Outspoken: former  Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images 1:39

Greece’s former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, has been thrust back in the spotlight as he vigorously defended plans to launch a parallel paymen(...)

Yanis Varoufakis said on the call that he appointed a childhood friend of his at the ministry to help him carry out his plan. File photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty 1:39

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said he was authorised by the country’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, to come up with an emergency pl(...)

A European Union flag flutters outside the Athens stock exchange

Talks between Greece and its international creditors on a third bailout began in Athens on Monday but the lenders want to see more reforms turned into(...)

Alexis Tsipras: the inspectors’ return is humiliating for the prime minister, who won power in January promising to dismantle the troika. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

In an inauspicious start to talks over awarding Greece a third bailout, international officials have postponed the negotiations after failing to ag(...)

Greek  prime minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the creditors’ terms even though Greek voters had rejected an earlier offer in a referendum

Talks on tying up a new bailout deal for Greece failed to start on Friday as had been expected, with officials blaming security worries for delaying t(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras listen to speakers during a session at the Greek parliament. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Greece is bracing for the return to Athens of officials representing the reviled “troika” of creditors as the debt-stricken country prepares to start (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras confers with Syriza colleagues during the vote at the Greek parliament in Athens. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

After passing within the space of a week a second package of legislative measures demanded by his country’s creditors, Greece’s prime minister, Alexis(...)

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras looks on after speaking to legislators at the arliamentary vote  in Athens, Greece, on Thursday.  Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg 1:35

Bailout negotiators are due to return to Athens to start talks on a massive new rescue package after Greece’s parliament approved tough new conditions(...)

Demonstrators gather outside the Greek parliament during an anti-austerity rally in Athens on Wednesday evening, as MPs voted on a second package of emergency legislation demanded by Greece’s creditors. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Amid demonstrations on the streets outside and protests from their own parliamentary speaker that the legislation before them on represented a “violen(...)

People line up outside a National Bank branch in Athens 1:05

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras faces his second major test in a week in parliament on Wednesday over reforms he wants lawmakers to adopt so bailo(...)