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A protester waves a Greek national flag during an anti-austerity pro-government demonstration in front of the parliament in Athens on Monday. Picture:  REUTERS/YANNIS BEHRAKIS

Greece sets vote for September 20 as Syriza leads polls

Greece gears up for a snap election next month, with an opinion poll showing leftist party Syriza ahead despite a wave of defections

Merkel stares down mob at refugee centre

Angela Merkel. Picture: BLOOMBERG/ROLF SCHULTEN
3 day(s) ago

Political backlash grows as German chancellor condemns ‘shameful and vile’ antimigrant violence

Britain’s GDP accelerates in second quarter

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Growth was boosted by a jump in exports and business investment in the latest sign that the recovery is broadening out

Bodies found in truck on Austria highway

A truck in which 50 migrants were found dead is prepared to be towed on a highway near Parndorf, Austria, on Thursday. Picture: REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader
3 day(s) ago

European leaders meet at Balkans security conference amid largest migrant crisis since Second World War

Greece names Vassiliki Thanou as first woman prime minister in caretaker role

Greece's Supreme top Court judge Vassiliki Thanou after her swearing in ceremony as the country's caretaker prime minister, at the handover ceremony at the prime minister's office at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece. Picture: REUTERS/STOYAN NENOV
3 day(s) ago

Greece’s top supreme court judge Vassiliki Thanou, named caretaker prime minister to lead the country to elections in September, ends week of political deadlock after Alexis Tsipras resigned


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