Greece


Greece returns to bond markets

2014-04-10 17:42

Two years after nearly crashing out of the eurozone, Greece has returned to the bond market with investors hungry for high returns.

Strike brings Greece to a standstill

2014-04-09 14:31

Greece's two largest public and private sector unions have started a 24-hour walkout to protest against austerity measures that foresee thousands of layoffs.

Greece may make swift market comeback

2014-04-01 12:45

Greece could be on the verge of making one of the fastest market comebacks of a defaulted sovereign ever recorded.

Greek civil servants strike over layoffs

2014-03-12 10:07

Greece's civil servants have begun a 24-hour nationwide walkout to protest against austerity measures that foresee thousands of layoffs.

China's smog calls for global trade deal

2014-02-28 14:27

Smog in China is providing unexpected momentum for a global deal on trade in environmental goods due to an urgent access to cheaper, cleaner energy, Denmark's trade minister says

Greek unemployment rate hits record

2014-02-13 14:09

Greece's unemployment rate rose to a record in November, says the Statistical Agency Elstat.

Strong earthquake rattles Greek island

2014-02-03 10:00

A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck near the Greek island of Cephalonia in the Ionian Sea, the the US Geological Survey (USGS) reports.

Emergency declared on quake-hit Greek isle

2014-01-27 13:40

Schools have been closed and a state of emergency was declared on the Greek island of Kefalonia after an earthquake damaged homes and injured at least seven people.

7 arrested in Greece over baby trafficking

2014-01-18 19:59

Police in central Greece have arrested seven people including five Bulgarians for attempted baby trafficking.

Investigation after migrant loses ear in 'attack'

2014-01-16 22:00

Greek authorities are looking for any possible racist motives in a three-man attack on an Iranian migrant in which his ear was bitten off, a justice source has said.

 

Bomb explodes outside Bank of Greece

2014-04-10 08:07

A bomb has exploded outside a Bank of Greece building in central Athens before dawn, causing some damage but no reports of injuries.

Top officials meet over Greece crisis

2014-04-02 16:08

The falling price of living in Athens has presented the unmistakable spectre of deflation to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi.

Greece receives bid for Athens airport

2014-03-27 13:08

Greek authorities say they have received an improved offer for the former Athens airport, one of the top assets of Greece's privatisation drive.

Anger management classes for tax inspectors

2014-03-11 18:19

Greek tax inspectors are being offered anger management classes after the government said they would have to continue enforcing a deeply unpopular emergency tax.

Greece posts first current account surplus

2014-02-19 15:56

Greece has posted its first current account surplus since official records began in 1948, following a sharp contraction in imports and rise in tourism receipts.

Powerful aftershock hits Cephalonia isle

2014-02-03 16:42

A strong aftershock has rattled the island of Cephalonia in Greece, just a week after a slightly more powerful earthquake hit the region, sending panicked residents fleeing from their homes.

2nd relief ship off to quake-struck Greek isle

2014-01-28 14:58

Greek officials say a second ship is heading to earthquake-struck island of Kefalonia to provide additional emergency accommodation.

Greek terrorist on the loose threatens attack

2014-01-20 19:05

An escaped member of one of Greece's most lethal terrorist groups has vowed in an online statement to carry out attacks.

Greece: Man sentenced to jail for blasphemy

2014-01-17 21:01

A man who created a Facebook page poking fun at a revered Greek Orthodox monk has been sentenced to 10 months in prison in Greece after being found guilty of blasphemy.

Gold mine stirs hope and anger in Greece

2014-01-14 12:08

A Canadian quest to mine for gold in the forests of Greece is testing the government's resolve to prove Europe's most ravaged economy is open again for business.

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