Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece’s left-wing Syriza party. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Greeks have decided to grant Alexis Tsipras a second term in office as prime minister in a general election that returned his leftist Syriza party (...)

Evangelos Meimarakis, leader of the New Democracy Party of Greece: an accidental leader selling himself as a safe pair of hands. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Syriza Leader: Alexis Tsipras In contrast to the general election he won eight months ago, a more sombre Alexis Tsipras is now leading into battle a w(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras resigned  on Thursday night in a calculated gamble to  rid himself of his party’s left flank. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

It’s mid-August. In any normal Greek summer, political life would have ground to a halt, politicians, the journalists who hover around them and muc(...)

Former Greek energy minister Panagiotis Lafazanis: to lead the Popular Unity group. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Rebels opposed to Greece’s international bailout walked out of the leftist Syriza party on Friday, formalising a split after its leader Alexis Tsipras(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is asking parliament to approve the €85bn bailout deal  Photograph: Reuters

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s Syriza party looked set to split after the leader of its far-left faction called for a new movement to fight a b(...)

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 former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said that Greece was subject to a programme that will “go down in history as the greatest disaster of macroeconomic management ever”. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Economic reforms imposed on Greece by creditors are going to fail, according to the country’s outspoken former finance minister. Yanis Varoufakis told(...)

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister,  with newly appointed deputy foreign minister for European affairs Sia Anagnostopoulou and newly appointed government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

The Greek government ordered banks to open on Monday as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looked to the start of new bailout talks next week. Banks were s(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras leaving Maximos Mansion in Athens on Friday. He left his main economic ministries unchanged in the reshuffle.  Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras sacked left-wing energy minister Panagiotis Lafazanis and two deputy ministers on Friday as he reshuffled his cabi(...)

A firefighting helicopter drops water on a major  wildfire at the Kareas suburb, east of Athens, Greece, July 17th, 2015. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Dozens of Athens residents fled their homes on Friday as wildfires fanned by strong winds and high temperatures burned through woodland around the Gre(...)

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