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Trial set for Greek leak reporter

Monday, October 29th 2012, 23:23
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The Greek investigative journalist who caused a stir when he published a list of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts is sent to trial for breach of privacy.
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Greece holds 'bank leak' reporter

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 16:28
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Greek journalist is arrested after publishing what he says is a list of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts, with some suspected of tax evasion.
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Love or nothing: The real Greek parallel with Weimar

Friday, October 26th 2012, 18:30

The BBC's Paul Mason on the real Greek parallel with Weimar
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Ben Needham search 'unsuccessful'

Friday, October 26th 2012, 11:06
related places: Kos

Specialist police officers searching for missing Ben Needham are expected to call off their search on the Greek island of Kos.
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Greek police accused over racism

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 19:49

Fresh allegations of torture and asylum abuse haunt Greek police
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Greece 'to get bailout extension'

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 15:01

Greece's Finance Minister, Yiannis Stournaras, says the country has been given more time to hit bailout targets.
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VIDEO: Search for missing Ben under way

Friday, October 19th 2012, 18:55
related places: Kos

Greek and British police investigating the disappearance of the toddler Ben Needham more than 20 years ago have started searching a mound of earth close to where he went missing.
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Greece hit by new general strike

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 17:14

Greece sees its 20th general strike in two years, in protest at further spending cuts needed to receive the next bailout instalment.
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VIDEO: Police dig for missing boy in Kos

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 13:50
related places: Kos

A team of British detectives has arrived on the Greek island of Kos to search land near where Sheffield toddler Ben Needham went missing 21 years ago.
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VIDEO: Greek protesters throw firebombs

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:59
related places: Athens

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Athens to demonstrate against austerity measures, with some throwing firebombs at police.
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VIDEO: Are Greek police 'colluding' with far-right?

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 22:41

Greece's far-right party, Golden Dawn, won 18 parliamentary seats in the June election with a campaign openly hostile to illegal immigrants - and there are now allegations that some Greek police are supporting the party.
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Alarm at Greek police 'collusion' with far-right

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 16:02

Greek far right group tells BBC it has police allies
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Greece censors Downton gay kiss

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 10:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Downton

Viewers complain after Greek state television edits out a gay kiss from British drama Downton Abbey.
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IMF backs more time for Greece

Friday, October 12th 2012, 16:30
related countries: Germany Germany

IMF chief Christine Lagarde backs calls for Greece to have more time to meet the targets of its bailout, but Germany's finance minister rebuffs the idea.
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Greece unemployment hits record

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 13:49

Unemployment in Greece hit a record 25% in July, government figures show, with youth unemployment reaching more than 54%.
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Merkel pledges support for Greece

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 18:42
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel - on a visit to Athens - praises Greece for progress towards ending its financial crisis, as protesters and police clash in the city.
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VIDEO: Athens protests amid Merkel visit

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 14:55
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Athens

Thousands of people who blame Germany for forcing painful austerity measures on Greece are protesting in Athens.
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VIDEO: Protests greet Merkel in Athens

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 13:27
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Athens

Thousands of people are protesting in central Athens at a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, her first since the eurozone crisis began.
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Greek tanker missing off W Africa

Monday, October 8th 2012, 14:42

A Greek vessel carrying 32,000 tonnes of gasoline is missing off the West African coast, where pirate attacks have been on the rise recently.
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Tension in Athens over pay row

Friday, October 5th 2012, 17:49
related places: Athens

Protesters appear in court in the Greek capital Athens a day after a rally by unpaid shipyard workers descended into violence.
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Panathinaikos 1-1 Tottenham

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 19:53
related places: Athens

Tottenham rue an unlikely Panathinaikos equaliser to draw in Athens as they still seek their first Europa League win of the season.
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Greece 'in deeper 2012 recession'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 16:47

Greece is predicting its economy will shrink by much more than previously estimated this year, while also seeing a sixth year of recession in 2013.
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VIDEO: Greece in 'basic agreement' on cuts

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 20:28

The Greek coalition party says they have agreed on a basic package of cuts to satisfy the country's bailout conditions.
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'Basic agreement' on Greek cuts

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 11:05

Greek finance minister Yannis Stournaras says the governing coalition has reached a "basic agreement" on the austerity package for 2013-14.
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Greece to sell gaming firm stake

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 8:50

Greece launches the sale of almost all of its 34% stake in the gaming monopoly Opap as part of the conditions of its bailout.
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VIDEO: Clashes erupt at Greek cuts protest

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 22:15
related places: Athens

Greek police have fired tear gas to disperse anarchists throwing petrol bombs near parliament in Athens, in the latest clashes over planned anti-austerity cuts.
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Clashes erupt at Greece protest

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 16:28

Greek police fire tear gas to disperse anarchists throwing petrol bombs near Athens' parliament during a day-long strike against austerity measures.
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Greece seeks bailout extension

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 15:55

Greece says it would need as much as 15bn euros (£12bn; $19bn) if it were given a two-year extension to its bailout.
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Beale dislocates finger on stage

Friday, September 21st 2012, 13:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Athens, London

Actor Simon Russell Beale leaves the stage during a performance of Timon of Athens at London's National Theatre after falling and dislocating his finger.
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Greece euro exit 'catastrophic'

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 12:15

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras reiterates his belief that exiting the euro would be a "catastrophe" for his country, and calls for more time to make cuts.
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Greece: The pain behind the beauty

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 14:02

The tragic stories behind the sights Greece's tourists see
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'Longer working week' for Greece

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 12:40

Greece's international lenders suggest measures to free up the labour market, including increasing the maximum working week to six days.
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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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