Greece

Speculation about IMF bailouts ignores political realities in Venezuela

"Oligarchs, tremble."<p>This was a pet saying of Hugo Chavez, the late president of Venezuela. In 2016 his successor, former bus driver Nicolas Maduro, who rose through the Chavez movement, erected a Russian-made statue in his memory in his hometown, Sabaneta. Maduro even awarded Putin an alternative …

Venezuela

DEBATE: Will the euro survive as a currency long term?

Will the euro survive as a currency long term?<p>Christian Odendahl, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform, says YES.<p>The euro will survive …

Economics

The Drug Routes Through Greece to Europe

Greece’s geographical position at the point where three continents meet and a gateway between east and west makes it a key route for the worldwide …

Refugees

[Ticker] Greek lenders return to Athens

Analysis<p>Populist victory puts Czech EU policy in doubt<p>Today, 07:54<p>Despite a large victory, Babis will need allies to govern. His choice of who to …

European News

Czech's New Billionaire Leader Could Slow the World's Best Currency Rally

He’s drawn comparisons to the U.S. president, but don’t expect billionaire Andrej Babis to deliver a version of the “Trump bump” after his dominant …

Business

Shattered Merrick: I'd trade win for no Vargas injury

The star Jets recruit was stretchered off after 64 minutes in Sunday's win after an ugly clash with Matt McKay where his ankle appeared to buckle …

Sport (Australia)

LEMNOS or LIMNOS, MOUDROSS or MUDROS.

We left Malta at 8am on Monday 10th Nov. 1919. We had a concert on the ship on the 11th Nov. 1919 in commemoration of the signing of the Armistice. …

Aegean Sea

Germany will get its own Sebastian Kurz

BERLIN — Germany’s conservatives are watching Sebastian Kurz closely. For some in the center right, the 31-year-old Austrian politician’s rise to the …

European News

Non-euro states should take part in euro reform talks - EU's Tusk

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries still outside the euro zone should take part in euro zone reform preparations to show the unity of the bloc and the importance of the currency, the chairman of EU leaders Donald Tusk said.<p>European Council President Donald Tusk looks on during a news …

Brexit

Can You Really Hear a Coin Drop From the Back Row of an Ancient Greek Theater?

An acoustic study sparks a classical kerfuffle.<p>Tourists come from far and wide to visit the 2,300-year-old Greek theater of Epidaurus, where they …

Culture

Chinese Investor Buys 100 Apartments in Athens’s Exarchia

A Chinese investor has bought 100 apartments in the Exarchia area, a Kathimerini newspaper report says.According to the report, the Chinese man made …

Real Estate

Education agency blasted amid student loan scam crackdown

Federal and state agencies are cracking down nationally for the first time on scams that gouge student loan borrowers, but critics say the U.S. Department of Education isn't helping.<p>Prosecutors at the Federal Trade Commission, 11 states and the District of Columbia have filed 36 lawsuits and other …

Business

Four Greek Airports Among Europe's Worst

Four Greek regional airports are among the worst in Europe, according to what travelers vote through the Sleeping in Airports website.<p>This year …

Airports

Greece must follow through with privatizations to recover, central bank says

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's economic recovery depends on it following through with the reforms and privatizations prescribed in its bailout program, the head of its central bank said on Friday.<p>Greece's economy is recovering after a deep, multi-year recession, and growth is set to pick up in the …

Business

AC Milan Fans Create Hilarious Facebook Event to Rinse Flop Signing Leonardo Bonucci After AEK Draw

Making promises that cannot be kept can prove disastrous for a player's career. It would be damaging for anyone, but when the one who makes them is a …

Soccer

Syrian refugee detained in Greece on terror charge

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Syrian refugee has been arrested in northern Greece on terrorism-related charges following a review of his asylum application, police said Friday.<p>Authorities said the 32-year-old man was detained Thursday in the northeast city of Alexandroupolis as a suspected fighter …

World News

Yanis Varoufakis Warns Euro Will Fail and Will Bring EU Down With it

Appearing on the TV program <i>BBC This Week</i>, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis launched a savage attack on the EU, claiming it is destined …

Economy

Spain's king hits out at Catalonia 'secession attempt'

Spain’s King Felipe VI on Friday blasted what he said was an “unacceptable secession attempt” by Catalonia as the government prepared for …

Mariano Rajoy

Spain to announce Catalan control measures tomorrow

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy said his government will announce specific measures tomorrow to take control of the Catalonia region, now that …

News (Ireland)

'Czech Trump' poised for win as bitter voters go to polls

Upset with traditional parties and orders from Brussels, Czech voters were set to hand victory to a billionaire populist dubbed the "Czech Trump" and …

Le Pen

Port of Greek Island of Chios Becomes Makeshift Migrant Camp (photos)

Images that were prominent during the height of the migrant crisis in 2016 reappeared on the Greek island of Chios, as hundreds of migrants and …

Refugees

Monastiraki Athens on Aegean 4 hour ATH layover

Cheap Aegean Airlines flights between two cities outside of Greece without an overnight layover in Athens are harder to find than a same-day two …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Cretan raki: A glass of local Greek traditions

Bottle of Raki, photo provided by Olive and Green,<p>If there is any local product truly representing the identity of Crete, that must be Cretan …

Food & Dining

Cyprus Almost Triples Number of Foreign Students in Three Years

Cyprus is becoming a regional education hub as the number of foreign students has almost tripled within three years, Education Minister Costas Kadis …

Education

Syrian Jihadist Arrested in Northern Greece | GreekReporter.com

A 30-year-old man suspected for being a fighter of the Isis Jihadist Group; was arrested on Thursday in the northern Greek town of …

Refugees

Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Theater of Thouria, Southern Greece | GreekReporter.com

Greek archaeologists have unearthed part of the ancient theater of Thouria near Kalamata city in the Peloponnese, the Culture Ministry announced on …

Archaeology

Europa League roundup: Lyon tops Everton, Giroud guides Arsenal

It was a wild and crazy Thursday full of UEFA Europa League action, and while one Premier League side lucked out, another continued its fall from …

Soccer

The Antikythera Shipwreck Keeps Revealing Wonders

In the first century B.C.E., a Roman ship sank near the Greek Island of Antikythera in the Aegean Sea. For the next 2,000 years, the wreckage …

Archaeology

Greece’s Eurobank to sell debt eligible for purchase by ECB

Greece’s Eurobank is tapping the bond market for the first time in more than three years, becoming the country’s latest lender to sell a type of debt …

Economy

Betting: Arsenal favourites for Europa League crown after AC Milan falter against AEK Athens

The Gunners' 1-0 win at Crvena Zvezda takes them on the brink of qualification, whilst the Rossoneri's 0-0 draw at the San Siro sees their odds drift<p>Arsenal are outright favourites to win the Europa league after their 1-0 victory over Crvena Zvezda on Thursday evening made it three out of three for …

Soccer