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Greek coalition talks drag on to end TV crisis

Greece's governing coalition failed to end a political crisis triggered by the closure of state broadcaster ERT, but said talks would continue Thursday to try to avoid a snap election that could delay vital economic reforms and disrupt the country's bailout program.Full story

Greek coalition signals state TV deal near, to meet again

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's ruling party leaders have signaled they are moving towards a compromise on the restart of state TV broadcasts and pledged to resolve a political standoff by Thursday. Full story

News Summary: Greece's public TV still off air

THE LATEST: State TV channels in Greece remained off-air Tuesday even after a court ruled that the prime minister's decision to pull the plug on public broadcaster ERT was wrong. Full story

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Protesters and employees watch on a TV screen the statements of government's coalition leaders after their meeting, outside the Greek state television ERT headquarters at Aghia Paraskevi suburb in Athens

Protesters and employees watch on a TV screen the statements of government's coalition leaders after their meeting, outside the Greek state television ERT headquarters at Aghia Paraskevi suburb in Athens June 19, 2013. Greece's ruling coalition leaders will meet again on Thursday to resolve an impas

Musicians of the Greek state television ERT broadcast offer a live concert outside their headquarters at Aghia Paraskevi suburb in Athens
Musicians of the Greek state television ERT broadcast offer a live concert outside their headquarters at Aghia Paraskevi suburb in Athens

Musicians of the Greek state television ERT broadcast offer a live concert outside their headquarters at Aghia Paraskevi suburb in Athens June 19, 2013. Greece's ruling coalition leaders will meet again on Thursday to resolve an impasse over last week's closure of state broadcaster ERT after failing

Employees stand by the windows inside the Greek state television ERT headquarters at Aghia Paraskevi suburb in Athens
Employees stand by the windows inside the Greek state television ERT headquarters at Aghia Paraskevi suburb in Athens

Employees stand by the windows inside the Greek state television ERT headquarters at Aghia Paraskevi suburb in Athens June 18, 2013. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

An employee is seen behind a TV screen at ERT headquarters in Athens
An employee is seen behind a TV screen at ERT headquarters in Athens

An employee is seen behind a TV screen, used to show the Greek state television ERT broadcast, at its headquarters at Aghia Paraskevi suburb in Athens June 18, 2013. Greece has avoided the uncertainty of an early election but the standoff over the state broadcaster's closure has weakened the prime m

An employee is seen inside a music studio in the Greek state television ERT headquarters in Athens
An employee is seen inside a music studio in the Greek state television ERT headquarters in Athens

An employee is seen inside a music studio in the Greek state television ERT headquarters at Aghia Paraskevi suburb in Athens June 18, 2013. REUTERS/John Kolesidis