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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

Greece posts first account surplus

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 14:14

Greece posts its first current account surplus since records began in 1948, fuelled by a 15% growth in tourist spending.
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Greek diplomats in fraud scandal

Monday, February 17th 2014, 17:02

Eight people, including three diplomats, are facing charges in Greece in connection with an alleged fraud involving an anti-landmine charity.
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Greece jobless rate hits new record

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 12:12

The jobless rate in Greece reached a record high of 28% in November, according to newly released government figures.
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Cyprus reunification talks resume

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 16:28
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Turkey Turkey

Talks on the reunification of Cyprus resume after an 18-month break as the Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders meet on neutral territory.
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Cyprus reunification talks to resume

Friday, February 7th 2014, 21:44
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Turkey Turkey

Talks on the reunification of Cyprus are to resume following agreement between Turkish and Greek Cypriots on a negotiations roadmap.
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VIDEO: Violent clashes at Athens rally

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 4:53
related places: Athens

At least two people have been injured in violent clashes which followed a rally by the far-right Golden Dawn party in Athens.
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'Two new poems' by Sappho recovered

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 11:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sappho

A fragment of ancient papyrus given to an expert at Oxford University contains two previously unknown works by Greek poet Sappho, the US papyrologist asserts.
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'Greek' yoghurt firm loses battle

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 18:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Chobani, a US-based yoghurt manufacturer, cannot label its products Greek in the UK as they're made in the US.
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Fulham in talks for £11m Greek striker

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 13:57

Fulham are in talks to sign Greece striker Konstantinos Mitroglou for around £11m from Olympiakos.
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Migrants die under tow in Greece

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 15:39

The UN urges an inquiry after a boat carrying clandestine migrants capsizes while under tow by a Greek coast guard vessel, with at least two deaths.
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Greek extremist threatens government

Monday, January 20th 2014, 16:28

A Greek fugitive who disappeared while on prison leave threatens the government with armed action over its austerity measures.
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VIDEO: Greece takes over EU presidency

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 6:57

Greece has taken over the Presidency of the European Union, vowing that its efforts to recover from six years of recession and two huge financial bailouts, are about to bear fruit.
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Thousand migrants saved in 24 hours

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 11:32
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian navy and coastguard vessels pick up more than 1,000 Asian and African migrants off the tiny island of Lampedusa in the space of 24 hours.
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German envoy's Athens home attacked

Monday, December 30th 2013, 16:17
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Athens

Shots are fired at the German ambassador's residence in the Greek capital, Athens, but no-one is reported injured.
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Mounds of filth on an island paradise

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 5:43

Greece's mushrooming waste disposal crisis
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Glimmers of hope for Greek future

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 0:56

Reasons for optimism about the future of Greece
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Italy's 'abandoned' Riace Bronzes back on show in Calabria

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 1:35
related countries: Italy Italy

Fine ancient Greek statues on show again in Italy
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Dead US marine's 'heart missing'

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 21:50
related countries: United States United States

The parents of a dead US marine whose body was returned from Greece missing its heart sue the US Department of Defense and the Greek government.
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Greece sees end of recession in 2014

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 12:22

Greek lawmakers pass the 2014 budget, which predicts a return to growth after six straight years of painful recession.
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VIDEO: One million Greek workers unpaid

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 6:07

Around one million workers in Greece are going unpaid - some for almost two years.
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Greece's million unpaid workers

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 2:19

The million Greek workers who get no wages
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VIDEO: Football unity in divided Cyprus

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 18:08
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Turkey Turkey

Talks to try and heal the divisions between Greece and Turkey over the island of Cyprus have failed over the years, but a development in the sporting world is giving some observers cause for optimism.
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Greek economy 'to shrink in 2014'

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 15:25

The Greek economy will shrink further next year and may need more financial help, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.
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Greek banks leak reporter acquitted

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 15:20
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A Greek reporter is acquitted of breaching privacy over the publishing of a list of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts, with some suspected of tax evasion.
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VIDEO: Deadly floods hit Greek island of Rhodes

Monday, November 25th 2013, 7:16

Rain of up to 175mm has caused deadly flash flooding on the Greek tourist island of Rhodes. See those pictures here.
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Eurozone patience with Greece waning

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 13:02

Finance ministers in the eurozone are losing patience with Greece, says Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem, as the country submits its 2014 budget.
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Twelve migrants die off Greek coast

Friday, November 15th 2013, 15:33

Twelve undocumented migrants believed to be Syrians, including four children, drown off the Greek coast when their boat capsizes.
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Greek government survives vote

Monday, November 11th 2013, 0:19

The conservative-led coalition government of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras survives a vote of no-confidence in parliament.
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VIDEO: Greek police clear TV studio

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 13:30

Greek riot police have cleared the headquarters of the former state broadcaster ERT, using tear gas to gain entry and arresting several people.
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Greek police clear broadcaster's HQ

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 10:06

Greek riot police clear the headquarters of former state broadcaster ERT, evacuating the building and arresting several people.
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VIDEO: Rain pours as Greeks stage strike

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 18:36

Workers in Greece are holding a 24-hour general strike over continuing cuts, as international lenders decide whether to unlock further bailout money.
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Strike brings Greece to a halt

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 15:43

Workers in Greece are holding a 24-hour general strike over continuing cuts as international lenders decide whether to unlock further bailout money.
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VIDEO: Memorial for Golden Dawn activists

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 12:07
related places: Athens

A memorial service has been held in Greece for two members of the far-right Golden Dawn party who were killed in a drive-by shooting in Athens.
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VIDEO: Members of Golden Dawn shot dead

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 4:20
related places: Athens

Two members of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn have been killed and a third wounded in a drive-by shooting outside the party's offices in an Athens suburb, police say.
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Greece Golden Dawn pair shot dead

Friday, November 1st 2013, 22:03
related places: Athens

Two members of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party are killed and a third is wounded in a drive-by shooting outside its offices in Athens.
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VIDEO: Dark reality of idyllic Greek island

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 9:16

In the midst of an economic crisis Greece struggles with the influx of migrants who use lesvos as a gateway to Europe.
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Greek island on frontline of Europe's migration war

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 1:16

The Greek island at the sharp end of Europe's immigration battle
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VIDEO: Inside Greece's new asylum service

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 0:49

Greece has now created a fully-functioning asylum service, and Mark Lowen went to take a look inside.
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Writer sues over Timberlake film

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 11:28

A Greek screenwriter sues the makers of Justin Timberlake's sci-fi thriller In Time, saying they stole his idea.
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