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VIDEO: Greek PM warns of future hardships

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 1:12

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has used his new year message to warn that 2012 will be "full of hardships".
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Greece jails abbot in fraud case

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 16:02

The abbot of a powerful monastery on Mount Athos in Greece is jailed pending trial for alleged fraud and embezzlement.
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Rival priests in Bethlehem brawl

Wednesday, December 28th 2011, 15:07
related countries: Armenia Armenia

A turf war prompts scuffles between groups of Greek Orthodox and Armenian Christian clerics armed with brooms in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity.
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VIDEO: Greek provincial towns 'closing down'

Saturday, December 24th 2011, 8:30
related places: Athens

The human cost of the economic disaster in Greece is easy to overlook in the focus on the almost daily protests in Athens - but life for many is deteriorating rapidly.
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UK and Irish warned over asylum

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 13:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The EU's top court backs legal challenges by non-EU asylum seekers resisting attempts by the UK and Ireland to send them back to Greece.
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Why Greece is the sick man of Europe

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 1:00

How Greek crisis is strangling citizens' health
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Greece passes new austerity plans

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 23:49

Greece's parliament passes the 2012 austerity budget submitted by its coalition government aimed at preventing a default on the country's huge debt.
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Olympiakos 3-1 Arsenal

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 22:19
related places: Athens

Arsenal lose Lukasz Fabianski and Andre Santos to injury as they crash 3-1 to Olympiakos yet still reach Champions League last 16.
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VIDEO: Clashes erupt during Athens protest

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 15:25
related places: Athens

Clashes have broken out between protesters and police in Athens, as hundreds marched on parliament.
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Greece 'wrong' on Macedonia block

Monday, December 5th 2011, 13:27
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

The International Court of Justice rules Greece was wrong to block Macedonia's bid to join Nato because of a row over its name.
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Strike test for new Greek premier

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 11:51

Unions in Greece hold their first general strike in protest at austerity plans since technocrat Lucas Papademos took office as prime minister.
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ABN Amro writes off Greek loans

Friday, November 18th 2011, 15:42
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch bank ABN Amro reports a 54m euros ($73m; £46m) three month loss due to exposure to Greek corporate loans.
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Greek budget will 'cut deficit'

Friday, November 18th 2011, 15:26

The new Greek government submits its plans for next years budget, promising to almost halve the deficit.
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Greece protesters rally in Athens

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 16:19

Thousands of people take part in an annual march in the Greek capital, with numbers swelled by anti-austerity demonstrators.
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New Greek PM wins confidence vote

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 18:14

The new Greek government wins a confidence vote in parliament, amid an ongoing debt crisis threatening its membership of the eurozone.
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Trapattoni to aim high at finals

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 9:41
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Giovanni Trapattoni says his Republic of Ireland team should aim to emulate Greece's shock 2004 triumph at next summer's Euro 2012 finals.
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Greek PM urges structural reform

Monday, November 14th 2011, 19:48

Greek interim PM Lucas Papademos urges MPs to back structural reforms, blaming previous economic policy for the recession.
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Immortals commands US box office

Monday, November 14th 2011, 11:55
related countries: United States United States

Action movie Immortals, the story of Greek hero Theseus, tops the North American box office, taking $32m (£20.1m) in its opening weekend.
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Greece swears in unity coalition

Friday, November 11th 2011, 18:35

Greece's new coalition government and interim Prime Minister Lucas Papademos are sworn in, ending days of political wrangling.
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Eurozone crisis 'hitting UK jobs'

Friday, November 11th 2011, 16:45
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Chancellor George Osborne warns the eurozone crisis is still "dangerous" as a new Greek leader takes office and Italy comes closer to passing austerity measures.
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Allianz profits slide on Greece

Friday, November 11th 2011, 9:08

Germany insurer Allianz says profits fell 80% in the third quarter thanks to losses on Greek debts and other investments.
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New Greek PM pledges euro focus

Friday, November 11th 2011, 5:42

New Greek PM Lucas Papademos says the priority of his incoming coalition cabinet is to keep Greece in the eurozone by approving an EU bailout.
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Greece finally agrees interim PM

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 16:14

Former European Central Bank vice-president Lucas Papademos is named as Greece's interim prime minister, following a political crisis which threw the EU bailout deal into turmoil.
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Greeks struggle over unity talks

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 12:27

Greek parties are resuming deadlocked talks on forming a unity government, as pressure grows on the debt-laden country to approve an EU bailout.
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Greek charges hit Credit Agricole

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 9:50
related countries: France France

French bank Credit Agricole reports a 65% drop in third-quarter profits after being hit by losses on Greek sovereign debt.
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Greek government talks deadlocked

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 21:16

Talks on forming a new Greek government head into a fourth day, after the smallest party in coalition talks walked out of the negotiations.
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Greek PM makes farewell address

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 17:26

Outgoing Greek PM George Papandreou makes his farewell address to the nation, pledging to keep Greece in the euro.
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Dexia hit by loss on Greek debts

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 11:17
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Dexia, the bailed-out Franco-Belgian bank, says the quick sale of its Belgian bank and losses on Greek debt cost it £5.4bn in the last quarter.
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Greek coalition 'to be announced'

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 10:51

Greece's interim government will be announced on Wednesday, a government official says, as talks drag into a third day with no clear sign of progress.
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Greek leaders locked in PM talks

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 16:39

Greece's political leaders are locked in debate for a second day as they try to choose an interim prime minister to head a unity government.
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Euro crisis holds up panda loan

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 15:46
related countries: China China, France France
related places: Cannes

The loan of two Chinese pandas to a zoo in France has been delayed by discussions of the Greek crisis at the G20 summit in Cannes.
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Greeks in talks over new leader

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 12:38

Greek political leaders continue talks on appointing a new PM and coalition government to clear the way for a vital EU bailout package.
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SocGen cuts bonuses on Greek loss

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 8:27
related countries: France France

French bank Societe Generale cuts bonuses and cancels its dividend after profits slump due to a 60% write-off of its Greek debts.
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Tui prepares for Greek euro exit

Monday, November 7th 2011, 7:57
related countries: Germany Germany

German tour operator Tui asks hotels in Greece to sign new contracts specifying how bills will be paid if Greece leaves the euro.
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Greeks agree coalition government

Monday, November 7th 2011, 1:29
related places: Athens

Greek leaders agree on a unity government, with a new PM replacing beleaguered George Papandreou, as part of a deal to tackle the country's debt crisis.
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Should we feel sorry for Greece?

Monday, November 7th 2011, 0:58

Should we feel sorry for Greece, or angry?
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Greek leaders hold crunch talks

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 19:56

Talks between Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and the main opposition leader, which could pave the way for the PM's departure, end with no immediate word on the outcome.
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Greek opposition: PM 'must quit'

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 15:48

Greece's main opposition leader, Antonis Samaras, again demands the resignation of the prime minister as the price for helping to end political deadlock over the debt crisis.
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VIDEO: Could Greek PM lead new coalition?

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 18:55

The Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou, says talks with opposition parties on forming a coalition government will begin immediately, but has yet to say whether he intends to lead the new government.
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Greece PM faces unity challenge

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 15:59

Greek PM George Papandreou seeks a unity government to deal with the debt crisis after winning a confidence vote, but the main opposition says it will not join him in coalition.
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VIDEO: Greek PM faces unity challenge

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 13:22

The Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou has held talks with the country's president about forming a new coalition government.
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VIDEO: Greek PM wins confidence vote

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 1:40

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has won a vote of confidence after promising to begin talks aimed at forming a coalition government.
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Greece's PM wins confidence vote

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 1:13

Greek PM George Papandreou wins a crucial confidence vote in parliament, promising to hold talks on a national unity government.
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G20 agrees to boost IMF resources

Friday, November 4th 2011, 23:11

G20 leaders in Cannes end their summit with a plan to boost growth and rebalance the global economy, but give no details.
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Q&A: Greek debt crisis

Friday, November 4th 2011, 16:11

Why is Greece so reliant on international help to pay its bills?
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VIDEO: Greek mother 'cannot afford milk'

Friday, November 4th 2011, 11:27
related places: Athens

What do ordinary Greeks make of their country's debt? Ilia Iatrou, a housewife and mother of two in Athens, said she wanted the whole government to go.
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