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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

High winds, dry weather stoke wildfires in Greece

2016-07-31 22:45

Several wildfires are burning in Greece, notably on island of Evia, where a village, a monastery and a hotel have been evacuated.

Turkish officers who fled coup get suspended sentences in Greece

2016-07-21 15:27

A Greek court has sentenced eight Turkish military officers who fled last week's failed coup, to suspended two-month prison terms, reports say.

Games of Thrones villain blasts EU over refugees

2016-07-02 18:00

British actress Lena Headey visits refugee camps in Greece with Games of Thrones co-stars.

Russians no show at historic Orthodox meeting

2016-06-19 17:43

Orthodox church leaders from around the word are meeting in Greece for the first such gathering in a millennium, but Russia's delegates failed to arrive.

Migrants face Ramadan challenge in Greece

2016-06-10 10:12

Muslims celebrating Ramadan in a Greece refugee camp are facing tough times because they say the facilities are letting them down.

Greece says EU help just an airport sale away

2016-06-07 18:30

Greece says it will relaunch the sale of a former airport in a privatisation that Athens expects will quickly unblock a new tranche of EU funding.

French PM promises Greece more help with reforms

2016-06-03 22:45

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is promising Greece more help to overcoming its major financial crisis, with investment and assistance with administrative reforms.

 

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.

Amid migrant crisis, Greece to build Athens mosque

2016-08-04 20:22

Lawmakers in Greece have approved construction of a state-funded mosque near central Athens amid heated public debate on how to manage the migrant crisis.

Greece lowers voting age to 17

2016-07-23 08:34

Greek lawmakers have voted to amend electoral law to lower the voting age by a year to 17, and eventually eliminate a 50-seat bonus for the winning party.

Ancient ship graveyard found off Greek island

2016-07-11 19:14

Forty-five shipwrecks, many dating back to ancient times, have been discovered off a Greek archipelago that is one of the Mediterranean's richest underwater archaeological sites.

Greek people-smuggler gets 103 years

2016-06-19 19:24

A Greek people-smuggler has been sentenced to 103 years in prison for ferrying groups of migrants across the Aegean Sea to Europe.

Athens to hide sculptures after busts go missing

2016-06-10 20:27

Athens is to store away dozens of outdoor sculptures after five brass busts went missing last month and a marble statue was vandalised, officials say.

Migrant deaths in Mediterranean top 10 000 since 2014

2016-06-08 06:05

More than 10 000 people have died attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe since 2014, the UN says.

Gay Syrian asks EU court to block deportation

2016-06-04 13:19

A gay Syrian man who fled Turkey after ISIS "emissaries" visited him and demanded he return to his homeland, is challenging his deportation from Greece, a rights group says.

Over 100 migrant bodies washed up in Libya

2016-06-03 17:07

The bodies of more than 100 migrants have washed up on a Libyan beach as a new migrant boat tragedy unfolded in the Mediterranean.

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