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Exclusive: ECB's Stournaras calls for increasing bond buying to calm markets

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FRANKFURT Greece's Yannis Stournaras became the first European Central Bank policymaker on Friday to openly call for increasing the pace of ECB bond purchases to stem a rise in borrowing costs.

Greek ex-theatre director ordered jailed over rape allegations

ATHENS Prosecutors ordered on Friday that the former director of Greece's National Theatre be remanded after hearing his plea over child rape allegations, his lawyer said.

World, Feb 26 2021

Pandemic, EU billions drive Greece's digital revolution

ATHENS Before COVID-19, visits to Greece's paper-strewn labour offices were a ordeal of queues and case files, often for basic matters that in less than a year have moved online as the pandemic upended old administrative routines.

Technology, World, Feb 25 2021

Greece to toughen laws on sex crimes after wave of abuse allegations

ATHENS Greece will toughen laws to combat sexual abuse and protect minors, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday following a cascade of recent scandals in culture and sport.

World, Feb 25 2021

Rape allegations against Greek ex-theatre boss a 'crude fabrication': lawyer

ATHENS Rape allegations against the former director of Greece's National Theatre are a "crude fabrication" and he has filed for his arrest warrant to be revoked, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

World, Feb 25 2021

Turkey says Greek jets harass research vessel over Aegean Sea

ANKARA/ATHENS Turkey said on Tuesday that four Greek jets harassed a Turkish research vessel in the Aegean Sea but Athens denied the accusation, which comes as the two NATO members seek to resume talks over maritime disputes.

World, Turkey, Feb 23 2021

Greek doctors protest 'suffocating' conditions at COVID-19 clinics

ATHENS Greek hospital doctors went on a day-long strike on Tuesday and dozens marched in Athens to protest "suffocating" conditions at hospitals on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.

Greece investigates reports theatre director accused of rape taught refugee children

ATHENS A prosecutor has ordered an investigation into reports that migrant children were taught acting classes by the former artistic director of Greece's National Theatre, now facing child rape allegations, a migration ministry official said on Monday.

World, Feb 22 2021

'We were wiped out.' Merchants in historic Philadelphia market grapple with pandemic

Athens Voulgaridis and his family have run their Greek gyro stand in Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market since 1984, outlasting three recessions and a trademark battle with the U.S. Olympic Committee.

United States, Arts Feb 22 2021

Prominent Greek theater director arrested on rape charges

ATHENS Greek police on Saturday detained a prominent theater director on charges of rape, the latest twist in the unfolding "MeToo" saga shaking the country's arts establishment.

World, Feb 21 2021