Greece

ESM's chief says EU, IMF in no mood for a Greek debt haircut

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ATHENS - Greece's international creditors have no appetite for considering a haircut as a way to lighten its debt load, the head of the European Stability Mechanism, the euro zone's bailout fund organisaton, told Greek Sunday newspaper Realnews.

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Analysis - Food companies, restaurants add protein to beef up profits 19 Sep 2014

NEW YORK - Though diet studies disagree about what's worse for you, carbohydrates or fat, most say nice things about eating protein, including its potential for better weight control.

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Greek police, protesters clash during rally to mark rapper killing 18 Sep 2014

ATHENS - Greek police fired teargas at protesters who hurled petrol bombs and stones in Athens on Thursday during a rally marking one year since the killing of an anti-fascism rapper by a far-right Golden Dawn supporter.

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Greece will not need third bailout, PM Samaras tells paper 13 Sep 2014

ATHENS - Greece is beating its fiscal targets and will not need a third bailout from its international creditors, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras told Sunday's Realnews newspaper, confident that the country's debt will soon be deemed viable.

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New EU Commission to be unveiled, draft line-up offers clues 10 Sep 2014

BRUSSELS - (This September 9 story was corrected to fix spelling of Greek commissioner's name)

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Greek PM announces cuts to crisis-era taxes 06 Sep 2014

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced cuts on Saturday to unpopular taxes introduced at the height of Greece's debt crisis, in a bid to show that over four years of austerity are finally nearing an end.

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Greece pledges reform push as EU/IMF bailout talks in Paris end 04 Sep 2014

PARIS - Greece pledged to step up reforms on Thursday as it wrapped up the first round of talks with its EU/IMF lenders in Paris in the latest review of its bailout.

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Ryanair, Aegean submit non-binding proposals for Cyprus Air 03 Sep 2014

NICOSIA - Ryanair, Europe’s largest budget airline, and Greece’s Aegean were among companies that submitted non-binding proposals for the acquisition of Cyprus Airways, Cyprus’s transport minister told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Reforms to dominate Greek talks in Paris, debt relief talks later-source 02 Sep 2014

ATHENS - Greece hopes to assuage concerns it is slipping up on reforms during talks with European and IMF inspectors in Paris this week, with debt relief talks unlikely to start until October, a senior Greek government official told Reuters.

Macedonia detains more than 100 illegal immigrants from Syria, Iraq 01 Sep 2014

SKOPJE - Macedonian authorities have detained more than 100 illegal immigrants, mostly from Syria and Iraq, who were found hiding in a train carrying coal from neighbouring Greece, the interior ministry said on Monday.