Greek police used tear gas early this morning against members of the nationalist Golden Dawn party in central Athens after the group tried to hand out free food packages in Syntagma, the city’s main square in front of parliament.
In a mountain village where Greeks began their liberation from Ottoman Turks two centuries ago and now go to ski, Dimitris Lourantakis says he’s proud to be among voters pushing to throw out Greece’s political ruling class.
The number of Greeks with a positive view of the euro dropped more than 10 percentage points in March from a month earlier, an opinion poll showed, as austerity measures contributed to a sixth year of recession.
Greece had gold reserves worth 4.74 bilion euros ($6.2 billion) at the end of 2012, the country’s central bank said in a letter to a lawmaker about the fate of the country’s gold during the Nazi occupation.
One year after the death of former Czech President Vaclav Havel, a global icon in fighting dictatorship, his persecutors’ political heirs have national power in their sight for the first time since 1989.
Alexandra Paschia’s toddler runs among the shoes marked down to 5 euros ($6.63) from 50 euros in their family-run store in Athens. The demise of Greece’s economy has spanned the life of the 2 1/2-year-old girl, and ensures there are no customers to bump into a week before elections.