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  • ATHENS, Greece— Greek authorities insisted Thursday they were doing everything they could to clean up the viscous, foul-smelling oil that has coated large parts of Athens' coastline following the sinking of a small oil tanker. The Agia Zoni II tanker sank Sunday while anchored in calm seas off the coast of Salamina island, near Greece's main port of Piraeus,...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greek authorities have appealed to swimmers to stay away from some popular beaches on the coast of Athens after oil spilled from a sunken tanker started to reach the area. Glyfada Mayor Giorgos Papanikolaou says municipal workers have set up floating booms offshore and used chemicals to try to dissolve the oil. The small Agia Zoni II tanker sank...

  • *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,...

  • ATHENS, Greece— A group of miners from northern Greece clashed with police Wednesday outside government buildings in Athens during a protest called after their Canada- based mining company threatened to suspend investments in the country. The miners from the Eldorado Gold mine in the Halkidiki region were seeking assurances for their jobs after Eldorado...

  • *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...

  • *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...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, gathering in Paris. PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron faced the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday when workers from the hard-left CGT union began marching through French cities to protest against a loosening of labour laws. Labour unions have scuppered previous attempts...

  • *Protesters march in Marseille, gathering in Paris. PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron faced the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday when workers from the hard-left CGT union began marching through French cities to protest against a loosening of labor laws. Labour unions have scuppered previous attempts to...

  • *Labour reforms seen in Germany as test of Macron's mettle. PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron faces the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday, when workers from the hard-left CGT union march through French cities to protest against a loosening of labour regulations. Sounding a call to the working class,...

  • *Labour reforms seen in Germany as test of Macron's mettle. PARIS, Sept 12- President Emmanuel Macron faces the first challenge on the streets to his business-friendly reform agenda on Tuesday, when workers from the hard-left CGT union march through French cities to protest against a loosening of labor regulations. Sounding a call to the working class, Philippe...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 12- Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair said on Tuesday it would base three more aircraft at Frankfurt airport from summer 2018 to add 34 new routes including Athens, Lisbon and Marseille. An increase in flights from low-cost carriers is helping Frankfurt airport operator Fraport to boost passenger numbers this year, with the company saying...

  • *Greece says Eldorado must respect EU laws. ATHENS/ VANCOUVER Sept 11- Canada's Eldorado Gold Corp threatened on Monday to suspend investment at its Greek mines and development projects, blaming delays in getting permits for jeopardizing one of the biggest investments in Greece since the country's debt crisis. Eldorado said no additional investment would be...

  • *Greece says Eldorado must respect EU laws. Citing delays in permits from the Greek government, Eldorado said no additional investment would be made into the Olympias and Skouries projects and the Stratoni mine, which has been operational, in Greece. In announcing its decision, Eldorado said the delays had hurt the company's project schedules and budgets,...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold on Monday threatened to suspend a major investment in Greece in 10 days, accusing the government of delaying permits and licenses. One of Greece's largest foreign investors, Eldorado operates mines in northern Greece that have faced vehement opposition from parts of local communities on environmental...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Eldorado Gold, Canadian-based mining company and large investor in Greece, to suspend investment in its mines there.

  • BEIJING, Sept 10- China has begun studying when to ban the production and sale of cars using traditional fuels, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing comments by the vice industry minister, who predicted "turbulent times" for automakers forced to adapt. Xin Guobin did not give details on when China, the world's largest auto market, would implement such a...