Mar 20, 2013 23:19 EDT
Cypriot leaders are to decide on Thursday on a newly drawn up plan aimed at securing a bailout for the near-bankrupt eurozone member, after parliament rejected a controversial tax on savings.
Mar 20, 2013 13:27 EDT
Most European stock markets rebounded on Wednesday following two days of losses caused by Cyprus' bailout drama.
Mar 20, 2013 07:35 EDT
Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday after Cypriot lawmakers comprehensively rejected a plan to tax savings as part of a crucial bailout deal.
Mar 20, 2013 04:59 EDT
Australian swimming officials said Wednesday that head coach Leigh Nugent will resign after a dismal London Olympic campaign marred by ill-discipline, drug use and drunkenness.
Mar 19, 2013 11:19 EDT
A top US debt restructuring expert has recommended that Cyprus convert large bank deposits into term deposits to stem the crisis and avert a run on the country's banks when they reopen.
Mar 19, 2013 10:49 EDT
Europe's main stock markets dipped on Tuesday ahead of a key parliamentary vote in Cyprus on a crucial bailout deal that sent global share prices reeling the previous day.
Mar 19, 2013 07:02 EDT
Athens is "ready" to absorb the subsidiaries of three Cyprus banks active in Greece, the Greek finance minister said as the eurozone sought to amend a controversial levy on the island nation's bank deposits.
Mar 18, 2013 13:29 EDT
Europe's main stock markets lost ground and the euro fell under $1.30 on Monday on news that Cyprus might tax bank deposits as part of a controversial international bailout.
Mar 18, 2013 12:41 EDT
A French man abducted with his family last month in Cameroon has spoken in a recording reportedly made by a Nigerian Islamist group linked to Al-Qaeda and obtained by AFP on Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 11:36 EDT
Europe's main stock markets lost ground on Monday on news that Cyprus might tax bank deposits as part of a controversial international bailout.
Mar 18, 2013 11:33 EDT
A man identified as the father of a French family kidnapped in Cameroon has spoken in an audio statement obtained by AFP and purportedly recorded by Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.
Mar 18, 2013 09:32 EDT
A radical anarchist group on Monday claimed responsibility for last week's attacks on the political offices of three Greek conservative lawmakers in the northern city of Thessaloniki.
Mar 18, 2013 07:16 EDT
Europe's main stock markets sank on Monday as investors reacted to weekend news that Cyprus plans to tax bank depositors as part of a controversial bailout deal.
Mar 18, 2013 06:13 EDT
Europe's main stock markets tumbled on Monday by more than 1.0 percent in early deals as investors reacted to weekend news that Cyprus plans to tax bank depositors as part of a controversial bailout deal.
Mar 17, 2013 15:41 EDT
Giorgos Katidis was on Sunday banned for life from playing for Greece for having given a Nazi salute during a game.
Mar 17, 2013 14:48 EDT
Heinz Kounio was put aboard the first train to transfer Jews from the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki to the Auschwitz death camp on March 15, 1943.
Mar 16, 2013 13:08 EDT
"This is like stealing!" said an angry man who rushed on Saturday to withdraw funds after the EU agreed on a bailout that will affect everyone with accounts in the east Mediterranean island's banks.
Mar 16, 2013 11:00 EDT
Greece's second largest city Thessaloniki on Saturday commemorated the 70th anniversary of the first deportation of its Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Mar 16, 2013 08:23 EDT
Eurozone finance ministers and the International Monetary Fund on Saturday agreed on a 10 billion-euro ($13 billion) bailout deal for Cyprus, the fifth eurozone member to be saved from bankruptcy.
Mar 16, 2013 01:05 EDT
Eurozone leaders and the IMF on Saturday announced an unprecedented levy on all deposits in Cypriot banks as the sting in the tail of a 10-billion-euro bailout for the near-bankrupt government in Nicosia.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Motto: Eleftheria i Thanatos, (Greek: "Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος", "Freedom or Death") (traditional)|
|Anthem: Ὕμνος εἰς τὴν Ἐλευθερίαν|
Ýmnos eis tīn Eleftherían
Hymn to Liberty1
(and largest city)
|-||Prime Minister||George Papandreou|
|-||Independence from the Ottoman Empire||25 March 1821|
|-||Recognized||3 February 1830, in the London Protocol|
|-||Kingdom of Greece||7 May 1832, in the Convention of London|
|-||Current constitution||11 June 1975,|
Third Hellenic Republic
|EU accession||1 January 1981|
|-||Total||131,990 km2 (96th)|
50,944 sq mi
|-||2009 estimate||11,260,402 (74th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2008 estimate|
|-||Total||$341.688 billion (33rd)|
|-||Per capita||$30,681 (26th)|
|GDP (nominal)||2008 estimate|
|-||Total||$357.548 billion (27th)|
|-||Per capita||$32,105 (27th)|
|Gini (2005)||332 (low) (36th)|
|HDI (2007)||▲ 0.942 (very high) (25th)|
|Currency||Euro (€)3 (|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|-||Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Drives on the||right|
|1||Also the national anthem of Cyprus.|
|2||CIA World Factbook.|
|3||Before 2001, the Greek drachma.|
|4||The .eu domain is also used, as it is shared with other European Union member states.|