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The preliminary agreement to change Macedonia's name was signed by both sides earlier this month

Macedonia Name Deal Going Nowhere Fast in Greece

The deal struck by the Greek and Macedonian prime ministers to end the 30-year argument over what the Macedonian republic should be called is making little progress through the Greek government. On Tuesday, an influential member of the governing political coalition announced he was ready to bring the entire government down if the name deal moves forward.

Cuban President Raul Castro (C-R) stands next to Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (C-L) during a massive rally at Revolution Square in Havana in honor of late leader Fidel Castro. Castro -- who ruled from 1959 until an illness forced him to hand power to his brother Raul in 2006 …

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Toasts ‘Great 20th Century Revolutionary’ Fidel Castro

Radical leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was among the few leaders representing Europe at an hours-long event commemorating the life of dictator Fidel Castro in Cuba, praising the brutal tyrant as an “international symbol of struggle and resistance” who “inspired political and social changes in Latin America.”

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Greece’s Hard Left Government Moves To Reduce Influence Of Church

(REUTERS) – Greece on Monday unveiled plans to revise its constitution, formally proposing a clearer distinction between the state and the powerful Orthodox Church, changes in how the president is elected and limiting terms of lawmakers in parliament.

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Defiant Greece Tells Global Creditors: We Will NOT Cut Government Pensions

ATHENS (AFP) –  Greece’s prime minister on Sunday said his government will not give in to “unreasonable” demands as the debt-ridden country braces for critical negotiations with international creditors on the thorny issue of pension reform. The warning came just days

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Erdogan Rebukes Fans Who Boo Greek Anthem, Not Moment of Silence for Paris

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the boos and cries of “allahu akbar” from Turkish fans at a soccer game against Greece this week, chiding fans for booing the Greek national anthem but not mentioning that fans also appeared to boo a moment of silence for the victims of last week’s terror attacks in Paris.

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UN: Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Condemns ‘Unilateral Measures’ on Syria

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged listeners at the UN General Assembly Thursday to avoid “the same old recipes” to solve conflicts, and warned against “unilateral action” to solve problems like the civil war in Syria, which may put Tsipras at odds with his Russian allies.

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Greece: Anti-Semitic 9/11 Truther Minister Resigns Hours After Tsipras Appointment

Greece’s Former Deputy Infrastructure and Transport Minister Dimitris Kammenos failed to last 24 hours in the job, as his appointment by leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was immediately followed by the resurfacing of a number of offensive anti-Semitic tweets, including one implying Jews were responsible for the September 11 attacks in America.

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Golden Dawn Surges in Greek Islands amid Migrant Crisis

Far-left Greek party Syriza had much to celebrate on Sunday, as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stormed to a more-comfortable-than-predicted reelection victory. Leftists were not the only ones celebrating, however, as neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn saw its best election results yet, coming in third place.

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Poll Lead For Greece’s Syriza Narrows As Tsipras Presses For New Mandate

From Reuters: Former Greek premier Alexis Tsipras urged supporters on Saturday to give him a mandate to complete the country’s political transformation, as a poll showed his leftist Syriza party’s lead slipping ahead of elections next month. Tsipras abruptly resigned

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Resigns

In a televised address to his people, he said he had a moral duty to resign, because he was elected (just over half a year ago!) as a staunch opponent of the austerity measures he now believes it necessary to impose, in order to keep Greece in the Euro and secure its future.