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Greek PM faces no-confidence vote in Parliament
Greek officials predict Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will survive a no-confidence vote in parliament later this week. Tsipras called for
Greek PM Tsipras faces confidence vote after minister quits
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Sunday he will ask for a vote of confidence in Parliament this week after
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Greek police detained ten people and formally arrested two of them Monday after the U.S. Embassy in Athens was vandalized
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Prehistoric tusk discovered in Florina mine
A prehistoric tusk was discovered on Wednesday at the mine of Amyntaion, Florina, by employees of the Public Power Corporation
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A strong earthquake off a western Greek tourist island early Friday morning was felt as far away as Athens, but
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Greek officials predict Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will survive a no-confidence vote in parliament later this week.

Tsipras called for the vote Monday after defense minister Panos Kammenos resigned and pulled his nationalist ANEL party from the ruling coalition.

Kammenos quit to protest the deal with neighboring FYR Macedonia over the use of the name Macedonia.

ANEL leaving the coalition leaves Tsipras’ ruling leftist Syriza Party without a majority of seats in parliament, opening the door to possible early elections.

But a government spokesman says the party is confident of winning the no-confidence vote, set for Wednesday, and completing its four-year term in October.

The U.N.-brokered deal with FYR Macedonia ends a nearly 30 year-long dispute over who gets to use the name.

If approved by the Greek parliament, the former Yugoslav republic would be officially called the Republic of North Macedonia.

But many Greeks, especially nationalists, are still upset, saying the name should exclusively belong…

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Sunday he will ask for a vote of confidence
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