Athens plays centre stage to a worrying political development
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Friday 29 March 2013
Highly-rated midfielder fears he has 'put an end to his career'
German football coach Otto Rehhagel will lead
'charm offensive' to restore Berlin's image in Greece and Cyprus
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Otto Rehhagel, the German football coach who led Greece to victory in the 2004 European Championships was unmasked as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s latest weapon in a campaign to restore Berlin’s tattered image in Greece and Cyprus.
Monday 18 March 2013
The player's insistence that he did not know the meaning of the gesture seems ridiculous
Is it possible that the Greek footballer handed ban after Nazi salute didn't know what he was doing?
Monday 18 March 2013
A footballer has been handed a life ban from all national teams in Greece after he appeared to give a Nazi salute to supporters during a match.
Monday 11 March 2013
There are some lovely things in it, and there's one riotous surge of profane comic energy, but a faint sense of disappointment lingers over this much-anticipated reunion of director Tom Morris and South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, the team that conquered the world with the wondrous War Horse.
Friday 08 March 2013
UK authorities have approved a voluntary share exchange that will allow the Greek Coke bottler Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH) to move from Greece to Switzerland and list in London.
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Famous film trade mag Variety is adapting for the web by killing off its daily print edition in favour of a once-a-week edition and removing its online paywall. In its honour here are some of its best inside-Hollywood lexicographical inventions (dubbed slanguage):
Monday 25 February 2013
Panagiotis Vlastos attempted to break out of prison using a chartered helicopter full of heavily armed men
Tuesday 27 November 2012
The odds are that setting up a betting business in Greece won't make much money, Betfair said yesterday as it withdrew plans to enter the country.
Wednesday 21 November 2012
Ms Merkel was called to address the German parliament hours after a key meeting of European finance ministers failed to reach agreement on ways of bringing down Greece’s debt mountain
Friday 09 November 2012
The next tranche of bailout cash cannot be released next week, even though the Greek parliament narrowly backed more unpopular austerity measures yesterday.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Remember the name Costas Vaxevanis. He is the Greek journalist who has just been committed for trial for breaching the country's privacy legislation. His supposed crime? Publishing the names of 2,000 of his fellow countrymen who hold Swiss bank accounts with HSBC. It is hard to second-guess other people's judicial systems, but if ever there was a case for invoking a public interest defence, this is surely it. That list represents a microcosm of the lax law enforcement, rampant tax evasion and sheer cheating that combined to bring the Greek economy low and imperil the euro.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Crowds burn swastikas and throw rocks at officers in Athens as they blame Germany for austerity crisis
Tuesday 09 October 2012
German Chancellor urged by her party not to increase bailout as Greece struggles to pay debts
Tuesday 02 October 2012
The Greek government expects a sixth year of recession, with the economy predicted to contract by 3.8 per cent in 2013, according to a draft budget submitted to parliament yesterday.
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street