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Greece, Turkey, Britain join historic Cyprus reunification talks

Negotiators from both sides of divided Cyprus were joined Thursday by the chief diplomats from Greece, Turkey and Britain for a historic conference that could define the future of the...

UN mediator: Geneva Cyprus talks will not yet result in final deal

Even if negotiators reach a breakthrough on ending the separation of Cyprus this week in Geneva, they will not be able to work out all the details needed for a comprehensive final agreement, UN ...

No breakthrough in sight at Cyprus talks

Negotiators have not been able to move closer to a final deal that would end the separation of Cyprus into a Greek and a Turkish side after 40 years, the Greek Cypriot side said on the second day...

Greek, Italian mayors share Palme Prize for assisting migrants

Two mayors in Greece and Italy were Monday named co-winners of the 2016 Olof Palme Prize for their "inspiring leadership" in assisting "fellow human beings fleeing from war, terror, and misery."...

Negotiators tackle thorny obstacles on path to reuniting Cyprus

The Greek and Turkish leaders of Cyprus returned to the negotiating table Monday in Geneva to work on the few but divisive issues that stand in the way of an agreement to end the separation of the...

Greek industry association warns of Grexit without reforms

The Greek industry association SEB on Wednesday demanded that the government enact necessary economic reforms or else the country could be forced out of the European Union in a so-called Grexit....

Brazil police: wife, lover plotted murder of Greek ambassador

The wife of Greece's ambassador to Brazil and her presumed lover were arrested Friday for murdering the diplomat in what authorities called a planned "crime of passion," Rio de Janeiro's Policia...

Brazilian police confirm murder of Greek ambassador

Police in Brazil on Friday confirmed that the Greek ambassador to the country was murdered, the G1 news portal reported.

Dijsselbloem: Spat settled on Greek bailout after Christmas bonus

Following a dispute over financially-strapped Greece's handing a Christmas bonus to its pensioners, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Saturday that the way was clear to continue debt...

Tsipras calls on Berlin to back its reform plans

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras defended his government's economic reform plan on Friday, calling on Berlin to back Athens' efforts to emerge from its long-running debt and economic crisis....

Greek debt measures in doubt after Tsipras' Christmas handout promise

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may have jeopardized pending debt measures for his crisis-hit country with a pledge to give poor Greek pensioners a Christmas bonus this year.

Greek parliament approves 2017 budget

The Greek parliament approved the government's 2017 budget on Saturday evening, the parliamentary steering committee reported.

Greek ferry strike ends after eight days

A nationwide strike by Greek ferry workers that led to supply shortages on a several islands ended Saturday after eight days, a union leader said.

Greek court blocks extradition of a further two Turkish soldiers

The legal tug-of-war regarding the extradition of eight Turkish soldiers from Greece continues. The soldiers fled to Greece after being accused of plotting to overthrow the Turkish government in a...

EU report: Migrant transfers to Greece under asylum rules can restart

Greece's improved ability to register and process asylum seekers is a sign that a gradual return to EU asylum rules can start in March, the European Commission said Thursday.