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Greece: Country in southeastern Europe
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known as Hellas, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens is its largest and capital city, followed by Thessaloniki.

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Greek museum auctions art to stay afloat [Video]

Greek museum auctions art to stay afloat

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Greek island goes green with Volkswagen electric transport deal [Video]

Greek island goes green with Volkswagen electric transport deal

The new experimential project on a Greek island that could revolutionise green transport and renewable energy.

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Pandemic pushes Greece towards digital overhaul [Video]

Pandemic pushes Greece towards digital overhaul

Greece bets on a digital revolution to help a struggling economy through a pandemic recession.

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Greek police clash with protesters in lockdown [Video]

Greek police clash with protesters in lockdown

Demonstrators commemorating a bloody 1973 student uprising against the military junta then ruling Greece clashed on Tuesday with police trying to enforce a ban on public gatherings imposed to combat..

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Air bridges: Most of Greece removed from travel corridors list [Video]

Air bridges: Most of Greece removed from travel corridors list

Most of Greece has been removed from the Government’s list of travelcorridors, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced. Only peoplearriving in the UK from the islands of Corfu, Crete, Rhodes,..

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Heavy rainfall in Crete causes flooded homes and sweeps cars into sea [Video]

Heavy rainfall in Crete causes flooded homes and sweeps cars into sea

Heavy flooding on the Greek island of Crete damaged roads, flooded hundreds of homes and swept cars into the sea amid ongoing torrential rainfall.View on euronews

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Empty streets in Athens as coronavirus lockdown begins in Greece [Video]

Empty streets in Athens as coronavirus lockdown begins in Greece

A new three-week long lockdown began in Greece on Saturday, leaving the streets of Athens virtually deserted. View on euronews

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Greece joins list of EU countries returning to lockdown [Video]

Greece joins list of EU countries returning to lockdown

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Water floods streets of Greek island of Samos after earthquake [Video]

Water floods streets of Greek island of Samos after earthquake

There was flooding on the Greek island of Samos after a massive earthquake hit off the island's coast impacting Greece and Turkey.View on euronews

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Rescue efforts under way after deadly earthquake in Turkey, Greece [Video]

Rescue efforts under way after deadly earthquake in Turkey, Greece

Powerful quake struck Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of Greek island of Samos on Friday, killing at least 25 people.

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At least 26 killed, over 700 injured after earthquake rattles Turkey, Greece [Video]

At least 26 killed, over 700 injured after earthquake rattles Turkey, Greece

At least 26 people have been killed and over 700 injured after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rattled Turkey and Greece. Around 196 aftershocks were felt with 23 hitting over magnitude 4.0. Turkey’s..

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Several fatalities after earthquake hits Turkey [Video]

Several fatalities after earthquake hits Turkey

A strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday and was felt in both Greece and Turkey, where some buildings collapsed in the coastal province of Izmir, authorities said. Adam Reed reports.

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Concern accross Europe as continent faces second wave: Update on the situation in Greece [Video]

Concern accross Europe as continent faces second wave: Update on the situation in Greece

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Air bridges: Greek islands added to list of travel corridors [Video]

Air bridges: Greek islands added to list of travel corridors

A list of countries and territories in Europe from which people don't need toquarantine on arrival in England, as it's announced that arrivals from Lesvos,Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos will..

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‘Historic verdict’: Celebrations as Greece convicts Golden Dawn [Video]

‘Historic verdict’: Celebrations as Greece convicts Golden Dawn

Activists and experts welcome landmark move to criminalise group as positive first step against European fascism.

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Watch: Violent clashes after landmark Golden Dawn verdict in Athens [Video]

Watch: Violent clashes after landmark Golden Dawn verdict in Athens

A Greek court ruled that the far-right Golden Dawn party was operating as a criminal organization, delivering a landmark guilty verdict in a marathon five-year trial.View on euronews

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Greece braces for verdict in epic trial of far-right party Golden Dawn [Video]

Greece braces for verdict in epic trial of far-right party Golden Dawn

The trial of 68 leaders and members of the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn reaches its finale on Wednesday.View on euronews

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Acropolis sparkles in the sun as Greek tourist spots reopen

Greece reopened the Acropolis, museums and other major tourist attractions as the coronavirus lockdown eased in bright sunshine in Athens on Monday.
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