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Greek PM presses EU on labour rights amid fraught creditor talks

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday called on EU leaders, who are among his country's creditors, to protect labour rights amid tough talks on the debt-hit nation's economy.

Dijsselbloem 'mail bomb target', says spokesman

Den Haag - Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem was targeted by a mail bomb which had been "intercepted," his spokesman said Tuesday, a day after Greek police found eight "suspect" packages addressed to European officials.

Eight 'suspect' packages found at Athens postal centre

Atenas - Greek police said they found eight "suspect" packages on Monday addressed to global economic institutions, after a domestic militant group sent mail bombs to the IMF and German finance ministry last week.

Eight 'suspect' packages found at Athens postal centre

Atenas - Greek police said they found eight "suspect" packages on Monday addressed to global economic institutions, after a domestic militant group sent mail bombs to the IMF and German finance ministry last week.

Eight 'suspect' packages found at Athens postal centre

Atenas - Greek police said they found eight "suspect" packages on Monday addressed to global economic institutions, after a domestic militant group sent mail bombs to the IMF and German finance ministry last week.

Greek Jewish community hails citizenship decision

Atenas - Greece's Jewish community hailed on Saturday lawmakers' decision to allow descendants of Holocaust survivors to apply for Greek citizenship.

Athens probing how parcel bombs got to Paris, Berlin

Atenas - Greek authorities were on Friday trying to determine how a near-defunct militant group was able to sneak at least two parcel bombs through airport security, one of which exploded at the IMF's Paris offices.

IMF letter bomb: what is the Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei?

Atenas - Investigators suspect a Greek far-left group -- known as the Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei -- was behind a letter bomb that wounded an IMF secretary in Paris on Thursday, the same day the group claimed responsibility for an explosive device found in Berlin...

Greek militants claim parcel bomb sent to German ministry

Atenas - A Greek far-left group on Thursday claimed it sent a parcel bomb to the German finance ministry, over six years after waging a similar campaign against European officials.

Greek neo-Nazis retain swagger despite two-year trial

Atenas - Nearly two years in the dock over an anti-fascist rapper's murder have done little to blunt the swagger of Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn.

Demetra Tsavaris Lecourezos back with new kid's book on Greece Special

Tarpon Springs - Greek-American author Demetra Tsavaris Lecourezos will be releasing her newest children's book, "Ready, Set, OPA!" It is set in Greece.

Greece agrees to bailout reforms compromise: EU sources

Brussels - Greece on Monday agreed to a compromise on new reforms in a bid to break a deadlock with its EU-IMF creditors and free up new bailout funds, EU sources said.

Germany expects continued IMF aid for Greece

Berlin - Germany said Sunday that it expects the International Monetary Fund to continue participating in the bailout for debt-stricken Greece, despite the lender's doubts on the issue.

Greek army denounces 'serious' Turkish navy violation

Atenas - A Turkish navy patrol boat on Friday fired shots in Greek waters in the southeast of the Aegean Sea, Greek military staff said, qualifying the incident as "serious".

Cyprus talks break up over decades-old vote

Nicosia - A round of UN-brokered peace talks between rival leaders of divided Cyprus broke up in acrimony Thursday over moves for schools to honour a decades-old referendum on union with Greece.

Cyprus talks break up over decades-old vote

Nicosia - A round of UN-brokered peace talks between rival leaders of divided Cyprus broke up in acrimony Thursday over moves for schools to honour a decades-old referendum on union with Greece.

Cyprus talks break up over decades-old vote

Nicosia - A round of UN-brokered peace talks between rival leaders of divided Cyprus broke up in acrimony Thursday over moves for schools to honour a decades-old referendum on union with Greece.

Five reasons the Greek debt crisis is back

Brussels - After Brexit stole the limelight last year, the spectre of Grexit is back.Greece, the eurozone and IMF are in a three-way Mexican stand-off over a review of the country's 86 billion bailout agreed in July 2015, its third since 2010.

Greek troops defuse WWII bomb after mass evacuation

Thessalon - Greek soldiers on Sunday successfully defused a World War II bomb in Thessaloniki, the country's second largest city, after evacuating tens of thousands of people from the area.

Tsipras warns IMF, Germany to stop 'playing with fire' over Greek debt

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday warned the International Monetary Fund and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble to "stop playing with fire" in the handling of his country's debt.

70,000 being evacuated in Greece as WWII bomb defused

Thessalon - Greek authorities on Saturday began evacuating some 70,000 people in the city of Thessaloniki ahead of an operation to defuse a bomb from World War II.

Brussels talks fail to end Greece bailout impasse

Brussels - Talks between Greece and its creditors ended with no breakthrough Friday as months of feuding with the International Monetary Fund raised fears of a new debt crisis.

Tensions flare between uneasy allies Greece and Turkey

Istanbul - Turkey is once again facing off against historic foe-turned-ally Greece in one of their fiercest rows in years, though the war of words is unlikely to spill over into military confrontation.

Greece hopes migrant burden will turn into boon

Atenas - Two decades ago, an influx of half a million migrants boosted Greece's economy. Today, the government and some experts hope a new wave of migrants will do the same.

Greece relocates migrants after camp deaths

Atenas - Greek authorities on Tuesday relocated dozens of migrants from a congested camp on the island of Lesbos following three deaths attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning.

No reason for alarm over Greek debt: ESM

Brussels - There's no need for alarm over Greece's debt levels, a spokesman for the EU's rescue fund body told AFP Saturday, the day after a leaked IMF report described the problem as "explosive".

Greece's best-selling daily to cease publication due to debts

Atenas - Two historic Greek newspapers, including the country's best-selling daily, will cease publication, the debt-ridden Lambrakis Press Group announced on Saturday.

Turkey threatens migrant deal after Greek coup ruling

Ankara - Turkey on Friday threatened to abandon a key pillar of a deal with the EU to reduce the migrant flow after Greece blocked the extradition of alleged coup suspects.

Turkey to review impact of Greek court verdict on ties

Istanbul - Turkey said Thursday it would review its ties with Athens after the Greek Supreme Court refused to extradite eight suspects allegedly linked to the failed July coup.

Greece, Cyprus say peace deal must end Turkish troop presence

Nicosia - Cyprus and Greece on Thursday insisted that any peace deal for the divided island must provide for the withdrawal of Turkish troops and new security arrangements.
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