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Cocaine haul at Athens airport points to gang
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Cocaine haul at Athens airport points to gang

Sokratis - Mar 05, 2016

A 43-year-old man who was arrested at Athens airport on Thursday after taking delivery of 13 kilograms of cocaine hidden…

Refugee crisis not a bilateral issue, Kotzias says
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Refugee crisis not a bilateral issue, Kotzias says

Sokratis - Mar 05, 2016

The refugee crisis must not be treated as a bilateral issue between Greece and Turkey but as a global problem,…

Geometric-era tomb unearthed on Aegean island of Lesvos
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Geometric-era tomb unearthed on Aegean island of Lesvos

Sokratis - Mar 05, 2016

An intact tomb of a woman dated to the 8th century BC was unearthed on Friday on the island of…

Two arrested for murdering, chopping up Bulgarian man
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Two arrested for murdering, chopping up Bulgarian man

Sokratis - Mar 05, 2016

Police said on Friday that they have identified two suspects in connection to the grizzly murder of a Bulgarian man…

Return of institutions to Athens to be determined on “Super Monday”
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Return of institutions to Athens to be determined on “Super Monday”

ilias1 - Mar 05, 2016

The much-debated return of the institutions to Athens, in order to continue negotiations over the Greek bailout review, is going…

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Schäuble: “A deal is a deal…”

ilias1 - Mar 05, 2016

Germany’s Minister of Finances Wolfgang Schäuble asked the Greek government to avoid using the refugee crisis as an excuse to…

Migrant Crisis Alters E.U. Calculations for Greece as Its Debt Struggle Continues
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Migrant Crisis Alters E.U. Calculations for Greece as Its Debt Struggle Continues

ilias1 - Mar 05, 2016

When Greece’s debt crisis threatened to sink the European Union’s single currency last summer, the rest of Europe, led by…

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Attica Bank may sell bond to plug shortfall

ilias1 - Mar 05, 2016

Greece's small lender Attica Bank is considering issuing a bond to raise up to 70 million euros ($77 million) and…

EU to give Greece May deadline to register migrants
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EU to give Greece May deadline to register migrants

ilias1 - Mar 05, 2016

Europe will set Greece a deadline of May 12 to register all migrants in an orderly fashion or face more…

Economy returned to contraction in 2015, shrinking 0.2 pct
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Economy returned to contraction in 2015, shrinking 0.2 pct

Sokratis - Mar 05, 2016

Greece returned to recession last year, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) confirmed on Friday, as gross domestic product declined 0.2…

More taxes looming for salaried workers in the private sector
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More taxes looming for salaried workers in the private sector

Sokratis - Mar 05, 2016

Taxpayers with annual incomes of at least 30,000 euros have suffered the biggest tax increase in the years of the…

Athens given deadlines for Schengen requirements
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Athens given deadlines for Schengen requirements

Sokratis - Mar 05, 2016

Greece was handed Friday a timeline for the improvements it has to make in its border controls by May, as…

PM, opposition chiefs set out common points on refugees
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PM, opposition chiefs set out common points on refugees

Sokratis - Mar 05, 2016

It took Greece’s political leaders more than eight hours on Friday to agree on a joint statement that committed the…

You might not find Greece’s next crisis in the bond market
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You might not find Greece’s next crisis in the bond market

makis - Mar 04, 2016

If Greece ends up heading into another crisis, don’t rely on an early warning from the nation’s bond market this…

Athens accuses Slovakia’s Fico of ‘vitriol’ after claim about Greece becoming refugee camp
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Athens accuses Slovakia’s Fico of ‘vitriol’ after claim about Greece becoming refugee camp

makis - Mar 04, 2016

The Foreign Ministry in Athens has blasted Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico for claiming that Greece could become a giant…

Vitsas: “There are over 30,000 refugees and migrants in Greece”
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Vitsas: “There are over 30,000 refugees and migrants in Greece”

makis - Mar 04, 2016

The Alternate Minister of National Defense Dimitris Vitsas announced that there are currently a total of 31,842 refugees and migrants…

Police solve mystery of hacked body discovered in Aspropyrgos
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Police solve mystery of hacked body discovered in Aspropyrgos

makis - Mar 04, 2016

The police announced that two Bulgarian nationals – a 45-year-old man and 43-year-old woman – have been arrested over the…

ELSTAT documents 0.2% recession in the Greek economy during 2015
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ELSTAT documents 0.2% recession in the Greek economy during 2015

makis - Mar 04, 2016

The Greek statistics authority ELSTAT has published its first estimates on the gross domestic product in Greece for 2015. According…

Over 12,500 refugees remain stranded at the border in Idomeni
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Over 12,500 refugees remain stranded at the border in Idomeni

makis - Mar 04, 2016

The situation on the border with FYROM in Idomeni is growing worse, as there are now over 12,500 refugees waiting…

Police solve mystery of hacked body discovered in Aspropyrgos
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Police solve mystery of hacked body discovered in Aspropyrgos

Panos - Mar 04, 2016

The police announced that two Bulgarian nationals – a 45-year-old man and 43-year-old woman – have been arrested over the…