Tag Archives: Greece

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Greece adopts more painful reforms demanded by creditors

Greece's parliament narrowly adopted further reforms demanded by the country's international creditors in return for further bailout funds. A majority of 154 lawmakers, out of a total of 300 deputies…

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Nigerian official: 8 dead in 3 blasts in Borno state capital

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists detonated three explosive devices in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, in Nigeria's northeast, killing eight people. Lt.Col. Tukuru Gusau, the army spokesman…

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Head of U.N. refugee agency to step down this year

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said on Friday he would step down at the end of this year & not seek a renewal…

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Dead Boys' Aunt Tells Of Asylum Claim Despair

The aunt of two small boys who drowned trying to reach Greece after fleeing the war in Syria has pleaded with Canada to improve its asylum application process. Tima Kurdi,…

Greek coast guard rescues hundreds of refugees, migrants

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard says it has rescued hundreds of refugees & migrants in operations off the coasts of eastern Aegean islands, as a wave of people…

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Fears over China and Greece push down US stocks for 2nd day

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling sharply for a second day as investors in major markets around the world head for the exits on growing evidence that China's…

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Former U.S. President Carter gets powerful immune-system boosting drug

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – News that a patient's cancer has spread to the brain typically is a sign the end is near. But cancer experts expressed hope after…

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Thousands of Syrians ferried to Greek mainland as islands despair

A Greek government-chartered ferry was transporting some 2,600 Syrian refugees to the Greek mainland on Wednesday, as islands struggling with an influx of migrants warned that the crisis is endangering…

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Greece suspends work at Canadian-run gold mine

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government has temporarily halted work at a Canadian-run gold mine in northern Greece after determining the company had violated some terms, the country's energy…