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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.

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Greece: news

Asian shares down on Greece worries

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 9:57

Asian shares traded lower as political uncertainty in Greece and a selloff in commodities weighed on investors' appetite.
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Greek vote prompts reform warning

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 5:14

Greece is urged to stick to economic reform after MPs rejected the government's presidential nominee, triggering snap elections.
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VIDEO: Ferry passengers led to safety

Monday, December 29th 2014, 18:56
related countries: Italy Italy

All remaining passengers have been rescued from an Italian ferry which caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu, officials have said.
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Briton tells of 'scary' ferry blaze

Monday, December 29th 2014, 16:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man who was aboard an Italian ferry which caught fire near Greece, says he thought he might not make it off the ship alive.
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Greek MPs' vote triggers snap poll

Monday, December 29th 2014, 15:23

Greek MPs reject a presidential candidate named by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, triggering a snap general election to be held in January.
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Greece faces crucial presidency vote

Monday, December 29th 2014, 10:08

The Greek parliament meets ahead of a third and final vote on whether to approve a new president, in a move that could trigger a snap election.
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Fire forces Italy ferry evacuation

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 22:48

An Italian ferry which caught fire on route to Italy with 478 people on board is being evacuated amid choppy seas and high winds.
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Key Greek vote goes to the wire

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 12:58

The Greek parliament fails for a second time to approve a new president, bringing the country closer to a snap election early next year.
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Greek MP alleges 3m euro vote bribe

Friday, December 19th 2014, 18:01

A Greek MP says he was offered a bribe worth 3m euros in order to vote for the government's candidate in a critical presidential vote.
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VIDEO: Greeks protest as election looms

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 6:36

Greece has moved a step closer towards holding a general election, which could lead to it abandoning its policy of economic austerity.
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Greek political crisis: Huge amount at stake

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 22:23

Greece on knife-edge over presidential vote
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Greece fails to elect new president

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 19:58

The Greek parliament fails to elect a new president in the first round of voting, with the government's candidate 40 votes short of an outright win.
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VIDEO: Greece at crossroads as decision looms

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 9:56

A snap election is in the offing and the party that is currently ahead in the opinion polls, Syriza, wants a large chunk of Greece's international debt simply written off
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Greek vote could spark political turmoil

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 1:05

Return to political turmoil looms ahead of presidential vote
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Greece's Syriza prepares for power

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 0:14

Greece's radical left prepares for power
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Greek central bank warns on economy

Monday, December 15th 2014, 19:33

Greek's economy faces "irreparable" damage from the ongoing political crisis, the boss of its central bank has warned.
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VIDEO: The Acropolis made out of Lego

Friday, December 12th 2014, 4:51
related places: Athens

The University of Sydney has created the Acropolis from 120,000 Lego blocks and given it, of course, to the Acropolis museum in Athens.
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The tiger who flew halfway across the world

Friday, December 12th 2014, 0:48

The tiger rescued from Greece and flown halfway across the world
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Greek shares continue to slide

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 15:09

Shares on the Athens Stock Market have continued to fall sharply on the prospect of an early election in the country
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Greece brings forward key vote

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 13:19

The Greek prime minister brings forward the date of a crucial presidential vote in parliament, with markets in Athens tumbling on fears of uncertainty.
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Violence erupts at Greece protests

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 21:53
related places: Athens

Protesters in the Greek capital Athens throw rocks and petrol bombs, at a rally marking six years since police killed an unarmed teenager.
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Elgin loan 'affront to Greek people'

Friday, December 5th 2014, 14:30
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Greek prime minister says the British Museum's decision to loan one of the Elgin Marbles to Russia is "an affront" to the Greek people.
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VIDEO: Greece rescues 700 migrants from ship

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 15:40

Greek authorities have rescued over 700 migrants from a cargo ship which lost engine power in gale-force winds.
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Greek services paralysed by strike

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 10:15

A 24-hour general strike over austerity measures shuts schools and public offices in Greece and heavily disrupted transport.
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Skeleton found in Alexander-era tomb

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 14:19

Archaeologists in northern Greece find a skeleton inside a tomb from the time of Alexander the Great, and believe it belonged to a general.
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EU ministers back Greek credit

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 23:31

Eurozone ministers move towards agreeing a new credit line for Greece as it prepares to exit its bailout at the end of the year.
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VIDEO: Greek shipwreck yields ancient finds

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 4:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Divers have discovered cargo from an ancient Greek shipwreck near the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Italy.
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S Leone player banished over Ebola

Friday, October 17th 2014, 14:28
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Greek club PAS Lamai ask Sierra Leone's John Kamara to stay at home for three weeks due to fears over the Ebola virus.
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Clooney wife in Greece marbles talks

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 13:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Parthenon

The new wife of Hollywood star George Clooney, lawyer Amal Clooney, joins Greece's campaign to return the Parthenon sculptures from Britain.
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O'Neill hails NI goal hero Lafferty

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 22:02

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill praises Kyle Lafferty after the striker scores again in the win against Greece.
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Ancient mosaic found at Greece tomb

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 17:02

Archaeologists in Greece uncover a large floor mosaic at a huge burial site at Amphipolis dating to the time of Alexander the Great.
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Famous Greek riot dog dies

Friday, October 10th 2014, 10:34

A ginger mongrel called Loukanikos (Sausage), which became a Greek folk hero during anti-austerity riots in 2011, dies aged 10.
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British couple help stranded refugees to safety

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 9:44
related countries: Turkey Turkey, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British couple sailing around Turkey and Greece helped rescue stranded refugees from the water.
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Woman 'buried alive by accident'

Friday, September 26th 2014, 11:34

Police in Greece say they are probing reports that a female cancer patient woke up buried inside a coffin but died shortly before being rescued.
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Tomb mystery captivates Greece

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 8:01

Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing
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Briton killed in Santorini incident

Thursday, September 18th 2014, 15:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man has been killed in an incident on the Greek island of Santorini, the Foreign Office confirms.
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Greek tomb is 'important discovery'

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 14:08

Archaeologists who unearthed a burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have made an "exceptionally important find", PM Antonis Samaras says.
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Greeks cleared of shooting migrants

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 17:34
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The owner and head foreman of a farm in southern Greece are cleared over the shooting and wounding of a group of Bangladeshi migrant workers.
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VIDEO: Cyprus: Bridging the mistrust

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 23:51
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Turkey Turkey

Forty years ago on 20 July 1974 Turkish troops landed on Cyprus, in response to a Greek-led coup on the island. Now it's time for scars to heal, some say.
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