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Four charged over attack on Greek mayor

Thessalon - Four men have been charged after the mayor of Greece's second city Thessaloniki was beaten up by suspected far-right supporters, a judicial source said Monday.

Greek mayor hospitalised after 'far-right' attack

Thessalon - The mayor of Greece's second city Thessaloniki was hospitalised early Sunday after an assault by suspected far-right members at a rally, officials said.

Macedonia must revise constitution before name deal: Greece

Atenas - A 27-year name row between Greece and Macedonia cannot be resolved without consitutional revision in the neighbouring country, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Saturday amid hopes for a June deal.

Traumatised bears, wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary

Skl - Orphaned as an infant, three-year-old Patrick takes a wary view of visitors. He crouches low, licks his claws and starts humming -- a bear's equivalent of thumb-sucking.

Greek court clears Spanish, Danish rescuers of human trafficking

Mytilene - A Greek court on Monday cleared three Spaniards and two Danes of trying to help illegal migrants enter Greece through the island of Lesbos while taking part in Aegean rescue missions.

Greek court clears Spanish, Danish rescuers of human trafficking

Mytilene - A Greek court on Monday cleared three Spaniards and two Danes of trying to help illegal migrants enter Greece through the island of Lesbos while taking part in Aegean rescue missions.

New collision between Greek, Turkish ships in Aegean

Atenas - Greece on Friday said one of its warships had collided with a Turkish ship in the Aegean Sea, the latest in a series of terse encounters between the regional rivals and NATO allies.

Greek PM seeks to placate anger on migrant island

Kallon - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday defended a controversial EU-Turkey migration agreement whilst trying to assuage anger on the Greek island of Lesbos, home to nearly 9,000 refugees and migrants.

Greece decides on F-16 warplane upgrade: official

Atenas - Greece on Saturday announced an upgrade for part of its US-made F-16 warplane fleet, a programme pending over the past six months owing to cost concerns.

Thessaloniki subway dig unearths secrets of 'city under the city'

Thessalon - Shovels and brooms in hand, some two dozen workmen trudge around the remains of an ancient villa, deep beneath the bustle of modern-day Thessaloniki.

Juncker urges eurozone to honour Greek debt relief pledge

Atenas - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday urged eurozone countries to honour their promises to provide debt relief to Greece, whose economy is still struggling."We should now focus on the problem of reducing (Greece's) debt.

UNICEF in Greece face corruption probe

Atenas - Prosecutors in Athens on Tuesday ordered a preliminary investigation into UNICEF in Greece over suspected corruption, according to judicial sources.

Far-right group attacks migrants on Greek island

Mytilene - A far-right group launched a violent attack overnight on migrants staging a sit-in protest on the Greek island of Lesbos, injuring around a dozen people, police said Monday.

Greek anarchists throw paint at French consulate

Atenas - A Greek anarchist group on Sunday attacked the French consulate in Athens, Greek police said, in protest at France's involvement in airstrikes against Syria.

Greek president rejects soldier swap with Turkey

Atenas - Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Sunday rejected the suggestion of a swap deal involving two Greek soldiers jailed in Turkey in exchange for Turkish soldiers wanted by Ankara over the 2016 failed coup.

Rights groups press Greek government on migrant ruling

Atenas - Rights groups on Thursday pressed the Greek government to comply with a court ruling to allow migrants to move freely within Greece instead of being confined to six Aegean islands.

Greek court in move to ease conditions on refugee island camps

Atenas - Greece's top administrative court has ruled that asylum seekers should be allowed to move freely around the country, a decision that could alleviate pressure on overcrowded island refugee camps.

Return to the soil lifts refugees' spirits in Greece

Nest - On a field deep in Greek farm country north of Athens, Suzan from Syria is smiling over an onion patch.

Greek communists try to topple Truman statue

Atenas - A group of Greek communist students on Monday attempted to topple a statue of former US president Harry S Truman during an anti-American demonstration in Athens, police said.

Greek fighter pilot killed in crash after Turkish intercept mission: officials

Atenas - A Greek fighter pilot died Thursday when his plane crashed in the Aegean while returning from a mission to intercept Turkish jets, officials said."A Greek pilot (has entered) the pantheon of heroes," Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said in a tweet.
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