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Greek Workers Strike Against Austerity Measures

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Greek workers walked off their jobs Wednesday, shutting down public services in a massive protest against government austerity measures aimed at securing more international aid for the debt-ridden country. The 24-hour strike called by Greece’s two major unions shut schools, courts, local and national governmental operations, and forced the cancellation of more than […]

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Greek Workers Strike Against Austerity Measures

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Greek workers walked off their jobs Wednesday, shutting down public services in a massive protest against the government’s austerity measures aimed at securing more international aid for the debt-ridden country. The 24-hour strike called by Greece’s two major unions shut schools, courts, local and national governmental operations, and forced the cancellation of more […]

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Greek Workers Strike Against Austerity Measures

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Government workers walked off their jobs in Greece Wednesday for a 24-hour strike to protest austerity measures designed to help the government obtain more bailout loans. The strike closed schools and other government services, and airlines cancelled flights when air traffic controllers joined the work stoppage. A Greek terrorist trial has been postponed until October […]

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Greek Public Servants Strike Against Proposed Austerity Measures

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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A strike in Greece has caused airlines to cancel all commercial flights across Greece. Protesters are continuing demonstrations and work stoppages in a show of displeasure with Athens’ latest austerity plan to avert a Greek debt default. Greek officials expect Wednesday’s strike to impact many public services. Aegean Air said all Wednesday flights have been […]

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Greek Protests to Disrupt Public Services

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A strike in Greece has forced most commercial airlines to cancel flights to and from Athens. Protesters are continuing demonstrations and work stoppages in a show of displeasure with Athens’ latest austerity plan. Greek officials expect Wednesday’s strike to impact many public services. Aegean Air said all Wednesday flights have been cancelled as air traffic […]

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Greek Protestors Voice Disapproval of Economic Woes

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Greek protestors took to the streets of Athens Tuesday to show their displeasure with austerity plans for their country. Protestors blocked the entrance to several government buildings, including the Greek finance and labor ministries. Demonstrators said they did not want to lose their jobs or have their pay reduced as a part of expanding austerity […]

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Appeals Court Acquits Greek Sprinters

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Two Greek sprinters who caused major embarrassment for their nation ahead of the 2004 Athens Olympics have been cleared of perjury. Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou were acquitted by an Athens appeals court Tuesday of faking a motorcycle crash after missing a doping test on the eve of the Athens Olympics. Their case has dragged […]

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Greek Taxi Strike to Continue Indefinitely

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Striking Greek taxi owners Tuesday held a fresh round of protests, after negotiations with the government on new licensing laws fell apart Monday. The collapse of the talks came as drivers on Monday blocked key highways leading to airports and popular resorts and ports, tying up traffic and disrupting the plans of tourists. The drivers […]

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Greek Taxi Strike to Continue Indefinitely

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Striking Greek taxi owners have vowed to continue their protests, after negotiations with the government on new licensing laws fell apart. The collapse of the talks came as drivers on Monday blocked key highways leading to airports and popular resorts and ports, tying up traffic and disrupting the plans of tourists. The drivers surrounded the […]

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Another Round of Talks Set On Greek Bailout

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Leaders of the 17 nations that use the euro are making another effort to work out an aid package for the Greek economy. Greece has already gotten about $160 billion in emergency loans, and needs another dose of aid of about the same size. Eurozone officials have been called to Brussels next Thursday, where they […]

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