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Greek pensioners protest in central Athens against new austerity cuts

Eurozone leaders call off Greece talks as crisis deepens

The meeting of eurozone finance ministers that was meant to approve the bailout that Greece needs to avoid defaulting on its debts was called off last night.

Key Greek finance meeting put off

The meeting of Eurozone finance ministers to settle Greek's bailout deal has been postponed.

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Just how severe is Greece's austerity? The raw statistics are certainly alarming. This is the fifth year of economic contraction. The economy shrank by 5.5 per cent last year. Some forecasters expect a similar decline this year. Almost half of the population under 25 is out of work. But it is the human stories that paint the most vivid picture of suffering. There have been reports of children being put into care because parents cannot afford to feed them and whole families surviving on the pension of an elderly relative.

Greeks clean up after riots against austerity vote

Firefighters doused smoldering buildings and cleanup crews swept rubble from the streets of central Athens today following a night of rioting during which politicians approved harsh new austerity measures demanded by bailout creditors to save the nation from bankruptcy.

Employees of the Public Power Corporation protest over plans for privatisation in Athens yesterday

Athens agrees austerity deal in bid to unlock €130bn bailout

Greece yesterday unveiled a political deal over budget cuts that should unlock a €130bn (£109m) aid package and enable Athens to avoid a potentially catastrophic default next month. After a week of fraught negotiations between the three parties that make up Lucas Papademos' coalition government, the Prime Minister's office yesterday confirmed that agreement on €3.3bn of new spending cuts had been secured.

Employees of the Public Power Corporation protest over plans for privatisation in Athens yesterday

After months of talks, Greeks told their cuts still don't go far enough

Government agrees to slash budget by €3.3bn but eurozone demands more before releasing bailout

Greek delay puts aid on hold

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An earthquake with preliminary 5.2-magnitude shook Greece's southern Aegean Sea islands today, the second in two days, Greek authorities said.

Greek creditors leave deal talks

Creditors left Greece yesterday without agreeing a deal on the debt swap plan that is needed for the country to avoid default on its loans.

Greek debt swap talks suspended

Greece's government says that negotiations with private creditors aimed at lightening Greece's debt load have been suspended unexpectedly and that the creditors' representative has left Greece.

Hedge funds may appeal to human rights court

Hedge funds with large amounts of Greek debt are reportedly planning to take the government to the European Court of Human Rights in an attempt to prevent Athens from forcing huge losses upon them.

Protesters from Greece's 'I won't pay' movement march in Athens yesterday during a 24-hour strike against the government’s austerity measures

Hedge funds hold Athens to ransom over debt rescue

A group of hedge funds is threatening to block a last-ditch attempt to save Greece from defaulting on its huge debt pile, unless they are guaranteed a significant payout.

Protesters from Greece's 'I won't pay' movement march in Athens yesterday during a 24-hour strike against the government’s austerity measures

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Financiers who bought 'distressed' Greek debt insist on making vast profits from the crisis

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