A democracy watchdog group says a slump in global media freedom driven by turmoil in Mali, Greece's decline and tightening media control in Latin America have pushed the percentage of the world's population in countries with a completely free press to its lowest level in 16 years.
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On the shores of Lesvos, Syria's refugee crisis is crashing up against Greece's migrant-policy mess. Many Syrian refugees who have tried to enter Europe through Greece, hoping to seek haven in northern countries, have instead found a harsh welcome.
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Banking stocks in Greece were hammered Tuesday before Cypriot lawmakers rejected a bailout plan, while government officials here urged eurozone countries to give the Mediterranean island more time to come up with a viable solution.
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Major Congolese and Ugandan rebel groups have widened recruitment efforts-in some cases ratcheting up forced conscriptions-to gird for battle with incoming United Nations troops, as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the region.
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Eurozone debt crisis extracted a heavy price in Greece and Spain to start the year as labor markets in both countries continued to shed jobs.
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's foreign minister says international law will determine whether Germany still owes Greece money for forced World War II loans, the latest statement in a growing spat over war reparations....
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's foreign minister says international law will determine whether Germany still owes Greece money for forced World War II loans, the latest statement in a growing spat over war reparations.
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Debt restructuring for both Cyprus and Greece will probably force the struggling euro zone countries to leave the single currency, according to Citigroup.
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Britain, Italy and Greece on Sunday confirmed that hostages from their countries were among seven construction workers reported killed in Nigeria over the weekend.
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This map, inspired by a Reddit thread with a similar map, shows the national days of the world's countries. As you can see, the world is mostly divided between countries that celebrate a national independence day and countries that celebrate a national unification or revolution day. The outliers are a tiny minority, and only two countries have no formal national day at all....
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