Syriza Party Wins in Greece

By THEO FRYE YANOS, age 12 Newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. PHOTO: GUE/NGL/Flickr In the midst of years of crushing government spending cuts and tax increases known as austerity measures, the left-wing party Syriza has won control of the Greek...

Negotiation: Key to Greek Debt Crisis

By THEO YANOS, age 10 Violent protests erupted in Greece in 2010, when the government decided to save money by laying off civil servants and by cutting public spending. Protests continued, mostly peacefully, in 2012 because many Greeks lost their jobs and cannot find...

The European Debt Crisis: What Happened?

By NANCY RYERSON A major European debt crisis threatens the entire region’s stability. Countries have cut back government benefits like retirement plans to try and save money, and some countries have needed the rest of the countries in the European Union (EU) to...

Greeks Denounce Police Brutality

By INDYKIDS STAFF Demonstrators in Greece protested against police brutality after a 15-year-old boy, Alexandros Grigoropoulos, was shot and killed by police on December 6 in Athens. The protesters took over schools and government buildings, demanding justice and an...