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Socialists win in Greece; 'hard work' ahead, Papandreou saysupdated: Sun Oct 04 2009 19:21:00

Greece's opposition Socialist party on Sunday defeated the incumbent center-right government of Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis, as Socialist leader George Papandreou promised to chart a new course for an economic comeback.

Greek prime minister calls elections 2 years earlyupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 16:22:00

Greek voters will go to the polls to elect a new government two years early, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis announced Thursday.

Greek firefighters continue to battle widespread blazesupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 13:24:00

Greek firefighters planned to continue to work through the night to contain dozens of wildfires, including a massive blaze outside Athens, authorities said.

Greek firefighters get respite, brace for strong windsupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 16:04:00

The capital of Greece appeared safe from wildfires that have raged for days, firefighters said Monday, but they remained on standby in anticipation of flare-ups caused by strong winds.

High winds drive on Greek wildfiresupdated: Sun Aug 23 2009 12:30:00

Firefighters spent a third day battling a spate of blazes on the suburbs around the Greek capital Sunday amid gale-force winds that whipped on the fires.

Greek PM condemns attack on TV stationupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 13:11:00

Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis Wednesday condemned as "reprehensible" an attack on a private television station.

Greek PM reshuffles Cabinet to maintain controlupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 08:26:00

Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis carried out a sweeping reshuffle of his Cabinet Wednesday as his party struggles to retain its razor-thin control of parliament amid a string of scandals and the worst civil unrest the country has seen in decades.

Masked gunmen attack riot police in Athensupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 10:48:00

Gunmen fired automatic weapons at Greek riot police in Athens Monday, seriously injuring a policeman in an attack police said looked like the work of one of the country's leading Marxist militant groups.

Greece in belt-tightening budget despite protestsupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 06:59:00

Greece passed a belt-tightening budget Monday, despite weeks of nationwide protests over the economy and jobs enflamed by the fatal shooting of a teenager by police earlier this month.

Violent riots rage on in Greeceupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 06:59:00

Riot police and youths clash again in Greek capital. Journalist Anthee Carassava reports.

Explainer: Why is there unrest in Greece?updated: Tue Dec 16 2008 10:35:00

Youths have rioted on the streets of Athens and other Greek cities for the past three days. Stores and cars have been torched, barricades erected and rioters have fought running battles with police.

Greek govt. condemns shootingupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 10:35:00

CNN's Hugh Riminton speaks with journalist Anthee Carassava about the violence in Greece this weekend.

Clashes, strike shut down Athensupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 01:56:00

The Greek government was struggling to bring violent protests under control Wednesday, five days after they were sparked by the police killing of a teenager.

Violence flares at Greek teen's funeralupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 00:05:00

Protesters clashed with riot police and 10,000 people marched on parliament in Greece as a 15-year-old boy killed by police was buried Tuesday.

Time.com: Greek Minister Resigns Over Land Swap Scandalupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 15:00:00

A Greek minister resigned Thursday after being accused of involvement in a burgeoning scandal involving a state land swap with a powerful Orthodox monastery that has undermined the government's popularity

Major strikes paralyze Greeceupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 15:05:00

Routine activity ground to a halt on Wednesday as protesters from all walks of life staged a general strike over proposed changes to Greece's pension program.

Greek PM to Turkey for historic talksupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 12:40:00

Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis makes an historic trip to Turkey on Wednesday, the first official visit by a high-level Greek official in nearly 50 years, in a bid to "advance the normalization of relations," a Greek official said.

Time.com: Greek PM Faces New Challengesupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 06:00:00

"Compassionate conservative" Kostas Karamanlis narrowly won reelection, but his shrunken majority could leave his party vulnerable

Greek electionsupdated: Sun Sep 16 2007 20:23:00

CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva speaks with Greek journalist Dimitris Apokis to get his perspective on election results.

Time.com: Uncertainty Ahead Of Greek Electionsupdated: Fri Sep 14 2007 11:55:00

Political fires are still burning brightly ahead of this weekend's elections

Greece faces flood threatupdated: Mon Sep 03 2007 00:34:00

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A massive cleanup, reconstruction and anti-flood effort was being launched Monday for fire-stricken parts of southern Greece as one fire front continued to burn while others abated, officials said.

Businesses, homes destroyedupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 23:32:00

Businesses, homes destroyed

EU promises aid to fire-hit Greeceupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 23:32:00

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso toured fire-damaged southern Greece by helicopter Saturday and promised aid for areas where 64 people died and an estimated 469,000 acres of mostly forest and farmland were destroyed.

Greece: One major fire remainsupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 23:07:00

After a week of battling raging wildfires that cut off villages, killed 64 people and burned nearly 500,000 acres of land, Greek fire department officials said Thursday that just one major blaze remained to bring under control.

Greek fire victims queue for cashupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 22:58:00

Hundreds of Greek fire victims crowded into banks to receive up to $17,732 in aid promised by the government, which has been accused of mishandling the disaster.

Greek agents probe 'arson plot'updated: Tue Aug 28 2007 06:39:00

With wildfires raging across the countryside, Greece's government says it has enlisted intelligence and counterterrorism agents to foil what it sees as a deliberate plan by arsonists to destroy Greek forests.

Time.com: A Political Fire Also Burns in Greeceupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 05:00:00

The Prime Minister's suggestion of sabotage has roiled a country already reeling from the destructive wildfires

Death toll rises from Greek firesupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 23:49:00

Firefighters rushed helicopters and buses Monday to evacuate more than two dozen villages threatened by towering walls of flames that had killed 63 people while ravaging swaths of forest and farmland in Greece's worst wildfire disaster in memory.

Two charged over Greek wildfiresupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 08:28:00

Greek officials have arrested and charged two individuals in connection with the fires that have scorched southern Greece, razing dozens of villages and killing at least 51 people, Fire Brigade Officer Nikos Tsogas said Sunday.

Official: Greek fires inch closer to Olympic cradleupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 03:29:00

The wildfires that have scorched southern Greece, killing dozens of people, reached the ancient city of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic games, an official said Sunday.

Greek leader suggests political extremists set firesupdated: Sun Aug 26 2007 04:10:00

Fires in southern Greece that have razed dozens of villages and killed at least 44 people may have been deliberately set ahead of next month's national elections, the prime minister suggested Saturday.

Greek league matches are postponedupdated: Sat Aug 25 2007 06:36:00

The start of the Greek season has been postponed following the deadly fires that have engulfed much of the southern Peleponnese peninsula.

Greece renews fight for lost marblesupdated: Thu Mar 29 2007 11:33:00

Emboldened by the return of two ancient artifacts claimed to have been spirited from Greek soil a decade ago, Greece's Prime Minister has lashed out at the British Museum, saying its grounds for refusing to relinquish possession of Greece's most famous antiquities, the Parthenon Marbles, were "feeble."

Holders make bid to host Euro 2012updated: Thu Nov 11 2004 11:54:00

Greece will make a solo bid to stage the 2012 European championship, their sports minister has said.

Greek PM joining fans in Portugalupdated: Fri Jul 02 2004 08:12:00

Greek Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will lead an army of around 6,000 fans to Portugal to support their side in Sunday's Euro 2004 final against the host nation.

Athens' Olympic roof rises at lastupdated: Mon May 10 2004 13:35:00

Organizers of this summer's Olympic Games in Athens have breathed a sigh of relief after the main stadium's roof began its long-awaited slide into position.

Athens still has a long way to goupdated: Wed Mar 17 2004 04:43:00

It's almost standard practice for the president of the International Olympic Committee to close each games by praising them as the "best ever."

Olympian task for new Greek leaderupdated: Mon Mar 08 2004 04:00:00

Greece's next prime minister has pledged to make this summer's Olympic Games in Athens "the best and safest ever held."

Greek poll: Cliffhanger predictedupdated: Sun Mar 07 2004 12:30:00

Greeks have been voting in crucial parliamentary elections predicted to be a cliffhanger between the long-governing Socialists and the conservatives.

Greek conservatives reclaim powerupdated: Sun Mar 07 2004 07:31:00

Greece's conservatives have reclaimed power after 10 years following a convincing win by Costas Karamanlis' New Democracy Party in the nation's general elections.

Candidates to be Greek PMupdated: Fri Mar 05 2004 10:03:00

These are the two main contenders to be the new Greek Prime Minister in elections Sunday:

Familiar names in epic Greek clashupdated: Fri Mar 05 2004 09:05:00

In this weekend's Greek general election, voters are being asked to choose between two very familiar political names. CNN's European Political Editor Robin Oakley reports.

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