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Greek Debt Crisis Timeline
Greece is caught in a destructive cycle of debt that is met by new, violent rioting every time legislators attempt austerity measures to keep the country afloat. But just how did the Greek debt crisis get this bad? Here's a timeline of key moments in the crisis.
Greece Austerity Protests
In the last week of June 2011, Greek lawmakers were faced with a tough choice: proceed with unpopular austerity measures on top of spending cuts and tax hikes that have already helped send unemployment rates over 16 percent, or not act and lose the next $17 billion bailout installment from the EU and IMF. A general strike against austerity...
Greece in Disarray As Bailout Bill Approved
As a condition of the $140 billion (110 billion euros) bailout package from the European Union and IMF to save Greece from its economic free-fall, the country's parliament approved an austerity package today that forces severe cuts to public employee pay and pension benefits.
Riots Continue in Greece
What's behind the riots that set parts of Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki in Greece ablaze?
Lesbos Residents Want Term 'Lesbian' Back
The Greek island of Lesbos was home to poet Sappho, whose myriad works included relationships between women, but some women of Lesbos now wish they could call themselves "Lesbians" without being considered gay.
CIA World Factbook - Greece
A primer on Greece's leaders, geography, demographics, economy, military, infrastructure, and more.