Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras listens in parliament to a speech  by his predecessor, Antonis Samaras, who was in Brussels this week, where he discussed the continuing Greek crisis with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

As negotiations continued this week in Brussels between Greek officials and international creditors, another figure from the Greek political scene was(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras gestures before his speech during a parliament session in Athens yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Greece’s latest round of reform proposals have so far failed to satisfy creditors, with discussions set to continue with its international lenders (...)

Protests in Greece: Time is not on Greece’s side as it continues to negotiate a compromise agreement with euro zone partners. Photograph: AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

Ten days after a general election in Greece led to the government of Alexis Tsipras assuming on Wednesday, the European Central Bank announced it woul(...)

A pair of headless stone sphinxes at an ancient tomb from the end of Alexander the Great’s reign, under excavation at Amphipolis. A dig at the tomb in Greece and a possible link to Alexander the Great have captured the nation’s imagination. Photograph: Greek Culture Ministry/The New York Times

Call it “CSI: Alexander.” For months, the excavations at a large, ancient tomb in northern Greece have gripped the country. First, a marble slab wal(...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s youngest prime minister in 150 years, broke with tradition for his swearing-in. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

True to form, as a young party leader who has always worn his unconventional views around his neck by never donning a tie, Alexis Tsipras chose to do (...)

Newly sworn-in Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (C) waves to spectators and media as is on his way to enter the prime minister’s offices, the Maximos Mansion, in Athens on Monday. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA. 2:17

Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as the prime minister of a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down (...)

Head of Greece’s Syriza party Alexis Tsipras waves to supporters after winning the elections in Athens. Photograph: Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters 2:17

  Greece has turned a page, is leaving fear behind and is moving forward with hope and dignity, the youthful leader expected to become the(...)

Leader of incoming radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras is greeted by a sea of supporters in Athens.  Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

In a chant that conveniently rhymes in Greek, his fans shouted “Greece, Greece, Antonis Samaras” as the smiling leader made his way into the grand sur(...)

Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem: said that while there was ‘room to manoeuvre’ with Greece, any new left-wing government must honour existing agreements with the EU-IMF. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Euro zone finance ministers gather in Brussels tomorrow for a scheduled Eurogroup meeting that will be dominated by the outcome of the Greek elections(...)

Anti-austerity Syriza supporters celebrate  in Athens as the party  heads for a clear victory in Greece’s election. Photograph:  LOUISA GOULIAMAKILOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

Greece‘s leftwing Syriza appeared on course to trounce the ruling conservatives in Sunday‘s snap election and could win the absolute majority it want(...)