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New Greek PM says implementing EU accords ‘main task’

Greece’s new prime minister said Monday the main task of hisinterim government was to implement EU agreements on a debt rescue package, warning that the country’s participation in theeurozone was at stake. “The main task of this government as agreed by political leaders under the president is to carry out the decisions of the…

Greek anti-austerity protesters surround parliament

ATHENS (AFP) – Thousands of Greek protesters surrounded the parliament building in Athens on Wednesday as a general strike paralysed the country and the prime minister held emergency talks on a controversial reform package. Riot police and barricades blocked approaches to parliament as 20,000 people gathered in the capital, summoned…

AIG reaches deal to repay government

AIG announces plan to repay government; return to independent company after bailout AIG, which became a lightning rod for criticism over government bailouts, said it reached a deal to repay billions of dollars it received during the credit crisis. The plan announced Thursday could return a profit to taxpayers who…

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