Eurozone express hopes that Greek criticism will bear fruit
Europe / National / Politics

Eurozone express hopes that Greek criticism will bear fruit

  RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Greece’s European creditors sought to douse talk that they are making plans for a potential Greek exit from the euro and expressed hope Saturday that recent criticism may prompt the country to push ahead with an economic reform plan needed to unlock rescue loans. In the Latvian capital of Riga, … Continue reading

Advertisement

Putin offers cooperation with Greece _ but no financial aid
Europe / National / Politics

Putin offers cooperation with Greece _ but no financial aid

  MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin offered Wednesday to increase cooperation with Greece on energy and industry — but stopped short of extending direct financial aid that might complicate Greece’s talks with its European creditors. After a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Putin dismissed allegations that Moscow is trying to woo … Continue reading

Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power
Europe / National / Politics

Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power

  KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday publicly lifted his objections to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive regions engulfed in more than a year of warfare, reversing his government’s previous position. Russia-backed separatists, however, dismissed Poroshenko’s gesture as meaningless. The conflict between Russia-backed rebels and government … Continue reading