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Erdogan blanks Greek prime minister over US remarks
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Erdogan blanks Greek prime minister over US remarks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he no longer recognises the leader of neighbouring Greece and will refuse to meet him at a planned summit. Mr Erdogan accused Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of seeking to block the sale of American-made F-16 fighter jets to Turkey while visiting the US. “There’s no longer anyone...

One dead and dozens feared missing after boat sinks off Greek island
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One dead and dozens feared missing after boat sinks off Greek island

Greece’s coastguard says one person has died and dozens are feared missing after a boat sank off the coast of the island of Folegandros. The body of the unidentified man was recovered during an ongoing search and rescue operation. The coastguard said 12 people, all believed to be from Iraq, had been rescued and transported...

Controversial new labour laws set to shake up working life in Greece
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Controversial new labour laws set to shake up working life in Greece

Greece is set for the biggest shake-up of working life in decades after its pro-business government sought to brand parliament’s passage of controversial labour laws as a fresh start for a nation once at the centre of Europe’s financial crisis. The passage of legislation described as antediluvian by opponents and positively life-changing by supporters came within...

Greek crime journalist shot dead in Athens in ‘execution-style’ murder
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Greek crime journalist shot dead in Athens in ‘execution-style’ murder

A prominent Greek crime journalist has been shot dead in what was described as an “execution-style” murder near his home in Athens. Giorgos Karaivaz, who sought to illuminate Greece’s seamier underside with his coverage of law and order stories on the private Star TV channel, died of gunshot wounds outside his home in the south...