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Greece: Two Golden Dawn members shot dead in terrorist attack

Athens - Armed gunmen shot dead two young members of Greece's far-right party Golden Dawn in cold blood, leaving a third man critically injured. The attack happened outside party offices in Neo Iraklio, Athens.

Greece: Golden Dawn still in third place in polls

Athens - In spite of a government clamp down on Greece's far-right party Golden Dawn and legal measures to define the party as a criminal organization, the party is still ranking third in political polls.

Greece's Golden Dawn MPs released from custody

Athens - Three Golden Dawn MPs have been released from custody pending trial. Party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris, and lawmakers Ilias Panayiotaros and Nikos Michos, all deny the charges brought against them.

Greece's Golden Dawn leader and MPs arrested

Nikos Michaloliakos, leader of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party, has been arrested, along with three prominent MPs including Ilias Kasidiaris, on charges of forming a criminal organization.

Greek Public Order Minister says Golden Dawn may be outlawed

Athens - Greek Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias has said a constitutional review may lead to the outlawing of ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi), which consistently polls in third place with the electorate.

Riot police use tear gas to stop Golden Dawn giving free food

Athens - Golden Dawn's planned Maundy Thursday free food distribution for needy Greek families was halted by riot police in Syntagma Square early this morning. Police used tear gas to prevent the free distribution of food.

Athens Mayor bans Golden Dawn Easter soup kitchen

Athens - The Mayor of Athens has refused to allow ultra-national party Golden Dawn from operating a soup kitchen in Syntagma Square on Maundy Thursday.

Greece: Poll shows third of Greeks nostalgic for military junta

A poll conducted for Greek newspaper Eleftherotypia revealed that 30 percent of Greeks indicated nostalgia for the days of the Colonels, the military junta which ruled Greece between 1967 and 1974.

Greece: Manolada strawberry field shooters claim self-defence

Greek police have arrested the three strawberry field foremen who fired at a group of 200 migrant workers from Bangladesh, in Manolada, Peloponnese. The three men claim they were acting in self-defence against a mob.

Controversy over Golden Dawn's distribution of free food, Thasos

Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) have denied media reports in the Greek press that they were prevented from distributing free food to residents on the island of Thasos.

Greece: Golden Dawn call for death penalty for violent migrants

Corinth - Greece is shocked by the tragic death of a 25-year-old woman who was caught in the cross-fire between foreign criminals and police. Golden Dawn have called for the return of the death penalty for violent migrants.

Golden Dawn's Kasidiaris loses immunity over TV slap

Athens - The Greek Parliament has voted in favour of removing the parliamentary immunity from prosecution from Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris, enabling a prosecution to go ahead over the televised slapping of Communist MP Liana Kanelli in June 2012.

Greece: Golden Dawn's Ilias Kasidiaris acquitted in court

Athens - Ilias Kasidiaris, Golden Dawn MP, was acquitted in the Athens' court on Thursday over charges which have dogged him since 2007. He gave a rousing speech as he left court surrounded by Chrysi Avgi supporters.

Golden Dawn video: 'We are ready to open ovens' for illegals

Athens - A Greek film-student studying in London spent a month last summer filming Greece's ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi). Footage depicting some members of the party as racist, anti-Semitic and violent has been aired on UK television.

Foreign criminal activity dramatically increases in Greece

Figures released by the Greek Minister of Public Order show a dramatic increase in crimes committed by foreign nationals in Greece, against both Greek nationals and foreigners.

Greek court rules citizenship law unconstitutional

Athens - Greece's highest court has ruled that a citizenship law introduced in early 2010 is unconstitutional. The court said the law ignores a prerequisite of an existence of a genuine link between a foreigner and Greek society.

Golden Dawn raises issue of tax-free salaries for MPs

Athens - Golden Dawn MP Illias Kasidiaris sent a letter to the Greek Minister of Finance, Yiannis Stournaras, complaining about the excessively low rates of taxation applied to Members of Parliament.

Golden Dawn second top searched item on Greek Wikipedia 2012

Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi - Χρυσή Αυγή) was the second most searched item on Greek Wikipedia in 2012 after Greece. Additionally the website of ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn attracted more Internet traffic than any other Greek political party

Golden Dawn's Christmas video: A nostalgic view of lost Athens

Athens - Greece's Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) has posted a Christmas video they describe as "A beautiful, romantic and nostalgic video with pictures of old Athens we lost. The old Greek Athens as opposed to modern decline."

Golden Dawn members implicated in assault by BBC recording

A BBC reporter has infiltrated a meeting of Golden Dawn members and made a recording which implicates Chryafgites in the assault on SYRIZA MP Dimitris Stratoulis.

Greece's Golden Dawn excluded from Council of Europe delegation

Greece's ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) is to be excluded from the Council of Europe delegation, following an agreement reached between Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and the president of the European Grassroots Anti-racist Movement.

SYRIZA MP claims murderous assault by Golden Dawn members

A member of parliament belonging to the far-left party SYRIZA has accused members of Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) of launching a murderous attack on him Sunday evening outside the Olympic Stadium in Athens.

Europe anti-fascist group marches against Nazism, Athens

Athens - A silent march against the rise of neo-Nazism is underway in Athens, organized by the European Grassroots Anti-racist Movement (EGAM). The protest began outside the Greek Parliament and will culminate at the Acropolis.

Anti-Fascist Front claims responsibility for Golden Dawn bombing

The Anti-Fascist Front has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack at Golden Dawns (Chrysi Avgi) Aspropyrgos office in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Greek police have said the anti-fascist group is not known to security services.

Controversy over Golden Dawn Montreal Greek only Xmas food drive

Greece's ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) branch in Montreal is stirring controversy by planning a Christmas food drive to raise food to be distributed to Greek Christians only.

Golden Dawn office bombed, extensive damage

Athens - At 4 a.m. Tuesday morning a bomb exploded outside the Aspropyrgos office of Golden Dawn, causing extensive damage but no injuries. This is the latest in a spate of bomb attacks against Greece's ultra-nationalist party offices.

Greek government considers outlawing Golden Dawn

As the Greek ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) soars in the polls, the government is once again considering moves to outlaw the party.

Poll: Support for Golden Dawn surges to 13.5 percent

Support for Greece's traditional political parties is falling while support for the extreme-left and the far-right is rising. The coalition of the radical left, SYRIZA, now tops the polls with ultra-nationalist party Golden Dawn polling third.

Alexis Tsipras predicts Greek elections will be held soon

Alexis Tsipras, leader of SYRIZA, Greece's Coalition of the Radical Left, believes that new elections will be held in Greece soon. He is confident that SYRIZA will oust the current coalition government.

Violent protest against opening of new Golden Dawn office

Riot police were summoned from Athens to deal with a violent protest at the inauguration of a new Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) office in north-west Greece. Agrinio, western Greece.
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