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Greece Debt Crisis

Greeks 'Just Don't Feel LIke Having Sex' Amid Economic Downturn

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2012 | Business

* Sex shops say business has plummeted * Greece imports its erotic toys * Return to drachma could spell death of industr...

Lagarde Has Little Sympathy For Greeks

AP | MEERA SELVA | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business

LONDON -- International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says she has more sympathy for poor African children than Greeks suffering under the cou...

Greece and the Beanstalk

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Amalia Negreponti

"Jack and the Beanstalk" is a story about how Jack and a terrible ogre finally compromise, learning to live together because they fear one another too much to risk doing otherwise. A similar hope of compromise is what lies at the heart of Greek voters.

Eurozone Preparing For Greece Exit Scenario

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

* Euro zone states urged to draft plans for Greek euro exit * Instruction given in euro working group call on Monday * G...

"No Sweet Fruit Comes From a Bitter Seed"

Anthony Strano | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Anthony Strano

In Greece, the supposed home of democracy, there is an exclusive approach in their political, religious and societal systems that actively combats the idea of equality and inclusivity.

Which Way for Europe?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.20.2012 | World
Robert Kuttner

While Greece is right on the razor's edge of default, and may yet be granted some overdue relief, the prospects for broader European recovery are still very bleak until the politics get a lot more radical.

'I Am Ashamed To Be Here'

AP | DEREK GATOPOULOS | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business

ATHENS, Greece -- Like many Greeks left unemployed by their country's economic tailspin, Dimitris Spachos finds it easier to talk about his nation's p...

Let Greece Do Debt Cold Turkey

Eric Margolis | Posted 07.18.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

What would happen to Greece if it quit the euro? Financial chaos, capital flight, riots and bank failures... maybe. But after the apocalypse, Greece would eventually revert to its 1960's status: a poor but proud nation living off tourism, shipping, agriculture and fishing.

Germany's Merkel Pushes Greece To Hold Vote On Staying In Eurozone

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

* Greece says Merkel, Papoulias discussed referendum * German spokesman denies Merkel proposed idea * Greek parties angr...

Causes Of Greek Economic Crisis Not As Simple As You Might Think

Posted 05.17.2012 | World

The causes of the economic crisis in Greece may not be as simple as you think. In a new video from the Harvard Kennedy School, lecturer Richard Par...

Voting for the Extremes

Melina Xaritatou | Posted 07.17.2012 | World
Melina Xaritatou

It is insane to ask from people whose lives have been crashed to choose between the euro and the drachma. They can't answer to that.

Whither Eurozone Austerity?

Rajan Menon | Posted 07.15.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

Europe's political winds have shifted over the past month. The first sign of this preceded the event now being hailed as the catalyst, Sarkozy's loss in France's presidential election, and it occurred in an unlikely place: the Netherlands.

Negotiations To Form Greek Government Continue

AP | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS | Posted 07.14.2012 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Marathon efforts to break Greece's post-electoral paralysis are lurching into a ninth day amid the country's worst crisis in de...

Euro Ministers Plead With Greece To Stick With Austerity Program

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 07.14.2012 | Business

BRUSSELS — Leading European Union finance officials promised to stand by Greece as a member of the eurozone provided it sticks to its bailout te...

Greece Nears 'Moment Of Truth' As Coalition Talks Fall Apart

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2012 | Business

* President to meet smaller parties from 1630 GMT * Talks with big parties hit impasse * Radical left seen gaining if ne...

Arianna On The Crisis In Greece

New York Times | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business

AS I follow the modern Greek tragedy unfolding in Europe, I flash back to the 18 years I spent in Athens, walking to school in Plaka (the old part of ...

German Official: Without Austerity, Greece 'Financial Aid Falls Away'

AP | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business

BERLIN -- The head of Germany's central bank is warning that there would be no basis for further financial aid to keep Greece afloat if the country ba...

Greece Election Results 2012: Crisis, Confusion, Protest

Elena Panaritis | Posted 07.11.2012 | World
Elena Panaritis

The results are a death blow to the country's decades-long two-party system, leaving both Pasok and New Democracy in a lurch. But this should not come as a surprise considering the widespread popular discontent largely due to how the Greek crisis and how has been handled.

Without Growth, There's Only One Ending to Euro Debt Crisis

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 07.09.2012 | World
Jeffrey Rubin

What Europe's voters and its central bank are coming to recognize is that unremitting fiscal austerity measures are the wrong prescription for what ails the European economy -- they're actually exacerbating the continent's economic problems.

Greek Elections, Lessons From Argentina 2001-02 ...and a Call for Sanity

Alexander Mizan | Posted 07.09.2012 | World
Alexander Mizan

Greece is on the verge of a national catastrophe. The local political leadership has made successive mistakes, only to be compounded by the recent vote. Let's examine the scenarios.

Greece in Agony

Robert Cabot | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Robert Cabot

There is a surplus of the ugly in Greece -- of avarice, of hideous modernity, corruption, exploitation. But though it is largely hidden, there is something about the tough, durable fiber, the pride of generosity, the fierce instinct for independence which is at the core of the Greek soul.

Greek Elections, a Trap!

Elena Panaritis | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
Elena Panaritis

When Greeks go to the polls on Sunday, they will be reeling from one of the worst economic crisis in history that has cost them their jobs, pensions and is now denying them the power to plan for their future. So what is the way out?

Greece: A Teenage Nation

Maria Paravantes | Posted 07.02.2012 | World
Maria Paravantes

The world may be talking about the upcoming Greek elections but the Greeks -- true to their adolescent hearts -- are out in the sun swimming, tanning, drinking coffee and enjoying the moment. Tomorrow is another day.

Austerity Measures Are Worse at Easter

Seth Engel | Posted 07.02.2012 | World
Seth Engel

In the face of the U.S.'s two greatest crises of the century, Americans have turned to FDR and George W. Bush for solace. The Germans had once chosen Hitler for theirs. Which path will the Greeks venture down on May 6? Who can lead a country that has hit rock bottom?

Some Good News For Greece

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

ATHENS, May 2 (Reuters) - Standard & Poor's raised Greece's credit rating to low-speculative grade on Wednesday, lifting it out of default terri...