Greece


First Neanderthal activity found on Greek island - study

2019-10-18 09:14

Scientists have for the first time found evidence of Neanderthals on the Greek island of Naxos, pushing back human activity in the Aegean by thousands of years, a new study shows.

Happy ending in Thomas Cook namesake's Greek wedding plans

2019-09-26 17:43

A British tourist named Thomas Cook has saved his wedding day in Greece after it was nearly scuppered by the collapse of the travel giant bearing his name earlier this week, state news agency ANA reports.

Climate protests | Greek migrants evicted: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-09-20 07:08

Fridays for Future: Climate protest in Thailand | Greek police evict migrants from Athens squats; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

Firefighters contain major blaze near Athens

2019-08-12 19:30

Greek firefighters have brought under control a major forest fire that was threatening homes in the outskirts of Athens, officials said.

WATCH: Can Greece become EU's 'most business-friendly' country?

2019-07-16 16:31

In an exclusive interview with Euronews, Greece's new Minister for Growth and Investments, Adonis, Georgiadis, detailed some of the measures the government will take to turn the country into "the most business-friendly country of the European Union"

WATCH: Deadly storm pummels northern Greece, 6 dead

2019-07-11 22:55

Violent hail storms killed at least six tourists in northern Greece, police say.

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.

 

EU approves scheme to reduce Greek bad loans

2019-10-13 07:52

The European Commission on Thursday approved a Greek scheme to reduce bad loans weighing down the country's banks, limiting new credit and holding back economic recovery.

Wedding misery for man named Thomas Cook as travel firm collapses

2019-09-23 17:37

A British man named Thomas Cook says he feared his dream wedding in Greece was ruined after the collapse of the holiday firm with the same name.

Hordes of dead fish pile up on drought-stricken Greek lake

2019-09-19 21:01

Thousands of fish washed up dead on the shores of Lake Koroneia in northern Greece as a result of high temperatures and declining water levels, authorities say.

SA animal welfare activist claims he was attacked while filming donkey 'abuse' in Greece

2019-07-17 06:01

Luke Barritt, a campaigner for international charity Network for Animals, says he was kicked, struck and threatened that he'd be thrown off a cliff after being spotted filming the abuse of donkeys on the Greek island of Santorini.

WATCH: Fierce storm kills seven in Greek tourist peninsula

2019-07-12 05:15

Seven people died and at least 23 were injured as a fierce storm ripped through beachfronts in one of Greece's top tourist areas, terrifying thousands of holidaymakers caught in the open, authorities said Thursday.

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.

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