Greece

Greece News

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras wins confidence vote, eyes Macedonia accord

Alexis Tsipras called the confidence motion after his right-wing coalition partner Panos Kammenos quit the government on Jan. 13 in protest over the name deal signed between Athens and Skopje last year.

Macedonia changes its name: Why this matters to Greece

A country votes to rename itself. Why the name matters to Greece, and what it can bring Macedonia

Advertising

Greece: Public sector workers strike for higher pay

The strike by the ADEDY union is the first major strike since Greece exited its bailout programme in August.

Schools closed on quake-hit Greek island; damage surveyed

The magnitude-6.5 undersea quake overnight forced many island residents to spend the night in their cars and triggered a tsunami warning that ended several hours later.

Italy budget debacle puts Europe back in global spotlight

Markets also fret that Italian banks, saddled with bad loans, and a massive amount of Italian government bonds, could face crippling losses if debt prices keep tumbling.

Slovakia may take in Syrian orphans, in break with neighbours: Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini

A massive influx of asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa three years ago created deep divisions in the EU between frontline countries Italy and Greece, rich destination countries like Germany, and four ex-communist states on the EU's eastern edge —Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.

Advertising

For women in Greek migrant camps, even showers are unsafe: Amnesty

Humanitarian organizations working in the camp had reported that smugglers and people bearing weapons had been in the facility, Amnesty said.

Two of interstate gang held for credit card fraud in Mumbai

A Mumbai-based man, who is currently in Greece, allegedly lost over Rs 2 lakh after his card details were used to conduct fraudulent transactions in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district.

Macedonia referendum: What's in a name?

Greece, a NATO and EU member, has long blocked Macedonia's efforts to join the alliance, arguing that use of the term "Macedonia" implies territorial ambitions on its own province of the same name, the birthplace of Alexander the Great.

Cyclone warning as gale-force winds batter Greece

Ferries remained in port Thursday, severing islands' connection to the mainland. Trees have fallen on power lines in the capital's northern suburbs, while the fire department said it received more than 350 calls to remove debris.

Greece Photos

Snow coats ancient monuments in Athens amid record cold spell

The ancient monuments in Athens got a rare dusting of snow on Tuesday as temperatures across Greece hit record lows, bringing transport to a standstill in some areas

Greece referendum says 'No' to bailout

GREECE REFERENDUM: More than 60 percent of voters in a hastily called referendum have rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans.

Advertising

Greece debt crisis: How people are coping with the financial meltdown

Greece’s bailout program ends on Tuesday, when the country is unlikely to make a 1.6 billion euro ($1.8 billion) repayment to the International Monetary Fund.

Advertising