Greece

Country Greece
Capital Athens
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Greek

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Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and Communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

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Violence in Greece breaks out after annual US Embassy march - Newsday

Newsday

Violence in Greece breaks out after annual US Embassy march
Newsday
ATHENS, Greece - Hundreds of youths attacked police in Greece's two largest cities on Friday, hurling rocks, flares and gas bombs, following large, peaceful marches to mark the anniversary of the 1973 crackdown on a student uprising against Greece's ...
Greece RIOTS: Petrol bomb explodes among police amid violent unrest in AthensExpress.co.uk

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Greece to make changes to application of Islamic law - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency

Greece to make changes to application of Islamic law
Anadolu Agency
KOMOTINI, GREECE, NOV. 14: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks in Komotini, Western Thrace, Greece on Nov. 14, 2017. He announces his government will submit draft legislation to parliament which will change some regulations regarding the ...

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Average tourist in Greece spends 67 euros a day, study finds - Kathimerini

Average tourist in Greece spends 67 euros a day, study finds
Kathimerini
The average tourist visiting Greece spends 6.5 nights in the country and 67 euros per day, a new study on visitor spending for the first half of 2017 by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises Institute (INSETE) has found. Published on Friday, the ...



Fiery protests in Greece - Reuters

Reuters

Fiery protests in Greece
Reuters
Zimbabwe's military seizes power saying it was targeting "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe, the only ruler the country has known in its 37 years of... Nov 16 2017. Deadly flash floods in Greece. A raging torrent sweeps through towns west of ...



EU: Greece bailout planners failed to anticipate recession | The ... - The Spokesman-Review

The Spokesman-Review

EU: Greece bailout planners failed to anticipate recession | The ...
The Spokesman-Review
Auditors from the European Union's executive Commission say massive bailout programs for Greece were not properly planned and failed to anticipate the ...

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Greece: Search continues for 6 still missing in flash floods - ABC News

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Greece: Search continues for 6 still missing in flash floods
ABC News
A man cleans mud outside his house in the town of Mandra western Athens, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. A major flash flood on Wednesday left at least 16 people dead, turned streets into torrents of mud and debris that swept away cars, collapsed walls and ...
Greece: 2 more missing from flash floods that killed 16Business Insider
Drone footage shows devastation of floods in Greeceeuronews
Greece in mourning, several still missing after deadly floodChannel NewsAsia
Huffington Post Australia -STLtoday.com
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Week in pictures: From Iran earthquake to Greece floods - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Week in pictures: From Iran earthquake to Greece floods
Aljazeera.com
A photo roundup of some of last week's events, including protests in Barcelona and a suicide bomb attack in Kabul. 17 Nov 2017. Protesters hold their lit-up mobile phones as they wave Estelada flags during a demonstration called by pro-independence ...



This is what's behind the dramatic, deadly flooding in Greece - Washington Post

Washington Post

This is what's behind the dramatic, deadly flooding in Greece
Washington Post
A rare Mediterranean storm has caused deadly flooding in Greece, and it's going to continue through at least Saturday. The large area of low pressure was centered over Sicily on Wednesday, but Greece was bearing the brunt of the storm. At least 37 ...
Greece: Deadly floods hit Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara - BBC ...BBC News
Greece: Flash flooding kills at least 14 people near AthensThe Independent
Greece: Deadly floods hit Athens outskirtsAljazeera.com
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Hotel DeMay demolished - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Hotel DeMay demolished
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The Hotel DeMay is now a mere memory. The historic Greece hotel (also referred to as the DeMay Hotel) was razed Friday, one day after it appears a demolition permit was issued by town officials. The structure was leveled by mid-morning. Gary Tajkowski ...



Greece Offers Bond Swap in a Charge Toward Financial Freedom - New York Times

New York Times

Greece Offers Bond Swap in a Charge Toward Financial Freedom
New York Times
Greece, long the problem child of the eurozone, took a major step on Wednesday toward securing financial independence as it prepares to wean itself off the international bailouts that have kept it afloat for the last eight years. The government's ...
Greece launches 30bn debt swap ahead of hoped bailout exitFinancial Times
Greece readies new benchmarks for 30 billion euro debt swapReuters

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