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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: news

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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Fugitive militant arrested in Greece

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 15:42
related places: Athens

One of Greece's most wanted men has been arrested after being wounded in a shootout in central Athens as he allegedly tried to rob a shop.
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Greek workers hold 24-hour strike

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 16:02

Public sector workers in Greece hold a 24-hour strike in protest at continuing spending cuts, with hospitals, prisons and tax offices affected.
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Greek strike threatens power cuts

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 11:54

Many parts of Greece are facing power cuts, as electricity workers stage rolling strikes in protest at a government privatisation programme.
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Costa Rica practised penalties - Pinto

Monday, June 30th 2014, 1:04

Costa Rica's penalty shootout win over Greece was a result of studying the opposition, coach Jorge Luis Pinto reveals.
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Costa Rica 1-1 Greece

Monday, June 30th 2014, 0:06
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

Costa Rica will play the Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the World Cup after beating Greece on penalties.
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VIDEO: What lies beneath Greek paradise

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 5:53

Economic data suggests Greece's economy is recovering from near collapse at the height of the crisis, but is a return to prosperity being felt by the people?
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Tourists return as austerity-hit Greece emerges from crisis

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 23:36

Greece slowly emerges from bailout crisis
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Ivory Coast coach Lamouchi steps down

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 23:23

Sabri Lamouchi steps down as Ivory Coast head coach after the Africans fail to reach the World Cup last 16, losing to Greece.
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Lamouchi remains silent on Drogba

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 12:12

Ivory Coast boss Sabri Lamouchi refuses to say whether Didier Drogba will be in the starting line-up for the World Cup match against Greece.
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China and Greece sign major deals

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 22:11
related countries: China China

China and Greece sign business deals worth about $5bn (£2.94bn) during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit, in areas including airports and shipping.
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World Cup: Japan 0-0 Greece

Friday, June 20th 2014, 0:01

Japan and 10-man Greece share a goalless draw in Natal that leaves both teams with a chance of reaching the last 16.
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World Cup: Colombia 3-0 Greece

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 18:19
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Former West Ham defender Pablo Armero sets Colombia on their way to a winning World Cup start against Greece.
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New parties shake up Greek politics

Friday, May 16th 2014, 19:43

No more politics as usual in Greece
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VIDEO: Euro elections: Scepticism in Europe

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 8:47
related countries: Denmark Denmark

With only seven days to go until elections begin for the European Parliament, Chris Morris and Matthew Price visit Greece and Denmark to assist the public mood.
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EU gripes in Greece and Denmark

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 2:12
related countries: Denmark Denmark

But some common election themes in Greece and Denmark
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Turkey rebuffs Cyprus pay-out order

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 15:35
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Turkey Turkey

Turkey says it will not pay compensation to Greek Cypriots over the 1974 invasion following a European court ruling it says is unfair.
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Greek far right gets poll go-ahead

Monday, May 12th 2014, 8:05

The Greek Supreme Court gives the go-ahead for the ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn party to run in the European elections.
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Greek voters see gap with Europe

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 5:07

Greek voters feel they are losing their European identity
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VIDEO: Greek 'neo-Nazis' poised for success

Friday, May 9th 2014, 21:57

The ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn party in Greece has launched its campaign for the European elections. Gavin Hewitt reports.
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VIDEO: Migrants die off Greek island

Monday, May 5th 2014, 21:18

The Greek coastguard say two boats carrying migrants have capsized in the Aegean Sea.
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Migrants drowned off Greek coast

Monday, May 5th 2014, 12:53

The Greek coastguard say two boats carrying migrants have capsized in the Aegean Sea, leaving at least 22 people dead and seven missing.
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VIDEO: Greek skies light up for Easter

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 6:44
related places: Chios

Rival parishes on the Greek island of Chios have marked the evening before Orthodox Easter - by firing hundreds of rockets at each other's churches.
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Greece jails two over fatal stabbing

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 17:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two men suspected of links with far-right Golden Dawn are jailed for life in Greece for the fatal stabbing of a Pakistani immigrant.
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