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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 06, 2014 10:54 am
The UNHCR has appealed to European governments to seek "legal migration alternatives".
March 06, 2014 7:10 pm
Police have used tear gas and pepper spray during scuffles with union members protesting austerity measures.
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