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Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest

2017-06-22 23:15

Mounds of rubbish festered in soaring temperatures in Athens as thousands demonstrated in support of refuse collectors.

Greece declares state of emergency on quake-hit island

2017-06-14 10:24

Greek authorities have declared a state of emergency on the island of Lesbos, a day after an earthquake killed one woman and displaced more than 800.

Greek police evacuate Athens migrant camp

2017-06-02 15:15

Greek police have begun evacuating the last remaining migrants and refugees from a makeshift camp at Hellinikon, a disused former airport and ex-Olympic facility south of Athens, officials say.

Bulgarians jailed for baby sale in Greece

2017-04-28 22:06

Two Bulgarian men have been jailed for 10 years and a woman for six years for trafficking two pregnant women to sell their babies in neighbouring Greece.

Death toll from migrant boat sinking in Aegean rises

2017-04-24 20:48

Greek authorities say a migrant boat sank overnight in the eastern Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey, leaving at least 16 people dead, including two children.

Greek debt activist faces arrest

2017-03-29 07:26

A firebrand Greek debt activist, whose followers take an oath of allegiance to the ancient gods, has been charged with fraud and running a criminal organisation.

One hurt by letter bomb at IMF's Paris office

2017-03-16 18:45

A letter bomb has exploded at the Paris offices of the International Monetary Fund injuring a secretary who suffered burns to her hands and face.

About 85 migrants rescued from drifting boat

2017-03-02 17:17

Greek authorities say about 85 migrants have been rescued from a crippled boat in the Mediterranean Sea off the country's southern coast and will be taken to a Greek port.

Cyprus peace talks called off

2017-02-22 16:04

A planned meeting between rival Cypriot leaders has been called off as a war of words over a nationalist commemoration in Greek Cypriot schools threatens reunification talks.

Thessaloniki starts evacuating 70 000 over WWII bomb

2017-02-11 16:47

Authorities in Thessaloniki have begun evacuating about 70 000 residents ahead of an operation to defuse a 250kg unexploded World War II bomb.

 

Bulgaria arrests 23 in crackdown on border corruption

2017-06-14 13:35

Twenty-three customs officers and businessmen have been arrested in a probe into corruption at a major checkpoint on Bulgaria's border with Greece.

ECB said unlikely to include Greece in QE in coming months

2017-06-13 12:15

The European Central Bank is unlikely to include Greek bonds in its asset-purchase programme for the foreseeable future, says a person familiar with the matter.

Greek economy limps onto launchpad after late-night vote

2017-05-19 12:28

Greece’s latest economic reforms will be key to winning debt relief that unleashes years of pent-up investment and finally ends its economic crisis.

Nations team up to protect ancient heritage from terrorism

2017-04-24 20:49

Ten countries have formed a new group aimed at protecting ancient heritage from extremism of the kind that saw the Islamic State group lay waste to Syria's historic Palmyra.

Greece: Offices of extreme right party attacked

2017-03-31 16:48

The main offices of Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party have been attacked by a group of youths wielding sledgehammers.

Fire damages historic Ottoman mosque in Greece

2017-03-23 07:19

A fire during restoration work has caused serious damage to the 15th century Ottoman mosque in Didymoteicho in northeastern Greece.

Greek police seize synthetic drugs worth millions

2017-03-04 09:37

Greek authorities say they have broken an international ring that produced large quantities of a synthetic drug that is popular in the Arab world.

Migrant rescues off Libya encourage traffickers: Frontex

2017-02-27 20:20

The head of EU border agency Frontex has criticised charities that rescue migrants off Libya, arguing that they encourage the traffickers who profit from the dangerous Mediterranean crossings.

WWII bomb defused after 75 000 evacuated in Greece

2017-02-12 15:07

Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki have evacuated an estimated 75 000 people so army experts could defuse a 227kg unexploded World War II bomb found under a petrol station.

Greek minister, migrants face off

2017-02-06 21:23

Greek Immigration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas has faced off with dozens of angry migrants who barred entry to a camp in protest at poor living conditions.

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