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'Don't move!' Greek coastguards rescue migrants in Aegean

S - "Sit down! Don't move! Be quiet!" The crew of the Greek coastguard patrol boat jumps to life as they pull nearly 50 migrants from a rubber dinghy close to the island of Samos.

Greece 'natural ally' in boosting trade: China's Xi

Athens - Greece is a "natural ally" in China's global trade expansion plans, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday during a three-day state visit.

China's Xi arrives in Athens to 'deepen cooperation'

Athens - Chinese President Xi Jinping touched down in Athens on Sunday, for a three-day visit looking at "a deeper cooperation with Greece in all sectors".

Greece speeds up 'Golden Visa' scheme for Chinese investors

Athens - Chinese investor Jiang Rungong, who moved to Greece three years ago, says he and his family could not be happier in their new home on the Athens coast."We chose Greece because of its cultural heritage, its history, the democracy, the freedom.

Greek neo-Nazi chief pleads innocence in murder trial

Athens - The leader of Greece's notorious neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn on Wednesday denied any responsibility for the murder of an anti-fascist rapper, in the politician's first appearance at a long-running trial involving dozens of defendants.

Greek neo-Nazi chief to take the stand in landmark murder trial

Athens - A landmark murder trial implicating Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn reaches a key moment on Wednesday when party leader and founder Nikos Michaloliakos is due to testify for the first time.

Two Greek towns protest migrant transfers

Athens - Protesters in two towns in northern Greece took to the streets Sunday to rally against the transfer of migrants from the Greek islands to sites on the mainland."They should leave.

Migrants on Greek islands 'on edge of catastrophe': Council of Europe

Athens - The situation for migrants in camps on Greek islands is "explosive" and "on the edge of catastrophe", the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights said Thursday.

Migrants on Greek islands 'on edge of catastrophe': Council of Europe

Athens - The situation for migrants in camps on Greek islands is "explosive" and "on the edge of catastrophe", the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights said Thursday.

Row over plans to move Greek antiquities from construction site

Thessalon - Opposition politicians, archaeologists and locals have denounced Greek government plans to displace the fragile remnants of an ancient city district unearthed during work on a subway tunnel in Thessaloniki.

First crematorium opens in Greece over Church objections

- Greece has acquired its first crematorium, organisers said Thursday, capping decades of efforts blocked by the powerful Greek Orthodox Church, which believes cremation disrespects the human body.

From Med's biggest nesting ground, turtles swim to uncertain future

Kipariss - Freed from its eggshell by a volunteer, the tiny turtle hatchling clambers across a pebble-strewn sandy Greek beach in a race to the sea, the start of a hazardous journey that only one in 1,000 will survive.

Greece can be 'pillar' for regional stability: Pompeo

Athens - Shrugging off anti-US demonstrations on a visit Saturday to Athens, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Greece can be a pillar of stability in a troubled region.

Greece struggles to cope as migrant arrivals soar

St - The hulking Greek coastguard officer gazed intently as another group of migrants, the fifth of the day, boarded a minibus after landing on a beach on the island of Lesbos.

'It's up to Turkey', say Lesbos locals of migration surge

St - Fisherman Christos Halkiotis in the village of Skala on the Greek island of Lesbos gives short shrift to a promised Greek government crackdown to curb rising migration flows.

Hundreds of migrants protest conditions on Greek isle of Lesbos

M - Around a thousand migrants staged a fresh protest Tuesday in Europe's largest migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, two days after a deadly fire at the vastly overcrowded facility.

Hundreds of migrants protest conditions on Greek isle of Lesbos

M - Around 400 migrants staged a fresh protest Tuesday against conditions on the Greek island of Lesbos, police said, two days after a deadly fire at the overcrowded migrant camp there.

UN, Lesbos mayor urge migrant camp transfers after deadly fire

M - The UN and the mayor of Lesbos on Monday called for the immediate transfer of migrants from an overcrowded Greek refugee camp on the island after a deadly fire sparked riots.

Review: Katerina Stefanidi wins bronze for Greece at World Championships Special

Doha - On September 29, Greek pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi took home the bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Two dead in Greek migrant camp blaze: report

M - At least two migrants died on Sunday in a fire at a Greek island refugee camp, a report said, with the blaze triggering rioting by angry residents.
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