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6.2-Magnitude Quake Shakes Greek Islands and Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 damaged scores of homes on the eastern Greek island of Lesbos Monday, injuring at least ten people. It was also felt in western Turkey, including in Istanbul, and on neighboring islands.

Athens and the EU and IMF have been deadlocked over reforms for months amid disagreements on debt relief and budget targets for Greece

Greek Far-Left Group Claims Athens Bank Bomb

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek far-left militant group has claimed responsibility for a bomb explosion outside an Athens bank office last month. In a posting on a leftwing website Tuesday, the Popular Fighters Group said it selected the office

Athens Blast Wounds Former Greek Premier

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An explosion inside a car in Greece’s capital wounded former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos on Thursday, police said. His injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.

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Greece Pleads for Debt Relief From Eurozone and Germany

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Under pressure from the IMF, eurozone finance ministers will consider major debt relief and fresh aid for Greece on Monday despite the deep reservations of bailout-weary Germany. Ministers from the 19-member single currency bloc must confront the

PICS: Clashes in Greece as Thousands Protest EU Austerity

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An anti-austerity rally in Greece’s capital turned violent Wednesday as a general strike halted flights, ferries and public transportation, and thousands joined protest marches across the country. A small group of protesters threw gasoline bombs and

Nationwide Anti-Austerity General Strike Grips Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – A nationwide general strike disrupted services across Greece Wednesday, as lawmakers were set to approve another batch of reforms that will impose years more hardship on austerity-weary Greeks. Unions called the strike to protest new belt-tightening

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