Greece and lenders want to finish review by end-February


ATHENS Greece and its international creditors will seek to finish an assessment of bailout reforms this month to unlock new financial aid, its finance minister said on Friday, as speculation grew that talks were snagged on pensions.

Scuffles break out over construction of migrant centre on Greek island of Kos 05 Feb 2016

ATHENS Scuffles broke out on Friday on the Greek island of Kos between police and a small group of residents protesting against the construction of a registration and reception centre for migrants, police officials said.


After Piraeus Port, China's COSCO eyes Greek trains to build Europe hub - sources 05 Feb 2016

ATHENS/SHANGHAI China's COSCO is expected to make an offer for Greece's rail network after becoming the sole bidder for the country's largest port, two people familiar with the matter said, as the state owned shipping giant forges ahead with a plan to build a European transhipment hub.


Greek police turn to teargas as tempers flare over pensions 04 Feb 2016

ATHENS Scuffles broke out and police used teargas during a mass rally in Athens on Thursday as Greeks railed against government pension reforms needed to meet demands of international creditors. | Video


Greece talks to lenders ahead of national strike showdown over reforms 03 Feb 2016

ATHENS International lenders were locked in talks with Greece in a crucial first assessment of compliance with bailout terms on Wednesday, the eve of a national strike called to protest at pension reforms mandated by the deal.


Migrants set out on foot along Greek highway to Macedonia 02 Feb 2016

POLIKASTRO, Greece Hundreds of migrants set out on foot along a major north-south highway in Greece on Tuesday, heading north for Macedonia after being stranded for days by farmer and taxi driver protests on either side of the frontier. | Video

International lenders pore over Greek reforms as strike looms 01 Feb 2016

ATHENS Greece's international lenders began reviewing on Monday its progress in implementing reforms set out in a multi-billion euro bailout deal to assess whether it has done enough to secure debt relief in future.


Snowden, Colombia, Greek islanders among Nobel Peace Prize tips 01 Feb 2016

OSLO Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, peace negotiators in Colombia or Greek islanders helping Syrian refugees were among tips for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize at the deadline for nominations on Monday.


Greek grandmother, fisherman among Nobel Peace nominees 01 Feb 2016

ATHENS "What did I do? I didn't do anything," asked Emilia Kamvisi, an 85-year-old grandmother from the Greek island of Lesbos, when she heard she'd been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.


Israel hopes for EU leverage with East Mediterranean push 01 Feb 2016

JERUSALEM Israel, Cyprus and Greece have agreed to deepen their energy, security and tourism ties in the Eastern Mediterranean, a deal that may have implications for Israel's testy relationship with the European Union, too.