Greek construction workers prepare temporary housing on the outskirts of Athens to shelter migrants now living in a city park. Photograph:  Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has asked Europe to help in handling tens of thousands of refugees coming from Syria, Afghanistan and other war zo(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: assured governors that loans were only temperory. (Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)
Greece taps local funds

Greece’s governors and other local officials have agreed to lend cash to the near-bankrupt central government after prime minister Alexis Tsipras assu(...)