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Greek clerics ring church bells to protest against gender rights law

2017-10-15 14:51

Church bells have rung 'in mourning' across a western Greek diocese to protest the passing of a law making it easier for people to officially change their gender.

Greece's road to bailout Exit: 140 reforms down, more to go

2017-07-31 11:00

For Greece’s creditors, implementing reforms is key to the country winning back investor confidence.

EU gives emergency support for Greek refugee crisis

2017-07-27 20:01

The European Commission is announcing a new emergency support package for Greece to help it deal with the refugee crisis that has seen tens of thousands of migrants and refugees stuck in the country.

Nearly 80 injured in Turkey by quake - report

2017-07-21 14:58

Almost 80 people have been injured in the Turkish resort of Bodrum after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook the Dodecanese Islands in Greece and the Aegean coast of Turkey, according to local media.

Two killed as strong earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

2017-07-21 05:18

Deaths on Greek island of Kos as magnitude 6.7 earthquake shakes Greek Dodecanese Islands and Turkey's Aegean coast.

Greece: Wildfire approaches birthplace of Olympic Games

2017-07-06 05:14

Greek authorities say a wildfire has come within 2km of Ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games.

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.

 

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits Greek island of Rhodes

2017-09-01 21:37

Greek authorities say a magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck the Aegean Sea island of Rhodes, but no injuries or damage have been reported

UN: Cyprus rivals need to keep commitment

2017-07-27 22:45

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution encouraging Greek and Turkish Cypriots "to sustain their commitment" to reunifying the divided Mediterranean island.

Greek holiday island battles to recover from deadly quake

2017-07-22 20:15

The Greek holiday island of Kos is struggling to recover from a quake that killed two people and injured hundreds, with tourists facing flight delays and the damaged main harbour closed for a second day.

Greece approved for $1.8bn conditional loan from IMF

2017-07-21 10:50

The International Monetary Fund has agreed to a new conditional bailout for Greece, ending two years of speculation on whether it would join in another rescue.

Eurozone approves €8.5bn Greek bailout

2017-07-07 18:09

The eurozone approved the latest €8.5bn bailout disbursement to Greece on Friday, just in time for Athens to meet major debt repayments and avert default.

Cyprus talks 'historic opportunity' for peace

2017-06-30 19:07

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres called on rival Cypriot leaders to seize a "historic opportunity" to bring peace to their island at negotiations aimed at ending Cyprus' 40-year division.

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.

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