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  Greece has taken a crucial step towards a bailout after its parliament passed a crucial second set of reforms
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 61% of those whose ballots had been counted voting 'No', against 39% voting 'Yes'. Governing Syriza party had saying the bailout terms were humiliating
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Karadzic boycotts start of trial
Serb ex-president cleared of war crimes
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Socialist Papandreou declared winner
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Pro-Western Tadic wins new term
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Romania and Bulgaria join the EU
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63 died from forest fires
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  Greece crisis: MPs pass crucial bailout reforms Map of Athens


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2015 Jul. 22    
  Greece has taken a crucial step towards a bailout after its parliament passed a crucial second set of reforms
2015 Jul. 21   MPs prepare for second vote on bailout reforms  The Greek parliament will vote on Wednesday on a second set of reforms needed to secure its bailout deal 2015 Jul. 20   150-200 migrants adrift in east Mediterranean, 2 ships at hand to help  A boat carrying 150 to 200 migrants has been located adrift in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, and two merchant ships have reached it 2015 Jul. 19       Banks reopen after three-week shutdown
  Greek banks are set to reopen after three weeks of closures sparked by the deadlock over the country's debt
2015 Jul. 15   Eurozone deal laws backed by MPs  Greek MPs have approved tough economic measures required to enable an 86bn eurozone bailout deal to go ahead. The legislation includes tax rises 2015 Jul. 14   Greek PM defends 'harsh' deal  Alexis Tsipras says he does not believe in a bailout offered by eurozone leaders - but is willing to implement it 2015 Jul. 13   Tsipras faces eurozone deal battle  Greek Prime Minister is facing a tough battle to win support from coalition partners for the third bailout offered by eurozone leaders       Debt crisis: Eurozone summit strikes deal
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  Eurozone leaders have agreed to offer Greece a third bailout, after marathon talks. The bailout is conditional on Greece passing agreed reforms
2015 Jul. 12   Debt crisis: Leaders try to thrash out deal  Eurozone leaders have talked through the night in Brussels in a bid to agree terms for a new bailout for Greece   Debt crisis: Athens offered 'euro time-out'  An option enabling Greece to leave the eurozone temporarily if a bailout is not agreed is among a raft of measures being considered by eurozone leaders   Djokovic wins Wimbledon final over Roger Federer  Djokovic 6 : 3 Federer. No. 1 Djokovic took the first set, 76 (1) after he saved two set points against the Swiss 2015 Jul. 11   Eurozone 'sceptical' of reform pledge  Eurozone finance chiefs are seeking further signs from Greece that it is serious about delivering its promises of reform in return for a debt rescue   Srebrenica anniversary: Crowds chase Serb PM away  Aleksandar Vucic has been chased away by stone-throwing protesters from a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the massacre 2015 Jul. 10   MPs back bailout reform plan  Greece's parliament has backed a government package of economic reforms aimed at ending the country's debt crisis and securing a new bailout 2015 Jul. 9       Eurozone receives economic reform plan   The Greek government has submitted economic reform proposals to try to secure a further bailout from its creditors   Debt crisis: Deadline day for new proposals  Greece has until the end of Thursday to present new proposals to secure a third bailout from creditors and prevent a possible exit from the eurozone 2015 Jul. 8   Banks stay shut as endgame looms  The Greek government has extended bank closures and a 60 (43; $66) daily limit on ATM withdrawals until Monday 2015 Jul. 6   PM Tsipras to present new plan at eurozone summit  Alexis Tsipras is expected to present new proposals at a Eurozone emergency summit on his country's growing debt crisis   Debt crisis: Creditors press for new proposals  Eurozone finance ministers say they expect to hear new proposals from Greece after the country voted to reject the terms of a bailout   Greece finance minister quits  Greece's debt crisis sent shivers through American stock markets Monday, a day after Greek voters rejected demands from international creditors 2015 Jul. 5   Debt crisis: Tsipras says voters made 'brave choice'  Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said that the Greeks made a 'brave choice' in voting to reject the terms of an international bailout     Debt crisis: Greek voters reject bailout offer
  With almost all the ballots counted, results from the Greek referendum show voters decisively rejecting the terms of an international bailout
 61% of those whose ballots had been counted voting 'No', against 39% voting 'Yes'. Governing Syriza party had saying the bailout terms were humiliating
  Polls close in bailout referendum  Millions of Greeks have voted in a crucial referendum on whether to accept the terms of an international bailout 2015 Jul. 4   Greece debt: Greeks vote in bailout referendum  Millions of Greeks are due to vote in a crucial referendum on whether to accept the terms of an international bailout 2015 Jul. 3   Greece crisis: Mass rival rallies over bailout vote  Tens of thousands of Greeks have attended rival rallies in Athens ahead of a crucial referendum   Greece crisis: Tsipras urges 'No' to 'blackmail'  PM Alexis Tsipras has called on voters to reject 'blackmail' when they vote in a bailout referendum on Sunday 2015 Jul. 2   Greek crisis: Major rallies due ahead of vote  Rival camps in Greece are set to hold major rallies in Athens ahead of Sunday's crucial referendum on an international bailout deal   Greek crisis: IMF says extra 50bn euros needed  Greece will need an extra 50bn euros over the next three years to stabilise its finances under the existing, disputed bailout plans

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2015 Jun.30     IMF payment missed as bailout expires
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  Greece has missed the deadline for 1.1bn payment to the International Monetary Fund, hours after eurozone ministers refused to extend its bailout
2015 Jun.29   Defiant Tsipras seeks referendum backing  Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has urged voters to reject creditors' demands in a snap referendum on Greece's debt crisis due on Sunday   No vote would mean euro exit, leaders warn  EU leaders have warned Greeks that rejecting creditors' proposals in a snap referendum called for Sunday would mean leaving the euro 2015 Jun.28     Greek debt crisis: Banks to remain shut all week
Map of Athens  The Greek government has confirmed that banks will be closed all week, after a decision by the European Central Bank not to extend emergency funding   Greek banks will not open Monday  Greece said it would temporarily close banks on Monday in a bid to prevent its banking system from collapsing   Greek debt crisis: ECB not raising funding limit  The European Central Bank says it not increasing its emergency funding for Greek banks, amid fears that Greece may default on its debts on Tuesday 2015 Jun.27   MPs back referendum on bailout  The Greek parliament has backed plans for a referendum on international creditors' terms for a new bailout   Greece crisis: Eurozone refuses bailout extension  Eurozone finance ministers have rejected a Greek request to extend a bailout programme beyond 30 June   Greece debt: Crisis meeting over bailout referendum  Greece's creditors are holding a crisis meeting with the Greek finance minister after Athens called a referendum on the terms for a fresh bailout 2015 Jun.25   EU leaders agree to speed up relocation  EU leaders meeting in Brussels have agreed to speed up the relocation of thousands of migrants who have arrived in Italy and Greece 2015 Jun.24   Tsipras in intensive talks with creditors  Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has held intense talks with international creditors in efforts to find a solution to Greece's debt crisis 2015 Jun.20   Greek debt: New proposals  State Minister Alekos Flambouraris has said new proposals will be put to creditors ahead of an emergency EU summit planned for Monday 2015 Jun.17   Greece says deal on debt crisis unlikely at talks  Greece has a 'political and moral duty' to reach an agreement with creditors over its debt crisis, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has said 2015 Jun.5   Tsipras tells lenders not to humiliate Greece over debt  Greece's prime minister has warned international creditors not to impose humiliating terms on his country as it seeks urgently needed bailout funds

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2015 May.11   Greece two weeks from cash crisis - Yanis Varoufakis  Greece's finance minister says his country's financial situation is 'terribly urgent' and the crisis could come to a head in a couple of weeks 2015 May.9   Macedonia police killed in clashes with 'terrorists'  At least five police officers have died in clashes in Macedonia with an armed group from an unidentified neighbouring state, say officials

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2015 Feb.20     Greece agrees deal with eurozone
Map of Brussels  Greece and eurozone nations have agreed a deal to extend financial aid after bailout talks in Brussels

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2015 Jan.25   Greek poll winner vows to end 'pain'  Anti-austerity Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras has vowed to end Greece's 'five years of humiliation and pain' after his general election win     Greek exit polls suggest Syriza win
Map of Athens  Two exit polls show anti-austerity Syriza party with a 12.5 percentage point lead over nearest party, New Demoracy, in Greece's general election
 Far-right Golden Dawn and centrist The River came joint 3rd. Syriza wants to renegotiate debt arrangement with international creditors
2015 Jan.11   Croatia elects first woman president  Opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has become the first female president of Croatia, winning by the narrowest of margins

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2014 Dec.28   Italy ferry fire: Evacuation hampered by winds  One person died while attempting to escape a blazing ferry stranded in the Adriatic Sea. Gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered the evacuation

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2014 Sep.25   Greek woman allegedly buried alive by accident, then died  Police are investigating a cemetery worker's testimony that a woman revived in her grave shortly after being buried and called for help

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2014 Jun.19   10 die in flooding in Bulgaria after heavy rain  ulgarian authorities say ten people have died and several others are missing after heavy rain and flooding hit the Black Sea port city of Varna

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2014 May.17   Thousands flee, 25 die in record Balkan floods  Packed into buses, boats and helicopters, tens of thousands fled their homes in Bosnia and Serbia to escape the worst flooding in a century

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2013 Oct.25   Greek couple accused of buying Roma baby  DNA from a girl taken by authorities from a Roma couple in Greece matches that of a Bulgarian couple who said they were the parents of the girl

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2013 Jun.11   Greece suspends state broadcaster  The Greek government has shut down the public broadcaster ERT, calling it a 'haven of waste'

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2013 Apr.19   Serbia and Kosovo in landmark accord  Serbia and its former province of Kosovo have reached an EU-brokered accord aimed at normalising relations between the Balkan neighbours

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2012 Nov.11   Greece MPs approve new austerity budget  Greek lawmakers have approved a 2013 budget involving fresh spending cuts, despite mass public street protests

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2012 Sep.26   Athens clashes as Greek police fire tear gas  Police have fired tear gas to disperse anarchists throwing petrol bombs near Athens' parliament on a day-long strike against austerity measures

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2012 Jun.17   Greek pro-bailout poll win hailed  The narrow election victory of Greece's New Democracy party has been welcomed by world leaders, who urged Athens to form a cabinet quickly
 With 99.9% of ballots counted, interior ministry results put New Democracy on 29.7% of the vote (129 seats), Syriza on 26.9% (71) and the socialist Pasok on 12.3% (33)


May 2012 ... more > Top ^
2012 May.15   Greece to hold new elections after stalemate  Greece will hold new elections in response to a political stalemate that left the debt-racked country unable to form a government 2012 May.8   Greek leftist leader lays out radical agenda  Alexis Tsipras hopes to pursue if he becomes prime minister, including the cancellation of severe budget-cutting measures

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2012 Mar.8   Greece confirms debt deal success  The Greek government has indicated that it has secured sufficient backing for a debt swap deal that will enable it to avoid defaulting on its debts
 85.8% of bondholders subject to Greek law agreed the deal


February 2012 ... more > Top ^
2012 Feb.12   Amid clashes Parliament approves austerity  Lawmakers voted to approve another round of austerity measures, sought in return for a new eurozone bailout of the debt-stricken country 2012 Feb.9   Greece leaders agree bailout cuts  Greek politicians have reached a deal on austerity measures needed for a new 130bn euro bailout, Prime Minister Lucas Papademos says 2012 Feb.2   Europe's freeze claims 110 lives  Another 20 people have died in Ukraine and nine in Poland as temperatures fall below -30C (-22F), officials say

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2011 Nov.10   Papademos named as new prime minister  Lucas Papademos, a former banker and European Central Bank vice president, has been named interim prime minister of Greece
 Papademos was one of several leaders meeting with President Papoulias with the goal of forming a new national unity government
2011 Nov.4   Greece's PM wins confidence vote  Greece's PM George Papandreou has won a crucial confidence vote after promising to hold power-sharing talks 2011 Nov.3   Greek PM backs off plans for referendum  George Papandreou said that a controversial proposal to hold a referendum on an international bailout for his country would not be necessary

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2011 Oct.31   Greece to hold bailout referendum  Papandreou: Greece will hold a referendum on a new European Union aid package intended to resolve the country's debt crisis 2011 Oct.19   Greece MPs back austerity plans  The Greek parliament has given initial approval to new austerity measures, as clashes broke out between protesters and police in Athens 2011 Oct.2   Greece to miss targets on deficit  Greece has said its budget deficit will be cut in 2011 and 2012 but will still miss targets set by the EU and IMF

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2011 Jun.29   Parliament's vote in favour of austerity  The European Union has welcomed the Greek parliament's vote in favour of a severe austerity package that has sparked strikes and protests
 MPs approved the unpopular package of spending cuts and tax hikes by 155 votes to 138. The measures are needed to win the latest tranche of a 110bn-euro (98bn) loan
2011 Jun.28   Greek protests turn ugly as strike begins  Riot police fired tear gas to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators, as thousands rallied to protest proposed austerity measures

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2011 May.29   Nationalists protest Mladic arrest  Clashes between police and protesters broke out after an ultranationalists demonstrated against the arrest of Ratko Mladic 2011 May.26   Mladic arrested after years on the run  Police have arrested former Serbian military commander Ratko Mladic, the highest-ranking war crimes suspect still at large from the Balkan wars
 Serbian President Boris Tadic: 'Today we arrested Ratko Mladic'. He was detained in Serbia following an investigation that took about 3 years


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2010 May.5   Three dead as Greek strike grows violent  Police sirens and tear gas filled the streets around parliament building after protests against government. 3 people dying in a fire inside a bank
 President warns the country is 'on the brink of the abyss'
2010 May.4   Tansport halts as strike extends  Trains, planes and ferries are at a standstill, as a general strike has been called across Greeece as protests against spending cuts and tax rises continue

March 2010 ... more > Top ^
2010 Mar.3   Greece backs new round of tax rises  The government has approved a new package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis 2010 Mar.2     Budget crisis is like wartime situation - PM
  Prime Minister George Papandreou has likened the country's budget crisis to a 'wartime situation' and said Greece was at risk of bankruptcy
 The government has approved a package of tax increases and spending cuts to save 4.8bn euros and ease its budget crisis, including rises in sales taxes, a cut in holiday bonuses paid to civil servants, and a pensions freeze. The EU had called for austerity measures


February 2010 ... more > Top ^
2010 Feb.10   PM vows to slash huge government deficit  Workers protest against austerity measures imposed by a government trying to dig its way out of a financial crisis that threatens to engulf Europe

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2009 Oct.4   Socialist Papandreou declared winner  The opposition party defeated the incumbent center-right government of Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis
 George Papandreou promised to chart a new course for an economic comeback


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2009 Aug.23   Fire threat empties Athens suburb  Residents of an entire Agios Stefanos have been ordered from their homes as out-of-control wildfires blaze around the Greek capital

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2008 Dec.6   Police shooting sparks riot  Riots have broken out in several cities after police shot dead a teenager in Athens. Youths threw petrol bombs, burned cars
 The riots started, when 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos died from a gunshot wound inflicted by Epaminondas Korkoneas, a special guard of the police, following an altercation between police and a group of youths in the Exarcheia district of Athens. Demonstrations and rioting later spread to several other cities, including Thessaloniki


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2008 Jul.21       Bosnia war criminal Karadzic arrested
  U.N. war crimes tribunal: Former Bosnian Serb president has been arrested after more than a decade in hiding
 Radovan Karadzic, 63, accused of masterminding ethnic cleansing deportations and killings of Bosnian Muslims and Croats. Karadzic was the Bosnian Serb political leader during the 1992-1995 war that followed Bosnia-Herzegovina's secession from Yugoslavia the time of the Srebrenica massacre and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo


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2008 May.11   Pro-West president declares win  Boris Tadic Declared victory in parliamentary elections, a upset over ultranationalists who tried to exploit anger over Kosovo's independence
 His bloc won 39 percent, about 10% more than the ultranationalist Serbian Radical Party. His rivals vowed to fight on, and it was unclear if he could stave off their challenge


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2008 Mar.24   Protest as Olympic torch is lit  A protester managed to breach the tight security during the torch lighting ceremony. He unfurled a banner, but was apprehended

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2008 Feb.17     Kosovo declares independence
  Kosovo has formally declared its independence from Serbia in a move opposed by Serbia and Russia but backed by many western governments
 Lawmakers in the legislature of the former province approved the declaration of independence at an extraordinary session. It was read out in Albanian, Serbian and English by prime minister Thaci before the approval of state symbols including new national flag and anthem
2008 Feb.3   Pro-Western Tadic wins new term  Incumbent Boris Tadic narrowly won a second term as president after a runoff with ultranationalist rival Tomislav Nikolic
 Tadic edged out Nikolic by a margin of 50.5% to 47.9%. He supports Serbia's eventual membership in the European Union


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2007 Nov.17   Ex-Kosovo fighter Thaci claims victory  Former guerrilla leader Hashim Thaci has claimed victory in parliamentary election, though official results are yet to be confirmed
 Thaci has promised to deliver independence for the Serbian province within weeks


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2007 Sep.16   PM claims election victory  The conservative prime minister won re-election with a diminished majority in parliament after a financial scandal and devastating forest fires

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2007 Aug.25     63 died from forest fires   The emergency workers continue to find the bodies of people burned to death by forest fires that are raging in the south of the country
 Karamanlis: Fires may have been deliberately set ahead of national elections. The newspapers are calling the southern Peloponnese region a 'crematorium'. The worst fires are concentrated along an 50 mile stretch on the west coast of the Peloponnese


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2007 Jul.23   HIV medics released to Bulgaria  6 Bulgarian medics who were serving life sentences have been freed and are now on a plane to Bulgaria
 The 5 nurses and a Palestinian doctor were convicted of deliberately infecting Libyan children with HIV. The release had been made possible by a deal struck on improving Libya-EU ties


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2007 Jun.10   Bush greeted as hero  U.S. President has said 'the time is now' to grant independence to Kosovo and called on Moscow not to slow down the process

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2007 Apr.5   1,200 rescued from cruise ship  A ship carrying 1,200 passengers and a crew of 400 was being evacuated off the island of Santorini after issuing a distress signal

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2007 Jan.1   Romania and Bulgaria join the EU  Huge celebrations have been held to mark the accession to the European Union, 17 years after the fall of Communism
 Tens of thousands attended concerts in Bucharest and Sofia. EU now has 27 members and 0.5 billion people. The two new countries face export bans on certain foods. Bulgaria has been warned that 55 aircraft could be grounded


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2006 May.21   Montenegro quits Serbia  Voters in Montenegro decided narrowly to sever the union with Serbia: 55.5% of the more than 410,000 voters
 The move would break up the last 2pieces of the former Yugoslavia. 55% required for the question to pass. Opposition spokesman is saying supporters fell short of the required margin of victory. Prime Minister Djukanovic' Democratic Party of Socialists had pushed for full independence. People began celebrating inside government buildings


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2006 Apr.15   Swollen Danube threatens Balkans  A state of emergency has been declared in 10 regions of Serbia; waters of the Danube flooded Smederevo
 Tens of thousands of people across Balkans are braced to battle more floodwaters The Danube and 4 other rivers have risen to its highest level. Army and civil teams have been building dams and walls of sandbags It is feared that the rivers will overflow the defences anyway.


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2006 Mar.18   Milosevic buried in his home town  Ex-Yugoslav leader has been buried a week after dying at The Hague while on trial for war crimes
 He was laid in a grave in Pozarevac. The government refused to allow the Milosevic a state funeral and did not attend the ceremonies. The coffin was lowered in the backyard of his home, under a tree where he once courted his future wife.


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2006 Feb.11   Deadly bird flu spreads in Europe  The deadly H5N1 strain that has killed at least 88 people around the world has been detected in Italy and Greece

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2006 Jan.21   President Rugova dies at 61  The literary scholar turned politician was the symbol of the fight for Kosovar self-rule. He was 61

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2005 Oct.15   Romania has deadly bird flu virus  The deadly H5N1 strain that has infected humans in Asia has spread to Europe 2005 Aug.24   Floods cause havoc across Europe  Torrential rains across central and eastern Europe are killing up to 34 people, 25 in Romania alone, 11 in Switzerland 2005 Aug.14   Cypriot jet crashes; 121 dead  Air traffic controllers lost contact while Boeing 737 was approaching Athens

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2004 Aug.29   Olympics: Games Close  Greece staged an exuberant closing ceremony to bring the curtain down on the Athens Games 2004 Aug.13   Glittering opening for Olympics  The Games returned to their birthplace after 108 years with a glittering ceremony that featured more than 4,000 performers
 The ceremony set to put to memory construction delays and doping scandals. President Stephanopoulos opened the Games. 75,000 spectators inside the Olympic Stadium were joined by an estimated global TV audience of 4 billion. 10,500 athletes were competing under 202 flags


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2003 Mar.12   Serbian Prime Minister assassinated  Zoran Djindjic, 50, was hit twice in the chest in front of the main government building in Belgrade

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2001 Jun.28   Milosevic extradited to Hague  Former President was taken from a prison in Belgrade, sent to the Bosnia, then arrived at The Hague. Kostunica protested

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2000 Oct.7   Kostunica sworn in as president  Coalition of 18 opposition parties and groups calling itself the DOS, rallied around a constitutional scholar 2000 Oct.5   Nationwide uprising overthrows Milosevic  Socialist Party, with its monopoly on political clout, agreed to share power with the two opposition parties 2000 Sep.26   Opposition claims victory. Milosevic denies  Opposition leaders have given the government a deadline to release results or they will declare Kostunica the winner
before year 2000
Jun. 11, 1999     Kosovo War ends Yugoslav Wars  It was fought by the forces of Yugoslavia, which controlled Kosovo before the war, and the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) Jul. 11, 1995     Srebrenica massacre   The killing of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks, mainly men and boys, in and around the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian War Jun. 27, 1991       10-Day War in Slovenia begins Yugoslav Wars  A civil war in Yugoslavia that followed the Slovenian declaration of independence on 25 June 1991 Jun. 10, 1921       Prince Philip born   The husband of Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-serving consort of a reigning British monarch and the oldest-ever male member of the British royal family Jul. 28, 1914     Austro-Hungarians declared war on Serbia   The Serbian Campaign of World War I was fought when Austria-Hungary invaded the Kingdom of Serbia at the outset of World War I Jun. 28, 1914       Archduke Francis Ferdinand assassinated at Sarajevo   Heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. His assassination in Sarajevo precipitated Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against Serbia Mar. 12, 1880     Kemal Ataturk born   Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, an army officer, revolutionary, and the first President of Turkey. He is credited with being the founder of the Republic of Turkey Feb. 3, 1830     Greece declared independence  The Greek War of Independence was a successful war of independence waged by the Greek revolutionaries between 1821 and 1832 Jan. 9, 1792       Treaty of Jassy  A pact between the Russian and Ottoman Empires ending the Russo-Turkish War and confirming Russia's dominance in the Black Sea Oct. 7, 1571       Battle of Lepanto   A fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of southern European Catholic maritime states decisively defeated the fleet of the Ottoman Empire