`I`m still in charge` of Greece debt talks team: Varoufakis

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis insisted in a German newspaper interview Wednesday that he is still in charge of Greece`s team handling crucial talks with creditors, despite a recent shake-up.

Wife shields Greece minister from anarchist attack at restaurant

A group of self-styled anarchists threw glass objects at Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and his wife at an Athens restaurant late on Tuesday, but she hugged him to shield him from the attack, the finance ministry said.

Greek president to visit Berlin `soon` for war payment talks

Greece`s president said Monday he hoped to meet his German counterpart soon for talks on Athens` demands for reparations over the Nazi occupation of Greece during World War II.

Human traffickers now on Facebook

Businesses are increasingly using social media -- even the illegal ones. Now, even smugglers have taken to the Facebook to woo their clients. The human smugglers are offering desperate migrants passage across the Mediterranean to Europe, according to a Financial Times report.

Europe pushes Greece in bogged down debt talks

European ministers heaped pressure on Greece Friday to speed up negotiations to unblock critically needed bailout funds and avert a dangerous default, showing frustration after months of bogged down talks.

India receives first upgraded Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft

The Indian Air Force on Friday received the first two upgraded Mirage-2000 aircrafts from France under a Rs 10,000 crore deal.

14 immigrants killed in Macedonia train accident

 At least 14 immigrants were killed in a train accident near the central Macedonian town of Veles, 55 km south of capital Skopje, police confirmed on Friday.

EU says progress `not sufficient` for Greece debt deal

Cash-strapped Greece has not made enough progress in crunch debt talks with its European partners to unlock sorely-needed funds as part of its massive EU-IMF bailout, the bloc`s Commissioner for the Euro Valdis Dombrovskis said on Friday.

Greek minister blasts FIFA, UEFA `ultimatum`
Greek minister blasts FIFA, UEFA `ultimatum`

Greek deputy sports minister Stavros Kontonis said Wednesday he does not accept ultimatums by world and European football`s governing bodies FIFA and UEFA.

Greek construction magnate arrested over tax evasion

The head of one of Greece`s largest construction companies was arrested Wednesday on charges of tax evasion and ordered to pay the state 1.8 million euros ($1.9 million), the first such action since the radical left government came to power.

Migrant dies trying to smuggle onto car ferry to Italy

A young Afghan migrant who tried to smuggle onto a car ferry headed for Italy by clinging to the undercarriage of a tourist bus died after being run over by the coach, Greek news agency ANA reported on Wednesday.

2015 may be the year Cyprus is reunified, say Turkey, US

 Turkey and the United States voiced hopes Tuesday that 2015 could be the year when a long-elusive diplomatic solution is finally found to the decades-old division of Cyprus.

DNA: RK Pachauri denied plea to travel abroad for Global Water Summit

A Delhi court has refused to hear TERI Director General R K Pachauri's plea to travel abroad for the Global Water Summit.

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Tsipras to meet Merkel Thursday in Brussels: Greek government

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday on the sidelines of an EU summit, the Athens government said as it continues to wrangle with creditors over a new rescue package.

Three migrants drown as vessel sinks off Greek island

At least three people drowned, while 90 other migrants were rescued as a vessel carrying them sank off the Greek island of Rhodes in the southeastern Aegean Sea, the Greek Coast Guard said.

US concerned Greek anarchist may be freed

 Washington voiced concern Monday over a new Greek law that could lead to the early release of a man convicted of being a bombmaker for an anarchists` group accused of killing Americans.

Child among migrants drowned off Greece in new tragedy

 At least three people, including a child, died when a boat carrying more than 80 migrants sank off the Greek island of Rhodes on Monday, police said.