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

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Villages evacuated as wildfire rages on Greek island of Zakynthos

A large wildfire on the Greek island of Zakynthos fanned by strong winds forced the evacuation of two villages on Sunday.
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Migrant stowaways ride Greek freight trains seeking escape to north

The unassuming freight train rumbles across the countryside in northern Greece, but a moving shadow cast on the ground reveals human figures hiding between its wagons.
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Videos for Greece

Pochettino needs all of his squad to fight ahead of hectic schedule [Video]Pochettino needs all of his squad to fight ahead of hectic schedule

Mauricio Pochettino says he needs all 21 of his players to fight ahead of a jam packed next three weeks

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Greek island of Zakynthos ravaged by large forest fires [Video]Greek island of Zakynthos ravaged by large forest fires

52 fire engines and crews, 171 firefighters in total, as well as nine groups of firemen on foot, two firefighting helicopters and four water-dropping helicopters assisted by 13 water-tanker trucks and..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Riding the rails of Europe's new migrant surge [Video]Riding the rails of Europe's new migrant surge

A freight train rumbles across the Greek countryside, but a black moving shadow cast on the ground reveals human figures are hiding between the train's wagons. This is one path of a continent's..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:21Published

Is PM Mitsotakis the austerity-hit Greek economy's best hope? [Video]Is PM Mitsotakis the austerity-hit Greek economy's best hope?

Kyriakos Mitsotakis set to legislate four-point tax cut for businesses, followed by similar cut in 2020 to boost growth.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Total of 546 migrants arrive on Greek island of Lesbos in the space of only an hour [Video]Total of 546 migrants arrive on Greek island of Lesbos in the space of only an hour

On the Greece's Aegean coast, 13 migrant boats carrying a total of 546 people arrived on the island of Lesbos in the space of about an hour on Thursday last week.

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Athens acts after Lesvos' biggest influx of migrants since 2016 [Video]Athens acts after Lesvos' biggest influx of migrants since 2016

Over 12 migrant boats arrived in Greece on Thursday inciting the Greek government to come up with new measures to deal with the heavy flow of migration.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Is Europe losing ground in its fight against measles? [Video]Is Europe losing ground in its fight against measles?

The UK, Greece, Albania and Czech Republic have lost their measles "eliminated" status according to the World Health Organization

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Social gap widens after Greek economic crisis and bailout programmes [Video]Social gap widens after Greek economic crisis and bailout programmes

Ago Kouitimi and Tassos Athanasopoulos had many things in common, both enjoying a good standard of living. Until the startling impacts of the economic crisis hit Greece, increasing the social gap..

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Watch: Full moon casts a glow by Greece's Koroni castle [Video]Watch: Full moon casts a glow by Greece's Koroni castle

The moon was celebrated with cultural events around the country, with local media reporting that museums and archaeological sites would stay open late.

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The Brief: Unemployment rate in Greece drops to lowest level since 2011 [Video]The Brief: Unemployment rate in Greece drops to lowest level since 2011

The unemployment rate in Greece has dropped to the lowest level since May 2011. This is a sign that the country's troubled economy is recovering and showing modest growth.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:15Published

Turkish drill ships raise tensions in eastern Med [Video]Turkish drill ships raise tensions in eastern Med

Two Turkish drill ships are continuing operations in the eastern Mediterranean and another ship will join them this month, as a dispute over natural resources there fuels tensions between Turkey and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

BA flights hit again by IT failures [Video]BA flights hit again by IT failures

Problems with British Airways' IT systems left thousands of passengers facing flight cancellations, delays and long queues at airports in the airline's third major computer failure in a little more..

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British Airways cancels some flights due to IT failure [Video]British Airways cancels some flights due to IT failure

Problems with British Airways' IT systems left thousands of passengers facing flight cancellations, delays and long queues at airports. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Greece told to 'save your paradise' as oil companies move in [Video]Greece told to 'save your paradise' as oil companies move in

Greece told to 'save your paradise' as oil companies move in

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:43Published

'You'd be a very beautiful doll, like Barbie,' Greek restaurateur 'told' new UK PM Boris Johnson [Video]'You'd be a very beautiful doll, like Barbie,' Greek restaurateur 'told' new UK PM Boris Johnson

A restaurant owner in Greece said she had served Boris Johnson Greek food and once told him that if he were a doll, he would look like Barbie.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:15Published

Greece’s new gov't says tax cuts will boost jobs and investment [Video]Greece’s new gov't says tax cuts will boost jobs and investment

Economists say few businesses show enough profit to pay tax anyway, and more reforms are required.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:20Published

 

Greece investigates weapons missing from island navy base

Greece has launched an investigation after an inspection revealed that weapons were missing from a navy facility on the Aegean island of Leros, its government spokesman said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

'A storm is coming' - One migrant family's bid to reach Europe

With migrants only allowed one backpack each on the smugglers' boats that carry them from Turkey to Greece, Ahmed, his wife Hanin and her family packed a few possessions and sent the rest of their..
Reuters - Published

Turkey shouldn't coerce Greece, Europe over migrants: Greek PM

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday Turkey should not try to coerce either Greece or Europe in its attempts to get support for a plan to resettle Syrian refugees in northern Syria.
Reuters - Published

Greece moves hundreds of asylum-seekers from crowded island camp

Greece began moving hundreds of asylum-seekers on Monday from a camp on the island of Lesbos that holds around four times the number of people it was built for.
Reuters - Published

Greece to increase border patrols and deportations to curb migrant influx

Greece is to step up border patrols, move asylum-seekers from its islands to the mainland and speed up deportations in an effort to deal with a resurgence in migrant flows from neighboring Turkey.
Reuters - Published

Greece sees first mass arrival of migrant boats in three years

Over a dozen migrant boats landed on Greece's Lesbos island within minutes of each other on Thursday in the first such mass arrival from neighboring Turkey in three years, officials said, prompting..
Reuters - Published

Greek PM says settlement of WW2 reparations claim would boost German ties

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday a settlement of a Greek reparations claim against Germany over Nazi occupation of the country could tighten relations.
Reuters - Published

Mumbai: RoRo service by December, hovercraft expected by Jan '20

The first vessel, which will be operationalised on the route and cost Rs 50 crore, will be brought from Greece after the agreement is signed.
DNA - Published

Police suspect people-smuggling in crash that kills 6 in Greece

Greek police were investigating two suspects on suspicion of people-smuggling on Monday after six men thought to be migrants from Pakistan and Egypt were killed in an overcrowded vehicle that veered..
Reuters - Published

Iranian tanker switches destination, heads to Turkey: ship-tracking data

An Iranian tanker at the center of a confrontation between Washington and Tehran has switched destination and is now heading to Turkey instead of southern Greece, data from real-time ship tracking..
Reuters - Published

Iranian tanker wanted by U.S. not heading to Greece: Greek prime minister

An Iranian tanker which the United States wants seized is not heading towards Greece as it sails through the Mediterranean, Greek Prime Minister Kyrikos Mitsotakis told France 24 TV on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Greece says it will not help Iranian tanker to reach Syria

Greece will not provide assistance in delivering oil to Syria to an Iranian tanker now sailing eastward through the Mediterranean, Deputy Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Greece says has had no request from Iranian oil tanker to dock

Greece said on Tuesday it had not had a request for an oil tanker at the center of a row between Iran and the U.S. to dock at one of its ports, as Washington warned Greece against helping the vessel.
Reuters - Published

Iran tanker heads to Greece, U.S. warns against helping vessel

An Iranian tanker at the center of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release..
Reuters - Published

U.S. has conveyed its 'strong position' to Greece about Iranian tanker: official

The United States has conveyed its "strong position" to the Greek government about an Iranian tanker that sailed for Greece on Monday after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar and Washington says..
Reuters - Published

Iran tanker heads to Greece after release, Iran warns U.S against seizure attempt

An Iranian tanker headed through the Mediterranean toward Greece on Monday after it was released from detention off Gibraltar, and Tehran said that any at U.S. move to seize the vessel again would have..
Reuters - Published

Iran tanker in standoff with West heads to Greece, Iran warns U.S.

An Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West was sailing to Greece on Monday after leaving Gibraltar, and Iran warned against any U.S. move to seize the vessel after the British..
Reuters - Published

Fire resurges on Greece's Evia, challenges firefighters

Aircraft and firefighters on the ground fought a blaze that burned large tracts of pristine pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Wednesday as the wildfire flared up again at different spots.
Reuters - Published

Fear of ecological disaster looms large as wildfire in Greek island Evia ravages pristine pine forest; nearby villages evacuated

Greece has been hit by a spate of wildfires since the weekend, fanned by gale-force winds and temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius.
Firstpost - Published

Fire rages on Greece's Evia, threat to people averted

Aircraft sprayed water early on Wednesday in a bid to douse the flames of a huge wildfire on the Greek island of Evia that had prompted the evacuation of villages and spurred an appeal from authorities..
Reuters - Published

Greece scraps no-go areas at universities; opposition fumes

Greek lawmakers on Thursday scrapped regulations making universities a no-go zone for police, a move authorities say will tackle lawlessness but which critics have decried as a clampdown on democracy.
Reuters - Published

Greek police find body of missing Briton on Ikaria island

Greek police have found the body of a missing 35-year-old British astrophysicist missing since Monday in a ravine on the Greek island of Ikaria, they said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

French sisters drown in hotel pool on Greek island of Rhodes

Two French sisters drowned in a hotel pool on the Greek island of Rhodes on Wednesday evening, police officials said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Greece says Turkey's drilling off Cyprus puts security at risk

Greece accused Turkey of undermining security in the eastern Mediterranean by drilling for oil and gas around Cyprus, making some of the strongest comments on the issue from Athens' newly elected..
Reuters - Published

Greece approves cut on property tax, eases arrears repayment

The Greek parliament approved an across-the-board reduction of a deeply unpopular property tax on Tuesday, fulfilling an election pledge of new prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Reuters - Published

Greece to overturn law that made universities no-go zone for police

Greece will propose legislation this week to scrap academic sanctuary, a law that was designed to protect protesting students and freedom of ideas but which the new government says is used as a cover..
Reuters - Published

On Albania border patrol, EU's Frontex helps tackle migrant flow

Patrolling dirt paths on sun-baked hills bordering Greece, a European police team is helping Albania intercept more of the migrants trying to reach European Union states to the north.
Reuters - Published

Greece's newly-elected government wins confidence vote on economic policy

Greece's newly-elected conservative government won a confidence vote late on Monday on its economic policy, which includes tax cuts and measures to speed up investments.
Reuters - Published

Greece picks Commisssion chief spokesman as its EU Commissioner

Greece nominated the EU Commission's chief spokesman Margaritis Schinas as its next commissioner, the prime minister's office said in a statement on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Greek man confesses to rape, murder of U.S. scientist, police say

Greek police believe they have found the man who raped and murdered an American biologist whose body was discovered on the island of Crete on July 8, a senior official said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Greek conservatives scrap plans to take clergy off state payroll

Greece's newly-elected conservative government on Tuesday scrapped plans to remove priests from the state payroll, reversing a decision by its leftist predecessor that aimed to carve a clearer..
Reuters - Published

Greek police believe they have solved U.S. scientist's murder

Greek police believe they have found the killer of an American biologist who was murdered on the island of Crete on July 8, a source said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Greek police question suspect over death of American scientist

Greek police were questioning a 27-year-old man over the death of an American scientist whose body was found on the island of Crete last week, police sources there said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Floods hit western Greece days after deadly storm killed 7

Authorities evacuated dozens of citizens from flooded homes in western Greece on Sunday, a few days after seven people were killed by a violent storm in the north of the country.
Reuters - Published

Greece recognizes Venezuela's Guaido, in line with EU

Greece will follow the European Union's line and recognize Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, in an about-face after the new conservative government took..
Reuters - Published

At least seven killed as freak storm lashes Greek resorts

At least seven people, including six tourists, were killed and more than 100 others injured when a violent, short-lived storm lashed northern Greece overnight, felling trees and ripping off rooftops.
Reuters - Published

Violent storm kills six foreigners in northern Greek resorts

Six foreigners including two children were killed and more than 100 other people injured when a violent, short-lived storm lashed northern Greece overnight, felling trees and ripping off rooftops.
Reuters - Published

Fierce storms hit Greece killing six foreign nationals

Six foreign nationals, including two children, were killed and more than 100 other people injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms lashed northern Greece late on Wednesday, uprooting trees..
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Six foreign nationals killed as severe weather hits Greece

Six foreign nationals were killed and dozens others were injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck northern Greece late on Wednesday, authorities said.
Reuters - Published

At least five dead as severe weather hits Greece

At least five people were killed and dozens injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck northern Greece late on Wednesday, the fire brigade said.
Reuters - Published

Greek PM says to submit tax cut plan to parliament in coming weeks

The Greek government will submit a bill to parliament in the coming weeks to cut taxes, newly elected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said at his first cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Conservative leader Mitsotakis becomes Greek PM, picks cabinet

Conservative politician Kyriakos Mitsotakis took office as Greece's new prime minister and named his cabinet on Monday, after storming to victory on a pledge to create jobs and lure investment to the..
Reuters - Published

Greek PM Mitsotakis appoints cabinet, Staikouras new finmin

Greece's new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday named his cabinet, picking Christos Staikouras as his government's finance minister.
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Golden Dawn loses its luster as Greeks reject militant far-right

The far-right Golden Dawn party has failed to win a single seat in Greece's new parliament, an outcome political analysts said reflects a slow improvement in the country's fortunes after years of..
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