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September 29, 2022, 3:39 PM

Google promises Greece 20K jobs with cloud expansion

Google says it plans to expand its cloud services infrastructure to Greece, promising to create nearly 20,000 jobs through direct investment and partnerships by the end of the decade
September 29, 2022, 3:39 PM
1 month ago

Greece warns allies of Turkey conflict danger amid tension

Greece’s government has written to its NATO and European Union partners and the U.N. chief, urging the formal condemnation of increasingly aggressive rhetoric from neighboring Turkey
1 month ago
1 month ago

2 earthquakes hit eastern Greek island; no damage, injuries

Greek authorities say two earthquakes with magnitude 5.3 and 4.7 have rocked the eastern Aegean Sea island of Samos but no injuries or damage were reported
1 month ago
2 earthquakes hit eastern Greek island; no damage, injuries
1 month ago

Greece heralds deal to recoup 161 ancient treasures from US

Greece has struck a complex deal for the eventual return from a U.S. billionaire’s private collection of 161 top quality ancient Greek artifacts dating from more than 4,000 years ago
1 month ago
2 months ago

2 sailboats carrying dozens of migrants reach Greek island

Greek authorities say two sailboats carrying dozens of migrants have arrived on a southern Greek island early, with the first running aground on rocks
2 months ago
Boat with 97 migrants aground on Greek island, no injuries
2 months ago

Greece: Dozens still missing after migrant boat sinks

Greek authorities say a search and rescue operation is ongoing for a second day for dozens of migrants missing after the boat they were on sank in rough seas off a southeastern Greek island
2 months ago
Greece: Dozens still missing after migrant boat sinks
2 months ago

Greece: 29 people picked up from boat in distress

Greece’s coast guard says more than two dozen people have been picked up from a sailboat in distress far off the southwestern coast of the Greek mainland and have been transported to the southern city of Kalamata
2 months ago
Greece: 29 people picked up from boat in distress
2 months ago

Firebreaks halt blaze on Greek island, homes saved

Fire Service and municipal crews dug firebreaks outside evacuated villages on the Greek island of Lesbos halting a wildfire that had threatened scores of homes, authorities said
2 months ago
Firebreaks halt blaze on Greek island, homes saved
3 months ago

Experts comb cargo plane crash site in north Greece; 8 dead

Experts are investigating the site of a cargo plane crash in northern Greece that has killed eight crew members
3 months ago
Experts to comb site of plane crash in northern Greece
3 months ago

Arson damages Athens building housing Greek media outlets

An arson attack on a suburban Athens building that houses the offices of a Greek radio station and newspaper has caused significant damage
3 months ago
Arson damages Athens building housing Greek media outlets
3 months ago

Greece: Large forest blaze forces evacuations west of Athens

More than 130 Greek firefighters are battling a large forest blaze that forced the evacuation of a village west of Athens
3 months ago
Greece: Large forest blaze forces evacuations west of Athens
3 months ago

Greece: Stranded on tiny island, migrant mother gives birth

Authorities in Greece say a woman from Eritrea has given birth on an uninhabited rocky islet after traveling with other migrants from nearby Turkey
3 months ago
Greece: Stranded on tiny island, migrant mother gives birth
4 months ago

Greek coast guard rescues 108 migrants; 4 missing

Greek authorities say they have rescued 108 migrants from a sailboat that was found rudderless and leaking water in the Aegean Sea in near gale force winds
4 months ago
Greek coast guard rescues 108 migrants; 4 missing
4 months ago

Greece: Cocaine found in banana shipment, 4 Britons arrested

Authorities in Greece say four British nationals have been arrested on drug smuggling charges after nearly 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of cocaine was found stashed in a shipment of bananas from South America
4 months ago
Greece: Cocaine found in banana shipment, 4 Britons arrested
4 months ago

Greek firefighters battle blaze near Athens for second day

Greek authorities had ordered the evacuation of parts of some southern suburbs.
4 months ago
Greek firefighters battle blaze near Athens for second day
5 months ago

Greece to extend base access deal with US military

Greece says it's extending a bilateral military agreement with the United States for five years
5 months ago
Greece to extend base access deal with US military
6 months ago

Greece gets 3.6 billion euros from European recovery fund

Greece has received a 3.6 billion euro payment out of its allotted 30.5 billion from the European Union’s pandemic recovery fund
6 months ago
Greece gets 3.6 billion euros from European recovery fund
6 months ago

Greece: 2 arrested from sailboat in distress with 70 aboard

Greece’s coast guard says two people have been arrested on suspicion of migrant smuggling and endangering lives for steering a sailboat with 68 others on board that ran into trouble off the western coast of Greece last week
6 months ago
Greece: 2 arrested from sailboat in distress with 70 aboard
6 months ago

Greece: Protesting hospital workers clash with police

Protesting Greek health care workers have clashed with police outside parliament during a demonstration in Athens against proposed hospital reforms
6 months ago
Greece: Protesting hospital workers clash with police
6 months ago

EU fund backs early repayment of Greek bailout loans to IMF

Greece’s European Union bailout lenders have approved a plan for the country to repay outstanding loans to the International Monetary Fund two years ahead of schedule
6 months ago
EU fund backs early repayment of Greek bailout loans to IMF
7 months ago

Greek PM accepts invitation for talks with Turkey's Erdogan

Greece’s prime minister says he accepted an invitation to hold talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday
7 months ago
Greek PM accepts invitation for talks with Turkey's Erdogan
7 months ago

Greece: More bodies found on burned-out ferry, deaths at 8

Fire Service rescuers in western Greece have discovered six more bodies on a ferry severely damaged by a fire en route to Italy last week, raising the death toll to eight
7 months ago
Greece: More bodies found on burned-out ferry, deaths at 8
7 months ago

UN alarmed at increasing reports of Greek migrant pushbacks

The U.N. refugee agency has voiced alarm at increasing reports of “horrific incidents” where migrants trying to slip into Greece and other European countries are allegedly being forced back
7 months ago
UN alarmed at increasing reports of Greek migrant pushbacks
7 months ago

Survivor and body found on burning ferry off Greek island

Greek emergency workers have rescued a Belarussian truck driver from a burning ferry off the island of Corfu and found the body of another man as they combed the wreckage for missing passengers
7 months ago
Survivor found in burning ferry off Greek island; 11 missing
8 months ago

Greek rescuers search burning ferry for 12 missing people

Rescue teams in Greece are searching a burning ferry for 12 people believed to be missing after the ferry caught fire in the Ionian Sea while en route to Italy
8 months ago
8 months ago

Greek army helps remove vehicles on snow-plagued road

Army and municipal crews have removed hundreds of vehicles.
8 months ago
Greek army helps remove vehicles on snow-plagued tollway
8 months ago

Snow blankets Athens, Greek islands and Turkey's Istanbul

A severe snowstorm has disrupted air and road traffic in the Greek capital of Athens and in neighboring Turkey’s largest city of Istanbul
8 months ago
9 months ago

Earthquake rattles parts of Greece; no damage reported

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake has rattled northern Greece and has been felt in the capital
9 months ago
Earthquake rattles parts of Greece; no damage reported
9 months ago

Body of young child recovered off Greek island

Two weeks after two deadly accidents in the area involving migrant boats.
9 months ago
Body of young child recovered off Greek island
9 months ago

Greece: Death toll from capsized migrant boat rises to 16

Greece's coast guard says at least 16 people died after a migrant boat capsized in the Aegean Sea late Friday
9 months ago
9 months ago

Greece: 13 dead, others missing in new migrant boat accident

At least 13 people have died after a migrant boat capsized in the Aegean Sea
9 months ago
10 months ago

New restrictions in Greece as pandemic deaths mount

Greece has introduced a wide range of new restrictions aimed at curbing a COVID-19 infection spike that has pushed the rate of death to nearly double the European Union average
10 months ago
New restrictions in Greece as pandemic deaths mount
1 year ago

Greek prime minister asks Boris Johnson to return Parthenon marbles

Backtracking, Boris Johnson said the British Museum needs to decide.
1 year ago
Greek prime minister asks Boris Johnson to return Parthenon marbles
1 year ago

Store shakes as earthquake strikes Greek island

Security footage recorded the moment a powerful earthquake struck the island of Crete.
1 year ago
Store shakes as earthquake strikes Greek island
1 year ago

Tanker rescues around 150 migrants off Greece's south

Greece’s coast guard says it has launched a search and rescue operation after a boat carrying around 150 people believed to be migrants ran into trouble off the country’s southwestern coast
1 year ago
1 year ago

Delivery workers protest in Greece

Food delivery drivers in Athens protested working conditions amid backlash against a delivery company and its contracts.
1 year ago
Delivery workers protest in Greece
1 year ago

Greece creates climate crisis ministry after huge wildfires

Greece’s center-right government has created a new ministry to address the impact of climate change
1 year ago
After huge wildfires, Greece creates climate crisis ministry
1 year ago

Greek wildfires: Major blaze on the wane, but not controlled

A Greek minister says a major wildfire that has ravaged a pine forest for four days, burnt homes and led to the evacuation of villages northwest of Athens is on the wane, but not yet under control
1 year ago
1 year ago

Greek wildfires: New blaze breaks out on Evia island

A new fire has broken out on Greece’s island of Evia but south from the area where a massive wildfire decimated forests, torched homes and still smoldered 10 days after it started
1 year ago
1 year ago

Fires continue to rip through Greek island as residents, other countries jump in to help

Firefighters were still struggling to extinguish the blazes on Evia island, one of the hardest-hit areas in Greece, which has been seeing wildfires for nearly 2 weeks.
1 year ago
Fires continue to rip through Greek island as residents, other countries come to help
1 year ago

"Unprecedented': Massive forest fire ravages Greek island

Firefighters and residents are battling into the night against a massive forest fire on Greece’s second-largest island for a seventh day
1 year ago
'Unprecedented': Massive forest fire ravages Greek island
1 year ago

Resurgent wildfires in Greece burn homes, threaten monuments

A resurgent wildfire burned homes north of Athens and blazes across southern Greece forced more evacuations as weather conditions worsened and firefighters fought to save a former royal palace and the birthplace of the ancient Olympics
1 year ago
Forest fires rage in Greece, threaten Olympics birthplace
1 year ago

Greece: Tear gas fired during protest of vaccine mandate

Police in Athens have used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters opposed to coronavirus vaccination requirements proposed by the Greek government
1 year ago
1 year ago

Cyprus showcases ancient undersea harbor to draw tourists

It’s said that Demetrius the Besieger, a mighty warrior king and one of Alexander the Great’s successors built a harbor at Amathus, on Cyprus’ southern coast, 2,400 years ago to thwart a potential naval invasion
1 year ago
1 year ago

Cyprus forest fire that killed 4 now under control

Cyprus authorities say a deadly brush fire that claimed four lives and has been described as the most destructive blaze in the republic’s 61-year history is now fully under control
1 year ago
1 year ago

Greek construction worker arrested for Picasso work theft

A painting donated to Greece by Pablo Picasso will go back on display at the newly renovated National Gallery in Athens after its recovery nine years after it was stolen and the arrest of a 49-year-old construction worker as a suspect
1 year ago
1 year ago

Rights group says Greece deports registered asylum seekers

Human rights group Amnesty International says the practice of migrant pushbacks in Greece has become so bad that even people who have applied for asylum are being deported
1 year ago
1 year ago

Greek policeman is arrested for 11 gas station robberies

The robberies took place between April 9 and early Saturday.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Suspected migrant car crash in Greece kills 2, injures 6

Greek police say a car suspected to have been ferrying migrants from the Turkish border toward the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki has crashed, killing two people and injuring six
1 year ago
1 year ago

Greek firefighters battle major forest fire for 2nd day

Greek firefighters are battling a major forest fire in the Corinth region west of Athens for a second day, with more settlements evacuated overnight
1 year ago
Greek firefighters battle major forest fire for 2nd day