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Tension high between Turkey, Greece in eastern Mediterranean

August 11, 2020 4:46 pm

Greece will be requesting an emergency meeting of the European Union's Foreign Affairs Council, the prime minister's office announced following a meeting between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.

Storm floods Greek island, leaves 7 dead, including a baby

August 10, 2020 9:21 am

Greece's meteorological service said parts of Evia saw rainfall that reached 300 millimeters (11.8 inches), some 80% of the annual rainfall for the area, which is only about 375 millimeters (14.8 inches), usually with negligible rain during the summer.

Greece beat the coronavirus. Can tourists now save its economy?

June 14, 2020 11:20 am

The land of azure waters, islands and breathtaking beaches has had a good crisis compared with rival summer destinations such as Spain and Italy.

Greece lifts its lockdown on hotels, pools, golf courses

June 01, 2020 2:30 pm

Primary school children also returned to class. Strict public safety measures have kept Greece's COVID-19 infection rate low.

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.

Canadian chopper crash off Greece kills 1; 5 missing

April 30, 2020 11:20 pm

The Cyclone helicopter was participating in a NATO exercise off the coast of Greece when the incident occurred, according to the Canadian Armed Forces.

Finland to take 130 refugees, mostly children from Greece

April 30, 2020 6:15 pm

Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants including thousands of unaccompanied children are living in squalid conditions in overcrowded camps on several Greek islands after arriving from the nearby Turkish coast.

COVID-19: How Greece is coping with the pandemic after decades of being in debt

April 14, 2020 8:33 pm

As of Monday, there were 2145 confirmed cases and 99 deaths. The spread of the pandemic in Greece is at a much lower rate than the rest of its European counterparts.

Explained: The significance of the Olympic Flame

March 13, 2020 3:54 pm

The Olympic Flame was lit for the 2020 Tokyo Games amid an unprecedented lockdown as Greece experienced its first death from the coronavirus.

Clashes erupt on Greece-Turkey border as migrants seek entry

March 04, 2020 3:22 pm

The clashes were near the border village of Kastanies, along a border fence that covers much of the land border not demarcated by the Evros river running along the frontier.

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Refugee women find relief in Greece soccer

July 11, 2019 6:58 am

The United Nations Refugee Agency, known as the UNHCR, says there were 76,100 pending asylum claims in Greece at the end of 2018, in a report prepared for World Refugee Day on Thursday.

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

Greece referendum says 'No' to bailout

July 06, 2015 11:35 am

GREECE REFERENDUM: More than 60 percent of voters in a hastily called referendum have rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans.

Greece debt crisis: How people are coping with the financial meltdown

June 30, 2015 12:11 pm

Greece’s bailout program ends on Tuesday, when the country is unlikely to make a 1.6 billion euro ($1.8 billion) repayment to the International Monetary Fund.