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Libya's rival military commander Khalifa Haftar seeks support in Greece

January 17, 2020 9:50 pm

Turkey, which has promised to send troops to back Libya's government against Haftar's offensive, is at odds with Greece over oil-and-gas drilling rights in the East Mediterranean.

Watch: Pig steals the show during Greek reporter's live broadcast on floods

November 29, 2019 3:48 pm

Journalist Lazos Mantikos from Greek television channel Antenna TV just couldn't get through his report on the storms and flooding in the town of Kineta, thanks to a pig.

Police find 41 migrants alive in truck in northern Greece

November 04, 2019 7:28 pm

Police stopped the truck on a highway near the northern Greek city of Xanthi for a regular check. They arrested the driver and took him and the migrants to a nearby police station for identification.

Greece shifts migrants from overcrowded islands to mainland

November 03, 2019 12:15 pm

The migrants had been living on the island of Lesbos, at the Moria camp where almost 15,000 migrants still live in a space designed for 3,000. They were being transported by Greek Navy ships usually used to transport tanks.

Greece's PM rejects Turkey's refugee 'threats,' urges talks

September 09, 2019 10:26 am

Greece's prime minister has criticized Ankara for its threat to reopen its borders to refugees. More than 300 people arrived on Greek islands over the weekend, prompting Athens to ask EU nations to share the burden.

Greece's new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis vows growth

July 22, 2019 2:03 pm

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said Greece will ease taxes on its citizens while upholding austerity targets set by foreign lenders. The new premier vowed growth plans would be a "pleasant surprise for Europe."

Greece recognizes Venezuela's Juan Guaido as interim president

July 12, 2019 5:18 pm

Around 50 countries have recognized Guaido as interim president, asserting Maduro's re-election last year was illegitimate.

Greece’s experiment with populism holds lessons for Europe

July 10, 2019 10:18 am

The election victory Sunday by a traditional center-right party was the end of Greece’s flirtation with radical left-wing populist politics, even as the radicals of Tsipras’ Syriza party transformed themselves into a mainstream force of the center-left.

Greeks vote in 1st parliamentary election since bailout end

July 07, 2019 11:41 am

Sunday's vote comes as the country gradually emerges from a brutal financial crisis that saw unemployment and poverty levels skyrocket, and Greece's economy slashed by a quarter.

Greek police fire tear gas at migrants as border convoy grows

April 05, 2019 7:42 pm

Hundreds have made their way to the field in the village of Diavata since Thursday, galvanized by reports on social media of plans for an organised movement to cross Greece's northwest border with Albania in early April.

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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.