Update: Greek PM Tsipras survives confidence vote

Europe 01/16/19, 15:59

The Latest on the confidence vote in Greece (all times local):10:50 p.m.Greece's left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has narrowly won a confidence vote in parliament days after the governing coalition collapsed.Tsipras received the minimum 151 votes in Greece's 300-seat legislature for his government to survive. His term ends in October.The ...

Greek defense minister resigns over Macedonia name change

Europe 01/13/19, 05:31

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, leader of the junior partner in the country's coalition government, has resigned over the Macedonia name deal, which he opposes.Kammenos announced his resignation after meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday morning. He said his party is quitting the government. He plans to give ...

Greek foreign minister resigns, prime minister takes over

Europe 10/17/18, 04:57

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias resigned Wednesday following a disagreement with the defense minister over the handling of a recent deal which would change Macedonia's name in exchange for Greece dropping its objections to the country joining NATO.Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced he had accepted Kotzias' resignation and said he ...

Update: Greek minister denies claims over migrant funds

World 09/24/18, 10:01

The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):8:30 p.m.Greece's defense minister is denying newspaper allegations that his ministry mismanaged European Union funds for improving living conditions of migrants trapped in the country.Panos Kammenos says that the ministry used around 90 million euros ($106 million) of the EU funds, with ...

3 Greek journalists set free after minister’s complaint

Europe 09/23/18, 14:43

Three journalists were released from custody Sunday following a complaint against them by Greece's defense minister.The publisher, editor-in-chief and political editor of daily paper "Fileleftheros" (Liberal) had voluntarily turned themselves in Saturday after Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said an article in the paper's Friday edition had defamed him.The article alleged ...

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