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Greeks lining up for social services feel pain of cash crunch

In the halls of the IKA state-welfare center on a recent rainy day in the Athens suburb of Neos Kosmos, Katerina Dimas and her eight-year-old son had front-row seats in the drama of Greece’s cash crunch.
Bloomberg: March 18, 2015

Greek citizens think positively of government's handlings, say opinion poll

Six of ten Greek citizens think positively of the government's handlings according to an opinion poll conducted by Public Issue for the Sunday edition of Avghi newspaper.
March 17, 2015

Greek Jews commemorate Auschwitz deportations

Some 2,000 Greek Jews on Sunday commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the first forced deportations to Auschwitz from Thessaloniki.
The Business Insider: March 16, 2015

They want to be Greek - but Greece doesn't want them

There are tears in their eyes and the last hugs are achingly long. No one wants to let another smart young person leave Greece for Germany.
Yahoo!7 News: March 14, 2015

US hits German bank with $1.45b in penalties

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday ordered Germany's Commerzbank bank and its U.S. affiliates to pay $1.45 billion in penalties for violations of U.S. sanctions law and for a multibillion-dollar securities fraud.
March 13, 2015

Majority of Germans in favor of "Grexit": poll

More than half of German people would favor Greece to leave the euro zone, showed a poll published on Friday.
GlobalPost: March 13, 2015

Justice minister on Distomo court ruling

Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos on Wednesday in statements to ANT1 TV said he was prepared to give compensation of the relatives of those who suffered from the Nazi atrocities in Distomo.
March 11, 2015

Athens mayor expresses concern over fate of released migrants

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminins (photo) on Monday expressed concern over the fate of hundreds of migrants being released from pre-deportation detention centers and transported to the Greek capital,
eKathimerini: March 10, 2015

Greece tries to end shame of migrant ‘Guantanamos’

Afghan migrant Nazir Gazemi shudders at the thought of the two and a half years he spent in the so-called Greek Guantanamos, the notorious migrant detention camps the country’s new government now says it will close.
Gulf News: March 8, 2015

British police acknowledge errors with girls who fled to Syria

British police acknowledged Saturday they could have done more to prevent three teenage girls from leaving their families to join the Islamic State in Syria.
March 8, 2015