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  • Palestinian Authority premier Salam Fayyad gives up finance post

     
    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad kept the top job in a cabinet shakeup Wednesday but relinquished his duties as finance minister, a position that earned him praise abroad and criticism at home....
  • Egypt's presidential campaigns crisscross the nation

     
    Egypt’s first free presidential election is a week away. The 13 candidates -- those with name recognition and those whose mention draw puzzled expressions -- have been set loose upon the land with staffs and stickers, flags and banners, and sound...
  • Greek government talks fail; new election expected

     
    Attempts to cobble together a government in Greece from among the fractious parties that won seats in Sunday's election ended without success Friday when the Socialist leader said he couldn't coax rival politicians into a coalition....
  • Spain overhauls its banks to help avoid bailout

     
    Spain announced a major overhaul of its troubled banking sector in a bid to avoid having to ask for an international bailout. Spain's' banks are saddled with billions of dollars in bad loans because of a housing bubble....
  • Greece to hold new election on June 17

     
    Voters will go to the polls for the second time in two months in Greece on June 17. The repeat round follows an inconclusive election May 6 that left no party in overall control, heightening fears that Greece will default on its debt and leave the...
  • Greek president proposes a government of technocrats

     
    ATHENS -- In the latest twist to Greece’s lingering political crisis, President Karolos Papoulias on Monday proposed a government of technocrats to stave off a repeat round of elections that could jeopardize the country’s fate in terms of...
  • Palestinian prisoners to end hunger strike after deal with Israel

     
    Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners agreed Monday to end their 28-day hunger strike after Israel promised to improve jail conditions, release detainees from solitary confinement and make other concessions....
  • Greece's political deadlock continues as coalition talks fail

     
    Greece entered a second week without a government as the leader of a hard-line leftist party, which seeks to tear up the country's international bailout agreements and their related austerity measures, pulled out of talks to form a coalition leadership,...
  • François Hollande: France's new 'Monsieur le Président'

     
    Francois Hollande is sworn in Tuesday as France's new president. Hollande, who succeeds Nicolas Sarkozy, is France's first president from the Socialist Party in 17 years....
  • Clashes in Lebanese city of Tripoli leave four dead

     
    Violent clashes apparently linked to the conflict in neighboring Syria broke out overnight in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, leaving at least four people dead, including a soldier, resident said Sunday....
  • Greece in last-ditch effort to form a government

     
    Greece's president began a last-ditch effort Sunday to broker a deal for a coalition government after last week's inconclusive elections. The financially ailing nation is without a government at a time when it most needs one....