Greece


Conservatives riding high into Greek local polls

2019-06-02 13:33

Greeks return to the polling booths Sunday, a week after a European ballot that saw the conservatives gain against the ruling left just over a month before they face off in general elections.

WATCH: Greeks celebrate Orthodox Easter by burning effigy of Judas

2019-04-29 14:39

Greeks burn an effigy of Judas as the country celebrates Orthodox Easter. It is the biggest religious festival in the country, where some 90% of the population is Orthodox.

Greek NPO boss on his way to UN assembly saved from Ethiopia crash by being late

2019-03-11 11:12

A Greek man has said he would have been the 150th passenger on the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing plane that crashed and killed all on board, except he arrived two minutes late for the flight.

Greek minister mourns 'heroine' gran who helped refugees

2019-01-17 12:05

Greece's migration minister has paid homage to a 90-year-old grandmother on the island of Lesbos who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for helping refugees.

Greece said to weigh bank bad-loan plan after stock rout

2018-10-04 13:09

Greece is weighing a plan to help banks speed up their bad-loan disposals, possibly including a government guarantee, in a bid to restore confidence in the battered sector.

WATCH: Massive spiderweb cast cloaks Greek shoreline

2018-09-21 11:00

A huge 300m-long spiderweb cloaked the shoreline of Aitoliko, a town in western Greece. Experts say the phenomenon caused by Tetragnatha spiders who come out during warm weather.

Greek fire death toll at 96 - officials

2018-08-15 14:25

The death toll from Greece's deadliest fire disaster rose to 96 after one more victim died in hospital, the fire brigade says.

WATCH: Greece fire death toll rises to 93 as two more die in hospital

2018-08-09 20:47

The death toll from Greece's deadliest fire disaster has risen to 93 after two more people died in hospital.

Heartbreaks as funerals begin for Greece's wildfire victims

2018-07-29 10:36

Funerals for the victims of Greece's lethal wildfire have begun with the burial of an elderly priest who had drowned as he sought safety from the flames in the sea off Mati.

WATCH: I jumped from the flames - Life and death lottery for those fleeing Greek fire

2018-07-25 17:28

When the fire came, Kiriaki Alexiadou and her grandson dashed to their car and fled to safety. Their neighbours, who set out towards the sanctuary of the sea on foot, were burned alive.

 

In Greece, smoking is alive and kicking despite bans

2019-05-14 18:29

When George Balafoutis returned home from New York two years ago, he was shocked to see what little impact nearly a decade of anti-smoking laws had made on stubbing out Greece's favourite guilty pleasure.

British couple die after rented buggy falls into ravine in Greece

2019-04-18 09:45

A young British couple have died after their rented buggy fell into a 200m ravine on Santorini in Greece.

WATCH: Greece - shipwrecks ahead!

2019-03-08 09:43

Greece's largest ship cemetery, in the Gulf of Elefsina, is finally to be cleared of ugly wrecks and abandoned vessels. It's high time as Elefsina will be a European Capital of Culture in 2021.

WATCH: SA trio gets golden buzzer on Greece Got Talent

2018-10-18 10:38

A South African tenor trio is flying the flag high in Greece.

Amnesty denounces death of Greek militant homosexual

2018-10-01 22:04

Amnesty International denounced the "lynching" and "murder" of a Greek militant homosexual during an apparent robbery attempt in Athens last month, and called for a transparent investigation.

How crises and bailouts have changed Greece’s economy

2018-08-20 21:23

Greece is about to exit its bailout, a symbolic move past the debt crisis that exploded eight years ago and transformed the country’s economy and the lives of its people.

WATCH: Top 10 most destructive wildfires in history

2018-08-11 09:26

This year has seen large and deadly wildfires sweep the planet, but such huge and devastating events have happened throughout history.

Death toll from Greek wildfire reaches 91 as village grieves

2018-07-30 08:47

Fire officials in Greece have raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people are missing, six days after Europe's deadliest forest fire in more than a century.

Greece fire: Aerial view of devastation as people scramble to safety

2018-07-25 18:50

Rescue workers in Greece continued to search charred homes and burned-out cars as the toll from some of the worst wildfires this century is expected to rise from at least 74 dead and 187 injured.

WATCH: Search for survivors as scores dead from Greece wildfires

2018-07-25 12:02

Rescue workers in Greece are searching charred homes and burned-out cars following some of the worst wildfires in the country this century.

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