Helena Smith

Greece begins to weigh up options

Greece begins to weigh up options

Polls suggest leader of radical left Syriza party still has the edge over the country’s prime minister in the run-up to Published 06 Jan, 2015 06:41am

Qatar’s ruler shells out $10m on idyllic retreats for family

THE suitor is one of the world’s wealthiest men; the location happens to be the eurozone’s poorest country. But in an unlikely coming together of economic circumstances, the Amir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, has opted to splash out seven million Published 06 Mar, 2013 12:02am

Euros edged out by bartering

IT’S been a busy day at the market in downtown Volos. Angeliki Ioanitou has sold a decent quantity of olive oil and soap, while her friend Maria has done good business with her fresh pies. Published 04 Jan, 2013 12:00am

EU’s most corrupt state

ON top of the litany of woes that have befallen Greece, comes the news that the eurozone’s weakest link is also its most corrupt. Published 07 Dec, 2012 12:00am

Eurovision in times of austerity

ONE after another they are calling in sick. First, Portugal and Poland and now, short of an economic miracle, Cyprus and Greece. For an event that is meant to be one of the most unifying in Europe, next year’s Published 03 Dec, 2012 12:01am

Seeking diaspora`s help

LIKE many Greeks, Philippos Petsalnikos did well when he lived abroad. Now the president of the Athens parliament... Published 08 Mar, 2010 12:00am

After Dubai, it`s Greece

FINANCIAL markets around the world sold off on Tuesday after Greece`s credit rating was cut amid mounting concerns... Published 10 Dec, 2009 12:00am

Lost city`s secrets

THE secrets of a lost city that may have inspired one of the world`s most enduring myths — the fable of Atlantis —... Published 18 Oct, 2009 12:00am

Colossus of Rhodes

IT may not straddle the port as its predecessor once did, but in terms of sheer luminosity and eye-catching height... Published 18 Nov, 2008 12:00am

Turkey, PKK reach truce deal

ATHENS: Kurdish rebels in Turkey have announced a one-month truce after the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan,... Published 21 Aug, 2005 12:00am

Turkey rebuffs French demands

THE war of words between Turkey and France over Ankara’s EU aspirations turned increasingly ugly on Friday as Prime... Published 07 Aug, 2005 12:00am

Turkish Cypriots weigh reunion

NICOSIA: Ali Dnizgezn never thought that one day he would become a revolutionary. Revolt, he says, was a far-fetched... Published 19 Jan, 2003 12:00am