Greece announced on Wednesday that it was returning to international bond markets after a four-year exile. Greece's authorities claim that the return to the bond market has marked the beginning of the end of the tough austerity, which pushed unemployment to a record 27.5 percent and almost ruined the state's economy. "This is an important step in Greece's effort to fully exit the crisis," said government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou.
An explosion occurred at night in front of the Bank of Greece, AP news agency reports.
Russian and Greek prosecutors are set to jointly fight transnational crime, including human trafficking, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office said on Wednesday.
A magnitude-5.3 earthquake struck southwestern China on Saturday. At least three people were injured, Xinhua reported.
A close aide of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras resigned on Wednesday following a secretly taped discussion puportedly showing him casting doubt on an ongoing probe into neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn. Panagiotis Baltakos, general secretary of Samaras's cabinet, was filmed apparently having a discussion with Golden Dawn spokesman Ilias Kassidiaris, one of the many senior party cadres facing criminal charges.
Greek export enterprises and tourist companies come out against possible economic sanctions against Russia, it was stated at a special meeting which the Greek Foreign Ministry over aftermath for Greek economy from current Ukrainian crisis.
The president of the European Jewish Congress declared that the European democracy is much too tolerant to bar the way to the rebirth of fascism."Democracy in its present-day form undermines the rights, freedoms and security of the majority of Europeans.
Associations representing bakers, pharmacies, booksellers and milk producers have expressed angry opposition to a new austerity bill in Greece, a proposed overhaul of trading rules they fear will wipe out independent stores.
Greece's key lenders reached a basic agreement on the next steps forward for its rescue program Wednesday in a long-delayed step that could free up fresh funds for Athens.
Public sector workers across Greece began a 48-hour strike Wednesday to protest the government's plan to cut at least 11,000 jobs under its austerity programme this year. Workers were scheduled to hold a rally in Athens and in the northern port city of Thessaloniki.
Greece's main private sector union GSEE on Monday said it would stage a 24-hour general strike on April 9 to protest new labour reforms demanded by the country's EU-IMF creditors. Athens is currently in talks with the creditors over the next instalment of funding from its multi-billion-euro bailout.
The Greek government and the international creditors – the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund – have failed to agree on a bailout loan tranche ahead of the Eurogroup meeting on Monday, local media say.
Scuffles have broken out between demonstrators and police outside the finance ministry in central Athens, as Greece's international debt inspectors met with ministers to discuss the pace of fiscal reforms.
Greece, the country currently presiding over the Council of the European Union, has proposed holding an international conference devoted to addressing Ukraine’s economic issues in order to help it avoid a default.
A strong earthquake, of 4.6 magnitude, has hit the western Greek island of Kephalonia. No damage has been reported.
The Greek and Turkish Cypriots have agreed on a road map prepared by the UN to resume talks on a reunification of the island, the Northern Turkish presidency said Friday.
Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders are close to resuming UN-mediated peace talks on the reunification of the divided island of Cyprus, Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday.
A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck off western Greece early on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said.
Riot police and anti-fascist protesters in Greece have clashed in central Athens, leaving at least two people injured. On Saturday, more than 3,000 supporters of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn held a rally in the capital Athens to commemorate an incident in 1996 which cost the lives of three navy officers, Greek police said.