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Not for sale: the Acropolis of Athens. But many state assets in Greece are for sale through Taiped, an agency not unlike Nama. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly four years ago, the German tabloid Bild suggested that, in return for the European Union bailout, Greece should sell off the Acropolis and some(...)

 Tourists look out from behind the door of  a hotel in  Athens during a demonstration remembering  the victims of a 1973 uprising against the military junta last month. Photograph: Yannis Kolesidis/Epa

Recent debate about how to commemorate 1914 and 1916 in Ireland came to mind when I was travelling in the Peloponnese. I live in Corfu, which was not (...)

Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Moallem speaks during a press conference in Damascus yesterday. He said his country had defences that would “suprise” its antagonists. Photograph: AP

Western envoys have told opposition Syrian National Coalition leaders in Istanbul to expect strikes on Damascus within days, as Syrian foreign ministe(...)

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