Greece


Family can sue over US Marine's missing heart

2014-07-16 08:20

A family can sue the US over a Marine's missing heart, lost after an autopsy in Greece, but the Greeks are immune.

Greek state workers strike against job cuts

2014-07-09 13:00

Greek doctors, prison staff and other state workers are protesting against public sector firings imposed as part of the country's €240bn international bailout.

Greek central banker warns of political risk

2014-07-08 10:45

Greece's newly appointed central bank chief says political uncertainty around a presidential election set for 2015 is the main risk to the debt-laden country.

Mystery crocodile confounds Crete cops

2014-07-06 22:02

Greek police have been left baffled by the mysterious appearance of a two-metre long crocodile spotted lounging near an artificial dam on the tourist island of Crete.

Power cuts hit parts of Greece

2014-07-04 11:38

Parts of Greece have been hit by power cuts after electricity workers began one of a series of 48-hour strikes.

Greek police seize ton of heroin, 14 held

2014-06-22 13:05

Around a ton of heroin has been discovered in a warehouse near Athens and 14 people, most of them members of tanker crew, have been arrested, Greek port police say.

Greek unemployment rate eases

2014-06-05 19:15

Greece's unemployment rate has dropped slightly to 26.8% in March from an upwardly revised 26.9% in the previous month, data shows.

At least 22 dead in Greece migrant sinkings

2014-05-05 18:32

At least 22 migrants have drowned in the Aegean Sea after a yacht and a dinghy carrying them towards Greek shores capsized, coastguard officials say.

Guerrilla group says it bombed Greek central bank

2014-04-25 17:08

An anarchist Greek guerrilla group has claimed responsibility for a car bombing at a central bank building in Athens.

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.

 

Greece to privatise biggest power producer

2014-07-10 08:46

Greece has approved a reform bill paving the way for the sale of nearly a third of its biggest power producer, the Public Power Corp.

Short-term bond sale tempting for Greece

2014-07-08 13:14

Greece may be tempted to capitalise on increasing demand for short-term eurozone debt with a three-year bond sale in coming days.

Wanted: Owner of Greek isle's mystery croc

2014-07-07 21:20

As reptile experts scale up plans to capture a two-metre crocodile that mysteriously appeared on the tourist island of Crete, appeals have gone out for its owner to come forward.

Greece threatens to arrest striking workers

2014-07-06 12:30

Greece has ordered electricity workers back to their jobs, threatening them with arrest if they continue with strikes that have caused power cuts across the country.

Old Athens airport to become resort

2014-06-24 15:29

A prominent Greek development fund has announced plans to create a "world-class resort" at the former Athens airport of Hellinikon.

Drop in Greek consumer prices

2014-06-10 17:30

A drop in Greek consumer prices has accelerated in May, as the European Central Bank battled to prevent deflation from gripping the eurozone.

Greeks rescue migrants from punctured boat

2014-05-06 19:02

Greece's coastguard has helped rescue 24 migrants in the Aegean a day after a yacht bringing scores of migrants from Turkey capsized, killing at least 22 people.

Two dead, dozens missing in Greece sinkings

2014-05-05 17:23

Two migrant women have drowned and dozens remain missing after two dinghies carrying them towards Greek shores capsized in the Aegean, coastguard officials said.

Greek deficit lower than expected

2014-04-23 13:39

The deficit of crisis-battered Greece has risen less than expected last year, new data shows.

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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