10 Jul 2019

Hackers breached Greece’s top-level domain registrar

Earlier this year, a threat group referred to as Sea Turtle hacked into the systems of ICS-Forth, a firm that manages the top-level domain country codes used by Greece, namely .gr and .el. Sea Turtle goes after domain registrars and managed DNS providers because this allows the group to target

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13 Dec 2018

U.S. Diplomat To Press European, Balkan Allies On ‘Russia’s Aggression’

“A senior U.S. diplomat is traveling to Central Europe and the Western Balkans to shore up support against what the State Department calls ‘Russia’s aggression on the region.’ In Bratislava, Sullivan will ‘urge senior Slovak officials to use their upcoming chairpersonship of the OSCE to strengthen the organization’s response to

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07 Dec 2018

Greek government plans crowdfunding for new warships

“Greece’s defense minister is appealing to his austerity-battered countryfolk for a crowdfunding effort to raise money for new warships, promising to donate part of his own salary. Panos Kammenos says he will open a bank account on Jan. 1 where members of the public can make donations ‘for new frigates

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20 Aug 2018

Greece Officially Ends International Bailout Program

After eight years, hundreds of billions in loans, and ongoing austerity measures, Greece has officially ended its bailout program and “managed to stand on her feet again,” in the words of Prime Minister Tsipras. The country faces ongoing economic difficulties, but the economy is slowing expanding and the record unemployment

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13 Jun 2018

New Country Name in the Balkans: Republic of North Macedonia

Ending a long-standing feud that was one of the only problems standing between Macedonia and progress in NATO candidacy, EU accessions, and regional relations, Greece and Macedonia have resolved their name dispute that has been ongoing since 1991. Reflecting Greece’s claim to part of the Macedonian region, Macedonia’s new name

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13 Feb 2012

Greece cleans up after night of rioting

“Anger over Greece’s austerity measures exploded in the streets of Athens early Monday as tens of thousands of protesters clashed with police in riots that left 106 police officers and dozens of civilians injured, according to police.” (Source: Greece cleans up after night of rioting – CNN.com.)

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15 Jun 2011

Greek government realigned amidst protests

“After violent protests against austerity measures Wednesday, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announced a government reshuffle in a bid to solve his nation’s debt woes. Papandreou said in a brief televised statement that he will seek a vote of confidence in the new government Thursday. He did not offer any

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15 Feb 2010

Spanish intelligence probing debt attacks-report

“Spain’s intelligence services are investigating the role of investors and media in debt market turbulence over the last few weeks, El Pais reported on Sunday. Citing unnamed sources, El Pais said the National Intelligence Centre (CNI) was looking into ‘speculative attacks’ on Spain following the Greek debt crisis. ‘The (CNI’s)

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