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Greece's PM rejects Turkey's refugee 'threats,' urges talks

Greece's prime minister has criticized Ankara for its threat to reopen its borders to refugees. More than 300 people arrived on Greek islands over the weekend, prompting Athens to ask EU nations to share the burden.

Greece's new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis vows growth

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said Greece will ease taxes on its citizens while upholding austerity targets set by foreign lenders. The new premier vowed growth plans would be a "pleasant surprise for Europe."


Greece recognizes Venezuela's Juan Guaido as interim president

Around 50 countries have recognized Guaido as interim president, asserting Maduro's re-election last year was illegitimate.

Greece’s experiment with populism holds lessons for Europe

The election victory Sunday by a traditional center-right party was the end of Greece’s flirtation with radical left-wing populist politics, even as the radicals of Tsipras’ Syriza party transformed themselves into a mainstream force of the center-left.

Greeks vote in 1st parliamentary election since bailout end

Sunday's vote comes as the country gradually emerges from a brutal financial crisis that saw unemployment and poverty levels skyrocket, and Greece's economy slashed by a quarter.

Greek police fire tear gas at migrants as border convoy grows

Hundreds have made their way to the field in the village of Diavata since Thursday, galvanized by reports on social media of plans for an organised movement to cross Greece's northwest border with Albania in early April.


Greek minister urges migrants to leave border, return to camps

Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants, mainly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are stuck in Greece from when Balkan countries shut their borders in 2016. That route was the main passage way to northern Europe.

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

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.

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Refugee women find relief in Greece soccer

The United Nations Refugee Agency, known as the UNHCR, says there were 76,100 pending asylum claims in Greece at the end of 2018, in a report prepared for World Refugee Day on Thursday.

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.

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.

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Greece: Tsipras urges EU states to 'behave responsibly' towards refugee crisis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras slammed Europe’s response to the ongoing refugee crisis while addressing the Greek parliament in Athens, Wednesday. “We have to admit that so far, the way Europe is handling the refugee crisis is disappointing. It is clear today that some fail to understand that either our common rules apply to all […]