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Bailout just prolongs Greek agony
Bailout just prolongs Greek agony
A stay of execution. The most expensive sticking plaster in the world. A rescue deal with shallow foundations. That was the snap assessment of the...
MPs in standoff over severe cuts
MPs in standoff over severe cuts
Greek officials this week launched a vociferous behind-the-scenes attack on European Union and International Monetary Fund negotiators as talks in...
Mob in Athens abuses Muslims celebrating Eid
Mob in Athens abuses Muslims celebrating Eid
Dozens of far-right activists and local residents threw eggs and taunted hundreds of Muslim immigrants as they gathered to pray in a central square...
Firefighters claim victory in Athens inferno
Firefighters claim victory in Athens inferno
Firefighters claimed victory on Tuesday over a devastating wildfire that ravaged the outskirts of Athens over four days, exposing the Greek...
Fires near Athens recede after three-day inferno
Fires near Athens recede after three-day inferno
Firefighters were beating back wildfires on Monday that have swept through homes and huge swathes of forest near Athens for three days, forcing...
Greek police fire tear gas at rioters
Greek police fire tear gas at rioters
Riot police guarding the Greek Parliament on Thursday fired tear gas at 5 000 protesters taking part in the latest rally against the police...
Greek rioters target Acropolis
Greek rioters target Acropolis
Greek demonstrators on Wednesday put up two banners around the base of the Acropolis -- the country's best known monument -- ahead of new protests...
Greek riots deepen public debt strain
Greek riots deepen public debt strain
The unrest that has gripped Greece for nearly two weeks over the fatal shooting of a youth by police has also complicated efforts to service the...
Clashes outside Parliament as strike grips Greece
Clashes outside Parliament as strike grips Greece
Protesters threw fire bombs at police outside Parliament on Wednesday during a general strike which paralysed Greece and piled pressure on a...
Crisis talks to end Greek riots
Crisis talks to end Greek riots
Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis began emergency talks on Tuesday on ways to halt three days of rioting that threaten the conservative...
Third day of riots rip through Greece
Third day of riots rip through Greece
Hundreds of students threw fire bombs at police in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki on Monday in a third day of riots triggered by the fatal...
IOC eyes healthy profits from Beijing Games
IOC eyes healthy profits from Beijing Games
From its dangerously empty coffers in the late 1970s to the multibillion-dollar revenues from the Beijing 2008 Games, the International Olympic...

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