Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province earlier this year. Apple is expected to show a 20% jump in  Q2 earnings on Monday. (Photograph: Chance Chan/ Reuters)

US stocks rose amid optimism better-than- estimated technology earnings will extend last week’s rally, while European shares advanced as Greece reshu(...)

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has been criticised   for failing to secure an agreement for Greece. (Photograph: EPA/VALDA KALNINA)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday reshuffled his team handling talks with European and IMF lenders, after his finance minister was sharply(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: appeared to offer some concessions ahead of yesterday’s meeting, which was attended by Minister Michael Noonan. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis

Greece won little leeway from creditors at a eurogroup meeting in Riga yesterday, as senior European Union officials warned that the country must acc(...)

Finance minister Yanis Varoufakis warned in his blog against pushing Greece too hard

Euro zone finance ministers delivered a stark warning to Greece on Friday that its leftist government will get no more aid until it agrees a complete (...)

Billboard in central Athens: Greece aims for a deal with creditors, but will not back down on red-line issues. photograph: reuters/alkis konstantinidis Photograph: Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis

As the Greek Easter holiday period – Easter Sunday fell a week later than in the West this year – comes to a definitive end with the reopening of scho(...)

Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s finance minister, speaks during a panel discussion at the Brookings Institution on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group Spring Meetings in Washington  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis promised to compromise in negotiations over the next instalment of a bailout loan that would prevent a default(...)

Greece’s finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, minus Lycra shorts and mop. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Picture, if you will, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan wearing nothing but a pair of Lycra cycling trunks and carrying a mop, listening to the Eury(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is surrounded by members of the media as he comments on  discussions he had just concluded with the International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde in Washington. Photograph: Mike Theiler/Reuters

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has said that Greece “intends to meet all obligations to all its creditors, ad infinitum,” seeking to quell de(...)

Finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: Greece has not received bailout funds since August. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis met International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde in Washington yesterday to discuss a set o(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras:  calling for support from opposition parties, he has reiterated that his government  will  implement a February 20th deal struck with the euro zone.  Photograph: François Mori/AP

Greece has failed to reach an initial deal with the European Union and the IMF to unlock aid after the creditors dismissed a package of reforms from A(...)