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Greece requests early IMF repayment: PM

Athens - Greece on Monday officially requested to repay part of its IMF loans beforethe maturity date, the prime minister said, in a bid to save interest rate costs.

Anti-establishment demo in Athens against squat evacuations

Athens - Thousands of anti-establishment protesters marched in Athens on Saturday in a demonstration against a recent police crackdown on squats.The police put the participants at around 2,000. Organisers said the turnout was closer to 5,000.

Row over Greek police raids in bohemian Athens district

Athens - Greece's new conservative government has stirred controversy by mounting police operations in the bohemian Athens district of Exarchia, considered by officials a "lawless" haven for drug smugglers.

Greek police fire teargas as child migrants protest conditions in camps

Thessalon - Greek police fired tear gas at hundreds of children who protested in a packed migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Wednesday, the state news agency ANA reported.

Hundreds of migrants moved from 'hell' of overcrowded Greek island

M - Greek officials and UN workers evacuated the first group of what will be hundreds of migrants from the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, where overcrowding and sweltering heat have made conditions unbearable.

In Lesbos, fears of new migrant influx return

St - In Skala Sykamineas, a small fishing village at the north end of the Greek island of Lesbos, locals fear the arrival of 500 migrants on Thursday may signal a repeat of the 2015 migrant crisis.

New arrivals push Greek island refugee camp to bursting point

Mytilene - The olive grove next to the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos is filled with makeshift tents and wooden and cardboard huts, after the sudden arrival of hundreds of migrants.

Greek police raid Athens squats and arrest migrants: agency

Athens - Greek police arrested around 100 people, mainly migrants, in dawn raids on Athens squats Monday, part of a major police crackdown, state news agency ANA reported.

UN urges Greece to protect migrant youths after death at camp

Athens - The UN refugee agency on Sunday called on Greece's government to urgently transfer migrant youths to safe areas after a fatal brawl at the Moria migrant camp on the island of Lesbos.

New Athens mayor pledges revamp of crisis-hit capital

Athens - Newly-elected Athens mayor Costas Bakoyannis, scion of one of Greece's most powerful political families, took his oath of office Sunday pledging to turn the crisis-battered capital into "a safe, clean and bright" European metropolis.

Review: 81-year-old Greek woman sets windsurfing Guinness World Record Special

Kefalonia - 81-year-old Greek woman, Anastasia Gerolymatou, has a major reason to celebrate. She set a Guinness World Record in windsurfing.

Iran tanker too big to dock at Greek port: minister

Athens - An Iranian tanker that has sparked a diplomatic row pitting Tehran against Washington and London is too big to dock in Greece, the country's junior foreign minister said Wednesday."This is a very large crude carrier, it is over 130,000 tonnes...

'No request' from Iran tanker to dock in Greece: minister

Athens - Athens has received no request from the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya to dock in Greece, Merchant Marine Minister Ioannis Plakiotakis said Tuesday after a maritime tracker gave the ship's "reported destination" as the Greek port of Kalamata.

Greek fire crews make progress on island blaze

Athens - Firefighters in Greece on Friday made progress against a four-day wildfire on the island of Evia that has burned through a pine forest and threatened villages, officials said.

EU water bombers join Greek firemen to douse island wildfire

Athens - Greece deployed Thursday nearly 400 firefighters backed by EU firebombers to try to put out a massive wildfire on the island of Evia burning through a pristine pine forest for a third day.

EU water bombers join Greek firemen to douse island wildfire

Athens - Greece deployed Thursday nearly 400 firefighters backed by EU firebombers to try to put out a massive wildfire on the island of Evia burning through a pristine pine forest for a third day.

Greek PM cancels holiday as major island fire prompts evacuations

Athens - Hundreds of villagers were evacuated Tuesday and the Greek prime minister cancelled a vacation as scores of firefighters battled a major wildfire on the country's second-largest island of Evia, authorities said.

Greek PM cancels holiday as major island fire prompts evacuations

Athens - Hundreds of villagers were evacuated Tuesday and the Greek Prime Minister cancelled a vacation as firefighters battled a major wildfire on the country's second-largest island of Evia, authorities said.

Greece calls on EU for fairer distribution of migrants

Athens - Greece on Monday called on the EU for a fairer sharing of the migrant burden amid deep concern over a sharp increase in arrivals on some islands in recent weeks.

Firefighters contain major blaze near Athens

Athens - Greek firefighters on Monday brought under control a major forest fire that was threatening homes on the outskirts of Athens, officials said.
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