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Greeks mark anniversary of bloody student uprising

It is 43 years since Greece's students rose up for Democracy and tried to face down the soldiers and tanks of the military regime.

It is 43 years since Greece's students rose up for Democracy and tried to face down the soldiers and tanks of the military regime.

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Tsipras reshuffles the Greek cabinet

Analysts see it as an attempt to shore up his government's popularity and speed up reforms Athens has agreed to implement under its latest international bailout deal.

Analysts see it as an attempt to shore up his government's popularity and speed up reforms Athens has agreed to implement under its latest international bailout deal.

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Scuffles on Chios over overcrowded migrant camp

A demonstration against the Greek government’s handling of the migrant crisis turned violent on the island of Chios on Wednesday night (September 14).

A demonstration against the Greek government’s handling of the migrant crisis turned violent on the island of Chios on Wednesday night (September 14).

Business

Eurogroup pushes Greece on reforms

EU finance ministers are pushing Greece to press ahead with reforms so it can receive 2.8 billion euros bailout cash from the EU and International Monetary Fund by the end of October.

EU finance ministers are pushing Greece to press ahead with reforms so it can receive 2.8 billion euros bailout cash from the EU and International Monetary Fund by the end of October.

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Media shakeup: Greece raises €246m with sale of four TV licences

The winners have been announced in the great Greek TV sell-off, with four companies winning bids for television channels in an unprecedented auction.

The winners have been announced in the great Greek TV sell-off, with four companies winning bids for television channels in an unprecedented auction.

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Greece's Finance Minister warns Europe needs to listen to its people

Greece has at times in the past seven years seemed like a sacrificial lamb on the altar of a strong euro, with its people being asked to suffer for past government incompetence or worse that put the e

Greece has at times in the past seven years seemed like a sacrificial lamb on the altar of a strong euro, with its people being asked to suffer for past government incompetence or worse that put the e

Business

Putin and Tsipras focus on trade and investment

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are expected to focus on trade and investment during their meetings in Athens.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are expected to focus on trade and investment during their meetings in Athens.

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Anger over austerity: Third day of rallies in Greece over pensions and tax reforms

The Greek capital saw a third day of rallies as the parliament prepared to vote on a series of reforms including tax hikes and pension cuts. Athens is hoping to push through the reforms required by th

The Greek capital saw a third day of rallies as the parliament prepared to vote on a series of reforms including tax hikes and pension cuts. Athens is hoping to push through the reforms required by th

Business

Why so much Greek anger over tax and pension reforms

Greek tax and pension reforms have to be approved by the country's lawmakers on Sunday if Athens is to get the next, previously delayed, tranche of more than five billion euros of bailout cash.

Greek tax and pension reforms have to be approved by the country's lawmakers on Sunday if Athens is to get the next, previously delayed, tranche of more than five billion euros of bailout cash.

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Greece grinds to near halt in 48-hour general strike

Greece has ground to a near halt with the start of a 48-hour general strike on Friday morning (May 6). The country’s largest private and public

Greece has ground to a near halt with the start of a 48-hour general strike on Friday morning (May 6). The country’s largest private and public

Science_technology

Resuscitating Greece's struggling health system

Greece is facing crippling debts, high unemployment and a daily influx of migrants. All of which impacts the healthcare sector. This edition of Smart

Greece is facing crippling debts, high unemployment and a daily influx of migrants. All of which impacts the healthcare sector. This edition of Smart

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Yanis Varoufakis and his plan to take on Europe - again

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis locked horns with the European establishment, and ultimately had to stand down. But now the bad boy of

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis locked horns with the European establishment, and ultimately had to stand down. But now the bad boy of

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Petrol bombs thrown outside Greek minister's house

A group of unknown assailants threw makeshift petrol bombs outside the house of a Greek minister in central Athens early on Saturday, causing damage

A group of unknown assailants threw makeshift petrol bombs outside the house of a Greek minister in central Athens early on Saturday, causing damage

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Is talk of a 'Grexit' a thing of the past or an ever present danger?

Greece dominated headlines around the world last year. Now the Athens government has a third rescue package in its hands worth up to 86 billion euros

Greece dominated headlines around the world last year. Now the Athens government has a third rescue package in its hands worth up to 86 billion euros

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Greek conservatives elect new leader to challenge Tsipras

The conservative New Democracy party in Greece has elected a new leader to challenge the left-wing government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

The conservative New Democracy party in Greece has elected a new leader to challenge the left-wing government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

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Greece votes for same-sex civil partnerships

Greek lawmakers have voted to extend civil partnership agreements to same-sex couples with 193 of the country’s 300 parliamentarians supporting the

Greek lawmakers have voted to extend civil partnership agreements to same-sex couples with 193 of the country’s 300 parliamentarians supporting the

Europe

Europe Weekly: EU struggles for solutions to refugee crisis

In this week’s edition of Europe Weekly: another summit is called; this time with leaders from the western Balkans as the EU struggles to find a

In this week’s edition of Europe Weekly: another summit is called; this time with leaders from the western Balkans as the EU struggles to find a

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Zoe Konstantopoulou: "The greek debt is illegal and should not be paid"

On 6 February 2015, after SYRIZA’s victory in the January 2015 election, she was elected as the youngest Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament with 235

On 6 February 2015, after SYRIZA’s victory in the January 2015 election, she was elected as the youngest Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament with 235

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Tsipras beings 'race to reform' following Greek confidence vote

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his new government have won a confidence vote launching a race to pass key reforms before Athens faces a

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his new government have won a confidence vote launching a race to pass key reforms before Athens faces a

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Trouble in paradise as six Greek islands lose tax breaks

For years the Greek Aegean islands have benefited from a VAT rate 30 percent lower than the rest of the country. The rate was set to act as an

For years the Greek Aegean islands have benefited from a VAT rate 30 percent lower than the rest of the country. The rate was set to act as an

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New Greek government gets off to bumpy start, with a row over tweets

Greece’ newly elected government hit its first setback hours after it was sworn in on Wednesday, in a row over whether a junior minister had posted

Greece’ newly elected government hit its first setback hours after it was sworn in on Wednesday, in a row over whether a junior minister had posted

Business

Business Line: Syriza's rocky road ahead in Greece

In this edition of Business Line we focus on the political déjà vu in Greece, where voters headed to the polls in the country’s second elections of

In this edition of Business Line we focus on the political déjà vu in Greece, where voters headed to the polls in the country’s second elections of

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Greece: New Tsipras government is sworn in after election win

Greece’s new government was sworn into office on Wednesday, after this weekend’s second general election win in 2015 for Alexis Tsipras and his

Greece’s new government was sworn into office on Wednesday, after this weekend’s second general election win in 2015 for Alexis Tsipras and his