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All eyes were once again on Madrid and Athens as protesters crowded the streets and politicians tried to convince markets and the populace that they had a route out of the crisis: "We know what we have to do, and since we know it, we're doing it," said the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy as the details of his government's emergency budget started to emerge.

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So Greece votes against departing from the eurozone and embracing devaluation hell. Hurrah. Holidaymakers can return to Paxos or Lindos, safe in the knowledge that the currency won't go all funny while they're in mid-bouzouki dance. Foodies can explore Greek suppers again without wondering if dolmades and feta exports are going to dry up.

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Fire crews tackle major blaze near to Athens

A major fire south of the Greek capital is raging for the second day, with gale-force winds hampering firefighting efforts.

Greek far-right politician Ilias Kasidiaris sues the woman he assaulted

The Greek far-right politician who caused an uproar last week by slapping one female politician on live television and throwing a glass of water at another launched a lawsuit against the women and the channel that hosted the show.

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The 300 MPs elected in Greece's inconclusive May 6 ballot were sworn in today, including 21 from the right-wing Golden Dawn party.

The IMF is asking for more money to protect against an intensification of the euro’s problems, which have centred on Greece, where protests continue against austerity measures

Dominic Lawson: Saving the euro is a pipe-dream when the continent is so divided

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Demonstrators clash with riot police in Athens

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A Greek retiree has shot himself dead in Athens' main square, blasting politicians over the country's financial crisis in a suicide note that triggered violent clashes hours later between police and anti-austerity protesters.

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