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Death prompts Greek dengue scare

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 15:31

An elderly man has died in Greece in what officials believe to be the country's first case of dengue fever since the 1920s.
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Greek tanker released by pirates

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 17:51
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man, Togo Togo

A Greek-owned oil tanker is released after being seized by pirates off the coast of Togo in West Africa, according to the Isle of Man Ship Registry.
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Pirates seize Greek oil tanker

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 11:22
related countries: Togo Togo

Pirates have seized a Greek-owned oil tanker off the coast of Togo in West Africa, a maritime group reports.
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Credit Agricole hit by Greek debt

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 9:04
related countries: France France

French bank Credit Agricole reports a drop in second quarter profits after taking charges against assets in Greece and Italy.
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Greek exit idea sparks German row

Monday, August 27th 2012, 9:14
related countries: Germany Germany

German centre-right politicians criticise a leading conservative partner for suggesting that Greece will have to leave the eurozone.
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France piles pressure on Greek PM

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 11:28
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Francois Hollande says Greece must prove it can reform its finances before receiving more bailout funds, after talks with Greek PM Antonis Samaras.
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Greek PM: Give us breathing space

Friday, August 24th 2012, 12:36
related countries: Germany Germany

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras asks Germany's Angela Merkel to give his country "breathing space" after the two leaders met in Berlin.
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VIDEO: Greece tops agenda in Eurozone talks

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 22:06
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The French and German leaders have been meeting in Berlin today ahead of their respective talks with the Greek prime minister later this week. Greece is asking for more time to implement the tough conditions imposed on it in return for a financial ba
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Greece urged to stick to reforms

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 19:12
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The leaders of Germany and France have told Greece it should not expect leeway on its bailout agreement unless it sticks to tough reform targets.
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Awaiting the verdict on Greece

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 9:18

Eurozone leaders await verdict on Greece
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Greece's media buckles under strain of financial crisis

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 8:51

Journalists feel economic pain like those they report on
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Greece 'facing its last chance'

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 18:20

Eurozone finance boss Jean-Claude Juncker says the Greek people have to be aware their country only has one more opportunity to cut its deficit.
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VIDEO: Athens battles for tourists

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 7:35

Rajan Datar takes a look at the damaged reputation Greece is trying to repair and the young Greeks who are taking taking matters into their own hands.
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Greece under pressure over cuts

Monday, August 20th 2012, 17:25

Greece must stick to its bailout conditions, Germany says, at the start of a week in which Greece is expected to ask for more time to make agreed cuts.
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Fire sweeps across Greek island

Monday, August 20th 2012, 15:39
related places: Chios

Greek firefighters battle a large forest fire sweeping across the Aegean island of Chios, destroying thousands of acres of forest and farmland.
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Everton confirm Mirallas signing

Sunday, August 19th 2012, 11:00

Everton complete the signing of striker Kevin Mirallas from Greek champions Olympiakos for about £6m.
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Greeks confront crime wave amid austerity

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 8:42

Rise in violent crime adds to misery of ailing Greece
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VIDEO: Reviving the Olympic fire in Greece

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 6:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Greece was the birthplace of the Olympics, but the country's performance in London fell far short of expectations.
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Greek economy continues to shrink

Monday, August 13th 2012, 14:11

Greece's economy contracted at an annual pace of 6.2% in the second quarter, figures show, although the pace of contraction eased slightly.
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Liverpool draw Hearts in Europe

Friday, August 10th 2012, 12:23

Liverpool are drawn against Hearts, while Newcastle will face Greek side Atromitos in the Europa League play-off round.
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Row after Greek MP hires daughter

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 17:25

A Greek MP who hired his daughter for a permanent job while serving as parliamentary speaker for a day faces calls for his resignation.
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Europe split over waste disposal

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 14:08
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Some countries in southern and eastern Europe are falling well below EU targets for waste management, with Bulgaria, Cyprus and Greece among the worst offenders, an EU report says.
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Greece to deport 1,600 immigrants

Monday, August 6th 2012, 11:54
related places: Athens

Greek police plan to deport 1,600 illegal immigrants rounded up in Athens, as a minister defends the crackdown.
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VIDEO: Greek police arrest illegal immigrants

Monday, August 6th 2012, 4:12
related countries: Syria Syria

Greek police have arrested nearly 5,000 people in an operation against illegal immigration, amid fears that the fighting in Syria could lead to a new influx of refugees.
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Athens police target immigrants

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 19:27
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Athens

Police in the Greek capital Athens round up 5,000 suspected illegal immigrants, amid fears fighting in Syria could lead to a new refugee influx.
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Monti warns of psychological rift

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 18:19
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti warns of a "psychological break-up" of Europe, while talks over Greek reforms make progress.
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Greece agrees new bailout cuts

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 21:25

Greek coalition leaders agree a further 11.5bn euros in cuts needed to qualify for the next instalment of its international bailout
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Party delivers 'Greeks only' food

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 15:54
related places: Athens

Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party hands out free food to hundreds of struggling people in central Athens - but only Greek nationals can have it.
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Greek PM in tough bailout talks

Friday, July 27th 2012, 14:26
related places: Athens

Greek PM Antonis Samaras meets international creditors to try to persuade them that Athens deserves its final bailout instalment.
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EU's Barroso urges Greek action

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 17:57
related places: Athens

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso tells the Greek government to "deliver, deliver, deliver" key structural reforms.
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'Racist tweet' Olympian barred

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 17:09

Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou is expelled from her national team after posting comments on Twitter which were deemed racist.
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Greek recession 'will be deeper'

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 16:06

Greece will suffer a much deeper recession than thought this year, its prime minister says, as international lenders arrive in Athens to assess its progress.
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Greece's Olympic legacy crumbles

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 23:18

Economic hardship hits Greece's Olympic dreams
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VIDEO: Wildfires burn across southern Europe

Friday, July 20th 2012, 2:27
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Wildfires have struck in Greece, Spain and Portugal, forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes.
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Greek coalition passes vote test

Monday, July 9th 2012, 3:56

Greece's new coalition wins a confidence vote in parliament, as eurozone ministers gather for talks amid new concern over the debt crisis.
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VIDEO: Greek PM makes first major speech

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 2:21

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras speaking in his first major speech to parliament said he will focus on reforms and measures to restore economic growth in Greece.
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Greek PM promises focus on growth

Friday, July 6th 2012, 18:12

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras promises to focus on reforms and measures to restore economic growth in Greece, in his first major speech to parliament.
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VIDEO: Racing on an ancient Olympic track

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 23:50

Matthew Stadlen travelled to Olympia to find out about the original games held in ancient Greece.
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Man falls from hill of Acropolis

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 9:39
related places: Athens

A man is badly injured after falling from the hill of the Acropolis overlooking Athens in what may have been a suicide attempt.
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VIDEO: A closer look at Angela Merkel

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 8:50

Angela Merkel is vilified in Greece, largely approved of in her homeland, and admired from much further afield, but what is she like?
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Nadir tells of letter to Thatcher

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 17:05
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Turkey Turkey

The president of Turkey wrote to Margaret Thatcher in September 1990 hinting Polly Peck International might be a victim of a Greek Cypriot conspiracy, the Old Bailey hears.
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Attack on Greek Microsoft office

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 8:50
related places: Athens

Armed men ram a van full of gas canisters into a Microsoft office in the Greek capital Athens, setting it alight, but nobody is hurt.
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Greece names new finance minister

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 12:51

The Greek government appoints a new finance minister after its first choice resigned due to ill health less than a week after being appointed.
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New Greek finance chief resigns

Monday, June 25th 2012, 18:22

Greece's newly nominated finance minister, Vassilis Rapanos, resigns due to ill health less than a week after being appointed to the post.
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Cyprus to ask for bailout help

Monday, June 25th 2012, 17:55
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Cyprus confirms that it will ask eurozone partners for a bailout to try to help shore up its banks, which are heavily exposed to Greece.
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Greek PM cannot attend EU summit

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 11:26

Greece's new Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will miss this week's EU summit while he recovers from eye surgery.
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