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Greece arrests three suspected migrant boat raiders

Atenas - Greece's coastguard on Saturday said it had arrested three men suspected of preying on migrants seeking to cross over from neighbouring Turkey, following several complaints made to a rights group.

Nationalisations, German probes in Greek contingency plan: Report

Atenas - Greece had a contingency plan in the event of being forced by creditors into a disorderly default, which included nationalisations and a corruption probe targeting German companies, a Greek newspaper reported Saturday.

Greek bailout talks with auditors begin as market to reopen

Atenas - Senior EU-IMF auditors held their first meetings with Greek ministers to finalise a new three-year bailout as the Athens stock market prepares to reopen after being shut down for over a month by the debt crisis.

Migrants 'attacked' at sea between Greece and Turkey

Atenas - Migrants trying to sail from Turkey to Greece are increasingly reporting being attacked by gunmen trying to prevent them from reaching Europe, according to multiple sources.

Greek PM's Syriza party to hold congress in September

Atenas - Greece's hard-left Syriza party, deeply divided over the reforms needed to secure a new international bailout, on Thursday agreed to hold an emergency congress in September as requested by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Greek PM threatens snap vote over party rebels' opposition to bailout

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday warned he would resort to early elections if hardliners in his party continued to resist an unpopular new bailout deal that promised debt relief.

Greek PM to take on party critics over unpopular bailout

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday set the scene for a bruising showdown with his critics by demanding a congress at his ruling Syriza party to tackle a brewing revolt over an unpopular EU-IMF bailout.

Secret 'parallel' money plan clouds start of Greek bailout talks

Atenas - The Greek government and its international creditors began work on a mammoth new bailout Monday overshadowed by revelations that Greece's ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis had been secretly planning for a parallel system of liquidity.

Greece's headache: How to lift the capital controls?

Atenas - It is just the headache Greece's government does not need right now: how can it loosen the capital controls that are shielding its banks, but strangling the rest of the economy?

Creditors expected in Greece by Sunday night: government source

Atenas - Representatives from Greece's international creditors are expected to arrive in Athens by Sunday night to start talks on a huge new international bailout for the crisis-hit country, a Greek government source said Saturday.

Greek banks reopen with restrictions as prices soar

Athens - Banks in Greece were open at week's end for the first time in July but at a steep price — limits on cash withdrawals and higher prices on nearly everything people buy.

Greece asks for fresh IMF aid in step closer to bailout

Atenas - Debt-crippled Greece on Friday took a step closer to a huge third international bailout by formally requesting IMF help, but sources said "logistical problems" were delaying the start of talks in Athens.

From cats to rhinos, Greek crisis takes toll on animals

Atenas - Hundreds of cats are loose on the streets, and food is running low for some residents of Athens' zoo. It isn't just humans who are suffering as Greece tries to claw its way out of economic crisis.

Greek PM's austerity gamble sows deep divisions in Syriza

Atenas - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has won a difficult gamble in convincing the Greek parliament to agree to tough reforms demanded by Greece's creditors, but he is paying the price of deep splits within his radical-leftist Syriza party.

Creditors to open talks after Greece adopts bailout bill

Atenas - Greece's creditors will head to Athens shortly to open talks on a new international bailout, the government said Thursday, as parliament approved a second batch of reforms needed for negotiations to go ahead.

Alexis Tsipras: Selfless statesman or sellout?

Atenas - The jury is still out on whether Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is the man who capitulated to "blackmail" from Greece's international creditors, or pulled his country back from the abyss.

Tsipras urges Greek parliament to back crucial bailout bill

Atenas - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged lawmakers in the early hours of Thursday to vote through reforms that must pass if Greece is to unlock a huge international bailout, saying the country must confront "new realities".

Greece wants final bailout deal by August 20

Atenas - The Greek government said Tuesday that it wants to see a final deal on its international bailout hammered out by August 20, as it presented parliament with more draft legislation on the cash-for-reforms agreement.

Greece approves austerity measures to stay in euro economy

Athens - Greece's parliament argued long into the night Thursday but finally approved a long list of new austerity measures to keep the government afloat with emergency loans from other European Union nations.

Op-Ed: Greece signs status of forces agreement with Israel

Tel Aviv - Greece and Israel signed a status of forces agreement in Tel Aviv that offers legal defense to the forces of each country while training in the other's country.
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