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

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Greece debt repayment 'unrealistic'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 3:01

It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, a spokesman for Syriza - which won Sunday's election - tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Aftermath of fatal fighter jet crash

Monday, January 26th 2015, 23:51
related countries: Spain Spain

Ten people have been killed and 13 injured at a military base in Spain, when a Greek fighter jet lost power and crashed into other aircraft parked on the ground.
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Germany warns Greece over debts

Monday, January 26th 2015, 20:15

The German government warns Greece that it must meet its commitments to lenders, after the election win of the Greek anti-austerity Syriza party.
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Radical left takes power in Greece

Monday, January 26th 2015, 18:44

The head of Greece's far-left Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, is sworn in as prime minister and is set to lead an anti-austerity coalition.
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Greek poll winner vows to end 'pain'

Monday, January 26th 2015, 9:19

Anti-austerity Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras vows to end Greece's "five years of humiliation and pain" after winning the general election.
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Asian shares mixed on Syriza victory

Monday, January 26th 2015, 9:01

Asian markets experienced mixed fortunes as investors reacted to the news that the anti-austerity Syriza party had won the Greek election.
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Anti-austerity party wins Greek poll

Monday, January 26th 2015, 1:43

The anti-austerity Syriza party wins the Greek general election promising to renegotiate the country's bailout in a challenge to international creditors.
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VIDEO: Greek campaigning ends ahead of vote

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 9:08

The BBC's Chris Morris reports from a Syriza rally in Crete as campaigning in Greece's general election comes to an end.
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Greek leaders in final poll pleas

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 8:12

Greek party leaders are making their final appeals to voters before Sunday's general election, with the New Democracy party battling left-wing Syriza.
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VIDEO: Syriza splits electorate as vote looms

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 22:19

The people of Greece go to the polls on Sunday in one of the most crucial general elections in the country's history.
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Call for Greece to stay with Europe

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 13:37
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she wants Greece to "remain part of our story" ahead of elections that could throw the country's eurozone future into doubt.
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Syriza story plays out in town called Drama

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 13:14
related places: Athens, Drama

How leftist Syriza is wooing Greeks beyond Athens
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Love in a time of crisis in Greece

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 1:32

Relationships in a time of crisis in Greece
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Syriza 'to end Greece's humiliation'

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 23:34

The leader of Greek anti-austerity party Syriza says an end to "national humiliation" is near as polls put the party ahead three days before the election.
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VIDEO: Is left on verge of power in Greece?

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 23:02
related places: Athens

Thousands of supporters of the radical left-wing party Syriza have been taking to the streets of the Greek capital Athens.
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Political circus of Greek election

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 12:46

Tempers run high ahead of landmark election
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Will anti-austerity party win Greek vote?

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 0:47

Will anti-austerity party win in Greece?
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Five bodies in Alexander-era tomb

Monday, January 19th 2015, 19:23

The human remains found at the Alexander-era tomb at Amphipolis in Greece belonged to at least five individuals, the culture ministry says.
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VIDEO: Greek vigil for Elgin marbles

Monday, January 19th 2015, 3:12
related places: Athens

Hundreds of people hold a candlelit vigil outside the Acropolis Museum in Athens to call for the return of the Parthenon Marbles.
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Belgium seeks Greece detainee access

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 19:46
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgium asks Greece to extradite one of the suspects arrested in Greece over a possible link with a foiled plot against Belgian police.
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Sunday, January 18th 2015, 9:25
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

There is no link between several people arrested in Greece and a foiled plot by an Islamist cell in Belgium, officials in Brussels say.
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VIDEO: Arrests as Europe tightens security

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 4:08

Greek police arrest four terror suspects as security precautions are stepped up across Europe.
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Greece arrests over Belgian 'plot'

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 23:46
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Greek police arrest four people over an alleged jihadist terror plot in Belgium, but officials in Brussels say that two of them are not on their wanted list.
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The rubber glove rebellion

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 0:31

The women giving vim to Greece's anti-austerity movement
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Greek masterpiece comes to London

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 16:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A new exhibition at the British Museum will include what was once dubbed "the most famous Greek body in Europe".
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VIDEO: Out of the ashes of 9/11, a new church

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 0:19

The Greek Orthodox church at Ground Zero
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Zulu Bible translation aid welcomed

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 17:16
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's Catholic Church welcomes a $40,000 donation from the president to help translate the Bible directly from Hebrew and Greek into isiZulu.
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Nikkei sees worst day since March

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 9:11

Japan's stocks led falls across Asia on Tuesday, posting their biggest drop in nearly 10 months, as investors worried about falling oil prices and political turmoil in Greece.
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Libyan jets bomb oil tanker in port

Monday, January 5th 2015, 18:12
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan military jets attack a Greek-operated oil tanker in an Islamist-controlled port in eastern Libya, killing two crew members.
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The 2015 Greek euro drama

Monday, January 5th 2015, 11:44

Tense new year for eurozone as Greek election looms
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Greek fugitive 'planned terror raid'

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 22:36

Greek extremist Christodoulos Xiros, of the Marxist militants November 17, was planning an armed assault on a jail before his recapture, police say.
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Greece must 'abide' by bailout terms

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 14:04
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany expects Greece to uphold the terms of its international bailout agreement, a spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel says.
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VIDEO: Fugitive Xiros recaptured in Greece

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 8:20

Left-wing extremist Christodoulos Xiros, 56, from the Greek militant group November 17 has been re-arrested after almost a year on the run, police say.
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Greece recaptures fugitive extremist

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 17:42

Christodoulos Xiros, a member of the Greek Marxist militant group November 17, has been arrested after almost a year on the run, police say.
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VIDEO: Migrants abandoned on cargo ship

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 19:17

Almost 1,000 migrants have been rescued from a cargo ship found adrift in Greek waters, the Red Cross says.
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Hundreds rescued from migrant ship

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 16:21

Almost 1,000 migrants have been rescued from a cargo ship found adrift in Greek waters, and the ship has safely docked in Italy, the Red Cross says.
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Greek woes unsettle Wall Street

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 21:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wall Street

Leading US stocks close lower on Tuesday, following European markets down amid continued uncertainty over economic woes in Greece.
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Ship heads for Italy after scare

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 17:30

A cargo ship believed to be carrying hundreds of migrants heads to Italy after a passenger sparks an alert, later discounted by Greek authorities.
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Greece sent back to brink of crisis

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 12:29

Greece moves towards new crisis as polls loom
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