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How To Pass The Golden Dawn Crazy Test

Buoyed by surveys that show the number of insane people in Greece is rising, the Nazi Golden Dawn party is set to start recruiting new members and will be scouring mental hospitals, soccer fan clubs, brothels, porn theaters, gun...

Greece Yanks TV Show for Criticizing Minister

Continuing a crackdown on journalists attacking government policies, Greece has pulled a popular morning news show off the state-run network that is funded with mandatory contributions from taxpayers after the program’s presenters asked if a government minister would resign...

The Name Game: Greece Gave Macedonia Away

Macedonia is Greek. Get that? Macedonia is Greek, no matter what Greece's envious neighbor to the north, a place called FYROM, wishes were the case. After gaining its independence from Yugoslavia  21 years ago, you'd think the people who lived...

Troika Report Could Come After U.S. Elections

To avoid upsetting world markets as U.S. President Barack Obama seeks re-election, Greece’s international lenders may delay a crucial report on additional funding until after Americans go to the polls on Nov. 6, the news agency Reuters reported, although...

Greece Finds the Answer – Arrest All Debtors (If They’re Poor)

ATHENS -  Not content with taxing the poor to protect the rich, Greece is putting the arm on the penniless, starting with the arrest of an unemployed Cretan father of seven, whose wife was also jobless. He owed the...

A PR Campaign for Greece That Didn't Fly

ATHENS – If a country ever needed a public relations makeover, it’s Greece, but with the government unwilling to pay for it during a crushing economic crisis and a notoriously visitor-unfriendly tourism ministry, it has been Greeks from the...

Greece's Shrinking Economy Could Aid Anti-Austerity Parties

ATHENS – Despite more than two years of record cost-cutting, including slashes in salaries and pensions in addition to record tax hikes demanded by international lenders in return for $325 billion in two bailouts, Greece’s economy is continuing its...

A G8 Push for Greece to Stay in the Eurozone, But No Answers

Even as Greeks found themselves caught in the twin nightmares of accepting more pay cuts, tax hikes, slashed pensions and mass firings, or the doomsday scenarios of returning to the drachma, 70 percent devaluation, lack of food, fuel, tanks...

Merkel Calls For Greek Referendum On Euro; Berlin Denies

ATHENS – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office is denying a report that she recommended to Greek President Karolos Papoulias that Greece should hold a referendum on whether to stay in the Eurozone. Late last year, she blasted then Prime...

New Parties Wage Internet Campaign to Prove A Point

ATHENS – While Greece’s mainstream politicians, afraid of being harangued and flush with $40 million in taxpayer cash for campaign expenditures, have mostly remained indoors preaching to party faithfuls ahead of the May 6 election, smaller parties and challengers...