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Books to go: bringing literature to refugees stuck in Greece

Atenas - The brightly coloured minivan that pulls into Athens' food market, drawing a group of refugees around it, is not carrying something edible.The contents -- hundreds of books -- are there to satisfy a different sort of hunger.

Fire-hit Greece calls off EU help as PM says conditions improve

Atenas - Greece on Wednesday called off a request for European assistance in battling wildfires as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said firefighters had gained the upper hand in halting a destructive blaze near Athens after three days.

Greece asks EU for air support to battle fires

Atenas - Greece on Tuesday pleaded for assistance from European neighbours to help battle wild fires including a blaze ravaging a forest near Athens.

High winds hamper Greek firefighting efforts

Atenas - Greek firefighters struggled to control blazes for a third successive day Tuesday, as flames fanned by high winds forced people to flee homes near the capital.

Large wildfire raging near coastal Athens homes

Atenas - A wildfire was raging Monday on the coastal front of Athens, officials said, with summer homes under threat and a local village evacuated.

Avoiding a Greek tragedy for Athens' modernist architecture

Atenas - Although in the shadow of its ancient hilltop Parthenon, Athens is also home to elegant architectural gems from the 19th and 20th centuries which marked its emergence as modern Greece's capital.

Review: Katerina Stefanidi wins gold medal at 2017 World Championships Special

Greek pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi has a major reason to be proud. On August 6, she won the gold medal at the 2017 World Championships in London.

Syrian refugees accuse Germany of blocking family reunification

Atenas - Dozens of Syrian refugees, most of them women and children, protested Wednesday at the German embassy in Athens against what they called Berlin's refusal to allow them to reunite with their families.

Greek PM hopeful new bond will open access to ECB funds

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday claimed that his country's first bond sale in three years would help convince the European Central Bank to provide additional liquidity to its struggling economy.

Greece returns to debt markets after three-year hiatus

Atenas - Greece returned to the debt markets for the first time in three years on Tuesday, with reports saying it was on track to raise funds at a lower cost, marking a symbolic victory for the beleaguered eurozone nation.

Greek judges accuse Tsipras government of 'dirty' attacks

Atenas - Judges in Greece have reacted angrily to a blunt barrage of government criticism over recent court rulings, comparing the "dirty" attacks to authoritarian crackdowns in Turkey and Poland.

Greek holiday island battles to recover from deadly quake

Kos - The Greek holiday island of Kos on Saturday was struggling to recover from a quake that killed two people and injured hundreds, with tourists facing flight delays and the damaged main harbour closed for a second day.The 6.

The Greek holiday island of Kos battles to recover from deadly quake

Atenas - The Greek holiday island of Kos on Saturday was struggling to recover from a quake that killed two people and injured hundreds, with tourists facing flight delays and the damaged main harbour closed for a second day.The 6.

Quake kills two tourists on Greek holiday island

Kos - A 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, killing two people and injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife.

Greece still failing unaccompanied migrant minors: HRW

Atenas - Greece is failing to adequately care for many unaccompanied migrant minors, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, citing the case of an island camp where violence has broken out in recent days.

Greece heading for bond market test 'within days'

Atenas - Bolstered by its third bailout programme and positive reports from the European Union, Greece is planning an imminent test of the bond market, local media said this weekend.

Archaeologists go high-tech in 2,500-year-old Greek cold case

Atenas - More than 2,500 years ago, an Athenian nobleman named Cylon -- the first recorded Olympic champion -- tried to take over the city of Athens and install himself as its sole ruler.

Greek refuse workers end strike as rubbish piles up in the sun

Atenas - Greek refuse workers, embroiled in a contract dispute, on Thursday ended an 11-day strike which had left ever-mounting piles of stinking rubbish festering in sweltering sun in city streets.

In Greek port, migrants play cat and mouse with police

Patras - Khalid, a 13-year-old from Afghanistan, spends his days in squalor repeatedly trying to scale a metal fence separating him from the better life he dreams about at night.

Greece takes home foreclosures online to avoid protests

Atenas - The scene has become familiar in Greece in recent months -- a middle-aged woman in a courthouse, trying to dodge an angry crowd shouting inches from her face."Get out, crow!
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