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Dawn Raids On Greek Neo-Fascists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK

Leaders of the neo-fascist Golden Dawn have been targeted in early morning raids by Greek counter-terror police, with the party's leader, three MPs an...

Racism, Exploitation, Violence: The Reality of Migrants' Lives in Greece

Kate Allen | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Politics
Kate Allen

Greece: idyllic country of picturesque islands and sparkling seas that welcomes strangers, or land of serious human rights abuses and growing violence and xenophobia? While there is no doubt about the loveliness of Greece's landscapes, something brutal is going on behind the beauty.

Growing Police Brutality in Greece: The Hidden Face of the Crisis

Fragkiska Megaloudi | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
Fragkiska Megaloudi

As startling images of Greeks struggling to get bags of free distributed vegetables make the headlines in the international media, it's becoming evident that the crisis in the country has now overpassed vulnerable groups of people and is taking over the once thriving middle class.

Pictures Of Greeks Scrambling For Food Sparks Fresh Anger

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK

Pictures of Greeks scrambling for food handouts have sparked fresh waves of anger in the country amid crippling austerity measures. One man queuing...

Rising Death in the Streets of Athens: The Human Toll of the Greek Tragedy

Fragkiska Megaloudi | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK
Fragkiska Megaloudi

There is a sense of abandon, when walking in downtown Athens today. Open drug use within a view of the nation's parliament, an alarming surge in HIV infections and a total collapse of the health system and all safety nets are signs of a society that its priorities are out of balance.

'The Ones Who Do' Greece Faces the Spirit of Action at the TEDxAthens

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Tech
Katerina Zherebtsova

TEDxAthens this November, took the format even further by focusing on 'The Ones Who Do'. The theme seemed entirely appropriate, given the country's current lack of belief in the system and in the future. "Our choice of topic is not only local but urgent: we need to turn thought into action today", one of the organisers Dimitris Kalavros comments.

It's Not About the Money

Nick Harkaway | Posted 19.01.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Harkaway

Britain's membership of the EU is up for discussion - and it's liable to be a wretchedly stupid discussion.

Teargas And Petrol Bombs In Athens

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK

A man died during violent clashes in Athens as 40,000 strikers pitted themselves against riot police on the streets of the Greek capital. Petrol bo...

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: 27th September 2012

Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

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Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: 26th September 2012

Posted 25.11.2012 | UK

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Building Bridges Between Athens and Jerusalem

Jules Evans | Posted 23.09.2012 | Home
Jules Evans

It's heartening for a young writer when the Chief Rabbi of your country writes a column responding to your book, and says some kind things about it - so thanks are in order to Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks for using my book as a springboard for his discussion in the Huff Post on the deficiencies of Stoicism as a philosophy for life.

We Have Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself

Iain Anderson | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

I've been conferencing in Copenhagen this week with the global banking elite. Despite the huge and urgent stresses on the global economic system - the presence of some of the key leaders in the sector has been impressive.

We've Already Got Olympic Gold! Plane To Transport Torch Unveiled

PA | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

The striking gold and yellow plane that will bring the Olympic Flame from Athens to the UK later this week has been unveiled. Images of the British...

GALLERY: Olympic Torch Lit In Olympia

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Sport

The quadrennial lighting of the Olympic Torch has taken place in Olympia, Greece, ahead of the torch relay's start prior to the London 2012 Games. ...

Why the Greek Sun Isn't in Crisis

BritChick Paris | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK
BritChick Paris

I just spent Easter with my Greek family in Piraeus. After all the doom and gloom in the media I expected the worst -- derelict shops, depressed faces and general chaos. I couldn't have been further from the truth.

Family Of Missing Marathon Runner 'Increasingly Concerned' For Safety

PA | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK

The family of a missing marathon runner in Greece say they are "increasingly concerned" for his safety. Experienced endurance athlete John Lawton, ...

Fear-onomy 101

Gerard Papasimakopoulos | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Politics
Gerard Papasimakopoulos

Another day, another social presence for someone living in Greece to fear. As if there wasn't enough fear making the rounds already.

The Confusing Fires of The Athenian Landscape

Gerard Papasimakopoulos | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Politics
Gerard Papasimakopoulos

At some point, the blame and part of the responsibility for what happens within their own country has to fall on the Greek public. Ninjas did not destroy the Attikon. Ninjas did not set fire to nearly 50 buildings around Athens. Ninjas were not the ones asking for money so as not to burn down the Asty cinema house, just a short walk away from the Attikon. These were citizens of Greece. Whether provoked, coerced, brainwashed or otherwise, these were citizens of Greece.

Running Battles Between Police and Protesters In Athens Ahead of Austerity Vote

Posted 13.04.2012 | UK

Protesters have surrounded the Greek parliament in Athens, as MPs prepare to vote in favour of austerity measures designed to avoid a sovereign defaul...

'Ghost Milk: Calling Time on the Grand Project' by Iain Sinclair (REVIEW)

Declan Tan | Posted 14.02.2012 | Home
Declan Tan

There haven't been many coherent voices speaking out against the impending money-splash of the London Olympics next year. Most have been swept away by the shiny promised land of the new Westfield, or the dubious pledges buried in tonnes of polished glass and metal, said to be invested in our potentially athletic children's futures.

Why the Olympics are a Shadow of Their Former Self

BritChick Paris | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Taking torches to each city and putting up the Olympic rings everywhere is a nice frothy gesture. But the real values of the original Olympics, guts, sweat and team spirit are the ones that count.

Passing Bailout Package A 'National Priority', Says PM

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

George Papandreou has called the securing of the eurozone bailout a “national priority” for Greece. Speaking to the parliament before the crun...

Government Could Fall As Papandreou Faces No-Confidence Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.01.2012 | UK

George Papandreou, the Greek prime minister, faces a crucial no-confidence vote on his leadership following a week of turmoil. Should he lose the ...

The Best Kebab in the World?

Drew Smith | Posted 01.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Drew Smith

For someone as steeped in restaurants as myself, it is just bizarre to come across a great restaurant by accident that no one has heard of, has no web site, no reviews and I think no phone number.

Democracy 1: Why Libya Won't be Getting Democracy

Roslyn Fuller | Posted 31.10.2011 | UK Politics
Roslyn Fuller

The reason no one in Libya will be getting democracy any time soon is that even most people in Western nations have no idea whatsoever what democracy is.