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Review: Greek athlete Emmanuel Karalis' pole vault journey in 2018 Special

The 2018 pole vault season came to a close and Digital Journal looked back on Greek pole vaulter Emmanuel Karalis' incredible year.

Greece vows to improve conditions on island migrant camps

Atenas - Greece's migration minister on Tuesday pledged to improve living conditions for migrants in camps on islands in the Aegean Sea, where he said arrivals had doubled this summer.

'Suicide attempts' on Greek migrant island as arrivals spike

Atenas - Dismal conditions in one of Europe's largest migrant camps on the Greek island of Lesbos are leading to suicide attempts, a charity said Monday, as arrivals continued to increase.

Seven hurt in Greek island beach rockslide

Atenas - Seven people including a family of Czech tourists were injured Thursday following a rockslide at Navagio beach on the island of Zante, one of Greece's most popular travel destinations, officials said.

Greece's Tsipras to chart post-bailout strategy in keynote speech

Thessalon - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to unveil his government's post-bailout economic strategy in a keynote speech on Saturday as thousands protested against a controversial planned name deal with neighbouring Macedonia.

Greek migrant camp workers strike to protest overcrowding

Mytilene - Workers at a camp for migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos said Friday they will go on strike to protest overcrowding, as the government conceded conditions were "near impossible".

Tourists stranded as seamen extend Greek ferry strike

Atenas - Tourists and locals in Greece were left stranded Monday as ferry workers halted inter-island transport and voted to extend a paralysing strike by 24 hours, union and industry officials said.

Greek ferries laid up as sailors strike for more pay

Atenas - Greek ferries will stay in port Monday, bringing inter-island links to a halt after the powerful federation of Greek seamen called a 24-hour strike over pay demands.

Director Gavras slams 'bad taste' joke after hoaxer tweets his 'death'

Atenas - The Greek-French filmmaker Costa Gavras was forced to deny rumours of his own demise on Thursday after some media were fooled by a fake ministerial Twitter account announcing he had died.

Emmy-winning actor offers his Emmy award to Mount Athos

Five-time Emmy award-winning actor Jonathan Jackson has offered his Emmy award to the Greek Orthodox monastery of Vatopedi, which is located on Mount Athos in northeastern Greece.

Greek ferry limps to port after fire on board

Atenas - Hundreds of passengers were safely evacuated early Wednesday from a Greek ferry after a fire broke out in the car deck, officials said.

Embattled Greek PM revamps cabinet for post-bailout push

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday reshuffled his cabinet ahead of a keynote economy speech next month, seeking to rebound from poor ratings in the final stretch before 2019 elections.

Power cut, water shortage on Greek holiday isle Hydra

Atenas - The Greek holiday island of Hydra was without electricity on Sunday, leading to water shortages as the authorities and energy company Dedie scrambled to resume the power supply.

Greece's Tsipras hails end of bailout 'Odyssey'

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called Tuesday a "day of redemption" as he hailed the end of his country's eight-year "Odyssey" of painful bailouts.

Greece hails new post-bailout chapter but concerns remain

Atenas - Greece turned a page on eight years of spending cuts and three straight international bailouts on Monday but experts warned that the country's economic challenges are far from over.

Embattled Tsipras seeks to steady ship after fire tragedy

Atenas - The summer was meant to have been a chance for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to bask in the success of Greece finally turning the page on the bailout era.

Greece emerges from bailouts relieved, but not euphoric

Atenas - The youngest Greeks may not be able to remember what life was like beforehand: the third and last of the country's international bailouts comes to an end on Monday, and while Greece is faring better, it still bears the scars of eight years of austerity...

'Day of joy' as Greek soldiers fly home after Turkey release

Thessalon - Greece on Wednesday hailed a "day of joy" as two Greek soldiers held in a Turkish prison for more than five months on espionage charges were released in a surprise move by Ankara."This is a day of joy...

Two Greek soldiers return home after Turkey release

Thessalon - Two Greek soldiers held in a Turkish prison for more than five months on espionage charges landed home early Wednesday, after a court ordered their release.

Review: Greece wins bronze in men's triple jump at European Championships Special

Berlin - On August 12, Greek triple jumper Dimitrios Tsiamis won the bronze medal in the men's triple jump at the European Champioships.
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