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January 16, 2022, 12:32 PM

Earthquake rattles parts of Greece; no damage reported

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake has rattled northern Greece and has been felt in the capital
January 16, 2022, 12:32 PM
Earthquake rattles parts of Greece; no damage reported
January 9, 2022, 5:13 AM

Body of young child recovered off Greek island

Two weeks after two deadly accidents in the area involving migrant boats.
January 9, 2022, 5:13 AM
Body of young child recovered off Greek island
1 month 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
1 month ago
1 month 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
1 month ago
2 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
2 months ago
New restrictions in Greece as pandemic deaths mount
2 months ago

Greek prime minister asks Boris Johnson to return Parthenon marbles

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

Store shakes as earthquake strikes Greek island

Security footage recorded the moment a powerful earthquake struck the island of Crete.
3 months ago
Store shakes as earthquake strikes Greek island
4 months 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
4 months ago
4 months ago

Delivery workers protest in Greece

Food delivery drivers in Athens protested working conditions amid backlash against a delivery company and its contracts.
4 months ago
Delivery workers protest in Greece
4 months 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
4 months ago
After huge wildfires, Greece creates climate crisis ministry
5 months 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
5 months ago
5 months 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
5 months ago
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Fires continue to rip through Greek island as residents, other countries come to help
5 months 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
5 months ago
'Unprecedented': Massive forest fire ravages Greek island
5 months 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
5 months ago
Forest fires rage in Greece, threaten Olympics birthplace
6 months 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
6 months ago
6 months 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
6 months ago
7 months 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
7 months ago
7 months 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
7 months ago
7 months ago

Greek policeman is arrested for 11 gas station robberies

The robberies took place between April 9 and early Saturday.
7 months ago
8 months 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
8 months ago
8 months 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
8 months ago
Greek firefighters battle major forest fire for 2nd day
8 months ago

Greek extreme right Euro-MP extradited to Greece

He will begin a 13-year prison sentence for leading a criminal organization.
8 months ago
10 months ago

Greek police, protesters clash in Athens suburb

Crowd was protesting police violence, but views of what happened diverge widely.
10 months ago
1 year ago

Citing pandemic, Greece bans protests for a week

Greece’s center-right government has imposed a week-long ban on public protests attended by more than 100 people, angering left-wing political opponents
1 year ago
Citing pandemic, Greece bans protests for a week
1 year ago

Greek churches open on Epiphany feast despite tight lockdown

The Greek government has relented and allowed limited attendance at churches celebrating the feast of the Epiphany
1 year ago
Greek churches open on Epiphany feast despite tight lockdown
1 year ago

Greece names first openly gay minister

The center-right government in Greece has named the country’s first openly gay minister in a cabinet reshuffle
1 year ago
Greece names first openly gay minister
1 year ago

Greeks face lockdown Christmas, but with books and tidy hair

The bulk of Greece’s lockdown measures will remain in place over the Christmas period although bookshops and hairdressers can reopen next week and the quarantine on people entering the country will be relaxed
1 year ago
Bookshops, hairdressers in Greece to reopen for Christmas
1 year ago

In Greece, political spat over lockdown turns personal

Greece’s prime minister and his main political rival are involved in a spat over competing claims that they broke the spirit of pandemic restrictions that have renewed financial hardship for many voters
1 year ago
Greece extends key lockdown measures over Christmas holidays
1 year ago

Greek city to use Christmas money for more ICU beds

A city in northern Greece hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic says it will scrap plans to set up Christmas decorations and a nativity scene this year to donate the money to the local hospital's intensive care ward
1 year ago
Greek city to use Christmas money for more ICU beds
1 year ago

2nd body recovered off Greek island after migrant boat sank

Greece’s coast guard says the body of a woman has been recovered on the island of Lesbos and has been identified as that of a woman reported missing after a migrant boat sank the previous day
1 year ago
1 year ago

Speedboat taking migrants to Greece partially sinks; 1 dead

Greece’s coast guard says a speedboat that appeared to have been smuggling migrants to the island of Rhodes from nearby Turkey partially sank before reaching land, leaving one person dead
1 year ago
Speedboat taking migrants to Greece partially sinks; 1 dead
1 year ago

Fire burns tents, structures in Greek refugee camp

A fire has burnt through tents and some structures in a refugee camp on the eastern Greek island of Samos
1 year ago
Fire burns tents, structures in Greek refugee camp
1 year ago

Greek authorities break up migrant smuggling ring

Greek authorities say they have broken up a migrant smuggling ring that had been operating on the eastern Aegean island of Kos, bringing people from the nearby Turkish coast to the island and facilitating their movement to the Greek mainland
1 year ago
Greek authorities break up migrant smuggling ring
1 year ago

Small fire burns tents in squalid Greek island refugee camp

Greek authorities say a small brush fire that started at a refugee center on the eastern Aegean island of Samos has burned about 15 tents but caused no injuries
1 year ago
Small fire burns tents in squalid Greek island refugee camp
1 year ago

Greek navy minesweeper damaged after cargo ship collision

Greece's coast guard says a Greek navy minesweeper and a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship have collided outside the country's main port of Piraeus, leaving two navy crew slightly injured and prompting the evacuation of the severely damaged military vessel
1 year ago
Greek navy minesweeper, Portuguese cargo ship collide
1 year ago

Greece: Convicted former Golden Dawn lawmaker on the run

Greek authorities are hunting for one of the leading members and former lawmakers of the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party after he refused to turn himself in following a court decision ordering his imprisonment
1 year ago
Greece: Convicted former Golden Dawn lawmaker on the run
1 year ago

Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey

Greece’s government says it has finalized plans to build a wall along its northeast border with Turkey, over concerns that migrants may try to stage mass crossings into the European Union country
1 year ago
Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey
1 year ago

Greek civil servants walk off job in 24-hour strike

Greek civil servants have walked off the job in a 24-hour strike with demands including better pay for health and education workers and more hirings during the coronavirus pandemic
1 year ago
Greek civil servants walk off job in 24-hour strike
1 year ago

Greek man convicted of murdering US scientist on Crete

A 28-year-old man has been convicted in Greece  of raping and murdering American scientist Suzanne Eaton, who was killed on the island of Crete while attending a conference last year
1 year ago
Greek man goes on trial for slaying of US scientist on Crete
1 year ago

Greece: 225-pound heroin stash found in vacation home

Police in Greece have found 102 kilograms (225 pounds) of heroin in a vacation-rental apartment in central Athens
1 year ago
Greece: 225-pound heroin stash found in vacation home
1 year ago

EU appoints McGuinness as new financial services chief

The European Union has appointed Ireland's Mairead McGuinness as the new commissioner in charge of financial services
1 year ago
1 year ago

Greek court rules that Golden Dawn party is a criminal group

A Greek court has ruled the far-right Golden Dawn party was operating as a criminal organization, following a politically charged five-year trial against dozens of defendants, including former lawmakers of what had once been Greece’s third-largest party
1 year ago
Greek court to deliver landmark verdict in far-right trial
1 year ago

Acropolis gets new lights

Greece unveiled a new lighting system for the iconic Acropolis.
1 year ago
Acropolis gets new lights
1 year ago

Greek police fire tear gas at demonstrators

Student protesters were targeted with tear gas during a rally outside the parliament building in Athens.
1 year ago
Greek police fire tear gas at demonstrators
1 year ago

Greece: Police move more homeless migrants to new tent camp

Police on the Greek island of Lesbos on Friday relocated over a thousand more migrants who had been homeless since fires ravaged the country’s largest refugee camp last week amid a local COVID-19 outbreak
1 year ago
Greece: Police move more homeless migrants to new tent camp
1 year ago

Greece seeks shelter for thousands after refugee camp fire

Authorities are striving to find shelter for thousands of refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos after fires destroyed the squalid and overcrowded Moria camp that for years symbolized Europe’s biggest migration policy failings
1 year ago
Thousands sleep in open after Greek refugee camp burns down
1 year ago

Largest refugee camp in Europe gutted by fire

One official has called it a "humanitarian catastrophe."
1 year ago
Largest refugee camp in Europe gutted by fire
1 year ago

Greece: 151 migrants rescued from yacht in gale force winds

Greece’s coast guard says a rescue operation was launched overnight after a yacht carrying more than 150 migrants was found in distress in bad weather northeast of the Aegean island of Amorgos
1 year ago
Greece: 151 migrants rescued from yacht in gale force winds
1 year ago

EU urges Turkey to stop drilling in Med, ponders sanctions

The European Union is urging Turkey to stop drilling in contested waters in the Mediterranean and is ordering EU officials to speed up work on sanctions
1 year ago
Greece starts more training exercises amid Turkey tension