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Greek MPs to vote on Macedonia deal amid political turmoil

Atenas - The Greek parliament is expected to vote Thursday on a deal to change Macedonia's name to the Republic of North Macedonia amid deep social division and a crisis in centrist political parties.

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonian accord

Atenas - Scuffles broke out in central Athens Sunday as tens of thousands of people protested a planned name change for neighbouring Macedonia that parliament is due to ratify this week.

Extremist group claims Greek church blast

Atenas - An unknown extremist group claimed a December blast in Athens that injured two people outside a church and warned of more to come, a police source said Saturday.

Greek PM calls for TV debate on Macedonia deal

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday called for a televised debate on a planned name deal with Macedonia that has met with widespread opposition in the country.

Greek PM wins confidence vote after Macedonia name row

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday survived a confidence vote after a row over a landmark name deal with Macedonia sunk his four-year coalition.

Greek PM to face confidence vote after Macedonia row

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras headed into a confidence vote Wednesday with his political future on the line after a row over a landmark name deal with Macedonia sunk his four-year coalition.

Greek MPs open debate on Tsipras confidence vote

Atenas - Greece's parliament on Tuesday began a two-day debate on a confidence vote called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after his coalition collapsed in a row over a planned name change deal with Macedonia.

Greek govt calls confidence vote after Macedonia deal sinks coalition

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday prepared for a confidence vote on his government this week after his nationalist ally resigned in a row over a name-change deal with neighbouring Macedonia.

Students, police clash in Athens over teacher appointments

Atenas - Police in Athens used tear gas on Monday to disperse students and teachers protesting against changes in the way educators are appointed in the public school system.

Greek govt heads for confidence vote after Macedonia deal scuppers coalition

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday prepared for a confidence vote on his government this week after his nationalist ally resigned in a row over a name change deal with neighbouring Macedonia.

Reluctant reformer Tsipras keen to make Balkans history with Macedonia deal

Atenas - Introducing himself to the European stage as an anti-austerity firebrand four years ago, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras swiftly managed to morph into a fiscal reformer and win over sceptical creditors and EU leaders.

Greek PM calls confidence vote after minister quits over Macedonia deal

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras on Sunday called for an "immediate" confidence vote in parliament over the resignation of a top minister, after his coalition government collapsed in a row over a name change deal with Macedonia.

Greek PM calls confidence vote after minister quits over Macedonia deal

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras Sunday called an "immediate" no-confidence vote in parliament over the resignation of a top minister opposed to the country's name change deal with Macedonia.

Greek defence minister announces resignation ahead of Macedonia vote

Atenas - Greece's defence minister, who is head of the main coalition partner of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, announced his resignation on Sunday ahead of an upcoming parliamentary vote to end a 27-year name dispute with Macedonia.

Probe ordered into alleged threats against Greek MPs over Macedonia vote

Atenas - A Greek prosecutor on Saturday ordered an investigation into allegations of threats against lawmakers over an upcoming parliamentary vote to end a 27-year dispute with Macedonia, a judicial source said.

Merkel: Germany recognises 'historical responsibility' for Nazi crimes in Greece

Atenas - Germany recognises its historical responsibility for crimes committed by the Nazis in Greece, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday on her first visit to Athens since 2014."We recognise our historical responsibility.

Merkel visits Athens to promote post-austerity ties

Atenas - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday heaped praise on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a show of post-austerity solidarity during a visit to Athens, lending diplomatic support for a name change for Greece's neighbour Macedonia.

Greece vows improved migrant camp conditions after Oxfam report

Atenas - The Greek government on Thursday vowed to improve conditions in overflowing migrant camps on the islands of Lesbos and Samos following tough criticism by a leading charity.

Merkel visits Athens to promote post-austerity ties

Atenas - German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Greece amid tight security on Thursday, as she looks to turn the page on the biting austerity measures that sparked major protests during her last official visit to Athens in 2014.

Athens blanketed with unaccustomed snow

Atenas - The Greek capital Athens was blanketed Tuesday with a layer of snow, two days after officials said three people had died as stormy weather and freezing temperatures gripped most of the country.
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