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​Syrian refugees launch hunger strike outside Greek parliament
In a bid for better living conditions, temporary working permits and medical care, up to 200 Syrians fleeing the war-torn country and seeking asylum in the EU, have begun a hunger strike in Athens’ main square.

25.11.2014 13:59

Greek protesters clash with police near US embassy (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
About a dozen people have reportedly been injured in clashes with riot police outside the US embassy in Athens following mass protests marking the 1973 revolt against the US-backed military junta, in which 40,000 people took part.

17.11.2014 22:02

Greek students rage against educational reforms (VIDEO)
Thousands of student protesters in Athens have tried to breach the barricades in front of the parliament building facing a large security presence from police, demonstrations once again engulfed the Greek capital.

06.11.2014 22:35

Millions of Shias worldwide celebrate Ashura, events marred by violence (GRAPHIC IMAGES)
A string of bombings and shootings marred the Ashura celebrations across the Muslim world – the main Shia holiday during which believers impassionedly gash their bodies with swords to show their grief for the suffering of Imam Hussein.

04.11.2014 13:37

Thousands protest against austerity in Athens (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Thousands of people demonstrated against the Greek government’s austerity policies in the center of Athens on Saturday. They also called for political and economic reforms, pay rises, and other social benefits.

01.11.2014 19:40

How much tax money gets paid to EU? Europeans don’t know, RT poll reveals
Most Europeans have no idea how much they pay the EU in taxes and are unable to correctly place Baroness Catherine Ashton within the bureaucratic system, a poll performed by RT in 10 European capitals has revealed.

31.10.2014 17:20

Greece plans early exit from largest IMF rescue package in history
Athens has informed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that it will end its obligations to the unpopular rescue program, which placed crippling austerity measures on the country, more than a year early.

13.10.2014 11:49

‘Octorobot’ can swim in ocean, carry objects (VIDEO)
Not content with developing artificial crabs and jellyfish, scientists have now welcomed another sea creature to the world of aquatic robots: the octopus.

02.10.2014 03:10

‘Europe getting fed up with the US business influence’
Europeans’ anger with their governments over US-led sanctions against Russia can go “quite far” as they are fed up with US business influence helping arms exporters and NATO, but not average Europeans, former British diplomat William Mallinson told RT.

22.09.2014 12:34

​'Default the only solution for the Greek debt crisis'
Default is highly possible in Greece because it is impossible for the country to repay all its debts, Aris Chatzistefanou, "Debtocracy" filmmaker, told RT.

04.09.2014 14:15

​Russian food ban takes huge bite out of Greek fruit growing industry
Greek farmers say the Russian food embargo has already dealt a devastating blow to the country's agricultural economy, leaving at least 3.5 million kilograms of peaches rotting in refrigerated trucks after being turned back at the Russian border.

14.08.2014 12:55

​'EU and Russia are in the first stages of an open trade and economic war'
Russia and the EU have to look for a basis for a new dialogue of non-confrontation as they should be strategic partners working for consolidation of peace and normal economic life, Kostas Isyhos from Greece's left-wing SYRIZA party told RT.

08.08.2014 12:52