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October 20, 2020, 12:26 AM

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
October 20, 2020, 12:26 AM
Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey
October 15, 2020, 10:00 AM

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
October 15, 2020, 10:00 AM
Greek civil servants walk off job in 24-hour strike
October 13, 2020, 8:02 PM

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
October 13, 2020, 8:02 PM
Greek man goes on trial for slaying of US scientist on Crete
October 13, 2020, 10:18 AM

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
October 13, 2020, 10:18 AM
Greece: 225-pound heroin stash found in vacation home
October 12, 2020, 9:09 AM

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
October 12, 2020, 9:09 AM
October 7, 2020, 4:01 PM

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
October 7, 2020, 4:01 PM
Greek court to deliver landmark verdict in far-right trial
October 1, 2020, 6:57 PM

Acropolis gets new lights

Greece unveiled a new lighting system for the iconic Acropolis.
October 1, 2020, 6:57 PM
Acropolis gets new lights
October 1, 2020, 6:57 PM

Greek police fire tear gas at demonstrators

Student protesters were targeted with tear gas during a rally outside the parliament building in Athens.
October 1, 2020, 6:57 PM
Greek police fire tear gas at demonstrators
1 month 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 month ago
Greece: Police move more homeless migrants to new tent camp
1 month 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 month ago
Thousands sleep in open after Greek refugee camp burns down
1 month ago

Largest refugee camp in Europe gutted by fire

One official has called it a "humanitarian catastrophe."
1 month ago
Largest refugee camp in Europe gutted by fire
1 month 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 month ago
Greece: 151 migrants rescued from yacht in gale force winds
2 months 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
2 months ago
Greece starts more training exercises amid Turkey tension
2 months ago

Greek coast guard: 96 rescued from yacht carrying migrants

Greece's coast guard says it is extending a broad search and rescue operation into Wednesday night in the eastern Aegean after a yacht smuggling migrants partially sank in the eastern Aegean the previous day
2 months ago
Greek coast guard rescues 96 from yacht carrying migrants
2 months ago

Greece: Missing man's body found after deadly storm; 8 dead

Flash floods sparked by a storm on the island of Evia left seven people dead.
2 months ago
Greece: Emergency services clear debris after deadly storm
3 months ago

Greece: 1 hurt as small plane hits shut village coffee shop

Authorities say a small training aircraft has crashed into a shut village coffee shop in northern Greece, injuring the teenage pilot and causing minor damage
3 months ago
3 months ago

Divers remove lost fishing nets from submarine wreck in Greece

Abandoned fishing nets are known as "ghost nets" and often turn into death traps for marine life.
3 months ago
Divers remove lost fishing nets from submarine wreck in Greece
3 months ago

Greece sends 18 migrant kids with medical needs to Germany

German authorities say 18 children with medical needs and their close relatives have arrived in Germany from Greece, where they have been living in overcrowded migrant camps
3 months ago
Greece sends 18 migrant kids with medical needs to Germany
3 months ago

Pensioners in Greece win court battle for bailout refund

A high court in Greece has ruled in favor of pensioners in a class action case in which they demanded the reimbursement of money cut from their income during international bailouts
3 months ago
Pensioners in Greece win court battle for bailout refund
3 months ago

Violence erupts at rally in Greece against new protest law

Violence broke out in Athens during a mass demonstration against a new law to curb public protests, leaving six police officers injured
3 months ago
3 months ago

Greece: Forest fire leads to evacuation of children's camp

Greek authorities say they are evacuating hundreds of children from a summer camp after a forest fire broke out in the area and was being fanned by strong winds
3 months ago
4 months ago

Despite risks, Greek islands keen to reopen to tourists

Business owners and local officials on the Greek island of Mykonos, a popular draw for celebrities, club-goers, and high rollers, say they are keen to reopen for business despite the threat of COVID-19 posed by international travel
4 months ago
Despite risks, Greek islands keen to reopen to tourists
5 months ago

Greece: Tourists from 29 countries can fly in as of June 15

Greek government looks to mitigate some of the financial damage from the virus.
5 months ago
Tourists from 29 countries can fly into Greece as of mid-June
5 months ago

Direct flights to Greek tourist destinations to begin July 1

Greece's long-awaited tourist season will begin June 15 with the opening of seasonal hotels and the arrival of the first foreign visitors to Athens
5 months ago
7 months ago

Greek counterterror police seize arms, detain more than 20

Greek counterterrorism police have detained more than 20 people in raids in Athens and seized heavy weaponry including anti-tank arms. A police statement said Thursday's raids in two Athens locations followed cooperation with Greece's secret service
7 months ago
Greek counterterror police seize arms, detain more than 20
7 months ago

Greece sends nearly 600 migrants to locked camp

Authorities say almost 600 migrants arrested while crossing to three Greek islands from the Turkish coast opposite have arrived at a facility in northern Greece where they will be required to remain pending deportation
7 months ago
Greece sends nearly 600 migrants to locked camp
7 months ago

EU states to take in 1,600 migrant children in Greece

A group of European Union countries has agreed to take in at least 1,600 migrant children in Greece who have been traveling without their parents
7 months ago
EU states to take in 1,600 migrant children in Greece
7 months ago

Amid tensions, fire damages Greek island refugee center

A fire broke out at a refugee center on the Greek island of Lesbos, causing considerable damage to a warehouse but no injuries
7 months ago
Amid tensions, fire damages Greek island refugee center
8 months ago

Greek villagers enlisted to catch migrants at Turkey border

Greek villagers who live near the border with Turkey are helping to locate migrants who manage to slip across despite the expanded police force guarding the divide
8 months ago
Greek villagers enlisted to catch migrants at Turkey border
8 months ago

Thousands of migrants look for way around shut Greek border

Thousands of migrants are searching for ways to cross Greece's winding land border from Turkey
8 months ago
Thousands of migrants look for way around shut Greek border
8 months ago

Child dies as migrants rush to cross Greek-Turkish border

A child has died when a boat full of migrants heading to a Greek island capsized, the first death in a new migrant push seeking to enter from Turkey
8 months ago
Thousands of migrants rush border as Greek army deploys
8 months ago

Greece: Emergency powers to build migrant detention camps

Greece's government says it is planning to use emergency legal powers to create detention centers for migrants on five Greek islands to try and speed up deportations back to Turkey
8 months ago
Greece: Emergency powers to build migrant detention camps
8 months ago

Full snow moon rises over Acropolis Hill in Greece

Timelapse footage shows a full moon rising Sunday morning over Acropolis Hill in Athens, Greece.
8 months ago
Full snow moon rises over Acropolis Hill in Greece
9 months ago

Greece boosts border patrols, plans cameras to stop migrants

Greek officials say they are stepping up security on the land border with Turkey through which thousands of migrants clandestinely enter Europe every year, with extra guards backed by a network of powerful surveillance cameras
9 months ago
9 months ago

Greek police report seizure of nearly 1.2 tons of cocaine

Greek police say they seized nearly 1.2 tons of cocaine and arrested 8 alleged members of an international drug trafficking gang
9 months ago
9 months ago

Top judge elected as Greece's first female president

The head of Greece's top administrative court has been overwhelmingly elected as the country's first female president in a parliamentary vote
9 months ago
Top judge elected as Greece's first female president
1 year ago

Greece marks 1973 student uprising anniversary; 28 arrested

Heavy police presence prevented escalation of clashes with anarchists, leftists.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Greece: Migrant child killed in boat collision

Greek authorities say a child has been found dead and one person is missing after a coast guard patrol boat collided with a dinghy carrying migrants
1 year ago
Migrant child killed in boat collision in Greece
1 year ago

Under strain, Greece plans tougher asylum rules

Greece's government is promising to toughen the asylum application procedure for migrants, speed up deportations, and expand detention powers, as authorities struggle to cope with a surge in new arrivals
1 year ago
1 year ago

2 divers found dead in underwater cave off Greek island

Greek authorities say two foreigners found dead off the island of Karpathos.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Firefighters battle blaze in Greek island nature reserve

Hundreds of people had been evacuated from four villages and a monastery.
1 year ago
Firefighting planes resume flights over Greek island fire
1 year ago

2 ancient, unlooted tombs unearthed in southern Greece

Greece's culture ministry says the two intact tombs date from 1400 to 1200 B.C.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Earthquake hits Athens, Greece

An earthquake hit Athens, Greece. It was 5.3 magnitude.
1 year ago
Earthquake hits Athens, Greece
1 year ago

Greece creditors say no changes in bailout terms for new PM

Conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be Greece's new leader.
1 year ago
Greek election winner to be sworn in as prime minister
1 year ago

Greek election: Voters crave return to mainstream politics

In the wake of financial crisis, Greeks prepare to vote in a general election with polls suggesting opposition conservatives are poised for victory as parties and voters turn away from populists
1 year ago
1 year ago

After criticism, Greece toughens rape law

Greece has toughened its legislation to define rape as any non-consensual sexual act, following criticism that an earlier proposed overhaul of the current definition was too lenient to offenders
1 year ago
Greece toughens rape law after criticism
1 year ago

Greek leader warns of return to 'dark days' of austerity

Greece emerged from three international bailouts last year.
1 year ago
Greek leader warns of return to 'dark days' of austerity
1 year ago

Greek conservatives dominate second round of local elections

Conservative-backed candidates have won 12 of 13 of Greece's regions and captured the majority of Greece's cities, confirming a trend seen in last week's first round as well as the European Parliament election, which took place on the same day
1 year ago
1 year ago

Greek prime minister calls for early election after EU loss

"The result does not rise to our expectations," PM says.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Greek bishop skips holy object's arrival at military airport

A senior cleric boycotted the ceremony because of the choice of airports.
1 year ago