traveled to Brussels today for his first meeting with Europe's finance minister after Sunday's referendum. Foll...

Greek PM Looks For Last Minute Deal At Eurozone Summit

Reuters | Paul Taylor and Costas Pitas | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

By Paul Taylor and Renee Maltezou BRUSSELS, July 7 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras launched a desperate bid to win fresh aid from s...

Howard Fineman

Greece Is Just The Beginning Of The Great Austerity Backlash | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- The global politics of austerity seeped into the press room of the White House on Monday, the day after the Greeks voted overwhelmingly ...

Bernie Sanders Backs Greek Rejection Of Austerity Measures

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voiced his support for Greece’s decision to reject a bailout deal that would have come...

Daniel Marans

Debt Relief Could Be Greece's Reward For Standing Up To Europe | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

The creditors of nations long enforced their claims by the cannons of government and, in some cases, the cannons of companies. They called it gunboat ...

Nick Robins-Early

Greece's Debt Crisis Enters A Precarious New Stage After Referendum | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

Thousands of jubilant Greeks poured into Athens' Syntagma Square on Sunday night and into Monday morning, after a decisive victory for the "no" vote i...

Cassandra's Foreboding Ghost Haunts Greece After the 'No' Vote

Michael Skafidas | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Michael Skafidas

ATHENS -- Tsipras appeared triumphant to greet his voters last night. What kind of a triumph it is remains puzzling. A few meters away from the victorious prime minister in Syntagma Square, the heart of Greece, the ATMs stand dark and empty. "It's sad to admit that we see darker days than before, darker even than during the dictatorship," I heard an old woman saying while queuing to get money a few days ago. "Back then there was political discontent but no poverty. Now we have both."

Not without Greece

Montserrat Domínguez | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Montserrat Domínguez

The Greeks have defied fear. But how will the European governments deal with their own fears? Specifically, how will they react to the possible light-speed contagion of Syriza's rebelliousness in Spain, Portugal and Italy?

White House: Greece Should Be Allowed To Remain In Eurozone

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

The White House is urging European and Greek leaders to reach a compromise on Greece's debt crisis, arguing that the country should be allowed to rema...

Leaders Of Europe's New Left Rejoice As Greeks Vote 'No'

HuffPost Italy | Angela Mauro | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- “Syriza’s fight is our fight. If Syriza loses, we all lose ...” Martina Anderson is a distinguished Irishwoman: tall,...

Merkel and Hollande. The Future of Greece (and Europe) Is Now in Their Hands

Gianni Del Vecchio | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Gianni Del Vecchio

So it's Berlin and Paris. Once again so close and yet so far. Once again European history will move along the red line that unites these two national capitals. There's nothing to be done for those who, like our Italian Premier, believed as recently as five days ago to have established a special relationship with the Chancellor of Europe.

OXI! Greek Voters Stand Up for A New Deal

Dan Siegel | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Dan Siegel

While Americans celebrated a long-ago victory against British colonial overlords, the small but proud nation of Greece stood up to reject the failed austerity economics proscribed by European bureaucrats that has driven the country into a debt-driven dependency and depression.

Jenny Che

Leading Economist Slams German Hypocrisy Over Greek Debt Crisis | Jenny Che | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business

“Germany is the country that has never repaid its debts. It has no standing to lecture other nations.”

Krugman Cheers Greece's 'No' Vote On Austerity

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business

“A ‘yes’ vote in Greece would have condemned the country to years more of suffering under policies that haven’t worked and, in fact, given the arithmetic, can’t work."

Say 'No' to Greek Financial Irresponsibility

Ivan Eland | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Ivan Eland

Now that the Greek public has thumbed its nose at Greece's international creditors by voting "no" in a referendum on their most recent bailout offer, negotiations with Greece on further bailouts should be summarily terminated.

Angela's Ashes and Tsipras's Attributes

Lucia Annunziata | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Lucia Annunziata

In the absence of a complete and total mending, and a reform of Europe itself, from this moment forward the temptation to follow Athen's lead will only increase.