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Greek city remembers first train that sent its Jews to Auschwitz

Thessalon - Two thousand people held a silent march in Greece's second city Thessaloniki on Sunday, marking the anniversary of the departure in 1943 of the first train taking members of its Jewish community to the Auschwitz death camp.

Bucking the crisis, Greek microbreweries bubble to the fore

Greece - Bent over a barrel, Greek microbrewer Sophocles Panagiotou lovingly draws a measure of his Septem Red Ale into a glass cylinder and expertly transfers it to a glass.

Anti-racist map seeks to expose Athens' 'topography of violence'

Atenas - Racist hate crimes come under fresh scrutiny at an Athens exhibition seeking to map out the "topography of violence" targeting migrants and refugees.

Greece amends constitution to net corrupt politicians

Atenas - Greek lawmakers on Thursday held a second vote on changes to the country's constitution, aiming to facilitate the prosecution of corrupt politicians.

Manslaughter charges for Greek politicians, fire chiefs over wildfire

Atenas - Athens prosecutors have laid charges, including for manslaughter, against local politicians and fire chiefs over last summer's wildfire at a coastal resort that killed 100 people, a legal source said Tuesday.

Reuters star photographer Behrakis dead at 58: press body

Atenas - Award-winning Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis has died aged 58 after a battle with cancer, Greece's foreign press association said Sunday.

Greeks see trade threat in name-change deal with North Macedonia

Thessalon - In northern Greece, shop windows show off packets of juicy green peppers, bottles of local red wine and the classic aniseed-flavoured aperitif ouzo, all of them made in Greece but also labelled Macedonian -- "Makedoniko" in Greek.

Greece revises constitution to fight corrupt politicians

Atenas - Greece's parliament on Thursday voted to revise several articles in the country's constitution, aiming to facilitate the prosecution of corrupt politicians, the prime minister's office said.

Review: Emmanuel Karalis is national indoor pole vault champion of Greece Special

Greek pole vaulter Emmanuel "Manolo" Karalis had a major reason to celebrate this week. He reigned supreme at the Greek national indoor championships.

Greek-Australian teen develops an app to help kids learn Greek

So you want to learn Greek? Greek-Australian teen and entrepreneur Fotios Tsoulkas has developed an app, "Metropolis," to help kids learn the Greek language.

Greece backs Macedonia's NATO bid, completing name deal

Atenas - Greek lawmakers on Friday approved Macedonia's NATO accession bid, putting the final touches on a historic deal to end a 27-year name row between the two countries.A majority of 153 lawmakers supported the legislation, while 140 voted against.

Greek pole vaulter Emmanuel Karalis talks plans for 2019, brand Special

Greek pole vaulter Emmanuel "Manolo" Karalis chatted with Digital Journal about his plans for 2019, and he opened up about his brand #FlyManoloFly.

Greece's Muslim minority complain of 'marginalisation' in Komotini

Komotin - Outwardly, Komotini looks like other Greek cities, but there is a major difference: it has nine mosques whereas there are none in Athens.The northeastern city has existed from the second century and was captured by Ottoman-era Turkey in the 14th.

Refugees struggle for work amid Greek jobs drought

Atenas - After escaping poverty in Pakistan and spending two hard years in Greece without family or money, Manassif Raza proudly stands in his brand new hair salon, receiving his first customers.

Greek PM announces minimum pay rise as elections loom

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday announced an 11-percent rise in the minimum wage, the first after a decade of austerity and months ahead of legislative elections.

Macedonia: a decades-long quarrel over a name

Atenas - The Greek parliament on Friday approved the new name "Republic of North Macedonia" for its northern neighbour, two weeks after a similar vote by Macedonian lawmakers.

Greek MPs approve Macedonia name change in 'historic' deal

Atenas - The Greek parliament on Friday narrowly ratified a landmark deal to rename neighbouring Macedonia, ending one of the world's longest diplomatic disputes and earning rich praise for the "historic" move.

Macedonia name change deal: From pastries to passports

Atenas - From statue plaques to school books and trade agreements, the proof of a historic deal between Greece and Macedonia to change the latter's name -- a process that needs to be ratified by Greek parliament Friday -- lies in the small print.

Greek vote on Macedonia name change postponed to Friday

Atenas - Greece's parliament on Thursday postponed for a historic vote on a deal to change the name of neighbouring Macedonia, as protesters rallied against the agreement.

Greek lawmakers to vote on Macedonia name change

Atenas - Greek lawmakers are expected to vote Thursday on a deal to change the name of neighbouring Macedonia and end one of the world's longest diplomatic disputes.
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