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George’s holiday in Greece with Madiba

In his book 65 Years of Friendship: A memoir of my friendship with Nelson Mandela, George Bizos tells of their only holiday together

The embarrassment that is Europe now

This has not been a great week to be South African as a once-proud liberation movement rushed into law a Secrecy Bill.

Greece PM to begin rescue mission ahead of confidence vote

Greece's Lucas Papademos will seek to take advantage of a rare political truce to push austerity and radical reform and stave off bankruptcy.

Papademos sworn in to lead party-packed Greek Cabinet

Lucas Papademos has taken office to save Greece from bankruptcy with a Cabinet filled with many of the politicians who led the nation into crisis.

Europe’s biggest deficit is democratic independence

Financial markets rallied after Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announced he was dropping plans for a referendum on the terms of the bailout.

Greece’s new coalition head must battle crippling debt

Former ECB vice-president Lucas Papademos will head Greece's new crisis coalition, ending suspense over who will try to save the country from default.

New Greece prime minister still unknown as bankruptcy looms

As their country's debt crisis situation worsens, Greek politicians have remained deadlocked around who to appoint as their new prime minister.

New leaders will secure debt deal, promises Papandreou

Greece's outgoing prime minister says there is an agreement that the new interim government will ensure the country's debt deal follows through.

Papandreou out as coalition gathers to put out Greek fires

The Greek PM and opposition have agreed on the formation of a new unity government in a bid to break a deadlock and pave the way for an EU bailout.

Papandreou struggles to form new government

European leaders watch nervously as embattled Greek premier tries to find allies and avoid the nightmare of being thrown out of the eurozone.

Wall St falls ahead of confidence vote in Greece

US stocks fell on Friday, ending four weeks of back-to-back gains, as political instability resurfaced in Europe.

Greece moots unity government after referendum drama

The main opposition in Greece has called for early elections as PM Pandreou scurries to form a unity government after narrowly escaping a recall.

Greek prime minister faces survival vote

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou faces a confidence vote with the fate of the nation's EU/IMF bailout deal in the balance.

Greek PM on brink as anxious world watches eurozone

Greece's government has backed out of a proposed referendum on staying in the euro, while European leaders moot Greek exit from the eurozone currency.

Greece’s government ‘won’t survive the night’

The Greek government is on the verge of collapse as outrage over plans for a referendum on a eurozone bailout rips through the beleaguered country.

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