December 14, 2018

Greek general strike puts pressure on parliament

As the Greek parliament debates prior to a key vote on new austerity measures, Unions in Greece have staged a 48 hour general strike to protest the European/IMF bailout conditions. Large crowds of protesters are gathering on the streets, with public transport in Athens grinding to a halt. On … [Read more...]

Amy Winehouse cancels European tour dates after Serbia meltdown

British singer Amy Winehouse has cancelled shows in Instanbul and Athens after getting booed in Belgrade for appearing to be too drunk to perform. A spokesman said Ms Winehouse would like to apologise to fans, but "feels that this is the right thing to do". Her spokesman added that Ms … [Read more...]

Big protests in Athens as Greek general strike begins

Around 5000 Greek police managed to fend off 20,000 anti-austerity protesters in Athens who were trying to surround the Parliament buildings. Riot police including motorcycle officers used busses and barriers to prevent the encirclement of the Greek Parliament. At times the crowd surged at police … [Read more...]