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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.

Greece, Cyprus: Turkish troop must leave

2017-01-20 06:08

Cyprus and Greece insist that any peace deal for the divided island must provide for the withdrawal of Turkish troops and new security arrangements.

New UN chief heads crunch Cyprus talks

2017-01-12 20:31

UN chief Antonio Guterres is leading a crunch conference aimed at ending decades of division in Cyprus.

Police say Greece's ambassador to Brazil killed at Rio home

2016-12-30 21:22

Authorities believe that Greece's ambassador to Brazil was killed at the home his wife kept in the Rio de Janeiro area, a police investigator says.

Greek ambassador to Brazil missing

2016-12-29 18:00

Greece's ambassador to Brazil, Kyriakos Amiridis, has gone missing while vacationing with his family near Rio de Janeiro, police say.

Greece to give migrants IDs, cash - minister

2016-12-29 07:28

Greece wants to give electronic ID cards and cash to thousands of refugees and migrants trapped on its soil, the migration minister says.

 

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.

Turkey says may cancel migrant readmission deal

2017-01-28 07:45

Turkey has threatened to scrap a migrant readmission deal with Athens after the Greek Supreme Court refused to return eight suspects allegedly linked to the failed July coup.

Cyprus talks stumble over fate of Turkish troops

2017-01-13 21:18

Hopes for a peace deal in Cyprus have stalled over a decades-old dispute, with the rival sides at loggerheads over the future of Turkish troops on the divided island.

Greek ambassador to Brazil murdered by wife's cop lover - police

2016-12-31 09:32

Greece's ambassador to Brazil was murdered in a plot hatched by his Brazilian wife and her police officer lover, who confessed to the crime, police officials in Rio de Janeiro say.

Brazil police interrogate missing Greek envoy's wife

2016-12-30 17:32

Brazilian police have interrogated the wife of missing Greek ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis after his burned-out rental car was found with a body inside.

Heads roll in Athens over Ferris wheel that won't turn

2016-12-29 13:36

A senior Athens official has resigned in an unprecedented fiasco over a Ferris wheel that was erected for Christmas but then dismantled before ever operating over safety concerns.

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.

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