Trash collectors have gone on strike in Greece, protesting for permanent jobs. Piles of garbage are causing stench in Athens.
Greece and Macedonia have reached an agreement in their long-running dispute over the name of the former Yugoslav republic. Senior officials from both the EU and NATO have welcomed the agreement.
Government plans for a new wave of austerity measures later this summer sparked the workers' revolt. Greece has been mired in a debt crisis since 2009, and the end of the third international bailout is looming.
Greek public transport workers have withdrawn their labor to press parliament not to proceed with an austerity bill that would limit trade unions' right to strike. Airlines also warn of cancellations and delays.
Greece's Popular Fighters Group has claimed responsibility for bombing an Athens court and accused the judges of backing harsh austerity measures. "Justice is like a snake. It will only bite those barefoot," they said.
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