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Economic meltdown is forcing an exodus of creative Greeks, unprepared to trust their future to their crippled homeland. Sophia Ignatidou hears their tales

Neil Macvicar: Soldier, lawyer, public servant and writer with a passion for Greece and its history

Up to Oxford in Michaelmas term 1938 came a golden youth, a Scot, a scholar from Loretto, a classical scholar of Oriel College, to read Mods (Latin and Greek) and Greats (Ancient History and Philosophy), destined undoubtedly for a double first and, maybe, Secretary of State for Scotland.

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Hillary Clinton voiced strong US support for Greece's battle to overcome its debt crisis, saying yesterday that it was taking the difficult steps required for future growth.

Greek parliament agrees €28bn austerity bill to secure bailout

The Greek parliament passed a second austerity bill yesterday, opening the way for the European Union and International Monetary Fund to release a €12bn (£11bn) loan which Athens needs to avoid bankruptcy.

Iason Athanasiadis: The result of 20 years of corruption, tax evasion and ignoring reality

As school children in Athens, every year we practised an alarming custom. At the end of the school year, we gathered our textbooks into a pile and burnt them in an act of rebellion against the rigidity of the educational system. Today, there is a parallel to that self-destructive behaviour in the blame-game unfolding on Constitution Square as Greeks curse their democratically elected politicians for "lulling" them into two decades of easy credit, soft corruption, tax evasion and overspending.

Fighting outside parliament on eve of Greece's austerity vote

Athens was rocked by a day of street battles yesterday on the eve of a critical vote on austerity measures demanded of Greece if the country is to avoid a potential disaster.

Clashes erupt amid Greek protests

Riot police fired tear gas at youths hurling rocks in Athens today, trying to quell their anger as parliament debated new cost-cutting measures.

Greek league chief linked to corruption scandal

Greece's top football league official and chairman of champion Olympiakos was named by judicial authorities Friday as a suspect in a major bribery scandal that has shaken the sport in the country.

Can Greece find a way out of the 'dead end'?

When Daniel Howden was last in Greece seven years ago, optimism was everywhere. He returned this week to find a country beset by violence and gloom.

Greece buys time as government survives confidence vote

The Greek government survived a critical confidence vote last night winning a temporary reprieve for the heavily indebted country which is fighting to avoid a default and chaotic exit from the eurozone.

Sean O'Grady: Greek rage will remind many of a spoilt child's tantrums

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