Alexander the Great claimed by both sides in battle over name of Macedonia

The Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski’s love affair with statues began with Alexander the Great. In 2011, much to the consternation of Greece, Gruevski had the world’s largest sculpture of the warrior king installed in Skopje’s central square. Now, after peppering the capital with grandiose bridges, a gargantuan triumphal arch, concert halls, theatres, new government buildings and an assortment of artworks great and small, the premier has gone a step further.

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New Greek laws do little to stop surge in racist, homophobic violence

Nearly three years after it was first brought to parliament, Greek MPs are poised to pass an anti-discrimination bill which human rights groups say still falls far short of dealing with an epidemic of racist and homophobic violence in the country.

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World's earliest erotic graffiti found in unlikely setting on Aegean island

Racy inscriptions and phalluses carved into Astypalaia's rocky peninsula shed light on very private lives of ancient Greece

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George Soros funds 'solidarity' health and legal help centers to help Greeks hit by economic crisis

Financier to open health and legal help centres across Greece in absence of public welfare as country struggles with debt

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Two Golden Dawn members killed in drive-by shooting

Third member of far-right Greek party severely injured in what police call 'terrorist attack'

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Jobless Greek youth find innovative ways to make a living

Greece has the highest percentage of unemployed young people in Europe, but many are finding innovative ways to make a living

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Greek police send crime victims to neo-Nazi 'protectors'

Far-right Golden Dawn party filling vacuum for those neglected by state after MPs elected to fight "immigrant scum"

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Greek voters reject austerity, turn to radical parties of left and right

Governing parties backing EU-mandated austerity in Greece are on course for a major drubbing as hard-hit voters, venting their fury in elections, defected in droves, according to exit polls.

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Stephen Fry lends support to Greek calls to return Elgin marbles to Athens

London 2012 Olympics are an opportunity to 'redress a great wrong' and give back Parthenon sculptures, says British actor

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