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First woman PM of Greece Vassiliki Thanou names caretaker cabinet

Aug 28, 2015

First woman PM of Greece Vassiliki Thanou names caretaker cabinet

Greece's new prime minister, a top judge who is the country's first female premier, named the members of her caretaker government Friday as the country heads to early elections next month, the third time Greeks will go to the polls this year. #NewsTracker #Greece #Alexis Tsipras #Syriza party #Greece elections #New Democracy #Vassiliki Thanou
Merkel, heckled on visit to refugees, says no to xenophobia| Reuters

Aug 27, 2015

Merkel, heckled on visit to refugees, says no to xenophobia| Reuters

HEIDENAU, Germany Dozens of protesters shouted at Chancellor Angela Merkel and waved placards with the slogan "traitor" on Wednesday when she visited an eastern German town where anti-refugee protests erupted into violence at the weekend. Merkel, one of Germany's most popular postwar chancellors, vowed Germany would not tolerate xenophobia and repeated that the weekend scuffles, in which 31 police officers were hurt, were "shameful and repulsive". "There is no tolerance for those people who question the dignity of others, no tolerance for those who are not willing to help where legal and human help is required," Merkel told reporters and local people in the town of Heidenau. #Business #Technology #Greece #Europe #markets #Crime #opinion
Hungary scrambles to confront migrant influx, Merkel heckled| Reuters

Aug 27, 2015

Hungary scrambles to confront migrant influx, Merkel heckled| Reuters

ROSZKE, Hungary Hungary made plans on Wednesday to reinforce its southern border with helicopters, mounted police and dogs, and was also considering using the army as record numbers of migrants, many of them Syrian refugees, passed through coils of razor-wire into Europe. In Germany, which expects to receive 800,000 of them this year, Chancellor Angela Merkel was heckled by dozens of protesters as she visited an eastern town where violent anti-refugee protests erupted at the weekend. The surge in migrants seeking refuge from conflict or poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia has confronted Europe with its worst refugee crisis since World War Two, stirring social tensions and testing the resources and solidarity of the 28-nation European Union. #Business #India #Syria #Middle East #Greece #United Kingdom #Hungary
Greek president expected to call election on Friday| Reuters

Aug 27, 2015

Greek president expected to call election on Friday| Reuters

ATHENS Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos is expected on Friday to call a snap election for next month, an official at the presidencytold Reuters, ending fruitless coalition efforts among parties deeply divided over the country's new bailout. Following last week's resignation of leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Pavlopoulos asked a conservative and a radical left leader to try to form a new government and thereby avoid another election just seven months after the previous poll #Technology #Middle East #Greece #Argentina #Entertainment #Election
Death boats, cuts, tear gas mark path for migrants to Europe| Reuters

Aug 26, 2015

Death boats, cuts, tear gas mark path for migrants to Europe| Reuters

ROSZKE, Hungary Hassan, a 30-year old IT engineer from Syria, was still shaken from having been forced by smugglers to drive an overloaded boat full of fellow migrants to Greece from Turkey. Standing in a queue for a bus inside Hungary, he had his young nephew on his back, the boy's head bandaged after being cut by razor wire as he and his family tried to cross into the visa-free part of the European Union from Serbia. #Business #Syria #Technology #Greece #Turkey
Greece says lacks infrastructure to cope with migrant influx| Reuters

Aug 24, 2015

Greece says lacks infrastructure to cope with migrant influx| Reuters

ATHENS Greece said on Monday its infrastructure was insufficient to cope with the waves of refugees flowing into the country in one of the worst humanitarian crises Europe has faced since the World War Two. In the throes of its worst economic meltdown in generations, Greece has been plunged into a new crisis in the making with a mass influx of refugees, mainly Syrians fleeing civil war. International aid agencies have been scathing about Greece's response. #United States #Middle East #Greece #Argentina #Latin America #Entertainment
With tear gas and razor wire, Macedonia tries to stem refugee tide| Reuters

Aug 21, 2015

With tear gas and razor wire, Macedonia tries to stem refugee tide| Reuters

GEVGELIJA, Macedonia/IDOMENI, Greece Macedonian police fired tear gas and stun grenades to drive migrants and refugees back from its southern border from Greece on Friday but crowds continued to build up at a new bottleneck in an increasingly desperate flight to western Europe. At least 10 people were hurt in the brief flare-up, a day after the impoverished Balkan country declared a state of emergency on its border to halt a daily influx of up to 2,000 Syrians, Afghans, Iraqis and others heading north. When news that several hundred would be let through every few hours reached those on the border, a crush formed after the first group streamed through #Business #United States #Greece #Africa #United Kingdom
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras resigns, calls for elections in September

Aug 21, 2015

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras resigns, calls for elections in September

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has proposed calling an early election in the crisis-hit country on 20 September, the ANA news agency said on Thursday. #World #NewsTracker #Greece #European Central Bank #Election #polls #Alexis Tsipras #Greek PM
As refugee crisis worsens, Merkel and Hollande want EU to move faster| Reuters

Aug 21, 2015

As refugee crisis worsens, Merkel and Hollande want EU to move faster| Reuters

BERLIN Germany and France will press the European Union to move faster and with more unity to deal with the worsening refugee crisis, amid complaints from Germany that it is shouldering too big a burden. Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will meet in Berlin on Monday to discuss how to speed up relief for thousands of migrants, many of whom risk dangerous sea voyages to reach southern Europe before making their way across the continent #Middle East #Greece #markets #Crime #Austria #opinion
EU calls on Greece to stick with reforms, stresses positives| Reuters

Aug 21, 2015

EU calls on Greece to stick with reforms, stresses positives| Reuters

BRUSSELS The European Commission urged Greece to stick to commitments it has made to reform its economy as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a snap election within hours of new EU bailout cash arriving in Athens. "It is crucial that Greece maintains its commitments to the euro zone," said Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who as chair of his euro zone peers, led talks on a new 86 billion-euro facility agreed last Friday. "I recall the broad support in the Greek parliament for the new programme and reform package and I hope the elections will lead to even more support in the new Greek parliament #Business #United States #India #Greece #science #Entertainment