Surge in Migrants Creates Abysmal Conditions on Greek Islands (The Wall Street Journal)

SAMOS, Greece—Three months ago, Shehab Kabalan, a 20-year-old from Syria, traveled in a small boat from Turkey to Greece in the hope of receiving asylum in Europe and starting a new life.

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France’s Emmanuel Macron Takes EU Renewal Push to Greece (The Wall Street Journal)

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The European Union will crumble if it isn’t overhauled, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday in Athens, attempting to reinvigorate his call for greater sharing of financial burdens in the eurozone.

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Greek Authorities Escalate Investigation Against Former Statistics Agency Head (The Wall Street Journal)

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ATHENS—Greek authorities are escalating a criminal investigation against the former head of Greece’s statistics agency, who has been accused of inflating the budget deficit to help Greece’s creditors justify the country’s unpopular bailout terms, continuing a yearslong debate about the origins of the country’s debt crisis.

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Greece denies report it may opt out of receiving more bailout money (Reuters)

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Greece on Tuesday denied a German newspaper report it could refuse receipt of bailout loans needed to make a July debt repayment if its lenders fail to offer clear debt relief terms, despite it having passed more reforms.

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Greece Seeks Inclusion in ECB’s Stimulus Plan (The Wall Street Journal)

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ATHENS—Greece called on the European Central Bank to add the nation to its bond-buying program, even if that means relaxing the ECB’s earlier conditions for such support.

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Greek Lenders Alpha Bank, National Bank Returned to Profitability in 2016 (The Wall Street Journal)

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ATHENS—Greek banks Alpha Bank and National Bank returned to profitability in 2016 and reduced their exposure to nonperforming loans.

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Greek Police Discover 8 Parcel Bombs Addressed to EU Officials (The Wall Street Journal)

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ATHENS—Greek counterterrorism experts intercepted eight parcel bombs addressed to European Union leaders, institutions and large companies on Monday night, a Greek police official said Tuesday.

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5 Things to Know About the New Round of Greek Bailout Talks (The Wall Street Journal)

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Talks between Greece and its international creditors are due to restart Tuesday after stalling for nearly three months. As negotiations resume, here are some things to know.

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Greek soccer hero helps refugees win battle against boredom (The Associated Press)

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SKARAMANGAS, Greece (AP) — Soccer fans of a certain age may still remember Antonis Nikopolidis for his resemblance to American actor George Clooney and as the goalkeeper who helped Greece become surprise European Champions in 2004.

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Greece’s Debt Quandary Leaves Tsipras Three Options (The Wall Street Journal)

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ATHENS—Greece’s left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is weighing his options as negotiations with the country’s international creditors heat up and the clock is ticking on a round of crucial elections in Europe.

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