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Greeks welcome Brexit vote as snub to overbearing Brussels

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ATHENS Worn down by years of EU-mandated austerity, many Greeks on Friday welcomed Britain's decision to leave the European Union as an overdue slap in the face for a Brussels bureaucracy they say is out of touch with ordinary people.

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RBS receives bids for Greek shipping business - sources 22 Jun 2016

LONDON The Royal Bank of Scotland has received bids for its Greek ship finance business, banking and financial sources familiar with the matter said, following a leap in bad shipping debts at the lender over the past few months.

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Greece's bailout funds released; EU's Juncker hails Greek efforts 21 Jun 2016

ATHENS Greece got more than 7 billion euros in bailout funds on Tuesday after a review of the country's progress in implementing economic reforms, the head of the euro zone's bailout fund told reporters in Athens.

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Cracks emerge in the European consensus on Russia 20 Jun 2016

BERLIN As the European Union squabbled over refugees, Greek bailouts and austerity in past years, it showed striking unity in another area: its resolve to punish Russia for the annexation of Crimea and support of separatists in eastern Ukraine.

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Greece could lift capital controls by year-end - bank association head 18 Jun 2016

ATHENS Greece could lift most or all capital controls imposed at the height of the euro zone crisis by the end of the year, the head of the country's banking association said on Saturday.

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Greece wants send thousands of migrants back to Turkey in coming weeks 17 Jun 2016

ATHENS Greece wants to dramatically escalate returns of migrants to Turkey in the coming weeks under a European Union deal with Ankara, the migration minister said on Friday, amid criticism it has been too slow to process them.

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Greeks protest against government as parliament debates growth plan 15 Jun 2016

ATHENS Thousands of Greeks protested outside parliament on Wednesday against the left-led coalition government and the latest wave of austerity measures demanded by the country's international lenders in exchange for vital bailout funds.

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Dozens of migrants stuck in Greece queue for access to asylum 13 Jun 2016

ATHENS Dozens of migrants and refugees stuck in Greece queued up in Athens on Monday to register for access to its asylum system, a new process that Greece hopes will speed up their relocation to other EU member states or reunite them with family elsewhere.

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U.N. rights boss deplores detention of migrants in Europe 13 Jun 2016

GENEVA The U.N. human rights chief on Monday decried a "worrying rise" in detentions of migrants in Greece and Italy and urged authorities to find alternatives to confining children while asylum requests are processed.

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Greek consumer prices fall 0.2 percent year-on-year in May, deflation slows 09 Jun 2016

ATHENS Greece's annual EU-harmonised inflation rate stayed negative in May for the third month in a row after a positive reading in February, statistics service data showed on Thursday.