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Greek conservative leader eyes EU vote victory, PM post in election by autumn

09 Apr 2019

ATHENS Greece's potential next prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, says he plans to unblock privatisations, cut taxes and enact meaningful reforms to attract investment, increase state efficiency and make the pension system viable.

Cyprus Backstop? Ireland is not the only island with Brexit muddle

27 Mar 2019

XYLOPHAGOU, Cyprus While the European Union and Britain wrestle over the "Irish backstop" issue in their stalled Brexit agreement, a similar problem is taxing another island at the other end of the continent - Cyprus.

Cyprus Backstop? Ireland is not the only island with Brexit muddle

27 Mar 2019

XYLOPHAGOU, Cyprus While the European Union and Britain wrestle over the "Irish backstop" issue in their stalled Brexit agreement, a similar problem is taxing another island at the other end of the continent - Cyprus.

Exxon's Cyprus gas discovery adds another giant to East Med collection

28 Feb 2019

ATHENS/LONDON ExxonMobil added another giant gas discovery to the east Mediterranean region after finding a gas-bearing reservoir offshore Cyprus but infrastructure bottlenecks and geopolitical disputes mean output from the field could be far off.

Greece does 'mission impossible', ratifies North Macedonia accord

25 Jan 2019

ATHENS Greece on Friday ratified a landmark accord that changes the name of neighbouring Macedonia, ending a decades-old dispute with its neighbour and opening the way for the ex-Yugoslav republic to join the European Union and NATO. | Video

Greek police fire teargas at Macedonia name protesters

25 Jan 2019

ATHENS Greek police fired teargas to disperse crowds gathered outside parliament on Thursday to protest against a deal over the name of neighbouring Macedonia, as an at times angry parliamentary debate spilled into a third day. | Video

Police fire tear gas as Greeks protest against Macedonia name deal

20 Jan 2019

ATHENS Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters outside parliament on Sunday as tens of thousands of Greeks rallied in Athens to protest ahead of next week's parliamentary vote to ratify a name deal with Macedonia. | Video

Greek PM Tsipras wins confidence vote, eyes Macedonia accord

17 Jan 2019

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday, clearing a major hurdle for Greece's approval of an accord to end a dispute over Macedonia's name and averting the prospect of a snap election. | Video

Powerful quake shakes western Greece, no major injuries

26 Oct 2018

ATHENS A powerful earthquake shook western Greece early on Friday, damaging a port and a 15th century monastery, but causing no major injuries, officials and local media said. | Video

Turkey won't allow Greek interference in East Med activities - minister

24 Oct 2018

ANKARA/ATHENS Turkey warned Greece on Wednesday to stay out of its activities in the eastern Mediterranean, heralding a potential showdown with Cyprus over hydrocarbons research in a region thought to be rich in natural gas.

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