Greece

Greece exits from bailouts

Greece’s exit on Monday from the bailout programmes introduced eight years ago to avert a financial meltdown and restore growth of the debt-laden economy is an important first step forward, but no reason for celebrations, former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou told Xinhua. “It...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:56pm

Russia vows reciprocal response to expulsion of diplomats from Greece

Athens has taken measures against Russian diplomats over "illegal activities" and "meddling" that undermine "national security," according to Kathimerini newspaper, which cited diplomatic sources. Russia will give a mirror response to the expulsion of Russian...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:09am

Magnitude 5.5 quake hits off Greek coast - USGS

The earthquake occurred 70 kilometers southwest of the city of Kalamata, the second most populous city of the Peloponnese peninsula, at the depth of 30 kilometers, according to the US Geological Survey. A 5.5-magnitude quake hit off the coast of southern Greece on Monday. There were no immediate...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:42am

Greece at a standstill as thousands strike against austerity

Flags and banners fluttered above a steady stream of protesters, who chanted anti-austerity slogans as they marched through the streets of the Greek capital. On Wednesday, thousands of Greek workers, union members, migrant labourers, students, pensioners and unemployed people flooded Athen's...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 9:08am