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Renowned Greek sculptor Takis dies at 93

Aug 10, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Takis is a key figure of the 20th-century kinetic art movement, using colored lights and moving balls in his creations

Israeli court approves Jerusalem church land sale to settler group

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:47 AM

Israel's top court approves sale of properties by the Greek Orthodox Church to a Jewish pro-settlement organization in mainly Palestinian areas of annexed east Jerusalem

A member of Israeli security forces stands guard as a group of Jewish orthodox students wearing shirts bearing the Star of David tour the old city of Jerusalem on June 2, 2019 as Israelis mark Jerusalem Day. Jerusalem Day commemorates Israel's capture of the holy city's mainly Palestinian eastern sector in the 1967 Six-Day War. MENAHEM KAHANA / afp

Greek MPs to vote on Macedonia deal amid political turmoil

Jan 22, 2019 - 12:04 AM

Lawmakers will debate the draft name-change deal between Greece and Macedonia on January 23 and 24 before the vote

PROTESTS. Protestors hold a flag of the Greece's Macedonia region in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens on January 20, 2019 during a demonstration against the agreement with Skopje to rename neighboring country Macedonia as the Republic of North Macedonia. Photo by Aris Messinis/AFP

World's oldest intact shipwreck found in Black Sea

Oct 23, 2018 - 8:17 PM

The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project finds a virtually intact ancient Greek trading ship dating back more than 2,400 years at the bottom of the Black Sea, the world's oldest known shipwreck

FOUND. An undated handout picture released by Black Sea MAP/EEF Expeditions in London on October 23, 2018, shows the remains of an ancient Greek trading ship laying on the sea bed at the bottom of the Black Sea near Bulgaira. Handout/Black Sea MAP/EEF Expeditions/AFP

Europe's largest wooden building awaits salvation off Istanbul

May 28, 2018 - 10:34 PM

Built at the end of the 19th century, this unique 6-storey structure once served as a home for Greek Orthodox orphans until it was shut down in the early 1960s

WOODEN. Piet Jaspaert, vice president of Europa Nostra heritage organization poses in front of the old Prinkipo Greek Orthodox orphanage at Princes island in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

NBA, Bucks deny blocking Antetokounmpo from playing in EuroBasket

Aug 21, 2017 - 3:30 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo announces he has a knee injury and can t represent Greece but Greek hoops officials aren t buying it

OUT OF ACTION. Giannis Antetokounmpo says missing EuroBasket is 'by far the biggest disappointment that I have felt so far in my career,' but Greek officials think he was influenced into sitting out. Photo by Philippe Huguen/AFP

Giannis Antetokounmpo's NBA journey led him to 'see world a lot differently'

Jul 26, 2017 - 11:12 AM

After making it to the NBA the biggest change in Antetokounmpo is perspective

ALL SMILES. NBA Star Giannis Antetokounmpo is all smiles as he greets basketball fans during 'Greek Freak' invades Manila event in Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 'Greek Freak' Giannis Antetokounmpo invades Manila

Jul 24, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The Greek Freak is in Manila to empower Filipino youth to take up sports and pursue their education

The 'Greek Freak' Giannis Antetokounmpo invades Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

WATCH: Giannis Antetokounmpo on his NBA journey, advice to Filipino ballers

Jul 24, 2017 - 2:23 PM

What would Giannis tell his younger self? Find out this and more by watching Rappler s one on one interview here

Greece, creditors look to debt relief after provisional fiscal deal

May 02, 2017 - 12:39 PM

3rd UPDATE Greece reaches a preliminary deal with its creditors that should pave the way for long awaited debt relief talks the Greek finance minister says

A woman stands by European Union and Greek flags in central Athens on April 21, 2017. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

WATCH: 'Myths are only labels'

Mar 26, 2017 - 6:44 PM

Here is a spoken word poem which emphasizes that there are no limits to what women can achieve

IMF says Greece debt 'explosive' in long term

Jan 28, 2017 - 10:49 AM

The pessimistic report though in keeping with the fund s repeated statements on the topic makes it more unlikely the IMF stays on the sidelines of any new European loan deal for Greece

A file photo dated 18 May 2011 showing the sign of the International Monetary Fund at the entrance of the Headquarters of the IMF, also known as building HQ2, in Washington, DC, USA. File photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

EU, IMF 'going in circles' on Greek debt relief

Dec 04, 2016 - 3:21 PM

Eurozone finance ministers meet Monday December 5 as far apart as ever on the debt relief measures demanded by the International Monetary Fund IMF for it to back their bailout program for Greece

A man withdraws cash from an ATM machine in Athens on July 19, 2016. Kostis Ntantamis/AFP

Pinoy film, 'Pipo,' competes in IndieCrete International Film Festival

Aug 06, 2016 - 10:54 PM

Richard Legaspi s Pipo about a boy trying to get an old photographer to take a pictures of his family is competing in a Greek film festival

'PIPO.' Richard Legaspi's film is set to compete in Indie Crete International Film Festival in Greece. Photo courtesy of Seymour Barros Sanchez

Emergency measure that feeds Greek crisis

Jul 03, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Overall the Greek economy which had begun growing again at the end of 2014 shrinks by 1 4 in the first quarter of 2016

Employees of the Greek largest retail chain, Marinopoulos, Carrefour's franchise partner in Greece and some Balkan countries, march towards the company's building after breaking into the company's premises in Southern Athens on June 29, 2016 after the company filed for protection from its creditors, under the threat of confiscations. Marinopoulos, Greece’s biggest supermarket chain, is on the verge of bankruptcy. Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/ AFP

Greek MPs vote on reform package amid nationwide strikes

May 08, 2016 - 12:34 PM

Greece s budget deficit has ballooned as it struggles to keep up with mammoth debt payments which the International Monetary Fund believes is unsustainable

SHUTDOWN. Pensioners stand outside a closed branch of the Greek National Bank in Thessaloniki on June 29 as Greece ordered its banks to shut for one week and imposed capital controls. File photo by Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP

'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' review: Forgettably pleasant

Apr 18, 2016 - 8:54 PM

While the film borders on crassness at some point it never really tries its luck on the material My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 only seeks to be pleasant writes Oggs Cruz

Screengrab from YouTube/Universal Pictures

Hundreds hurt as police tear gas migrants on Greek border

Apr 11, 2016 - 12:56 AM

It is the latest violence to erupt at the flashpoint Idomeni crossing where huge numbers of migrants and refugees have been camped out since mid February

CLASHES. A migrant tries to avoid tear gas smoke thrown by riot police officers of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) during a protest on the Greek side of the border, in the makeshift camp for refugees of Idomeni, northern Greece, April 10, 2016. FYROM's police officers used tear gas to disperse migrants demanding the opening of the borders on the Greek side. EPA/STR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE

IMF chief says Greece plan 'good distance away' amid leaks row

Apr 04, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The IMF conducts its negotiations in good faith not by way of threats and we do not communicate through leaks says Christine Lagarde

epa05237608 International Monetary Fund (IMF) President Christine Lagarde attends the Seminar on International Financial Questions at the French Economy and Finance Ministry in Paris, France, 31 March 2016. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

2,500 demonstrate in Athens against pension reform

Jan 16, 2016 - 10:07 PM

Greece is under pressure from its bailout creditors in the European Union and IMF to reduce spending on pensions the highest in the EU

Greek lawmakers to vote on austerity-extending 2016 budget

Dec 05, 2015 - 8:21 PM

The coalition government is trying to meet conditions for an unpopular third international bailout enacted in July

AUSTERITY. File photo of members of the Greek Parliament vote in Athens, Greece, 23 December 2014. TSimela Pantzartzi/EPA

WATCH: First 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' trailer released

Nov 12, 2015 - 11:30 AM

The Portokalos family is back and they re gonna have another Greek wedding

'MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2.' Toula and Ian are back in the sequel. Screengrab from YouTube/Universal Pictures

TEATRO Lasalliana stages Elektra

Oct 04, 2015 - 11:03 AM

Press release: Elektra ni Euripedes runs from Ocotber 5 9 2015 with three shows each day for five consecutive days at the Severino de las Alas Alumni Auditorium Building

EU welcomes Tsipras victory, says no 'time to lose' on reforms

Sep 21, 2015 - 8:40 PM

Alexis Tsipras secures his second mandate as Greek prime minister this year at a snap general election Sunday that should allow him to drive through unpopular reforms under a third rescue package worth up to 86 billion euros

File photo of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras by Andrea Bonetti/Prime Minister Of Greece Press Office/Handout/EPA

Greek conservative pledges to restore economic stability

Sep 20, 2015 - 10:43 AM

Conservative chief Vangelis Meimarakis pulls the Greece s New Democracy party back into the spotlight on pledges of restoring economic stability

A woman walks past an art installation at the Stock Exchange in Athens, Greece, 04 August 2015. Equity prices were falling on 04 August on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE or ATHEX), with the basic share price index down 3.83 percent, standing at 642.49 points at 11.00 am and turnover at 16.26 million euros. The Greek stock exchange opened on 03 August after a month as part of the capital controls imposed by the Greek government on 29 June to prevent money from fleeing the country and a collapse of the banking system. Photo by Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Greek election too close to call with 48 hours to go

Sep 18, 2015 - 9:15 PM

Will young radical ex PM Alexis Tsipras triumph again or will he be punished for tying Greece to painful economic reforms?

EX-PM SEEKS RETURN. Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras. File photo by Andrea Bonetti/Prime Minister of Greece Press Office/Handout/EPA

Greece vote set for Sept 20 as Syriza takes poll lead

Aug 28, 2015 - 10:02 PM

UPDATED President Prokopis Pavlopoulos signs a decree dissolving parliament and confirming the widely expected date of September 20 for the crisis hit country s fifth election in 6 years

General view of the Parthenon temple on Acropolis Hill on a cloudy day, in Athens, Greece, 12 November 2013. Alexandros Vlachos/EPA

Greek political leaders row over snap election

Aug 23, 2015 - 6:12 PM

An unprecedented war of words has broken out between Greece s outgoing government the parliament chief and the president over early elections

Members of the Parliament vote for Greek President at the Parliament in Athens, Greece, 23 December 2014. TSimela Pantzartzi/EPA

Germany praises Greek stance shift in debt talks

Aug 16, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Germany s finance minister Wolfgang Shaeuble hails Greece but warns that Europe will closely monitor reforms in Athens

Eurozone approves Greek bailout in return for far-reaching reforms

Aug 15, 2015 - 9:58 AM

New loans of up to 86 billion euros 96 billion will be made available over the next 3 years to Greece says the European Commission

APPROVED. President of Eurogroup and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem leaves after a special Eurogroup Finance ministers meeting on the Greek crisis. Eurozone finance ministers on August 14 approved Greece's third bailout package in five years moving within reach of a deal that will commit the near-bankrupt country to wide-reaching reforms in return for urgently needed funds. Photo by Julien Warnand/EPA

Germany gained 100 bn euros from Greece crisis

Aug 10, 2015 - 10:37 PM

A new study says Germany which has taken a tough line on Greece has profited from the country s crisis to the tune of 100 billion euros

BAILOUT. An elderly man stands beside a lifebuoy hanging on a wall outside a chapel in central Athens on July 7, 2015. Photo by Aris Messinis / AFP

PH foreign investments take beating from China, Greece issues

Aug 10, 2015 - 7:00 PM

FDI inflows fall 41 9 to 1 64 billion from January to May 2015 compared to 2 82 billion in the same period last year the central bank reports

Eyes on banks as Greek stock exchange to reopen

Aug 02, 2015 - 8:45 PM

The reopening of the market comes after senior EU and IMF auditors held their first meetings with Greek ministers to finalize the new 3 year bailout which could be worth up to 86 billion euros 94 billion

An European Union and Greek flags fly in central Athens on July 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ LOUISA GOULIAMAKI

Greek bailout talks with auditors begin as market to reopen Monday

Aug 01, 2015 - 1:04 PM

The government hopes to conclude the EU IMF fiscal audit before August 20 when it is scheduled to repay 3 4 billion euros to the European Central Bank including interest

REOPENING. The Greek stock market is set to reopen on August 3, 2015 as talks continue between Greece's finance and economy ministers with the representatives of the country's creditors on a new multi-billion-euro bailout. File photo by Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Greek PM calls party congress on bailout in September

Jul 30, 2015 - 11:36 PM

Tsipras is under pressure from a sizeable minority of Syriza members who say the agreement signed with international creditors goes against the government s anti austerity promises

Greece prepares to reopen Athens stock market

Jul 29, 2015 - 2:31 AM

The aim was to protect the banking sector which is seen huge withdrawals over the past six months

GREEK ECONOMY. A boy holds a Greek national flag as people celebrate in front of the parliament on July 5, 2015 in Athens. AFP file photo

Electronics, semiconductor 2015 growth forecasts lowered to 3-5%

Jul 26, 2015 - 10:31 PM

SEIPI originally forecasted exports to grow by 5 7 and attributed the lower projections to weak demand in China Europe and Japan

Greece, creditors to begin bailout talks Tuesday – govt source

Jul 26, 2015 - 7:16 AM

The source says talks to finalize the bailout deal would only begin on Tuesday July 28 though heads of missions would arrive a day or two later in Athens

NEGOTIATIONS. Talks from the creditors -- who have bailed Greece out twice already since 2010 -- have not set foot in Athens for more than a year as hostility has grown between the two sides. Photo from AFP

Creditors expected in Greece by Sunday night

Jul 25, 2015 - 9:12 PM

Representatives from Greece s international creditors are expected to arrive in Athens by Sunday night

GREEK CREDIT. This photo taken in Athens on July 11, 2015 the map of Europe represented on a euro coin and banknotes. AFP file photo

Greece creditors due in Athens 'in coming days'

Jul 25, 2015 - 12:18 AM

The officials from the European Commission European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund are due in Athens after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras agreed to start talks on a new bailout for Greece

This photo taken in Athens on July 11, 2015 the map of Europe represented on a euro coin and banknotes. Photo by Aris Messinis/AFP

5 reasons why inflation eased in Q2

Jul 24, 2015 - 1:05 PM

Adequate domestic supply slowed down price increases in most food items contributing to the continued easing of inflation in the previous quarter the central bank says

Greek bank shutdown cost economy 3 billion euros – report

Jul 18, 2015 - 7:38 PM

The retail trade alone suffers losses up to 600 million euros

SHUTDOWN. Pensioners stand outside a closed branch of the Greek National Bank in Thessaloniki on June 29 as Greece ordered its banks to shut for one week and imposed capital controls. File photo by Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP

Greece to vote on bailout with ruling party revolt brewing

Jul 16, 2015 - 12:56 AM

The European Central Bank has been keeping Greek banks afloat with emergency liquidity but it could be forced to cut off that aid if Greece misses a huge debt repayment due on Monday

'THE END' Anti-establishment protesters stand in front of a banner that reads, 'The End' during a demonstration against European Union's austerity in front of the Greek parliament in central Athens, on July 12, 2015. Andreas Solaro/AFP

Punishing terms of Greek bailout deal

Jul 13, 2015 - 10:42 PM

Here are the key points of the statement issued by eurozone leaders after 17 exhausting hours of talks

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives at his office in Athens just after flying in from Brussels on July 13, 2015. AFP Photo / Louisa Gouliamaki

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Jul 13, 2015 - 6:33 PM

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Greece faces 'difficult' eurozone judgment day

Jul 12, 2015 - 12:49 AM

Can the Greek government be trusted to do what they are promising in coming weeks months and years?

Greek parliament backs new debt reform plan

Jul 11, 2015 - 8:58 AM

UPDATED About 251 lawmakers out of 300 deputies back the package to keep the nation alive and in the European Union

KEEPING GREECE 'ALIVE.' Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (C) delivers his speech during a parliament vote concerning Greece's proposal to the lenders, at the parliament in Athens, Greece, early July 11, 2015. Photo by Yannis Kolesidis/EPA

PH warned China meltdown more worrisome than Greek crisis

Jul 09, 2015 - 5:21 PM

Should China s market fall accelerate other countries outside Asia will be hit economists warn

TAILSPIN. Worries over China's unstoppable sell-off sends the Philippines' financial markets into a tailspin. Image from Shutterstock

Putin watches on as Europe flounders over Greek crisis

Jul 07, 2015 - 10:41 PM

Russin President Vladimir Putin is among the first leaders that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called to discuss his country s resounding No vote to a bailout plan

File photo by Alexey Nikolsky/RIS Novosti/Kremlin Pool/EPA

Greek financial crisis: Filipinos hopeful, also worried

Jul 07, 2015 - 10:31 PM

Two Filipinas in Greece share how perseverance and community help them live through the Greek debt crisis

SANTACRUZAN. Filipinos in Greece come together to celebrate Santacruzan in Athens. Photo by Jonjie Ansano