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Macedonia detains more than 100 illegal immigrants from Syria, Iraq

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.

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ECB ready to adjust monetary policy, Coeure says in Greek paper 29 Aug 2014

ATHENS - The European Central Bank is ready to adjust its monetary policy further if needed and boost bank liquidity, ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure said in an essay published in Greek newspaper Ta Nea on Saturday.

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Exclusive - Europe mulls handing back reins of reform to Athens 04 Aug 2014

FRANKFURT/ ATHENS - Brussels is considering scrapping the troika that supervises Greek reforms to allow Athens to pursue its own plan to bolster the economy in return for a drip-feed of debt relief, European officials say. | Video

Russia bans Ukraine's soy, mulls ban on Greek fruit, U.S. poultry 01 Aug 2014

MOSCOW/ATHENS - Russia has banned soy imports from Ukraine and may impose restrictions on Greek fruits and U.S. poultry next week, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday, in what could be responses to new Western sanctions.

Russia bans Ukraine's soy, mulls ban on Greek fruit, U.S. poultry 31 Jul 2014

MOSCOW/ATHENS - Russia has banned soy imports from Ukraine and may impose restrictions on Greek fruits and U.S. poultry next week, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday, in what could be responses to new Western sanctions.

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Athens wants ECB stress tests to factor in banks' restructuring plans - source 28 Jul 2014

ATHENS - Greece wants the European Central Bank's health checks on its four biggest banks later this year to take account of their new restructuring plans rather than being based on last year's balance sheet data alone, a Greek finance ministry official said on Monday.

Greek Orthodox church in Gaza shelters Muslims fleeing war 22 Jul 2014

GAZA - About 1,000 Palestinian Muslims fleeing Israeli shells devastating their Gaza neighbourhood have found shelter in a building they otherwise would rarely if ever enter, the city's 12th-century Greek Orthodox Church.

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Greek banks can handle capital needs in ECB test - rescue fund CEO 19 Jul 2014

ATHENS - Any capital shortfalls that the European Central Bank finds this fall at Greece's four big banks will be manageable, the head of the country's bank bailout fund told Sunday's Kathimerini newspaper in an interview.

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Vodafone bids for Greek telecoms company Forthnet 17 Jul 2014

ATHENS - Greece's biggest subscription television provider Forthnet said on Thursday it had received a joint takeover bid from Britain's Vodafone and its Greek business partner Wind.

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EU/IMF troika wraps up Greek mini-audit before major fall review 16 Jul 2014

ATHENS - Inspectors from Greece's EU/IMF lenders said on Wednesday they had concluded a short, interim checkup of the country's performance under its bailout and will return for a more comprehensive audit in late September.