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In a turbulent world, Germans set to reward Angela Merkel for country's stability
WISMAR, Germany - The skinheads were outside blowing their whistles, and President Trump was an ocean away threatening to "totally destroy" another country, when Angela Merkel stepped to the podium in this quietly prosperous seaside city to make her pitch to voters for another four years as Germany'
EU urged to resettle refugees directly from Middle East
Athens, Greece - The Greek asylum chief has called on the European Union to resettle "several hundred thousand" refugees a year directly from the Middle East, rather than allowing them to suffer the hazards of illegal crossings. "That's the number of people coming into Europe anyway," Maria Stavropo
Profile: Angela Merkel
Running for her fourth successive term as German chancellor, Angela Merkel looks set to remain in post after the country's federal elections on September 24. Recent polling places Merkel more than 10 points ahead of her nearest rival, Martin Schulz and his Social Democratic Party (SDP), projecting t
Canadian mining company not suspending investments in Greece
ATHENS, Greece - A Canadian mining company that is one of Greece's largest foreign investors says it will not suspend operations in the country as it had threatened to do earlier this month, after starting a "constructive dialogue" with the government. Vancouver-based Eldorado Gold said Thursday it
Greece stocks higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.25%
Reuters. Greece stocks higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.25% Investing.com - Greece stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Banking, Basic Resources and Technology sectors led shares higher. At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite gained 1.
Eldorado Gold says dispute talks with Greece can bear fruit
The head of Eldorado Gold's (NYSE:EGO) Greece operations says it is holding constructive dialogue with the Ministry of Energy and Environment and that the company's dispute with the government can be resolved. "Communication [between EGO and the government] started at the beginning of the week... we
The Guardian view on Catalonia: step back from the brink
The president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, writes in the Guardian that "a de facto state of emergency" has ended Catalan home rule just weeks ahead of a planned referendum on independence. Madrid appears deaf to the argument that its heavy-handed attempts to stop the vote will only ultimately st
Will Germans Give Merkel Mandate to Stay Tough with Putin?
This Sunday, German voters are heading to the polls. Unlike a year ago, when the political future of Chancellor Angela Merkel seemed bleak, she is now firmly on track toward serving her fourth term in office, with no credible challenger in sight. Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now N
Canadian mining firm withdraws threat to quit Greece amid protests
Eldorado Gold says progress has been made with government over issue of permits as miners demonstrate in Athens Eldorado Gold workers protest in Athens. Photograph: Costas Baltas/Reuters Helena Smith in Athens Greece's biggest foreign investor has withdrawn its threat to pull out of the country in
As Crisis Ebbs, Tsipras Promises Doubters a 'New' Greece
ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has found a precious commodity he hopes can help him and the nation turn a corner after years of crisis and austerity -- time. Since taking power in early 2015, he has spent most of his days and nights in firefighting mode, battling Greece's creditors to
Greece to step up tanker checks after pollution from sinking
Workers clean up the sea next to a floating boom at the site where the small tanker Agia Zoni II sank off the island of Salamina near Athens, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Greek authorities said that the captain and chief mechanic of a ship commissioned for an oil-spill cleanup operation outside Ath
Dubs scheme refugee children left on hold for a year in Greece
Dozens of unaccompanied children in Greece have been left in limbo for more than a year after they were expected to be admitted to the UK as part of the British government's commitment to rescue Europe's most vulnerable young refugees. The group of up to 60 children were expected to come to the UK u
Russia hit by second bailout as B&N Bank seeks central bank aid
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's B&N Bank, the country's 12th biggest lender by assets, has sought a bailout from the central bank, just three weeks after another leading Russian bank had to be rescued. There was no immediate sign of market contagion on Wednesday as Russia's central bank confirmed it wa
How Greece's gold mining trouble could derail CETA
The Greek government has been doing its best to present the country as a hotspot for investors. That includes investment from within the EU, but also abroad - with funds having arrived already from China, Qatar and Canada. So it was a blow when Canadian mining firm Eldorado Gold recently announced i
Here's why you should pay attention to this weekend's German election
European elections countdown: In this part of our occasional series, we take a look at what is at stake in the upcoming German election. If you're searching for the opposite of last year's loud, long and controversial American election, look no further than Germany. On Sunday, voters there will head
Greece oil spill: 2 crew of cleanup vessel arrested
Greek authorities say they have arrested the captain and chief mechanic of a ship that was taking part in a cleanup operation after an oil tanker sank and polluted Athens' coastline. The Merchant Marine Ministry said Wednesday the two were arrested on fuel smuggling charges on Tuesday afternoon. The
You Can Buy a Dream Trip to Greece for Less Than $380 Round-Trip
Emirate Airlines is offering a special deal on flights from the New York City area to Athens, and they want you to bring your friends. Tickets prices in the deal will actually go down as more people join the trip. When booking with two or three people, non-stop, round trip prices from Newark, N.J. t
Schulz fails to make headway against Chancellor Merkel
With just a few days to go before what is expected to be a comfortable victory for German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Sunday's elections, her main contender on the left is facing mounting criticism for his campaign. Martin Schulz, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) candidate, is stuck in polls of abo
Greece considers bond swap as it looks to bailout exit: Sources
Greece is considering swapping 20 small bond issues for four or five new ones, government sources said, as it prepares to exit its international bailout and resume normal financing operations. The country has been surviving on rescue funds since 2010 and is anxious to draw a line under its bailout p
Is Greece On The Road To Recovery?
The global financial crisis exposed the fragility of Greece's heavily indebted economy, as it was one of the worst-hit nations in the downturn. While much of the world has since recovered, Greece's economy has struggled, slogging through eight years of recession, a slew of austerity measures, and te