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PICS: Death Toll Rises as Wildfires Ravage Greek Coast

RAFINA, Greece (AP) — The death toll from twin wildfires that raged through Greek seaside areas looked set to increase to around 50 Tuesday after rescue crews reported finding the bodies of more than 20 people huddled closely together near a beach northeast of the capital, Athens.

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Greece Bans Clashing Police Unions and Anarchists

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hoping to defuse a highly explosive mix in central Athens, Greek authorities have banned separate gatherings planned by police unionists and anarchists — both ostensibly themed against violence.

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Riot Police Evacuate Migrants from Old Athens Airport Site

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police were evacuating hundreds of migrants and refugees Friday from a makeshift shelter set up inside the abandoned buildings of Athens’ old airport, which have been slated for redevelopment. Access to the Hellenikon airport site

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

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Bomb Outside Athens Bank Damages Building

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A bomb exploded outside a bank in central Athens late Wednesday, causing minor damage to the building but no injuries, authorities said.

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Far-Left Militants Claim Athens Bomb Attack On Right Wing Shop

ATHENS (AFP) – A far-left militant group claimed responsibility Thursday for a small bomb that exploded in the heart of Athens, saying it had targeted the home of a “vindictive” prosecutor. Greek police said earlier they believed a right-wing bookshop on the

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‘Torchbearer’ Movie an Urgent Wake-Up Call for American Christians

“A human civilization’s best chance of survival is to anchor itself in the God of creation,” Christian evangelist and reality star Phil Robertson declared in “Torchbearer,” an epic documentary launching in select theaters on Oct. 7 as a clarion call for Christians and people of faith in America to engage their culture before it’s too late.

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Phil Robertson: ‘Depravity Has Become Mainstream,’ America Must Turn to God

“Duck Commander” Phil Robertson spoke with SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon on Breitbart News Daily on Wednesday, talking about “Torchbearer,” a forthcoming documentary on how America’s Founding Fathers understood that turning to God in obedient faith is essential to the United States—or any country—flourishing as a just, prosperous, and peaceful nation.

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WARNING: Athens Must Build First Mosque Or Face Islamic Terror

Athens — the last European capital without a mosque — is likely to be hit by Islamic terror attacks unless it rapidly builds one with tax payer money, local government officials have warned. “Every day that we do not have

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Anarchists, Migrants Occupy Athens Buildings

Left wing extremists and anarchists have occupied private housing and a university building in Athens in order to hand them over to migrants. For the past few weeks various groups of left wing extremists and anarchists have been breaking into

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Olympics Add Refugee Team For Rio Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has created a refugee team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The members have no home country to play for in the games.

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Europe Threatens to Quarantine Greece Over Immigration Fiasco

The Commission of the European Union (EU) has told Greece that it has three months to come into compliance with its system of registering and processing migrants, or its borders will be sealed and migrants will be forced to remain

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Greece-Macedonia Border Becomes Battleground As Migrants Forcibly Halted

The Greece-Macedonia border is holding back an increasing flood tide of stalled migrants as authorities on both sides of the frontier try to stem the human flow travelling overland through Greece. Greek authorities estimate almost 2,000 migrants have crossed into Macedonia from Greece,

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Greek Stock Market Crashes 16% on First Day, Bank Stocks Hardest Hit

The Greek stock market was shut down five weeks ago, as the nation spiraled into an economic and political crisis, facing its final debt showdown with European creditors. The market just concluded its first day of trading since the shutdown, and the outlook is grim: the market lost 16.2 percent of its value on the first day back in business.

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Photos: Athens Burns as Parliament Accepts Strict EU Austerity Package

Police faced massive riots in Greece on Wednesday night as Parliament accepted the terms of a debt deal significantly more stringent than that rejected via referendum on July 5. Mass arrests of nationals from Australia, Ukraine, France, and Italy– but not Greece– occurred.

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PICTURES: Protests Turn Violent As Greek Parliament Backs Bailout

The Greek parliament voted last night to accept tough new austerity measures, despite the people rejecting similar measures in a referendum just over a week ago. Angry protesters took to the streets to denounce the move, which they saw as

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Greek Communists Storm Finance Ministry Protesting EU Proposals

Individuals associated with the All Workers Militant Front (PAME), a communist trade union, stormed the Greek Foreign Ministry on Thursday, demanding the far-left government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras not agree to any austerity reforms with the European Union, reforms demanded by both the EU and creditors to help Greece avoid a debt default.

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Greece Delays Trial of Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party amid Violent Protests

The leadership of Greece’s nationalist Golden Dawn party went to court Monday for the first day of what is expected to be a long trial of unprecedented scope for the nation. Golden Dawn’s leadership, who have exhibited Neo-Nazi sympathies, are being accused of running a criminal organization masked as a political party.

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Greece Making Ends Meet by Becoming China’s Gateway to Europe

In what was received as a pleasant surprise by the European Union, Greece made its first 460 million euro payment to the IMF this week. The Mediterranean country continues to struggle with generating enough revenue to pay off their multi-billion-dollar debt, and one major international player looking to capitalize on their need for business is China.