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Putin wraps up Greek trip with Russian monastery visit

Rent - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday visited the monastic community of Mount Athos, one of Orthodox Christianity's holiest sites, on the last leg of a two-day visit to Greece.

Greek archaeologist claims to have found Aristotle's tomb

Greek media reported on Thursday that the tomb of Aristotle has been found in the ancient city of Stagira. The discovery is the culmination of 20 years of digging in Aristotle's birthplace in northern Greece.

Putin in Greek trip as EU sanctions talks loom

Atenas - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed several economic deals with Athens on Friday during a visit to Greece aimed at reinforcing a relationship with one of his few friends in the EU amid tensions with the West.

After mud and misery, migrants find new hardship in Greek camps

Thessalon - Hours after leaving the mud and misery of the Greek border camp of Idomeni, Juan from Syria is dismayed to find his new home -- a warehouse turned into a shelter -- is hardly an improvement.

Symbolic Greek migrant camp cleared as more die crossing Med

Atenas - The squalid Idomeni refugee camp in northern Greece which became a symbol of Europe's migrant crisis has been fully evacuated, police said Thursday, as another 30 died crossing the Mediterranean.

Putin says EU needs Russia to stay on global stage

Atenas - Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed in an article published Thursday that the EU would not be a global player without his country's help as he prepared for his first visit to the bloc this year.

Greece 'eyes evacuation of Idomeni border camp Tuesday'

Atenas - Greece is planning a police operation early Tuesday to evacuate the squalid migrant camp of Idomeni on its border with Macedonia, a report said Monday.

Greece to adopt more cuts, tax hikes for bailout cash

Atenas - Greece on Sunday was set to adopt fresh cuts and tax hikes ahead of a Eurogroup meeting that is expected to unlock desperately-needed bailout funds for the debt-ridden nation.

Greek jets scrambled to US plane after EgyptAir crash: source

Atenas - Greece scrambled fighter jets to monitor a US passenger plane that failed to identify itself when entering Greek airspace this week, an official said Saturday, confirming media reports.

Body part, seats, luggage found in EgyptAir search: Greek minister

Atenas - A body part, seats and one or more items of luggage were found Friday by crews searching for the wreckage of an EgyptAir passenger jet that crashed in the Mediterranean, Greece's defence minister said.

Greek air safety authorities deny EgyptAir wreckage found

Atenas - The head of the Greek air safety authority on Thursday told AFP that wreckage found in the Mediterranean close to where an EgyptAir passenger jet is thought to have crashed "does not come from a plane".

'No problem' mentioned by EgyptAir pilot in last contact: Greek official

Atenas - The pilot of an EgyptAir flight that vanished over the eastern Mediterranean early Thursday with 66 people on board, had "not mentioned a problem" in his final contact, the Greek civil aviation said.

EgyptAir plane fell 22,000 feet, swerved sharply: Greek minister

Atenas - An EgyptAir flight lost early Thursday over the eastern Mediterranean with 66 people on board fell 22,000 feet and swerved sharply in Egyptian airspace before it disappeared from radar screens, Greece's defence minister said.

UN urges Greece to address migrant detention woes

Atenas - Greece must regulate and improve conditions for thousands of migrants -- many of them children -- detained in camps for weeks as they wait for asylum under a sketchy EU-Turkey deal, a UN human rights official said Monday.

Tired of Greece, migrants try to swim back to Turkey

Atenas - Six migrants who were fed up with being stuck on the Greek Island of Chios tried to make their way back to Turkey -- by swimming, Greek harbour police said on Wednesday.

Eurozone hopes for Greece debt deal in late May

Atenas - Eurozone finance ministers on Monday gave themselves until May 24 to reach a divisive deal on debt relief for Greece after lawmakers in Athens adopted tough reforms demanded as part of the country's bailout.

Greek police fire tear gas as thousands protest over reform vote

Atenas - Greek riot police fired tear gas to disperse petrol bomb-throwing protesters in Athens Sunday as thousands took to the streets in anti-austerity demos ahead of a vote by lawmakers on a controversial tax and pensions overhaul.

Greece paralysed by strike over pension, tax reforms

Atenas - Greece's public transport networks ground to a halt Friday after trade unions called for a 48-hour strike to protest controversial government plans to overhaul pensions and increase taxes, as demanded by international creditors.

Next Eurogroup meeting on Greece to take place May 9: Athens

Atenas - The next meeting of eurozone finance ministers to discuss Greece's massive bailout will be held in Brussels on May 9, Athens said Thursday.

Greek PM seeks EU help to break creditor deadlock

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday sought help from the European Union to break a deadlock in critical debt talks as his spokeswoman accused the IMF of "undermining" the process.
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