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Greek police seize 136kg of cocaine from smuggling ring

2017-12-04 23:09

Greek police say they have arrested a man suspected of being involved in an international smuggling ring importing drugs from Latin America to Europe.

Protests and riots as Greece remembers student uprising

2017-11-19 16:34

Thousands of Greeks have demonstrated to mark the Polytechnic student uprising that led to the 1974 collapse of the Junta.

Greek island calls strike against EU refugee policy

2017-11-17 21:42

Authorities on Greece's island of Lesbos have called a strike and are urging residents to take part in anti-government protests to press for a change in EU refugee policy.

Death toll in Greek floods rises to at least 14

2017-11-15 20:01

The death toll in flash flooding on the western fringes of the Greek capital has increased to 14, with the fire department recovering the body of a man near the small town of Mandra.

Man arrested over suspected ISIS links after wife turns him in

2017-10-20 14:49

Greek police say they have arrested a Syrian man over suspected links to ISIS, after his wife complained to authorities that he was beating her and that he was a jihadist supporter.

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.

 

Greek police arrest 7 for selling bogus olive oil

2017-11-27 06:10

Greek police have arrested seven people allegedly involved in fraudulently selling large quantities of adulterated sunflower oil as olive oil in Greece and abroad.

3 more bodies found in deadly Greek flood

2017-11-18 19:02

Greek authorities say three more people were found dead from a flash flood that hit a district west of Athens, raising the toll to 19.

Greece in mourning as several still missing after flood

2017-11-16 19:37

Greece is in in mourning as rescue crews tried to locate several people missing in a flood that killed 16 people near the capital.

Greek police arrest suspect in bomb attack on ex-premier

2017-10-29 06:15

Greek police say they have arrested a suspect in a bomb attack on a former prime minister that took place in May.

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.

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