German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Greece, where she has praised the country for its austerity measures. Merkel is a lightning rod for protesters, who blame Germany for pushing Greece to make severe budget cuts.
Angela Merkel has told WEF delegates at Davos that her government would get right-wing populism "under control, but it is a poison." The chancellor insisted that protectionism would not answer the world's problems.
Greek Prime Minister Tsipras has said his country is no longer in danger of Grexiting - leaving the EU - and is seeing an inward investment boom. He said he is hopeful after nine years of recession, but questions remain.
A protest in Athens took a violent turn as labor unions launched a strike over a raft of austerity measures. Workers worry they are being forced to accept salary cuts without receiving more bailout funds in return.
Police in Greece say they've found eight suspicious parcels at a major postal sorting center north of Athens. The discovery comes after booby-trapped letters were sent to the German Finance Ministry and the IMF in Paris.
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