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Greek football club president Ivan Savvidis apologises after gun incident

The president of Greek club PAOK today apologised after storming onto the pitch with a holstered gun tucked in his belt, an incident that prompted the indefinite suspension of the championship.

Mar 13, 2018, 21:41 PM IST

15 dead, hundreds homeless in flash floods on Greek coast

Flash floods killed at least 15 people, made scores homeless and destroyed infrastructure in Greece on Wednesday after a raging torrent inundated two coastal towns west of Athens following a night of heavy rain.

Nov 15, 2017, 23:54 PM IST

Rise of Left: Corbyn, Sanders become most popular politicians

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Jul 10, 2017, 13:20 PM IST

Greece slashes GDP forecast in new budget plans

The Greek government Sunday slashed GDP growth forecast for 2017 as it moved towards submitting new austerity measures, including a wider tax net, for approval by lawmakers.

May 14, 2017, 18:35 PM IST

European Union seeks to calm budget row with Greece

Austerity-wracked Greece could strike a deal with its creditors by early next year, a senior EU official said Sunday, seeking to calm a recent row over surprise handouts announced by Athens.

Dec 18, 2016, 19:40 PM IST

Angela Merkel expects no decisions on Greek bailout at talks with Alexis Tsipras

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she did not expect to take any decisions on Greece`s bailout programme during talks in Berlin on Friday with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Dec 16, 2016, 17:41 PM IST

Alexis Tsipras to push for new Greek TV reforms after court setback

On Wednesday, 14 of the State Council`s 24 judges said an October 2015 law limiting the number of private TV broadcasting licences to four -- half the current number operating -- was unconstitutional and should be overturned.

Oct 28, 2016, 00:08 AM IST

Southern EU meet to talk migration woes, post-Brexit Europe

Seeing Europe at a turning point, Greece will seek common ground at a mini-summit that opened in Athens on Friday with fellow southern EU states struggling with migration and austerity.

Sep 09, 2016, 16:49 PM IST

Greece will return to bond markets next year: PM Alexis Tsipras

The bailouts have required the Greek government to impose tough austerity measures that have proved hugely unpopular.

May 15, 2016, 03:20 AM IST

Protests erupt in Athens ahead of new austerity measures vote

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Greek parliament in Athens ahead of the vote due on Sunday night.

May 09, 2016, 04:50 AM IST

Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike

Services in Greece, from garbage collection to public transport, shut down on Friday as workers kicked off three days of strikes to protest new bailout austerity measures that they say will further reduce incomes.

May 06, 2016, 20:18 PM IST

Greek PM sees troubled reform talks ending by May 1

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said reform talks with the country's EU-IMF creditors.

Apr 17, 2016, 03:59 AM IST

Pope Francis arrives on Greek island to meet with refugees

Pope Francis on Saturday arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos for a high-profile visit to put pressure on a controversial EU deal with Turkey to tackle an unprecedented refugee crisis.

Apr 16, 2016, 12:55 PM IST

Greece blasts Macedonia over migrant border violence

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused neighbouring Macedonia on Monday of "shaming" Europe by firing tear gas and rubber bullets at migrants desperately trying to break through a border fence.

Apr 12, 2016, 01:58 AM IST

Greece clears bailout hurdle with debt relief pledge

Along with its debt crisis the Greek state is now overwhelmed by the arrival of around a million migrants in a year.

Mar 08, 2016, 04:45 AM IST

Alexis Tsipras chides EU, IMF for reform assessment delay

An assessment of Greece`s attempts to reform its struggling economy is being held up by disagreements between the European Union and the IMF, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said.

Feb 14, 2016, 21:05 PM IST

EU warns Greece not to 'play games' with IMF

The EU's economic affairs commissioner has called on Athens "not to play games" with the International Monetary Fund as the body decides whether to participate in Greece's latest bailout.

Jan 14, 2016, 09:15 AM IST

Reformer Mitsotakis takes over Greek conservative party

No-nonsense reformer Kyriakos Mitsotakis, son of a former prime minister has beaten the odds to become the new leader of Greece's conservative New Democracy party after winning a nationwide vote, Greek media reported.

Jan 11, 2016, 03:13 AM IST

General strike in Greece over pension reform

Greek unions paralysed public services and transport Thursday with a general strike over a planned social security overhaul - the second walkout in less than a month.

Dec 03, 2015, 18:24 PM IST

Greek unions in first general strike against Alexis Tsipras govt

Greek unions Thursday kicked off a general strike against fresh austerity cuts, the first under the leftist government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Nov 12, 2015, 19:08 PM IST