The government of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is in turmoil after the surprise shut-off of the national public broadcaster, ERT.
Almost all ancient sites and museums in Greece were closed due to a strike by museum guards and employees of the Ministry of Culture on Thursday.
The dispute between Greece and its neighbor Macedonia over the latter's name is still very much alive. The long-running quarrel can take on very nationalistic overtones, as Jannis Papadimitriou describes from Athens.
Greek ferry workers and journalists have begun a strike to protest at a new austerity package to be put to a parliamentary vote this week. Islands without an airport will be effectively cut off from the mainland.
A freak overnight downpour on the outskirts of Athens has caused flash floods, killing at least 15 people. Torrents of mud and debris engulfed streets in what is being described as the worst flooding in 20 years.
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