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Greeks despair over drowned refugee children

Greek divers trawled the Aegean Sea on Monday for survivors of the country`s worst maritime accident involving refugees, as officials reacted with despair at the scene of the tragedy in which 15 babies and children drowned.

Sep 15, 2015, 00:52 AM IST

Greek police find no sign of Varoufakis tax hacking: Report

Police in Greece have found no sign of electronic hacking into the tax files of millions of Greeks, which ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis claimed to have ordered as part of an emergency plan t

Aug 08, 2015, 06:31 AM IST

Overwhelming majority of Greeks want to keep euro, poll shows

The poll by Metron Analysis for Parapolitika newspaper showed that although the overwhelming majority of those polled want to remain in the single currency, 55 percent said it was the right choice to vote `No` in last weekend`s referendum on tough austerity measures. 

Jul 11, 2015, 00:18 AM IST

Overwhelming majority of Greeks want to keep euro, poll shows

A total of 84 percent of Greeks want to keep the euro, an opinion poll released on Friday showed, with just 12 percent favouring a return to the drachma, as the country races to clinch a cash-for-reforms deal with its creditors.

Jul 10, 2015, 22:56 PM IST

Greeks `deserve better`: Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos

Greeks declared in a weekend referendum that they "deserve better" and "cannot accept a non-viable solution" to the country`s debt crisis, new Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said upon taking office on Monday.

Jul 07, 2015, 01:30 AM IST

Greek finance minister quits to smooth talks after 'No' vote

His sacrifice, after promising Greeks he would win a better deal within a day of their overwhelming referendum vote, suggested leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is determined to try to reach a last-ditch compromise with European leaders.

Jul 06, 2015, 13:58 PM IST

Bailout offer: Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'

Voters in Greece resoundingly rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in return for rescue loans, backing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who insisted the vote would give him a stronger hand to reach a better deal.

Jul 06, 2015, 03:27 AM IST

World's first computer more complex than previously believed

 A new study has revealed that the Greeks were able to predict eclipses and engineer a highly complex machine-sometimes called the world's first computer-at an earlier stage than believed.

Nov 30, 2014, 14:34 PM IST

Greek journalist acquitted in Swiss accounts trial

A Greek journalist, who went on trial in Athens for violating the country`s data privacy laws and publishing the names of 2,000 suspected tax evaders, was acquitted.

Nov 02, 2012, 16:40 PM IST

`Europe must be sensitive to Greek people`

Europe must take steps to help revive the Greek economy, according to French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici.

Jun 22, 2012, 10:16 AM IST

Greece polls: Narrow win for pro-bailout New Democracy

Latest projections show Greece`s conservative New Democracy party will narrowly finish first in the Parliamentary Elections.

Jun 17, 2012, 09:35 AM IST

Greeks punish pro-bailout parties: Exit polls

Greece is holding the first general election since the debt crisis hit the country in late 2009.

May 06, 2012, 15:00 PM IST

Greeks hold 1st major strike under new government

The strike is the first such test for new technocrat Prime Minister Lucas Papademos.

Dec 01, 2011, 16:30 PM IST

Greek Prime Minister to reshuffle Cabinet

The discussions came as anti-austerity riots hit central Athens.

Jun 16, 2011, 00:47 AM IST

France`s wine history

French may owe their passion for wine to Ancient Greeks, a study said.

Oct 24, 2009, 09:02 AM IST