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Tsipras in Search of EU Allies as Workers at Home Strike

  • Greek PM running out of friends as Renzi takes hit from vote
  • Unions hold 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures
Members of the media take part in the 24hr general strike in Athens on Dec. 7.

Members of the media take part in the 24hr general strike in Athens on Dec. 7.

Photographer: Ayhan Mehmet/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
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Greece is running out of friends in the European Union.

As Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faces workers protesting creditor demands for labor reform and new austerity measures, his key allies in southern Europe are fading from the political scene -- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned after a crushing referendum defeat and French President Francois Hollande has said he won’t seek a second term.