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Helena Smith

Helena Smith

    Shocking images of drowned Syrian boy show tragic plight of refugees
    Shocking images of drowned Syrian boy show tragic plight of refugees
    Young boy found lying face-down on a beach near Turkish resort of Bodrum was one of at least 12 Syrians who drowned attempting to reach Greece.
    Greek election confusion raises fresh fears over ability to pay debts
    Greek election confusion raises fresh fears over ability to pay debts
    Confusion over the timing of fresh elections in Greece has threatened to jeopardise the prospects for a smooth transition to a new government.
    Tsipras the Phaeton alarms China
    Tsipras the Phaeton alarms China
    Economic decisions by Athens's leader may push Greeks to vote for the neo-fascist Golden Dawn.
    Athens tears up austerity handbook
    Athens tears up austerity handbook
    The new leaders want to ease the 'humanitarian crisis' – but Greece's creditors are not impressed.
    Visionary vs Greece's Mr Austerity
    Visionary vs Greece's Mr Austerity
    The tainted old order under Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is up against unencumbered young firebrand Alexis Tsipras.
    Greeks take risky election gamble
    Greeks take risky election gamble
    Failure to elect a new president will pit the ruling Samaras coalition against the popular radical left Syriza party.
    Greece to sell off historic buildings to settle debt
    Greece to sell off historic buildings to settle debt
    Greece has been selling off its historic properties, including near the Acropolis, to settle its massive economic debt.
    Dusk settles briskly on Greece’s Golden Dawn
    Dusk settles briskly on Greece’s Golden Dawn
    Members had been trained in Nazi-style hit squads to "attack immigrants for fun".
    Greece lightning strikes again
    Greece lightning strikes again
    After years of harsh ­recession, 17-million tourists — an all-time record — are set to visit the mainland and its sun-kissed islands.
    Greek neo-Nazi party goes global
    Greek neo-Nazi party goes global
    An extremist political group, Golden Dawn, plans to establish cells 'wherever there are Greeks'.
    Cypriots wary of what's to come
    Cypriots wary of what's to come
    Cypriots have reacted to the news of their own salvation from economic meltdown with relief, but also trepidation and despair.