Pensioners are given priority tickets  as they wait to receive part of their pensions in Athens, Greece yesterday. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

A far-left faction in Greece’s ruling Syriza party denounced the bailout deal as a “humiliation” as the leadership fought to contain a ripple of defe(...)

Protesting outside the Greek parliament against agreement for a third bailout with euro zone leaders. Photograph: Getty Images 1:12

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras was facing open rebellion in his coalition as he moved to act on demands by Greece’s lenders for a series of cuts (...)

Anti-austerity protesters demonstrate in front of the Greek parliament in Athens on Monday. Prime minister Alexis Tsipras returned from Brussels to a gathering storm at home. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

If Alexis Tsipras thought his long night of fraught negotiations with EU leaders was rough going, it was nothing compared to the gathering storm that (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras talks to the press at the end of the Eurozone leader summit on the Greek crisis on Monday. Photograph: EPA.

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is facing a struggle to keep his majority in parliament after a number of government figures distanced themselves (...)

 Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras arrives at a euro zone leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Greece blinked first. In a 13-page document sent to its international lenders last Thursday night, Alexis Tsipras’s government agreed to a raft of spe(...)

Greek riot police stand guard on the steps in front of the Parliament building, behind a presidential guard, during an anti-austerity demonstration in Athens on Sunday. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Senior figures in Greece’s ruling Syriza party have accused Germany and other creditors of trying to humiliate Athens by seeking “punitive” reforms. (...)

Protestors outside the Greek parliament. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

EU and IMF officials have given euro zone governments a positive assessment of Greece’s request for a new bailout, a source close to the matter said,(...)

Alexis Tsipras: faced resistance from some MPs left stunned by his acceptance of rejected austerity measures. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras urged Syriza party colleagues to help Greece stay in the euro zone by approving tough proposals for €13 billion (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: how will he placate those who voted No? Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

In 1981, the socialist François Mitterrand swept to power in France on a left-wing economic platform that repudiated spending cutbacks and pinned hope(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras reacts after arriving at the Greek parliament to address lawmakers in Athens. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Almost two weeks after the banks closed and their economy went into freefall, Greeks awoke this morning to news that a deal is taking shape to avert a(...)