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In democracy's birthplace, pope warns of populist threats

December 04, 2021 7:10 pm

Arriving in Greece, the birthplace of democracy, Pope Francis used a speech to Greek political and cultural leaders to address Europe at large about the threats facing the continent.

Robots give Greece's postal service speed boost

October 05, 2021 6:49 pm

The robots can handle as many as 168,000 parcels weighing up to 15 kg a day and only need to be recharged every four hours for 5 minutes.

Athens is only getting hotter. It's new ‘chief heat officer’ hopes to cool it down

August 22, 2021 9:21 am

As heat waves have been scorching Athens, the continent’s most sweltering capital, new wildfires broke out this past week in the city, adding to the more than 200,000 acres of forest consumed by wildfires around the country.

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.

ATHENS PHOTOS

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

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