Macedonian name change referendum hit by low turnout | World news

Macedonia was facing a prolonged political crisis on Sunday following an unexpectedly low turnout by voters in a historic referendum to rename the strategic Balkan state. Voters were asked whether they endorsed a landmark deal struck with Greece, rechristening the state North Macedonia as a stepping stone to European Union and Nato membership. But 30 …

Greece exits bailout programme after eight years, but Turkish fears remain – business live | Business

4.25am EDT04:25 As Greece exits its bailout, new government figures show a drop in the country’s current account surplus compared to a year ago, but a rise in tourist revenues. Reuters reports: Greece’s current account balance showed a smaller surplus in June compared to the same month a year earlier on the back of a …

From US to Australia, Greek diaspora rallies to help wildfire victims | World news

Three weeks after wildfires wrought unprecedented death and destruction outside Athens, Greeks worldwide have rallied to help their brethren. From Australia to the US, diaspora communities have been galvanised, their churches gathering collections, their charities raising funds, their media making appeals in an extraordinary display of solidarity. With the death toll climbing to 94 and …

Greeks urged to leave homes as wildfires near Athens rage out of control | World news

Forest fires raged uncontrolled in several parts of Greece on Monday, destroying homes, disrupting major transport links and leaving at least three people dead. . Greek authorities urged residents of a coastal region near Athens to abandon their homes as a wildfire spread on Monday, closing one of Greece’s busiest motorways, halting trains and sending …