• Greek Lawmakers Pass Austerity Bill as Athens Burns

    Greece's parliament approved a deeply unpopular austerity bill Monday to secure a second EU/IMF bailout and avoid national bankruptcy, as buildings burned across central Athens and violence spread around the country.
  • A cyclist rides past a burning building during violent protests in central Athens

    Greek Parliament Passes Deep Cuts as Athens Burns

    Just after midnight Monday, the Greek parliament approved a deeply unpopular austerity bill to secure a second EU/IMF bailout and avoid national bankruptcy, as buildings burned across central Athens and violence spread around the country.
  • A cyclist rides past a burning building during violent protests in central Athens

    Athens Burning; Riots Spead Across Greece as Parliament Meets

    Historic cinemas, cafes, shops and banks were set ablaze in central Athens Sunday as black-masked protesters fought Greek police outside parliament, while inside lawmakers looked set to defy the rage by endorsing a new EU/IMF austerity deal.