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News: Greece

We have started to collect the most important news related to Greece in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Greece – overview

Greece: news

Greece enjoys debt sale success

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 10:53

Greece successfully sells government bonds in its first return to the money markets since May's emergency loan.
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Greece enjoys debt sale success

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 10:53

Greece successfully sells government bonds in its first return to the money markets since its huge bailout.
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Greece claims deficit turnaround

Monday, July 5th 2010, 17:16

Greece's finance minister, George Papaconstantinou, says the country cut its deficit by 42% in the last six months.
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Clashes at Greece demonstrations

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 16:35

Public services are shut down, tourists stranded, and tear gas fired in Athens as Greeks strike against austerity measures.
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Bomb kills Greek minister's aide

Friday, June 25th 2010, 10:18
related places: Athens

A parcel bomb rocks the offices of Greece's public order ministry, killing a close aide to the minister responsible for counter-terrorism.
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Tourists stranded by Greek strike

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 10:52

Dock workers strike in Greece's main port, Piraeus, preventing thousands of holidaymakers from catching ferries to Greek islands.
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Greece 'to cover tourists' costs'

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 10:04

Greece will cover the costs for any tourists stranded as a result of industrial action or natural disaster, a senior minister says.
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Japan sets targets to tackle debt

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 6:30
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan sets ambitious new targets to rein in its national debt, the largest in the industrialised world, and avoid a "Greek-style" crisis.
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Kaita gets threats after red card

Sunday, June 20th 2010, 13:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria midfielder Sani Kaita receives 1,000 death threats after being sent off in the 2-1 loss to Greece.
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Nigeria coach proud despite loss

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 18:13
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria coach Lars Lagerback praises his side despite their 2-1 defeat by Greece which leaves them with only slim hopes of making the World Cup last 16.
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Nigeria sunk by Greece comeback

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 17:01
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Greece earn their first World Cup win as they come back from a goal down to beat Nigeria, who have Sani Kaita sent off in the first half.
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Greek government debt downgraded

Monday, June 14th 2010, 19:06

International auditors start sifting through Greece's finances to assess progress on its draconian austerity measures.
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Second firm pulls Greece drugs

Sunday, May 30th 2010, 21:40
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: A

A second Danish pharmaceutical company withdraws products from Greece over its decision to cut medicine prices by 25%.
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Fans hurt in Greek handball riot

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 21:43
related places: Lamia

Fans of rival hanball teams clash in the central Greek town of Lamia, with at least 14 people hurt.
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Drug giant's move angers Greeks

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 14:46

The world's leading insulin-provider says it is withdrawing its medicine from Greece, because of a compulsory 25% price cut.
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Greek PM's phone cut off in arrears blunder

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 14:36

A technician mistakenly cut off the home phone line of Greece's PM Papandreou while trying to disconnect a customer in arrears with payments.
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EU seeks better crisis response

Friday, May 21st 2010, 21:10
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU finance ministers agree to work towards a collective agreement to tackle any future economic crises.
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Spain approves austerity measures

Friday, May 21st 2010, 8:16
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain approves a 15bn-euro ($19bn) austerity plan to rein in the public deficit and ease fears of a Greek-style debt crisis.
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New strike brings Greece to halt

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 14:20

Thousands of Greeks protest in the centre of Athens as part of a general strike against government austerity measures.
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Greece receives EU bail-out money

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 8:51

Greece has received the first tranche of a huge loan intended to rescue the nation's embattled economy, the EU says.
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Greece to receive bail-out money

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 4:03

Greece is to receive the first tranche of a huge loan intended to rescue the nation's embattled economy, the EU says.
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Greek minister dismissed over tax

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 1:28

Greece's deputy tourism minister is dismissed, after it is revealed her husband owes more than 5m euros in taxes.
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Shares fall on fears over Europe

Friday, May 14th 2010, 20:35
related countries: Spain Spain

Shares fall sharply as fears continue about the impact of financial austerity measures in Greece, Portugal and Spain.
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Turkish leader makes Greek trip

Friday, May 14th 2010, 17:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's prime minister makes his first visit to Greece in six years, seeking to boost trade ties.
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Greek 'tax-dodging' doctors named

Friday, May 14th 2010, 9:17

Greek authorities, struggling to tackle a huge national debt, start naming and shaming doctors accused of avoiding taxes.
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Bomb blast outside Greek prison

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 21:10
related places: Athens

A bomb explodes outside a maximum security prison near the Greek capital, Athens, following a telephone warning, police say.
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Higuain inspires Argentina victory

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:14
related countries: France France, South Korea South Korea, Mexico Mexico, Nigeria Nigeria

Gonzalo Higuain scores a World Cup hat-trick - the first since 2002 - as Argentina beat South Korea 4-1 in an entertaining match in Johannesburg.
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Nigeria mastered by Argentina

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 13:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Nigeria waste opportunities in front of goal as dominant Argentina get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start in Johannesburg.
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All the latest news, views and commentary

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 13:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

South Korea face Greece in the first of three games on day two, including England's opener against the United States.
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Spain unveils fresh budget cuts

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 21:48
related countries: Spain Spain

The Spanish PM unveils plans to tackle his country's budget crisis amid concerns that problems afflicting Greece may spread.
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Somali pirates seize Greek ship

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 10:38
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Pirates seize a Greek-owned tanker with at least 23 people on board in the Gulf of Aden, the ship's managers say.
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Shares surge after EU loan deal

Monday, May 10th 2010, 22:03

Global stock markets jump after Europe agrees measures to try to stop the Greek debt crisis affecting other countries.
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EU agrees euro stability package

Monday, May 10th 2010, 11:41

Emergency measures worth 750bn euros (£650bn) are agreed to stop the Greek debt crisis from spreading.
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EU agrees euro stability package

Monday, May 10th 2010, 4:37

EU finance ministers agree emergency measures worth 500bn euros (£430bn) to stop the Greek debt crisis from spreading.
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EU debates 'stabilisation fund'

Sunday, May 9th 2010, 23:36

EU finance ministers discuss establishing a new "stabilisation mechanism" to prevent the Greek debt crisis from spreading.
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Eurozone approves Greece bail-out

Saturday, May 8th 2010, 1:04

Eurozone leaders approve an 110bn euro ($145bn; £95bn) loan to Greece to prevent its debt crisis from spreading.
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Global shares fall on Greece debt

Friday, May 7th 2010, 20:47

Shares in the US and Europe fall amid investor fears over Greek debt, as sterling slumps during the British general election count.
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