Stories tagged: Greece
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Greek PM: Creditor supervision of economy to end in 2018
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Saturday that the Greek economy is turning around and will no longer be under the supervision of the country’s creditors in 2018.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
At democracy’s birthplace, France’s Macron dreams of EU 2.0
Standing at a Greek site where democracy was conceived, French President Emmanuel Macron called on members of the European Union to reboot the 60-year-old bloc with sweeping political reforms or …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Wildfires tear across French island of Corsica and Greece
Wildfires are threatening homes south of Athens and a famed hikers’ route in Corsica as high winds and unusually hot weather hits many areas of Europe.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake
Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
Strong earthquake rattles Turkey, Greek islands; 2 killed, 120 hurt
A powerful earthquake struck Greek islands and Turkey’s Aegean coast early Friday morning, damaging buildings and a port and killing at least two people, authorities said.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants
In the rugged, herb-scented mountains of northwestern Greece, where the border with Albania is a snaking invisible line, trouble is brewing over tea – the wild herbal variety.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 5:08 p.m.
Greece gets $9.5 billion, plus promise of future debt relief
Greece avoided another potential brush with bankruptcy after striking a deal Thursday with European creditors to tide it over for the rest of the year and gained assurances that its …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Greece puts faith in France to solve bailout impasse
France’s finance minister says Greece is on course to reach a crucial funding deal with bailout lenders this week.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
10 hurt as 6.2-magnitude quake shakes Greek islands, Turkey
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 damaged scores of homes on the eastern Greek island of Lesbos Monday, injuring at least ten people. It was also felt in …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Greek ex-premier Papademos wounded in Athens bomb blast
A bomb exploded inside the car of former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday, wounding him and two Bank of Greece employees, officials said.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Greek police seize synthetic drugs worth millions, arrest 4
Greek authorities say they have broken an international ring that produced large quantities of a synthetic drug that is popular in the Arab world.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Greece targets the space race as well as innovative startups
Nikos Pappas, Greece’s Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, is serious about going into space.
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Eurozone, Greece reach deal on return of bailout inspectors
Greece and its European creditors agreed Monday to resume talks on what reforms the country must make next in order to get the money it needs to avoid bankruptcy and …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 7:55 p.m.
‘Greek Freak’ Giannis Antetokounmpo got many assists growing up
He was just a scrawny, hungry kid, the son of migrants from Nigeria, trying to survive in Sepolia, a modest Athens neighborhood.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
Greeks stage nationwide strike and demonstrations
A nationwide 24-hour general strike called by unions against austerity measures disrupted public services across Greece on Thursday, while thousands marched in protest in central Athens.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
Greek journalists on 24-hour strike to protest austerity
Greek journalists are striking to protest austerity measures, pulling all television and radio news broadcasts off the air a day before a nationwide general strike expected to shut down services …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 12:50 p.m.
Greece gets some short-term debt relief from eurozone
Greece’s creditors in the 19-country eurozone have agreed to give the cash-strapped country some short-term debt relief even though they remain to be convinced that the Greek government has delivered …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Greece sticks with high growth target in 2017 budget
The Greek government says the country’s economy is set to grow a decade-high rate of 2.7 percent next year despite maintaining high taxes linked to international bailout agreements.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
Clashes in Athens as 17,000 mark 1973 student uprising
Thousands of Greek protesters marched Thursday to the U.S. embassy in Athens, in an annual commemoration of a 1973 student uprising that was crushed by the military dictatorship which ruled …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Violence breaks out in anti-U.S. protest as Obama visits Greece
Riot police are using tear gas and stun grenades in Athens to disperse about 3,000 left-wing marchers protesting President Barack Obama’s visit to Greece. This, after they tried to enter …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016
Spokane teens volunteer at Greek refugee camps
After graduating in 2015, Spokane natives Cameron Conner and Grant Gallaher packed their tent and embarked on a volunteer mission that would take them to refugee camps near the Greek-Macedonian …
Mon., May 23, 2016, 7:04 p.m.
Women giving birth in Greek refugee camp lack hope for children’s future
Trapped by the closure of the Macedonian border, dozens of women have brought their children into the world in refugee camps in Greece, of which the largest is the sprawling, …
Mon., May 9, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Euro countries hold first talks on Greek debt measures
European finance ministers on Monday debated for the first time measures to ease Greece’s massive debt burden amid concern the International Monetary Fund might withdraw from the bailout talks.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 7:33 a.m.
Greek unions call 3-day general strike over austerity vote
Unions in Greece have a three-day general strike to protest a parliamentary vote on a new round of bailout austerity measures.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 9:10 a.m.
Backup flame for Rio lit in birthplace of ancient Olympics
Fire spurted from a concave mirror Wednesday as a priestess, kneeling in her long, pleated dress before a ruined Greek temple, focused the blazing sun’s rays on her metal torch.
Sat., April 2, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
Protests target migrants in Greece, Turkey
Protests against the presence, actual or impending, of migrants were staged in both Greece and Turkey Saturday, as the plan to send back migrants from Greece to Turkey is set …
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
At least 37 migrants drown trying to reach Greece
A boat carrying Syrians attempting the short sea journey from Turkey to Greece struck rocks and capsized at dawn on Saturday, causing at least 37 people to drown, among them …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 5, 2015, 6:08 p.m.
EU predicts 3 million migrants could arrive by end 2016
BRUSSELS – The European Union is predicting that 3 million migrants could arrive in the 28-nation bloc by the end of next year, with the refugee emergency already proving a …
Wed., Sept. 23, 2015
Get us to the Greek Dinner Festival
Backs bending, hands kneading, pins rolling. They’re getting into the groove, repeating the same movements until the flour is gone and the last bit of dough is folded and fried. …
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The Austrians engaged in a pitched battle with the Greeks – in a Spokane coffeehouse on Main Avenue.