For Europe's anti-establishment ranks, Tsipras an unlikely hero

World / Politics Jun 30, 2015

For Europe's anti-establishment ranks, Tsipras an unlikely hero

European anti-establishment parties of all political colours are rallying behind Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in his standoff with creditors, which threatens to force Athens out of the eurozone and undermine the single currency. Parties with virtually nothing in common except a rejection of EU-imposed ...

Germany rejects Greek claim for World War II reparations

World Feb 10, 2015

Germany rejects Greek claim for World War II reparations

Germany said on Monday there was "zero" chance of it paying World War II reparations to Athens, following a renewed demand from Greece's new leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Tsipras, in his first major speech to parliament on Sunday, laid out plans to dismantle Greece's ...

Greece ruptures 30 years of political consensus in Europe

World / Politics Feb 3, 2015

Greece ruptures 30 years of political consensus in Europe

By catapulting to power an improbable alliance of the hard -left and nationalist far-right, Greece has shaken up Europe's political kaleidoscope and may have signaled the end of an era of centrist consensus. With eight general elections due in the European Union this year, as ...