Greece says ‘damp’ in British Museum is insult to Parthenon Sculptures

Greece says ‘damp’ in British Museum is insult to Parthenon Sculptures

The culture minister’s comments came amid a new determination in Greece to get the artworks back.

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Greece to lift remaining restrictions on bank depositors

Greece to lift remaining restrictions on bank depositors

Greece’s prime minister has said the country will soon lift the last remaining restrictions imposed on bank depositors more than four years ago at the height of the country’s financial crisis.

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More firefighters brought in to tackle Greek island wildfire

More firefighters brought in to tackle Greek island wildfire

Water-dropping planes and helicopters are also being used to douse the flames on Evia.

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5.2-magnitude quake rattles Greek island of Crete

5.2-magnitude quake rattles Greek island of Crete

There are no reports of damage or injuries at the holiday resort island.

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Man hit US scientist with car before abduction and rape, say Crete police

Man hit US scientist with car before abduction and rape, say Crete police

Suzanne Eaton’s body was found last week in a tunnel used as a storage site during the Second World War.

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Greek election winner sworn in as prime minister

Greek election winner sworn in as prime minister

He will later head to the prime minister’s office for a handover of duties, and was expected to name his cabinet later in the day.

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Greek PM concedes defeat in election

Greek PM concedes defeat in election

Alexis Tsipras called the election three months ahead of schedule

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Exit polls give conservative opposition leader Greek election win

Exit polls give conservative opposition leader Greek election win

The vote is the country’s first parliamentary election since it emerged from three successive international bailouts.

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Villages evacuated on Greek island as crews battle wildfires

Villages evacuated on Greek island as crews battle wildfires

Hundreds of firefighters have been deployed to tackle the blazes.

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Ancient shipwreck to be made accessible to divers in Greece

Ancient shipwreck to be made accessible to divers in Greece

Divers will be able to tour certain shipwrecks and non-divers will experience the sites through virtual reality in information centres on land.

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Protesting migrants block Athens train station

Protesting migrants block Athens train station

The demonstration came as migrants also clashed with police in northern Greece for a second day.

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Tributes paid to Greek baker who fed hundreds of refugees

Tributes paid to Greek baker who fed hundreds of refugees

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Dionissis Arvanitakis was an exemplary citizen.

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Greece’s Parliament backs Nato admission for Macedonia

Greece’s Parliament backs Nato admission for Macedonia

The vote means the country will now change its name to North Macedonia.

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Greek parliament ratifies Macedonia name-change deal

Greek parliament ratifies Macedonia name-change deal

Greek legislators have ratified an agreement to end a near three-decade dispute over neighbouring Macedonia's name in a landmark vote intended to clear the small country to be renamed North Macedonia in its quest for Nato membership.

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Police officers injured in clashes over Greece-Macedonia name deal

Police officers injured in clashes over Greece-Macedonia name deal

Tens of thousands of people attended a rally outside the parliament in Athens.

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Greece’s prime minister survives no-confidence vote

Greece’s prime minister survives no-confidence vote

Alexis Tsipras survived after his defence minister quit over a deal with neighbouring Macedonia.

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Powerful bomb explodes outside private Greek TV station

Powerful bomb explodes outside private Greek TV station

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Armed far-left and anarchist organisations have attacked news media outlets in the past.

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Widow of Greek fire victim angry that husband was 'stolen' four days after wedding

Widow of Greek fire victim angry that husband was 'stolen' four days after wedding

Zoe Holohan was speaking at a memorial service and a celebration of the life of her late husband who died on the couple’s honeymoon in Greece last July.

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Greece is open for winter business and this is why you should go

Greece is open for winter business and this is why you should go

Avoid the crowds and enjoy the history and scenery all year round, says Sarah Marshall.

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11 dead after car carrying migrants in Greece crashes

11 dead after car carrying migrants in Greece crashes

Police said the crash occurred just after 5am local time near the town of Kavala.

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Greece beach covered by 1000ft spider webs overnight

Greece beach covered by 1000ft spider webs overnight

A beach in Greece has turned into an arachnophobe’s worst nightmare as hoards of spiders weaved thousands of cobwebs along the shoreline.

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'I just started running': Kilkenny man describes moment landslide of rocks crashed onto Greek beach

'I just started running': Kilkenny man describes moment landslide of rocks crashed onto Greek beach

“The rock that fell, oh gosh, it would be like a four storey building falling onto the beach.”

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Greek rescuers search beach after woman injured in landslide

Greek rescuers search beach after woman injured in landslide

The cove, accessible only by sea, features limestone cliffs towering above a white sandy beach.

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Architects of austerity oblivious to suffering

Architects of austerity oblivious to suffering

Austerity prevails in the West because three powerful political tribes champion it, causing unnecessary hardship for vast swathes of humanity, writes Yanis Varoufakis.

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Greece’s PM visits home of Odysseus to declare end to bailout

Greece’s PM visits home of Odysseus to declare end to bailout

Alexis Tsipras declared his country would become ‘normal’ again after its modern ‘odyssey’.

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Don’t cheer Greece’s bailout exit just yet

Don’t cheer Greece’s bailout exit just yet

While this Grexit is to be welcomed, Athens remains in thrall to its European creditors, who have failed to put the Greek economy on a sustainable footing, says Paul Wallace

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Greece wants new talks with UK on Elgin Marbles

Greece wants new talks with UK on Elgin Marbles

The case of the 5th century BC works in London’s British Museum is one of the longest-running cultural heritage disputes in the world.

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Greece exits its third bailout – but eurozone still has much to learn from the crisis

Greece exits its third bailout – but eurozone still has much to learn from the crisis

After nine years of unprecedented peacetime economic hardship, Greece exits its IMF bailout programme ending a series of three bailouts organised by the so-called troika of the IMF, European Central Bank and European Commission, writes Dimitrios Syrrakos.

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Greece on track to exit bailout in August, says EU

Greece on track to exit bailout in August, says EU

Greece is on track to reach a final deal on June 21 on fully exiting its international bailout in August, though work remains to be done and inspectors will return to Athens next month for a final review, creditors said.

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European bailout fund approves €6.7bn loan for Greece

European bailout fund approves €6.7bn loan for Greece

Europe's bailout fund has approved a €6.7bn loan instalment to Greece as part of its third international rescue programme.

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Eurozone leaders hail Greece’s emergence from financial crisis

Eurozone leaders hail Greece’s emergence from financial crisis

Greece is expected to pass the latest review of its bailout programme, putting it on track to emerge from its eight-year rescue this summer, key eurozone leaders have said.

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Greece aims for swift austerity review as bailout end approaches

Greece aims for swift austerity review as bailout end approaches

Bailout negotiators have returned to Greece to try and reach a deal by the end of the year on the terms for the next loan payout, as the debt-plagued country prepares to end eight years of rescue funding programmes next summer.

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EU ends procedures forcing Greece to reduce deficit

EU ends procedures forcing Greece to reduce deficit

"After many years of severe difficulties, Greece's finances are in much better shape."

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'End of austerity' as Greece gets EU budget approval

'End of austerity' as Greece gets EU budget approval

The European Union has announced that Greece is no longer breaking budget rules.

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IMF calls for 'unconditional' debt relief for Greece

IMF calls for 'unconditional' debt relief for Greece

The International Monetary Fund is calling on European creditor nations to commit to "upfront unconditional" debt relief for Greece as part of an international rescue programme for the debt-laden nation.

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Greece resumes bailout talks with creditors amid leak dispute

Greece resumes bailout talks with creditors amid leak dispute

Greece's government has started new talks with bailout creditors amid a dispute over a leaked conversation between foreign officials involved in the deal.

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Major general strike hits Greek transport and services

Major general strike hits Greek transport and services

Services across Greece have ground to a halt in a massive general strike.

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Eurozone bailout fund releases money for ailing Greek bank

Eurozone bailout fund releases money for ailing Greek bank

Europe’s eurozone bailout institution has approved a €2.72bn disbursement to recapitalise Greece’s ailing Piraeus Bank.

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Greece reaches deal to release more bailout cash

Greece reaches deal to release more bailout cash

The Greek government has reached an agreement with European creditors on economic measures it must take before it can get its next batch of bailout cash.

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I'll lead Greece out of crisis by 2019, says PM Alex Tsipras

I'll lead Greece out of crisis by 2019, says PM Alex Tsipras

Greece’s left-wing prime minister Alex Tsipras has pledged to usher Greece out of its financial crisis by 2019, softening the blow of creditor-mandated austerity with support for the poor.

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Alexis Tsipras expected to resign this evening

Alexis Tsipras expected to resign this evening

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras will call early elections for next month, government officials said, as he tackles a rebellion by hardliners in his governing party who oppose the terms of the country’s new bailout.

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German parliament overwhelmingly approves Greek bailout

German parliament overwhelmingly approves Greek bailout

Germany’s parliament has overwhelmingly approved a third bailout package for Greece.

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Fitch raises Greece credit grade from 'CC' to 'CCC'

Fitch raises Greece credit grade from 'CC' to 'CCC'

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Greek debt to "CCC" from "CC".

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Greece bailout plan approved by Eurogroup ministers

Greece bailout plan approved by Eurogroup ministers

Finance ministers of the euro single currency group have approved the first €26 billion euro of a vast new bailout package to help rebuild Greece’s economy.

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Greek parliament approves bailout plan

Greek parliament approves bailout plan

Greek politicians have approved their country’s draft third bailout in a parliamentary vote that relied on opposition party support and saw the government coalition suffer significant dissent.

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Syriza party rebels as Greek government defends bailout

Syriza party rebels as Greek government defends bailout

The Greek government has defended its new bailout programme in tumultuous parliamentary sessions, as it faced a rebellion in the governing Syriza party ahead of a vote on the deal.

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Greece considers third bailout ahead of Eurozone meeting

Greece considers third bailout ahead of Eurozone meeting

Greek MPs have been discussing the country’s critical third bailout with the goal of voting on it before a eurozone finance ministers’ meeting.

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Greece agrees to harsh terms for new bailout package

Greece agrees to harsh terms for new bailout package

Greece has agreed to harsh terms for a new three-year bailout package with international creditors, Greek and European Union officials said, with a few remaining details to be ironed out.

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Broad terms of new Greece bailout reached 'in principle'

Broad terms of new Greece bailout reached 'in principle'

Greece has agreed on the broad terms of a new three-year bailout package with international creditors, with only a few details left to iron out, officials said.

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Greece could agree terms of bailout deal today

Greece could agree terms of bailout deal today

Greek finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos says the country is near to securing a new bailout agreement, possibly within the day.

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Greece stock market reopens, loses 22% of value

Greece stock market reopens, loses 22% of value

Greece’s stock market plunged by more than 22% as it reopened after a five-week closure, giving investors their first opportunity since late June to react to the country’s latest economic crisis.

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Greece asks for IMF for new bailout loan

Greece asks for IMF for new bailout loan

Greece invited the International Monetary Fund to participate in its negotiations with European creditors over a vital third bailout – talks that are expected to start next week.

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Greek anger at austerity as vote nears

Greek anger at austerity as vote nears

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is facing a revolt in his left-wing party and strike calls from workers as he battles to win a parliament vote on a bailout deal to prevent the country’s economy from collapse.

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Greece asks for new three-year EU rescue programme

Greece asks for new three-year EU rescue programme

Greece has requested a new three-year rescue programme from its European partners just hours ahead of a deadline to come up with a detailed economic reform plan.

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Michael O'Leary: The Greeks have elected a bunch of lunatics

Michael O'Leary: The Greeks have elected a bunch of lunatics

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary says the Greek people have elected "a bunch of lunatics".

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EU summit called for on Tuesday to discuss Greece

EU summit called for on Tuesday to discuss Greece

German leader Angela Merkel and French president Francois Hollande have called for an EU summit on Tuesday to discuss the Greek financial crisis.

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Greece votes No in bailout referendum

Greece votes No in bailout referendum

Greece faced an uncharted future as its interior ministry predicted that more than 60% of voters had rejected creditors’ demands for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans.

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Greeks vote on crucial bailout referendum

Greeks vote on crucial bailout referendum

Greeks have started voting today in the closely-watched bailout referendum which could decide their future in the eurozone.

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Dublin protest to show solidarity with Greeks

Dublin protest to show solidarity with Greeks

A protest is being held in solidarity with the Greeks calling for a No vote in the referendum.

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Tsipras makes last appeal for Greek referendum victory

Tsipras makes last appeal for Greek referendum victory

Greek voters are in turmoil on the eve of a closely-watched bailout referendum over whether to defy creditors and push for better repayment terms or essentially seek new political leadership to find a compromise.

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