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Hard landing for Greek travel agents

(REUTERS) – Try buying your air ticket through a travel agent like this one in Athens, and you could end up like the Greek economy.

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Greece a flashpoint for Europe?

(Reuters Business Report) – Don Quixote: a Spanish literary hero famous for tilting his lance at imaginary foes – like windmills.

Austerity though – that’s seen as a very real enemy.

Many Spaniards in solidarity with ordinary Greeks.
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Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum ‘No’

(Reuters Business Report) – There was no mistaking the mood in Athens in front of Parliament Sunday night.

Official figures show a whopping 61 percent of Greeks overwhelmingly rejected the terms of an international financial bailout… overturning opinion polls that had predicted an outcome too close to call.
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How did Greece get here?

A preview of events leading up to the referendum that could decide Greece’s future in the euro zone.

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Greek police fire stun grenades in Athens scuffles

Protesters clash with Greek police in central Athens ahead of rally in support of “No” vote in the referendum for the EU bailout.
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Impoverished Greek industrial town reflects on the country’s situation as the country prepares for referendum

Residents of a once-booming industrial town near Athens speak about their current struggle to survive and their uncertain future, three days ahead of a snap referendum on the European Union’s aid proposal for Greece, seen by many as the final verdict for the country’s stay in the eurozone.

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Greece on edge of new decision?

There’s usually a cheery wave from Alexis Tsipras when he goes to work.

Today, though, little to celebrate.

Greece is now the first advanced nation to default to the IMF.
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