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Thursday, June 24, 2021



Winter wonderland: Photos of Athens covered in a blanket of snow wows netizens

February 18, 2021 10:36 am

As tress, building and rods were blanketed in snow many residents stepped outside balconies and in the streets to play in the snow and click photographs.

It took a century to open a Mosque in Athens. Then came the pandemic

November 15, 2020 11:29 am

With the coronavirus spiking, though, restrictions immediately limited a building designed for around 350 worshippers to only 13 at a time. Then, the day after the mosque’s first Friday Prayer, Greece returned to a national lockdown, forcing it to shut completely for now.

Greeks rush to get haircuts, buy flowers, as virus lockdown eases

May 04, 2020 3:02 pm

Greece, a country of 11 million people, has so far registered 2,626 cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, and 144 deaths, far fewer than in many other European countries.

Strong quake hits near Athens, Greeks run into the streets

July 19, 2019 5:49 pm

The Athens Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 but the U.S. Geological Survey gave it a preliminary magnitude of 5.3. It struck at 2.38 pm. local time about 22 km north of Athens.

After waiting for decades, Muslims in Athens finally get a mosque

June 07, 2019 9:51 pm

Plans to build a mosque began in 1890 with an act of parliament, but all fell through, including one timed for the 2004 Olympics.

5.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Athens

June 09, 2015 1:38 pm

An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 shook Athens early morning on Tuesday followed by two aftershocks. No immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Merkel and Tsipras mend bridges, will collaborate efforts to help Athens

March 24, 2015 11:34 am

Angela Merkela and Alexis Tsipras try and reboot a sour relationship and intend helping Athens to remain in Euro.

Earthquake rattles southern Greece, capital city

August 29, 2014 11:18 am

Greece lies in a highly seismically active part of the Mediterranean, but most quakes cause no damage or injuries.

Migrant boat capsizes in Greece, claims 22 lives

May 06, 2014 10:54 am

The UNHCR has appealed to European governments to seek "legal migration alternatives".

Greek protesters, riot police scuffle in Athens

March 06, 2014 7:10 pm

Police have used tear gas and pepper spray during scuffles with union members protesting austerity measures.


Snow coats ancient monuments in Athens amid record cold spell

January 14, 2019 10:25 am

The ancient monuments in Athens got a rare dusting of snow on Tuesday as temperatures across Greece hit record lows, bringing transport to a standstill in some areas