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March 1, 2015 3:05 PM Spanish PM hits back at Greek accusation of anti-Athens axis

ATHENS/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's centre-right Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy hit back on Sunday against accusations from Greece's leftist premier that Spain and Portugal had led a conservative conspiracy to topple his anti-austerity government. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Spain and Portugal had taken a hard line in talks on the euro zone extending 4

March 1, 2015 2:01 PM Spain's PM Denies Greek Counterpart's "Overthrow" Claim

Spain's prime minister has responded angrily to his Greek counterpart's claim that Spain and Portugal have formed "an axis of forces" trying to overthrow Greece's government. Speaking Sunday in Andalusia, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said neither Spain nor Portugal were "responsible for the frustration" that Greece's new government led by the Syriza 1

March 1, 2015 10:09 AM Despite Greece, euro zone is turning the corner

LONDON (Reuters) - The latest episode of Greece's debt crisis has revived doubts about the long-term survival of the euro, nowhere more so than in London, Europe's main financial center and a hotbed of Euroskepticism. The heightened risk of a Greek default and/or exit comes just as there are signs that the euro zone is turning the corner after seven 12

February 28, 2015 10:53 PM Benfica thrashes Estoril 6-0 to extend lead in Portugal

Benfica thrashed Estoril 6-0 at home to increase its overnight lead of the Portuguese league on Saturday. The defending champion opened a seven-point gap over FC Porto, which hosts third-place Sporting Lisbon on Sunday. Defender Luisao opened the scoring in the 16th minute when he headed in a pass from Luis "Pizzi" Afonso. Lima then converted a penalty 2

February 28, 2015 8:28 PM Greece will not seek 3rd bailout, prime minister says

Greece won’t seek a third bailout deal, the prime minister said Saturday, having succeeded in separating the loan agreement from “disastrous” austerity conditions. Alexis Tsipras spoke Saturday at the start of a two-day meeting of his party’s central committee. The Syriza committee will elect a new general secretary and members of the political secretariat 2

February 28, 2015 6:58 PM Greece Will Not Seek Another Bailout, Prime Minister Says

Greece won't seek a third bailout deal, the prime minister said Saturday, having succeeded in separating the loan agreement from the "disastrous" austerity conditions imposed with the willing cooperation of previous governments. Alexis Tsipras spoke Saturday at the start of a two-day meeting of his party's central committee. The Syriza committee will elect 2

February 28, 2015 1:35 PM Greek PM accuses Spain, Portugal of anti-Athens 'axis'

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused Spain and Portugal on Saturday of leading a conservative conspiracy to topple his anti-austerity government, saying they feared their own radical forces before elections this year. Tsipras also rejected criticism that Athens had staged a climbdown to secure an extension of its financial 21

February 27, 2015 3:25 PM Europe's big telecoms roar back to health, worrying rivals

PARIS (Reuters) - Europe's big telecom firms are back to rude financial health after years of poor results and regulatory pressure, drawing crowds of new investors and protests from rivals who worry the formerly state-owned companies may rebuild their monopolies. Germany's Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE) and Spain's Telefonica (TEF.MC) have predicted that revenues 7

February 27, 2015 10:45 AM Brilliant Blue Stripes in Limpet Shells Reveal Secret to Augmented Reality

(Photo : Wikimedia) The blue rayed limpet exudes brilliant blue lines that can be mimicked in transparent displays. Scientists believe limpet shells can serve as an inspiration in developing advanced optical biomaterials. The illuminated blue lines of the limpet's shells are apparently created by a pair of optical structures newly discovered by researchers 19

February 26, 2015 10:32 PM Ethereal 'Slurpee' Waves Roll Onto Frigid Nantucket Beach

A surfer takes part in the Arnette Punta Galea Big Wave World Tour, on January 28, 2013 in the Northern Spanish Basque town of Getxo. 16 surfers took part during the five hours surf competition, riding 5 meters high waves. AFP PHOTO/ RAFA RIVAS (Photo credit should read RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images) A surfer takes part in the Arnette Punta Galea Big Wave World 22