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Migrants torch Greek camp after refugee deaths

2016-11-25 10:09

Angry migrants set fire to a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos Thursday after a woman and her child died following a gas cylinder explosion, local police said.

Greeks march to commemorate anti-junta uprising

2016-11-17 22:11

Thousands of Greeks have marched amid tight security to commemorate a student uprising that helped bring down a US-backed junta in 1974.

Grenade thrown at police at French Embassy in Athens

2016-11-10 11:15

Greek police say a hand grenade attack outside the French Embassy in Athens has lightly wounded a policeman.

Far-left militants claim Athens blast

2016-10-13 19:07

A far-left militant group claimed responsibility for a small bomb that exploded in the heart of Athens, saying it had targeted the home of a "vindictive" prosecutor.

Germany wants asylum seekers sent back to Greece

2016-10-03 09:26

Germany wants to reinstate EU rules which oblige asylum seekers to be sent back to Greece as the first EU country they reached, its interior minister has been quoted as saying.

Greek police arrest 4 Pakistani teens on rape charges

2016-09-28 17:54

Greek police say four Pakistani teenagers have been arrested in a refugee camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos on charges of raping another teenage boy.

Greece finds shelter for Lesbos migrants after fire

2016-09-21 17:32

Greece has managed to find shelter for around 5 000 migrants on the island of Lesbos two days after a fire ravaged part of the main asylum seekers' camp, officials say.

Floods after heavy rain in Greece leave 3 dead

2016-09-07 22:23

Greek authorities say floods caused by heavy overnight rain have left three people dead.

Greece searches for 60 people on smuggling boat

2016-08-24 21:17

Greek authorities have been searching by air and sea for a boat with about 60 migrants on board that had issued a distress signal off an eastern Aegean Sea island.

50 migrants rescued after being stranded off Greece

2016-08-19 13:40

Around 50 migrants were rescued after their boat ran aground off Greece's southwest coast, police said, after an uptick in arrivals.

 

Former Greek president Stephanopoulos dies at 90

2016-11-21 10:14

Greece's official news agency says Constantine Stephanopoulos, a former president of Greece, has died

French embassy attack injured police officer

2016-11-10 19:15

Assailants on a motorcycle threw a grenade at the French embassy in Athens slighting wounding a police officer.

Greece warns of 'devastating results' without debt relief

2016-10-13 21:35

European lawmakers supportive of Greece's left-wing government urge European Commission to act swiftly on debt relief for the bailed out eurozone member.

Migrants: Greece sees jump in border crossings

2016-10-05 15:52

Police in northern Greece say hundreds of Syrian refugees have been detained after crossing a river that forms a natural border with Turkey - the second mass crossing in a week.

EU 'to move all remaining refugees from Greece by end 2017'

2016-09-28 18:43

The EU says it hopes to move the remaining 30 000 eligible refugees out of Greece by the end of 2017, but appears set to fall far short of its plan to share 160 000 migrants around the bloc.

Amnesty: Refugees in Greece live in 'appalling conditions'

2016-09-22 19:13

Most of the roughly 60 000 refugees and other migrants stranded in Greece are living in "appalling conditions" and face "immense and avoidable suffering," rights group Amnesty International has said.

Wildfires rage on northern Greek island

2016-09-11 21:39

Nearly 300 firefighters, volunteers and soldiers are trying to contain large forest fires on the northern Greek island of Thassos, which has damaged homes and forced the evacuation of a village.

World’s 'first weather station' opens to public

2016-08-26 22:51

Built more than 2 000 years ago, the Tower of the Winds is said to be the world's first weather station - and now, for the first time in nearly 200 years, it's has been reopened to the public.

Greece hears asylum claim of Turkish 'coup' officer

2016-08-20 10:16

Greece has heard the asylum claim of the first of eight Turkish military officers who have fled their country after the failed coup of July, the asylum service says.

Arsonists target Church of Greece offices in central Athens

2016-08-08 16:57

A key Church of Greece office site in central Athens has been attacked by arsonists, who destroyed two cars in the courtyard but caused no damage to the building

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