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EU finance inspector Olli Rehn calls for political unity to ensure wider austerity measures
An attempt by the far-right Golden Dawn party to hand-out food to Greeks only in Athens, in defiance of a municipal ban, degenerated with the city’s mayor saying a party member tried to punch him and draw a gun. The punch missed its target, landing instead on a 12-year-old girl, Greek media said.
Greece has instituted a series of painful tax hikes, wage cuts and financial reforms in an effort to put its house in order
Highly-rated midfielder fears he has 'put an end to his career'
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.
Panagiotis Vlastos attempted to break out of prison using a chartered helicopter full of heavily armed men
Crowds burn swastikas and throw rocks at officers in Athens as they blame Germany for austerity crisis
Greene looked like a man who had run into a nightmare – or a timewarp
Drug baron even named one of his racehorses Frosty the Snowman – a slang term for drugs
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.
Samaras must prove himself at home and in Europe
What began with solidarity is ending in blackmail threats. Everyone associated with the acceptance of Greece into the eurozone knew that it had fiddled its budgetary figures to appear compliant with the terms of the Maastricht treaty that set up the euro; but this was thought of minor importance compared to the greater mystical truth of pan-European harmony via common banknotes. The non-compliant Italians had earlier been let in to the club for the same reason, so the argument went: why discriminate against our Greek cousins, descendants of the very inventors of democracy?
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.
A pub landlady has won a legal battle to overturn her conviction for using foreign decoders to show Premier League football matches for customers.
Greece is like an Arab oil state minus oil. It has an overgrown, expensive state machine hard-wired with patronage and corruption. In the Middle East this is an unfair but partially effective way of distributing oil wealth and binding recipients to the state through jobs and favours.