All posts by VOANews

  • Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras
    Greece’s new leaders to miss EU meeting
    June 25, 2012, by VOANews

    Greece has run into a snag in its efforts to renegotiate its European-led bailout, as health problems sidelined the new prime minister and finance minister ahead of a critical meeting […]

  • Samaras sworn in as Greek prime minister
    June 20, 2012, by VOANews

    Conservative Antonis Samaras has been sworn in as Greece’s new prime minister, leading a newly formed coalition government that intends to renegotiate the terms of an international bailout package. Three […]

  • Egypt’s Mubarak on life support as protests swell
    June 20, 2012, by VOANews

    Egyptian security sources say ousted President Hosni Mubarak is unconscious and on a respirator after he was rushed from prison to a military hospital following a stroke. Earlier reports by […]

  • Egypt’s Mubarak dead at 84
    June 20, 2012, by VOANews

    Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, the man long seen as the symbol of stability in the Middle East but who was ousted in a popular uprising, has died after suffering […]

  • Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
    WikiLeaks founder Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador
    June 20, 2012, by VOANews

    Ecuador’s foreign minister says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has asked for political asylum in the South American nation. Ricardo Patino told reporters in Ecuador’s capital, Quito, Tuesday that the country […]

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    EU set to ease Greek bailout terms
    June 19, 2012, by VOANews

    The European Union says it is set to ease the strict austerity conditions of Greece’s financial bailout, possibly agreeing to changes in the rescue package in the next few months. […]

  • Greek New Democracy party leader Antonis Samaras
    Greek party leaders hopeful as coalition talks continue
    June 19, 2012, by VOANews

    Greek party leaders are holding a second day of talks aimed at forming a coalition government. The country’s president has given the head of the conservative New Democracy party, Antonis […]

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    G20 leaders arrive in Mexico for summit
    June 18, 2012, by VOANews

    World leaders are gathering in Mexico for a two-day G20 summit which begins Monday in the Pacific coast resort of Los Cabos amid turmoil in the eurozone and worsening bloodshed […]

  • French Socialists win majority in parliamentary vote
    June 18, 2012, by VOANews

    French President Francois Hollande’s Socialist Party has taken a solid majority in Sunday’s runoff parliamentary elections. Partial polling results show the Socialists’ bloc taking up to 320 seats in the […]

  • Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi starts tour of Europe
    June 14, 2012, by VOANews

    Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Switzerland at the start of a historic European tour, which will see her accept the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to […]