Greece

Greek Orthodox church in Gaza shelters Muslims fleeing war

GAZA - About 1,000 Palestinian Muslims fleeing Israeli shells devastating their Gaza neighborhood have found shelter in a building they otherwise would rarely if ever enter, the city's 12th-century Greek Orthodox Church.

Shootout in central Athens as police arrest wanted guerrilla

ATHENS - Greek police shot and wounded one of Greece's most wanted guerrilla group members in a chase through central Athens on Wednesday in which a policeman and two tourists were also hurt.

World, 16 Jul 2014

Greek far-right Golden Dawn's spokesman jailed awaiting trial

ATHENS - Golden Dawn lawmaker Ilias Kasidiaris, the Greek far-right party's main public face, was jailed on Thursday pending trial on gun possession charges, delivering a fresh blow to a party already reeling from a government-led crackdown.

World, 10 Jul 2014

Portugal woes sink European stocks

LONDON - Europe's debt-sodden periphery was back at the top of the list of financial concerns on Thursday, troubles around Portugal's biggest listed bank pushing shares sharply lower and quelling demand for an issue of bonds by Greece.

Portugal 10 Jul 2014

Greek court rules strike by electricity workers illegal

ATHENS - A Greek court ruled on Friday that a strike by electricity workers which caused brief power outages across the country was illegal, in a verdict that will bring relief to the government as the summer tourist season kicks off.

World, 04 Jul 2014

Power cuts hit parts of Greece as electricity workers strike

ATHENS - Parts of Greece were hit by power cuts on Thursday evening after electricity workers began one of a series of 48-hour strikes against government plans to sell off part of the country's biggest power producer.

World, 03 Jul 2014

Exclusive - Greece's Alpha Bank to securitise 1 billion euros of shipping loans: sources

ATHENS/LONDON - Greece's Alpha Bank plans to securitise about 1.0 billion euros ($1.4 billion) of shipping loans this summer, in one of the first European asset-backed deals in this industry for years, a banker with Alpha Bank and another finance industry source said on Friday.

27 Jun 2014

S&P's Kraemer: euro zone has much to do to cut debt, boost growth

LONDON - Euro zone countries still have much work to do to cut debt and boost growth and their credit ratings are unlikely to rise until they get their economies into better shape, a senior Standard & Poor’s official said on Tuesday.

24 Jun 2014

Greece appoints lawyer as top tax official

ATHENS - Greece's government named lawyer Katerina Savvaidou as the country's top tax official on Monday after her predecessor abruptly resigned under a cloud, causing concern among the country's international lenders.

World, 23 Jun 2014

Greek government names economist as finance minister in cabinet reshuffle

ATHENS - Greece's government named economist Gikas Hardouvelis as finance minister on Monday, replacing Yannis Stournaras, who has steered Greece towards economic recovery after it nearly crashed out of the euro zone in 2012.

World, 09 Jun 2014