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Greek PM Papandreou wins confidence vote

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survived a vote of confidence in parliament on Saturday, avoiding snap elections that would have torpedoed Greece’s debt bailout deal and inflamed the euro zone’s economic crisis. But the nation remained mired in political, economic and social turmoil. Papandreou signaled he would…

Bill Clinton offers to help Irish investment drive

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Former President Bill Clinton Saturday told Ireland’s Prime Minister and the cream of the country’s diaspora that he would host a summit in New York to help boost investment in the euro zone struggler. A veteran of Europe’s financial crisis, Ireland gathered a mixture of corporate leaders,…

Talk of Greek default increases, markets pause on G20

ATHENS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Talk of a possible Greek default gained pace on Friday while a pledge by the world’s major economies to prevent Europe’s debt crisis from undermining banks and the global economy steadied financial markets. Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos was quoted by two newspapers as saying an orderly…

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