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Eurozone hails 'breakthrough' with Greece, IMF debt deal

JAN STRUPCZEWSKI, FRANCESCO GUARASCIO & ALASTAIR MACDONALD

The euro zone gave Greece its firmest offer yet of debt relief in what finance ministers called a breakthrough deal that won a commitment from the IMF finally to return to taking part in the bailout for Athens.

NEWS Politics

Kammenos questions VAT rise on islands

New Democracy suggested Tuesday that Defense Minister Panos Kammenos should resign after he labeled the scrapping of the discount on value-added tax enjoyed by some Greek islands as “criminal and unconstitutional.”

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Probe launched into allegations against top judge

A deputy prosecutor has launched a probe into allegations made earlier in the month by the chairman of the Marfin Investment Group (MIG), Andreas Vegnopoulos, that Supreme Court President Vasiliki Thanou bribed and blackmailed judicial officials to influence an investigation into his activities.

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US Coast Guard interest in Aegean

Charles D. Michel, the vice commandant of the US Coast Guard, held talks in Athens Tuesday with the chief of the Greek armed forces, Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, which focused on Washington’s intention to contribute to patrols in the Aegean aimed at curbing illegal immigration.

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Korydallos appeals over timing of GD trial's resumption

The Municipality of Korydallos, the union representing teachers in Piraeus and local parent-teacher groups on Tuesday made a last-ditch appeal to judicial authorities not to resume the trial of Golden Dawn politicians and supporters at a makeshift courtroom at the high-security Korydallos Prison until after local schoolchildren have finished sitting their university entrance examinations.

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Rain aggravates conditions at refugee camp near Idomeni

A boy carries a dish through a flooded section of a makeshift camp for migrants near the village of Idomeni, close to Greece’s border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Nearly 10,000 refugees and migrants have been camping near Idomeni for months after authorities closed the border in hope it will reopen. Government officials have said they will clear the camp in the next few weeks. There are more than 1,000 migrants at another makeshift camp at the country’s main port of Piraeus while more than 6,000 are living at a state-run facility in Elliniko, southern Athens.