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Greece agrees with lenders to sell some power plants.

Greece has agreed that its main power utility, Public Power Corp , will sell some coal-fired plants as part of bailout reforms, two sources close to the talks said today .

- EurActive - UK

London terror attack: Inquest opens.

Inquests have been opened into the deaths of four people killed in the Westminster terror attack.American tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, and Aysha Frade, 44, died after Khalid Masood drove at...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Greece Agrees With Creditors on Review of Rescue Programme.

Greece has reached an agreement with its creditors from the EU and the IMF on key reforms regarding the labour market, cutting expenditures and energy issues, thus moving closer to reaching a preliminary deal concerning the review of the fulfilment of the third rescue programme before the meeting of Finance Ministers of the ...

- Novinite - BG

Donald Tusk to Pay Working Visit to Bulgaria.

European council President Donald Tusk is to pay a working visit to Bulgaria at the invitation of President Rumen Radev, the press secretariat of the Bulgarian head of state has announced, quoted by BNR. On 4 April Donald Tusk and Rumen Radev will pay a visit to the Joint Contact Centre for Police and Customs Cooperation ...

- Novinite - BG

EXCLUSIVE: Greece, EU/IMF lenders agree on key labour reforms, pension cuts - sources.

By Renee Maltezou and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS - Greece has agreed with its lenders on key labour reforms, spending cuts and energy issues, moving closer to clinching a deal before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on April 7, sources close to the talks said on Wednesday. The European Commission could not ...

- Sify - IN

SYRIZA Demands Cuts in Salaries, Expenses of Greek Deputies.

In a letter to the chairman of Parliament in Athens and to the Prime Minister, SYRIZA deputies have insisted on a reduction in the salaries and expenses of parliamentary deputies. The proposal is for a 50% cut in pensions for former deputies and ministers, a significant reduction in monthly wages, a smaller number of ...

- Novinite - BG

Greece, EU/IMF lenders reach deal on labour reforms, pension cuts: sources.

Greece has reached an agreement with its lenders on key labor reforms, spending cuts and energy issues, moving closer to clinching a deal before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on April 7, sources close to the talks said Wednesday

- The Daily Star - LB

Austria wants out of EU migrant relocations.

Austria is required to start relocating asylum seekers from Italy and Greece after an exemption to the scheme ended on 11 March. But Austria's chancellor has other ideas and wants the exemption prolonged.

- EU Observer - EU

Israel Air Force units head to Greece for drill.

IAF pilots are in Greece to take part in an international military drill alongside an Arab nation that has no diplomatic ties with Israel.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Disabled Refugee Urges EU to Improve Conditions in Camps.

Refugees in Greek camps are faced with many challenges, but those encountered by disabled refugees make an already difficult life even tougher. Nujeen Mustafa is an 18-year-old refugee in a wheelchair who lived in the Syrian city of Aleppo. “I thought maybe my family cannot evacuate if something happens because of ...

- Voice of America - US

Three Pakistani nationals set free by kidnappers in Turkey.

ISLAMABAD: Turkish kidnappers set free three Pakistani nationals from their captivity, Geo News was informed on Wednesday. According to reports, the Pakistani nationals hail from Rawalpindi`s area of Rawat. The kidnappers earlier demanded Rs 6 million ransom money. Earlier in January, Federal Investigation Agency was able ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Syrian man, 25, found hanged in Greece with political asylum papers still on him

A 25-year-old man, with his political asylum documents still on him, was found hanged near a port in Athens.

- FOX News - US

Commission alarmed by 'mass killing' of Aegean seals and turtles

The killing of protected mammals in the Aegean Sea has raised eyebrows in Brussels, which called on the Greek government to punish the culprits.

- EurActive - UK

News24.com | Rhodes Park survivor still tormented by voices of attackers

One of the two women raped in Rhodes Park, where her husband was murdered, can still hear the voices of her attackers.

- News24.com - ZA

Georgians Celebrate Visa-Free Travel Into EU

Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili became one of the first Georgians to enjoy visa-free travel into the European Union. He joined students, cabinet ministers and members of parliament on a flight to Athens on March 28.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Greek debt activist, follower of ancients gods, faces arrest

A firebrand Greek debt activist, whose followers take an oath of allegiance to the ancient gods, has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organization.

- FOX News - US

Austria Wants To Leave EU's Migrant Quota Programme

Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern will write a letter to the European Commission with an explanation as to why Vienna does not want to participate in the programme of the European Union for the distribution of migrants. Austria has undertaken to accept from Greece and Italy nearly 2,000 migrants under the quota programme ...

- Novinite - BG

Greek tourism industry continues to grow despite crisis

Country set to receive over 30 million visitors in 2017

- ANSA - IT

Austria wants out of EU migrant relocation scheme

Austria is required to start relocating asylum seekers from Italy and Greece after an exemption to the scheme ended on 11 March. But Austria's chancellor has other ideas and wants the exemption prolonged.

- EU Observer - EU

Greek debt activist, follower of ancients gods, faces arrest

ATHENS, Greece " A firebrand Greek debt activist, whose followers take an oath of allegiance to the ancient gods, has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organization.A senior state prosecutor filed the charges Tuesday...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Here are all 44 movie sequels and reboots coming out in 2017

Warner Bros.This year apparently hasn't learned a lesson from 2016. Despite relatively low box-office turnout for reboots and sequels in 2016 including "Independence Day: Resurgence," "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2," and "Bad Santa 2," there's a reboot or a sequel coming to theaters pretty much every weekend for the rest of ...

- Business Insider - US

Greece uplift helps Thomas Cook boost sales

Tour operator sees signs tourists returning to Egypt and Turkey as summer bookings up 10%

- Financial Times - US

Greek debt activist, follower of ancients gods, faces arrest

ATHENS, Greece — A firebrand Greek debt activist, whose followers take an oath of allegiance to the ancient gods, has been charged with fraud...

- Townhall.com - US

EU clears investment loan for Greek airports upgrade

ATHENS, Greece " The European Union is clearing a 280 million euro loan from the European Investment Bank to the company that won the tender to upgrade and operate 14 regional Greek airports.European Commission spokesman Margaritis...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Fifa decision process on 48 World Cup teams unacceptable, says Rummenigge

ATHENS, March 28 — The decision-making process that led Fifa to increase the number of teams at the World Cup to 48 starting with the 2026 tournament is unacceptable, European Club Association chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said today....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Greece: Asylum-seeking man found hanged at Piraeus port

Man carrying asylum application papers found dead close to a passenger ferry terminal in Greece's biggest port.

- Al Jazeera - QA

News24.com | Three guilty of Rhodes Park rapes and murders

The three men who raped two women and killed their husbands in Rhodes Park, Johannesburg have been found guilty.

- News24.com - ZA

GST rollout, tackling NPAs to dominate new fiscal

The year began with a hopeful resolution of the Greek financial crisis followed by a shocking exit of Britain from the European Union . Meanwhile, amidst an uncertain global economic environment, the Indian economy was considered to be a "bright spot" until the government threw a spanner in the works on November 8, 2016, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Q&A: JoJo Hermann of Widespread Panic talks Umphrey's McGee, The Slim Wednesday Band, Sam Holt

Atlanta Business Chronicle's Phil W. Hudson recently spoke to John "JoJo" Hermann, the keyboardist for Widespread Panic and The Slim Wednesday Band. Originally from Athens, Ga., Widespread Panic has grown from playing fraternity houses at The University of Georgia to the stage at Georgia Theatre to becoming one of the most ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

UN dinner for Cyprus leaders to restart stalled peace talks

Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders will meet on Sunday with hopes of getting stalled reunification talks back on track. It will be the first meeting since February between the breakaway Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, and the island's Greek Cypriot president, Nicos Anastasiades. UN envoy Espen Barth Eide will host ...

- EU Observer - EU

Ankara Has Few Incentives to End EU Refugee Deal, Analysts Say

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeatedly has threatened to end his country's refugee deal with the European Union, as relations continue to plummet. However, such a move may not be in Ankara's interests. Since last year's deal, the flood of refugees and migrants entering Greece and Bulgaria from Turkey has fallen ...

- Voice of America - US

Rhodes park trial: 3 men await fate

A woman could not hold back her tears in the Johannesburg High Court yesterday, when the judge went through the evidence of what transpired when her husband was ordered to wade in the lake by a group of men where he drowned before they raped her.

- Cape Times - SA

News24.com | Judgment expected in Rhodes Park rape, murder trial

Judge Papi Masopa is expected to continue handing down his judgment in the case of three men accused of raping two women and killing their husbands in Rhodes Park, Johannesburg.

- News24.com - ZA

Italy, Greece reach migrant saturation point, Italy says some NGO boats work with smugglers

The two southern European countries that absorb nearly all boat-borne refugees from North Africa and Turkey are taking steps to halt the arrivals, with both saying they have reached their limit.

- FOX News - US

A cue from Churchill on how to fight terror

It has emerged that one of the four people murdered during the Westminster terror attack in London last week, 75-year-old Leslie Rhodes, used to be Winston Churchill's window cleaner.

- The Daily Star - LB

Greece's youth are leaving cities as the country struggles with record unemployment

This segment originally aired March. 20, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.  Maria Terilidou is 28 years old, speaks five languages and has three degrees. For the past year, she has been working in a call center in Athens, where she is paid by the hour. She still

- VICE News - US

Stronger cooperation crucial to ensure sustainable refugee response in Greece – UNHCR

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Greece, World UNHCR has set out recommendations to ensure a more sustainable system, where asylum-seekers and refugees access adequate care, support and the solutions they need. Stronger cooperation crucial to ensure sustainable refugee response in Greece – UNHCR UNHCR, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Stronger cooperation crucial to ensure sustainable refugee response in Greece ? UNHCR

- UN - INT

Greece: Asylum seeking man found hanged at Piraeus port

Man carrying asylum application papers found dead close to a passenger ferry terminal in Greece's biggest port.

- Al Jazeera - QA

UN agency chief urges stronger cooperation to aid refugees' transfer from Greek islands

The head of the United Nations refugee agency today noted the need for more accommodations on the Greek mainland to help improve conditions at reception centres on the Greek islands.

- UN - INT

Bulgaria might lose gas contract with Azerbaijan?

Bulgaria may lose the gas contract with Azerbaijan if the construction of Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria is not completed by 2020, said Bulgaria's Energy Minister Nikolay Pavlov in an interview with "24 chasa".

- AzerNews - AZ

The migrants 'trapped' on the Greek island of Chios

Five hundred people have come from Turkey to Chios, Greece, in the past two weeks alone.

- BBC - UK

Austria to begin migrant relocation from Italy and Greece

Out of obligation and not conviction, says minister

- ANSA - IT

UN refugee chief urges stronger cooperation to aid refugees' transfer from Greek islands

The head of the United Nations refugee agency today noted the need for more accommodations on the Greek mainland to help improve conditions at reception centres on the Greek islands.

- UN - INT

EU: Ensure Aid Reaches Refugees with Disabilities

– The European Parliament should ensure that European Union funds for refugees also reach those with disabilities, Human Rights Watch and the European Disability Forum said in advance of an event at the European Parliament in Brussels tomorrow, March 28. Thousands of asylum seekers have been trapped for over a year in ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

The Latest: Greece: man carrying asylum papers found hanged

BERLIN " The Latest on migration issues in Europe :1:15 p.m.Greece's coast guard says a man carrying asylum application papers has been found hanged at the country's largest port, near Athens.The unidentified...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Latest: Greece: man carrying asylum papers found hanged

BERLIN — The Latest on migration issues in Europe :1:15 p.m.Greece's coast guard says a man carrying asylum application...

- Townhall.com - US

Greece receives three bids for Thessaloniki port operation

DP World, CMA CGM and ICTSI remain in hunt for second-largest Greek port

- LloydsList - UK

UN to host Cyprus leaders April 2, first since talks since breakdown in February

The leaders of Cyprus's estranged Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities will meet over dinner next Sunday in a first encounter of the two since peace talks were abruptly interrupted in February, the United Nations said on Monday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

The Empire State Building and United Nations headquarters in New York joined other iconic buildings and monuments around the world plunging into darkness for sixty minutes on Saturday to mark Earth Hour and draw attention to climate change. The Eiffel Tower, the Kremlin, the Acropolis in Athens and Sydney's Opera House also ...

- Yahoo! News - US

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