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Migrants left looking for shelter as Greece struggles in crisis

ATHENS (Reuters) - Aid workers called for emergency accommodation for hundreds of migrants who are camped out in the streets of the Greek capital as it struggles back from the brink of financial collapse.<p>Hundreds of refugees from Afghanistan and Syria have set up temporary camps in central Athens …

North Africa

Here's what contributed to the downfall of Greece

A lot of this centers on whether Greek fiscal profligacy or poor credit controls by foreign banks was the main cause of the Greek debt crisis. Let me throw my hat into this ring with a few comments.<p>What I write below will generally shade toward the problem being one of structural fiscal deficits …

Europe

Should I go on holiday to Greece?

So, for the time being, it looks as though the Greeks have probably avoided Grexit. The banks are open again, card payment systems continue to work and a measure of stability has been re-established for holidaymakers and locals. And there are plenty of last-minute deals for anyone looking for some …

Austerity is bad but bankruptcy is 'much worse,' says Greece's top spokesman, Lefteris Kretsos

Many Greeks felt betrayed when Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Greece's parliament grudgingly approved austerity measures imposed by the European …

Greece Makes Fast Recovery in Tourism

Hotel bookings recover in wake of country’s bailout deal; ‘we are weathering the crisis reasonably well’<p>ATHENS—Tourists are returning to Greece in big numbers, easing fears that capital controls and antiausterity protests would undermine one of the cash-strapped country’s few successful industries …

Tourism

Why Greece has a better chance of a deal than you might think

There is an excellent letter in the FT today on the matter of Greece that echoes what I have been saying for a few weeks now.<p>When most commentators …

Europe

Greek football, both domestic and the national team, is in a state of disarray

Almost 12 months ago, Olympiakos defeated Manchester United 2-0 in the Champions League round of 16 first leg, setting up the possibility of them …

Financial crises are nothing new in Greece — they go back at least to the Peloponnesian War

In The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece Josiah Ober finds that, for all their sophistication, the Ancient Greeks were useless economists<p>Financial crises are nothing new in Greece. Back in 354 BC, at a time when Frankfurt was still a swamp, the Athenian general Xenophon wrote a briefing paper …

Royal fans in Britain cheer as Duchess of Cambridge delivers a girl

The Duchess of Cambridge had a girl Saturday morning in London, giving Prince George a sister and the jubilant British public a new princess.<p>The baby weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces, Buckingham Palace announced. The father, 32-year-old Prince William, was present for the birth.<p>Cheers rang out when the …

Tens of Thousands of Nude Bodies Form a Floating Feather

All is not what it seems in this fascinating new work by artist Angelo Musco. Called <i>P1 (Aves)</i>, at first glance it looks like a digital photo of a floating feather but upon closer inspection you'll notice that the feather is made up of tens of thousands of nude bodies. Musco created this image by …

Illustration

U.S. News | Latest National News, Videos & Photos

A Florida couple is fighting to keep their home painted like "Starry Night."<p>A Florida couple is fighting to keep their home painted like Vincent Van …

Vincent Van Gogh

Turkish citizens crowdfund full-page ad in NY Times to fuel protests

Protestors against Turkey’s government ran a full-page ad in the New York Times today using money from a crowdfunding campaign.<p>The Indiegogo campaign went live on June 3 and achieved its initial goal of $53,800 in under 24 hours. Now it has attracted $103,282 million from 2,587 funders around the …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

CANNABIS DEAL Aurora, CanniMed end row with tie-up valued at more than $1-billion Subscriber content<p>TRADE Trudeau goes on NAFTA offensive with key U.S. executives in Davos Subscriber content<p>Canada offers to engage on Trump’s toughest demands in effort to spur NAFTA talks Subscriber …

Canada

Removed: news agency feed article

The article that you tried to access, which was part of a feed supplied by a news agency, is no longer on available on the Guardian …

Marketing

Prince Philip 'progressing satisfactorily' after exploratory operation

The Duke of Edinburgh is "progressing satisfactorily" after his exploratory operation, Buckingham Palace has said.<p>Prince Philip underwent surgery …

Manslaughter Charges Expected for Crane Operator in Philadelphia Building Collapse

Authorities expected to file manslaughter charges against the man who was operating the crane at a Philadelphia building collapse that killed six …

Crime

Syria appeal is biggest in UN history

The UN has launched the largest emergency appeal in its history – $5bn (£3.2bn) – as it warned that half the population will need humanitarian aid by …