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Greece: Country in Southeast Europe
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Sea of Crete and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin, featuring thousands of islands. The country consists of nine traditional geographic regions, and has a population of approximately 10.7 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.

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Olympus race: 'Mountain of the Gods' marathon returns to Greek capital [Video]

Olympus race: 'Mountain of the Gods' marathon returns to Greek capital

Over 500 runners from across the globe came to Greece to take on the punishing marathon to the summits of the Olympus Mountain -- a race which emulates an ancient Greek pilgrimage.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:21Published
‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’ Is in the Works [Video]

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’ Is in the Works

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3’ , Is in the Works. 'Entertainment Tonight' reports Nia Vardalos shared the news on Instagram. . I have an announcement. We are in Greece, filming 'My Big Fat Greek..

Credit: Wibbitz Top Stories     Duration: 01:31Published
Queues return to Greek soup kitchens as inflation takes its toll [Video]

Queues return to Greek soup kitchens as inflation takes its toll

First, the financial crisis played havoc with Greece. Then the pandemic showed up. And now: inflation. will Greeks manage to weather the storm again?

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 09:52Published
'Soul relief': On Greek island, bees help people with mental health issues [Video]

'Soul relief': On Greek island, bees help people with mental health issues

The Leros cooperative employs 13 salaried workers, supervised by specialist beekeepers, in addition to a team of nurses and occupational therapists from the island's psychiatric hospital.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:01Published
Fire in Greece burns humanitarian aid destined for Ukraine [Video]

Fire in Greece burns humanitarian aid destined for Ukraine

Piles of charred clothing sit in a storage area after a fire destroyed 20 tonnes of clothes and blankets donated in Greece for war-hit Ukrainian refugees, an aid group said.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Greek tourism industry bounces back despite Europe's cost of living crisis [Video]

Greek tourism industry bounces back despite Europe's cost of living crisis

The Greek tourism industry is getting ready for a busy summer season, but many small business owners are worried about the rising cost of living.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:41Published
Greeks worry about higher prices [Video]

Greeks worry about higher prices

Like many other EU nations, Greece is facing a steep rise in the cost of living and doing business. As summer approaches, restaurant owners and hotel managers worry that higher prices could scare away..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 02:49Published

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World Cup qualifier: All the goals as Wales trounce Greece 5-0

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Watch Great Britain fight back from 14 points down in the second half to pull off a 78-69 win in their Fiba World Cup qualifier against Greece, who are ranked more than 30 places higher.
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Great Britain beat world No 10 Greece78-69 in Newcastle as they start their World Cup 2023 qualifying campaign.
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Great Britain women lose to Greece in opening qualifier

Great Britain's women start their EuroBasket 2023 qualifying campaign with a defeat to Greece in Manchester.
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Wales' 2022 World Cup play-off confirmed as Spain beat Greece 1-0

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Teresa Giudice Engaged to Luis Ruelas, Popped Question on Vacation

Teresa Giudice went to Greece with a boyfriend, but she's coming back with a fiancé. The "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star just got engaged to her man, Luis Ruelas, on their European getaway. Luis..
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A large 6.4 magnitude earthquake has hit the Greek holiday island of Crete and a tsunami warning has been issued.
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EU countries should stop being 'so naive' on defence, says Macron, as French sell warships to Greece

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France's president has said Europeans must stop being "so naive" about the need to defend themselves as he celebrated the signing of a deal to sell frigates to Greece.
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One dead and nine injured after earthquake hits Greek island

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Greece investigates plane crash that killed witness in Netanyahu corruption trial

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Emma Raducanu: Watch the moment British teenager reaches US Open final

British teenager Emma Raducanu reaches the US Open final with a stunning straight-set win over Greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari in New York.
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Greece international Christos Tzolis joins Norwich City from PAOK on a five-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
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'People are fighting the fires alone': Eyewitnesses recount devastating scenes of Greece blazes as homes destroyed

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British firefighters deployed to battle Greece wildfires - as footage shows boat escape while blazes rage

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British firefighters are being deployed to tackle the raging wildfires in Greece - as new footage shows people escaping by boat as flames fill the sky.
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A volunteer firefighter has died in and thousands of people have been evacuated from an island near Athens as wildfires rage in Greece.
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Priti Patel has met with Greek ministers to discuss the challenges posed by illegal migration.
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'If my mother saw this she would cry': Anger and devastation as wildfires scorch Greece

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How heat dome has sparked worst wildfires in a decade across Europe

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