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Greece conducts military drills along northern borders
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Greece conducts military drills along northern borders

Panos - Apr 14, 2016

Greece’s military is carrying out unscheduled exercises along the country's northern borders, with fighter jets flying over an informal tent…

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Sapin and Lew underline urgency for concluding Greek bailout review

Panos - Apr 14, 2016

The French Minister of Finance Michel Sapin and the US Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew argued in Washington that…

OECD spending on refugees doubled to $12bn in 2015
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OECD spending on refugees doubled to $12bn in 2015

Panos - Apr 14, 2016

OECD countries more than doubled spending on the migrant crisis last year to $12 billion (10.6 billion euros), the organisation…

Greek electronic appliances chain declares bankruptcy
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Greek electronic appliances chain declares bankruptcy

Panos - Apr 14, 2016

Greek electronic appliances chain Elektroniki Athinon has declared bankruptcy following a court decision on Wednesday. The company’s 45 outlets were…

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Athens Stock Exchange opens with minor fluctuations on Thursday

Panos - Apr 14, 2016

The Athens Stock Exchange has opened with minor fluctuations on Thursday morning, with the general price index growing by 0.19%…

Tsipras and Hollande agree on need for bailout review deal next week
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Tsipras and Hollande agree on need for bailout review deal next week

Panos - Apr 14, 2016

The Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was received by French President Francois Hollande at the Élysée Palace for about an hour…

Turkey expects more Syrians to return from Greece under EU deal
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Turkey expects more Syrians to return from Greece under EU deal

Panos - Apr 14, 2016

Turkey has begun taking back Syrians from Greece under an agreement with the European Union aimed at stemming the flow…

Taxi driver federation announces nationwide strike
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Taxi driver federation announces nationwide strike

Panos - Apr 14, 2016

The nationwide federation of taxi drivers (POEIATA) has announced a 24-hour strike for Thursday, in protest of the government’s tax…

Weather Forecast: Scattered clouds
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Weather Forecast: Scattered clouds

Panos - Apr 14, 2016

Scattered clouds and southerly winds are forecast for Thursday. Wind velocity will reach 5 on the Beaufort scale. AdTech Ad…

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Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Apr 14, 2016

Thousands face driving test delays due to examiners’ strike
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Thousands face driving test delays due to examiners’ strike

makis - Apr 13, 2016

Driving school instructors staged a demonstration on Wednesday outside the Transport Ministry in Athens to protest an ongoing strike by…

Germany tells Greece to stick to promised reforms in bailout program
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Germany tells Greece to stick to promised reforms in bailout program

makis - Apr 13, 2016

Greece has to stick to its promised reforms as agreed in the international bailout program in 2015, a spokesman for…

Greek Police crack down on activists along FYROM border
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Greek Police crack down on activists along FYROM border

makis - Apr 13, 2016

As tensions flared anew at Greece’s border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Wednesday, police detained five foreign…

No plans to close nursery schools, says ministry
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No plans to close nursery schools, says ministry

Panos - Apr 13, 2016

The Education Ministry denied on Wednesday that it plans to close down some state-run nursery schools. Responding to reports, the…

Idomeni: Refugees attempt to tear down fence on border
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Idomeni: Refugees attempt to tear down fence on border

Panos - Apr 13, 2016

Clashes between FYROM police and refugees have reportedly broke out once again near the northern Greek town of Idomeni on…

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ESM chief Regling says Greece and creditors could agree in next four weeks

Panos - Apr 13, 2016

Klaus Regling, the managing director of the European Stability Mechanism, believes that Greece and its lenders can conclude their negotiations…

Fighter Jets fly low over Attica
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Fighter Jets fly low over Attica

Panos - Apr 13, 2016

Four fighters were recorded flying low over Attica at 11:30 am on Wednesday confusing many citizens who rushed to their…

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Schulz: European Parliament supervision of bailouts necessary

Panos - Apr 13, 2016

The President of European Parliament Martin Schulz argued that the content of the recently leaked talks between IMF officers is…

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A total of 101 refugees arrive on northern Aegean islands

Panos - Apr 13, 2016

A total of 101 refugees and migrants disembarked on the northern Aegean islands over the last 24 hours. Forty two…

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Significant losses for the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday

Panos - Apr 13, 2016

The Athens Stock Exchange has opened with minor fluctuations on Wednesday morning, with the general price index dropping by 1.41%…