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Vote for the Bogeyman: undertaker uses gallows humour in election bid

23 May 2019

THESSALONIKI, Greece Printing campaign leaflets that look like funeral announcements and handing out coffin-shaped car fresheners, a Greek undertaker is using gallows humour to win votes in a city council election.

Greece's Marxist minister is back with a message for Europe

22 May 2019

IOANNINA, Greece He caused a stir with unorthodox tactics at the peak of Greece's debt crisis four years ago, sees politics as a job that stinks but still needs doing, and says the European Union needs fixing.

Post bailout, Greece offers tax breaks, pension bonus

15 May 2019

ATHENS Greek lawmakers on Wednesday approved tax breaks and bonuses for pensioners in the crisis-hit nation, days before elections, rowing back on some austerity mandated by international bailouts.

UPDATE 2-Post bailout, Greece offers tax breaks, pension bonus

15 May 2019

ATHENS, May 15 Greek lawmakers on Wednesday approved tax breaks and bonuses for pensioners in the crisis-hit nation, days before elections, rowing back on some austerity mandated by international bailouts.

As elections loom, Greece announces 'relief measures'

07 May 2019

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday announced tax cuts and pledged to reinstate a benefit for low income pensioners among other "relief measures", weeks before municipal and European Parliament elections.

Greece seeks confidence vote after row over quadriplegic candidate

06 May 2019

ATHENS Greece's leftist government triggered a parliamentary confidence vote on Monday to upstage an opposition push to censure an aide of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for comments about a quadriplegic European election candidate.

Athens painter turns blockbusters into motion picture art

29 Apr 2019

ATHENS Greek artist Virginia Axioti's work is seen by thousands of people every week, but none of it is digital. | Video

Greek parliament calls on Germany to pay WW2 reparations

17 Apr 2019

ATHENS The Greek parliament voted on Wednesday to launch a diplomatic campaign to press Germany to cough up billions of euros in damages for the Nazi occupation of the country in World War Two, an issue Berlin says was settled long ago.

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.

How Greece's PM hopes to solve his election riddle

11 Feb 2019

ATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been implementing his re-election strategy to the letter over the past six months, steering Greece out of a humiliating bailout and resolving a decades-old dispute with neighbouring Macedonia.

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Why U.S.-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis

Three years ago, when Iran's military captured 10 U.S. sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif jumped on the phone in minutes and worked out the sailors' release in hours.