There was some faux shock and surprise at the decision by Syriza's Alexis Tsipras to join in coalition with the right-wing independent Greek party, ANEL.
The in/out referendum on Europe puts Scotland's relations with Ireland at risk, the Scottish Government has warned.
Rural motorists are enjoying the fall in prices at forecourt fuel pumps that should also lead to lower distribution costs of supplies to local shops.
As Greece prepares to vote this weekend in its most important election in 50 years, there are some striking similarities with the events that took place at the other end of the European Union in Scotland four months ago.
The London market rose for the sixth day in a row after the European Central Bank (ECB) said it would pump one trillion euros (£770 billion) into the eurozone economy.