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Sunday, August 31, 2014

News of Greece- NY Times


Angelos Tzortzinis for The New York Times
News about Greece, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

Chronology of Coverage

  1. Aug. 7, 2014
    Immigrants who have fled to Greece from countries like Afghanistan, Iran, Sudan and other ravaged or repressed places, are finding hostility instead of haven amid country's ruined economy. MORE
  2. Aug. 5, 2014
    Five ancient Greek coins, among 20 rare pieces from the ancient world that Dr Arnold-Peter Weiss of New York tried to sell at the Waldorf-Astoria in 2012, are returned to Greek government; on the market, the five coins are worth about $200,000 but will be displayed in the Numismatic Museum in Athens. MORE
  3. Aug. 1, 2014
    Chinese government charters merchant vessel from Greece for the evacuation of hundreds of its citizens; evacuations have been prompted by clashes between rival militias in Libya. MORE
  4. Jul. 17, 2014
    Greece’s most wanted terrorist, Nikos Maziotis, self-professed leader of leftist guerrilla group Revolutionary Struggle, is arrested after a shootout with the police in the middle of a busy shopping district and popular tourist spot in Athens. MORE
  5. Jul. 10, 2014
    Greece says that it is planning to sell bonds again in effort to capitalize on growing demand for short-term euro zone debt, three months after returning to international bond markets following long exile. MORE

General Information on Greece

Official Name: Hellenic Republic
Capital: Athens (Current local time)
Government Type: Parliamentary republic
Population: 10.71 million
Area: 51,146 square miles; roughly the size of Alabama.
Languages: Greek
Literacy: Total Population: [96%] Male: [97.8%]; Female: [94.2%]
GDP Per Capita: $24,000
Year of Independence: 1829 (from the Ottoman Empire)
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Seeing Just One Way for Greece to Go: Up

With early signs of a recovery appearing, the new finance minister, Gikas Hardouvelis, is projecting optimism before meeting with international creditors.
September 1, 2014, Monday

Europe Fears Banks Lack Cash Cushion to Cover Bad Loans

Applying the ratio of bad loans to equity and set-aside cash — the so-called Texas ratio — suggests a number of eurozone lenders are at risk of collapse.
August 21, 2014, Thursday

Why Our Monuments Matter

Freud’s revelation on the Acropolis reminds us that we’re nothing without a dialogue with the past.
August 20, 2014, Wednesday

Ode to Kishke

Metropolitan Diary: A visitor from Greece got the hard sell on what the hostess likened to Olympian ambrosia from the delicatessen.
August 17, 2014, Sunday
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1964: U.N. Fails to Control Nicosia

Highlights from the International Herald Tribune archives: The U.N. fails to control the crisis in Cyprus in 1964.
August 14, 2014, Thursday
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1964: Turkish Jets Again Raid Cyprus Despite Truce

From the International Herald Tribune archives: Turkey attacks Cyprus despite cease-fire agreement in 1964.
August 10, 2014, Sunday

In Greece, Migrants Are Desperate to Flee Again

They left countries like Iran and Afghanistan, ending up in poverty and as the targets of garbage thrown by angry citizens.
August 7, 2014, Thursday

Former Greek Central Banker Questioned on Bank Sale

Financial prosecutors in Greece are asking the former head of the central bank there to explain his actions in approving a bank sale to a businessman later jailed on fraud charges.
August 6, 2014, Wednesday

Ancient Coins Returned to Greece, Ending U.S. Ordeal

In a Manhattan case that sent chills through the numismatic world, rare Greek coins confiscated from Dr. Arnold-Peter Weiss in 2012 are finally returned to their homeland.
August 5, 2014, Tuesday

Former Greece Coach Barred Eight Games for Conduct at World Cup

FIFA barred the former Greece coach, Fernando Santos, for eight international games for verbally abusing match officials at the World Cup.
August 5, 2014, Tuesday


World Cup 2014: Costa Rica Defeats Greece on Penalty Kicks, 1-1
The surprising Costa Rican squad scored an upset for Central America over Europe in its Round of 16 clash with Greece, winning the match, 1-1, on penalty shots.
Match Recap: Greece Overcomes Ivory Coast in Added Time, 2-1
Ivory Coast was a minute away from moving on to the knockout stage, when Greece was awarded a penalty kick, which it deftly converted.
Countries Weigh In on Iraq’s Unrest
Britain, the United States, the United Nations and countries in the region react to the intense fighting in Iraq.
Social Messages on Athenian Walls
The anguish of the times has increasingly crept into the elaborate stencil work and multitude of large, colorful murals found all over the city.
Greece Returns to the Bond Markets
The European Union’s competition commissioner, JoaquĆ­n Almunia, and the Greek finance minister, Yannis Stournaras, said Greece’s return to the bond markets was good news for the whole euro zone.