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  • ATHENS, Oct 3- Greece has won an appeal over objections from forestry officials to a major tourism project in Athens that forms part of its third international bailout, overcoming one of the obstacles to turning the site into one of Europe's biggest coastal resorts. Greece's international creditors from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund...

  • A food delivery cycle courier waits for orders from Deliveroo, operated by Roofoods, in London, U.K., on Dec. 22, 2016.

    Delivery start-up Deliveroo is pushing its central kitchen concept to new cities around the globe, and small restaurants could benefit.

  • LONDON, Sept 29- Sales of gasoline-powered cars have overtaken diesel in the first half of this year for the first time since 2009, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association said this week. The mayors of Paris and Athens have said they plan to ban diesel-engine cars in city centres by 2025 in the wake of the emissions scandal, while France is also making...

  • LONDON, Sept 29- Sales of gasoline-powered cars have overtaken diesel in the first half of this year for the first time since 2009, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association said this week. The mayors of Paris and Athens have said they plan to ban diesel-engine cars in city centers by 2025 in the wake of the emissions scandal, while France is also making...

  • ATHENS, Sept 28- The International Monetary Fund on Thursday backed away from a demand for an asset quality check on Greece's banks after a proposal by the European Central Bank to bring forward planned stress tests next year, driving a rebound in the shares. "On the subject of the Greek banking system, let me emphasize that we see no financial stability concerns at...

  • Wolfgang Schaeuble, Germany's finance minister, arrives for a meeting of European finance ministers in Luxembourg on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

    Conservative German Finance Minister Schaeuble agreed to become parliamentary president and will not be involved in coalition talks.

  • Vivien Ann Schmidt, professor, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, says a new Angela Merkel-led government in Germany will have to formulate policies on Greece that may, or may not, differ from the current government with SPD support.

  • Sept 22- Uber faces having to withdraw ride hailing services in London, its busiest European market, after local regulator Transport for London pulled the company's licence for private hire cabs on Friday, a move Uber said it planned to appeal. UberPOP remains available in a handful of cities in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Norway, Poland and Switzerland.

  • *Tsipras has battled Greece's creditors since winning power. *Government planning "new Greece" after bailout exit. Since taking power in early 2015, he has spent most of his days and nights in firefighting mode, battling Greece's creditors to renegotiate the harsh terms of a series of bailout deals.

  • *Tsipras has battled Greece's creditors since winning power. *Government planning "new Greece" after bailout exit. Since taking power in early 2015, he has spent most of his days and nights in firefighting mode, battling Greece's creditors to renegotiate the harsh terms of a series of bailout deals.

  • *Eldorado cites "constructive" talks with Greece. *Athens seeks solution via arbitration. ATHENS, Sept 21- Eldorado Gold on Thursday postponed a decision to freeze its investment in Greece, saying that talks with the country's leftist-led government, which granted it key permits last week, were "constructive".

  • ATHENS, Sept 21- Hundreds of Eldorado Gold workers fearing job losses marched through Athens on Thursday, hours before a deadline imposed by the Canadian miner over permits expires. Workers in yellow vests and safety helmets gathered outside the energy ministry in Athens chanting "We won't back down!" Eldorado's investment in northern Greece, which employs...

  • ATHENS, Sept 20- Greece is considering swapping 20 small bond issues for four or five new ones, government sources said, as it prepares to exit its international bailout and resume normal financing operations. Major holders included banks and pensions funds in Greece and abroad. Two years later in 2014, Greece made two forays as part of a plan to regain full bond...

  • EU has to be strengthened in major areas: Opposition lawmaker

    Christian Lindner, leader of Germany's Free Democratic Party (FDP), speaks about the European Union and the Greek debt crisis.

  • *Dozens of Eldorado Gold workers clash with police in Athens. ATHENS, Sept 13- Greece said on Wednesday it would grant Canada's Eldorado Gold outstanding permits this week to enable it to fully operate one of its three Greek projects, days after the miner threatened to suspend a major investment in the country. Eldorado's investment in northern Greece is among...

  • ATHENS, Sept 13- Greece's Energy Minister assured protesting Eldorado Gold workers on Wednesday that it would grant outstanding permits this week to enable the Canadian miner to fully operate one of its Greek projects. Differences over the investment, one of the biggest in Greece in years, have dragged on for years, especially over compliance with...

  • ATHENS, Sept 13- Greek police fired tear gas at dozens of Eldorado Gold workers rallying outside the energy ministry in Athens on Wednesday to protest against potential job losses after the Canadian company threatened to suspend investment at its Greek mines. Eldorado Gold Corp announced the possible suspension on Monday, blaming delays in getting permits,...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, Paris and Lyon. Hitting back at Macron's pledge to give no ground to "slackers", some in Paris carried placards reading: "Slacker on Strike" while in Bordeaux demonstrators chanted: "Macron you're screwed, the slackers are in the streets." Riot police clashed with hooded youths in isolated skirmishes on the fringe of the march led by the...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, Paris and Lyon. Hitting back at Macron's pledge to give no ground to "slackers," some in Paris carried placards reading: "Slacker on Strike" while in Bordeaux demonstrators chanted: "Macron you're screwed, the slackers are in the streets." Riot police clashed with hooded youths in isolated skirmishes on the fringe of the march led by the...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, Paris and Lyon. Hitting back at Macron's pledge to give no ground to "slackers", some in Paris carried placards reading: "Slacker on Strike" while in Bordeaux demonstrators chanted: "Macron you're screwed, the slackers are in the streets." The Paris prefecture said 24,000 protesters turned out in the capital, where riot police clashed...