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Jobless Greek takes two people hostage

An elderly unemployed Greek took two people hostage while injuring three others inside a plastic factory in a northern Greek city Thursday, media reported.

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Greece approves more budget cuts after credit downgrade


Greece's parliament late on Tuesday approved fresh budget cuts linked to a new eurozone bailout after a scalding credit downgrade soured efforts to cancel nearly a third of its huge debt.

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Greek police fire tear gas as 100,000 people protest austerity plan


Greek police on Sunday fired tear gas at petrol bomb-throwing protesters outside parliament, where tens of thousands had massed in a rally against austerity plans being debated by lawmakers.

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Athens smoulders after blazing protests over austerity


Neo-classical buildings and shopfronts in the Greek capital bore the smouldering scars on Monday of the flames and fury that erupted during street protests against tough new budget cuts.

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Greece facing 'uncontrolled chaos' without debt deal: PM


Greece's prime minister on Friday warned his crumbling coalition that the country faces ‘uncontrolled chaos’ without a debt deal while a two-day strike and protests in Athens left at least ten injured

Greek government approves eurozone debt deal


Greece's coalition government early Saturday ‘unanimously’ approved a eurozone debt deal and accompanying austerity measures to avert a looming bankruptcy, the prime minister's office said.

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Street battles erupt in Athens following strike


Greek unions on Friday unleashed a 48-hour strike against new austerity measures to go before parliament and required by the European Union and the IMF in exchange for badly needed aid.

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Greece says agreement reached on austerity measures: ECB

A deal has been reached among Greek political leaders on additional austerity measures demanded by EU-IMF creditors in return for a loan bailout, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said on Thurs

Furor in Greece over pedophilia as a disability

Greek disability groups expressed anger on Monday at a government decision to expand a list of state-recognised disability categories to include pedophiles, exhibitionists and kleptomaniacs.

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Greek protest dog goes global

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An Athens stray dog who has become an unofficial mascot of city protests and an online sensation this week reaped another accolade by featuring in Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' award.


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