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Greece gets informal EU approval to push back sale of coal-fired plants: source

Dec 10 2018

ATHENS The European Commission has informally allowed Greece's Public Power Corp. (PPC) to extend the deadline for binding bids for three coal-fired plants by three weeks, an energy ministry source said on Monday.

UPDATE 2-Hellenic Petroleum Q3 core profit up as sales offset lower refining margins

Nov 08 2018

ATHENS, Nov 8 Hellenic Petroleum, Greece's biggest oil refiner, reported a 15 percent rise in third-quarter core profit on Thursday with stronger sales volumes more than offsetting lower refining margins.

Seeking a bargain, and taste of the good life, Chinese buy Greek homes

Oct 29 2018

ATHENS Three times a week, hundreds of Chinese investors arrive at Athens airport to be greeted by Greek real estate agents who drive them straight into the city to view apartments for sale. | Video

Powerful quake shakes western Greece, no major injuries

Oct 26 2018

ATHENS A powerful earthquake shook western Greece early on Friday, damaging a port and a 15th century monastery, but causing no major injuries, officials and local media said. | Video

As cabinet row rumbles, Greek PM hails Macedonia name change

Oct 20 2018

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday welcomed the approval by Macedonia's parliament of a proposed change to the country's name as a decisive step toward ending decades of discord between the two neighbours.

Greece's NBG ends talks with Gongbao over insurance unit sale

Oct 17 2018

ATHENS Greece's National Bank (NBG) said on Wednesday it had ended talks with Shanghai-based Gongbao Group on the potential sale of a majority stake in its wholly-owned insurance subsidiary.

UPDATE 3-Greece's NBG ends talks with Gongbao over insurance unit sale

Oct 17 2018

* NBG would not give details why it ended talks (Adds Gongbao statement, para 3)

Greek PM takes responsibility for wildfire as criticism mounts

Jul 27 2018

ATHENS Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took political responsibility on Friday for a wildfire that killed at least 87 people and led to opposition accusations that the government failed to protect lives. | Video

Greece, Russia to expel diplomats in Macedonia tussle ahead of NATO summit

Jul 11 2018

ATHENS Greece will expel two Russian diplomats suspected of meddling in the politically sensitive issue of Macedonia, a Greek diplomatic source said on Wednesday, as NATO prepares to invite the former Yugoslav republic to join the alliance.

Deal on debt? Jaded Greeks ask what's in it for them

Jun 23 2018

ATHENS Greeks were unimpressed by a debt relief package from euro zone finance ministers on Friday, jaded by years of austerity which has pushed a third of the population into poverty and shredded the government's popularity.

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