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June 19, 2021, 7:22 PM

Greek policeman is arrested for 11 gas station robberies

The robberies took place between April 9 and early Saturday.
June 19, 2021, 7:22 PM
June 4, 2021, 1:20 PM

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
June 4, 2021, 1:20 PM
1 month 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 month ago
Greek firefighters battle major forest fire for 2nd day
1 month ago

Greek extreme right Euro-MP extradited to Greece

He will begin a 13-year prison sentence for leading a criminal organization.
1 month ago
3 months ago

Greek police, protesters clash in Athens suburb

Crowd was protesting police violence, but views of what happened diverge widely.
3 months ago
5 months 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
5 months ago
Citing pandemic, Greece bans protests for a week
5 months 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
5 months ago
Greek churches open on Epiphany feast despite tight lockdown
6 months 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
6 months ago
Greece names first openly gay minister
6 months 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
6 months ago
Bookshops, hairdressers in Greece to reopen for Christmas
6 months 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
6 months ago
Greece extends key lockdown measures over Christmas holidays
7 months 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
7 months ago
Greek city to use Christmas money for more ICU beds
7 months 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
7 months ago
7 months 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
7 months ago
Speedboat taking migrants to Greece partially sinks; 1 dead
7 months 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
7 months ago
Fire burns tents, structures in Greek refugee camp
7 months 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
7 months ago
Greek authorities break up migrant smuggling ring
8 months 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
8 months ago
Small fire burns tents in squalid Greek island refugee camp
8 months 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
8 months ago
Greek navy minesweeper, Portuguese cargo ship collide
8 months 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
8 months ago
Greece: Convicted former Golden Dawn lawmaker on the run
8 months 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
8 months ago
Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey
8 months 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
8 months ago
Greek civil servants walk off job in 24-hour strike
8 months 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
8 months ago
Greek man goes on trial for slaying of US scientist on Crete
8 months 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
8 months ago
Greece: 225-pound heroin stash found in vacation home
8 months 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
8 months ago
8 months 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
8 months ago
Greek court to deliver landmark verdict in far-right trial
9 months ago

Acropolis gets new lights

Greece unveiled a new lighting system for the iconic Acropolis.
9 months ago
Acropolis gets new lights
9 months ago

Greek police fire tear gas at demonstrators

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

Largest refugee camp in Europe gutted by fire

One official has called it a "humanitarian catastrophe."
9 months ago
Largest refugee camp in Europe gutted by fire
9 months 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
9 months ago
Greece: 151 migrants rescued from yacht in gale force winds
10 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
10 months ago
Greece starts more training exercises amid Turkey tension
10 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
10 months ago
Greek coast guard rescues 96 from yacht carrying migrants
10 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.
10 months ago
Greece: Emergency services clear debris after deadly storm
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Divers remove lost fishing nets from submarine wreck in Greece
1 year 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
1 year ago
Greece sends 18 migrant kids with medical needs to Germany
1 year 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
1 year ago
Pensioners in Greece win court battle for bailout refund
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
Despite risks, Greek islands keen to reopen to tourists
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Tourists from 29 countries can fly into Greece as of mid-June
1 year 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
1 year ago
1 year 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
1 year ago
Greek counterterror police seize arms, detain more than 20
1 year 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
1 year ago
Greece sends nearly 600 migrants to locked camp
1 year 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
1 year ago
EU states to take in 1,600 migrant children in Greece
1 year 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
1 year ago
Amid tensions, fire damages Greek island refugee center
1 year 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
1 year ago
Greek villagers enlisted to catch migrants at Turkey border
1 year 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
1 year ago
Thousands of migrants look for way around shut Greek border
1 year 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
1 year ago
Thousands of migrants rush border as Greek army deploys
1 year 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
1 year ago
Greece: Emergency powers to build migrant detention camps