In Greek suicide note: financial despair and political rage

Suicide rates double as country plunges into euro zone's worst economic crisis

The note in the pocket of a Greek pensioner who hanged himself from a tree in Athens on Wednesday reflected the despair caused by an economic crisis and the politicised rage of a nation being driven to the brink. Greece, which used to have one of the lowest suicide rates in the world, has seen a surge of people taking their own lives since it was plunged into the euro zone's worst economic crisis. Experts say the suicide rate probably doubled last year. Police sources told Reuters the 61-year-old electrician and father of two found dead on Wednesday had owed money to banks and the tax ...