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Turkish coup suspects moved to Athens for asylum verdict

Atenas - Eight Turkish military officers who fled last week's failed coup to Greece were moved to Athens on Friday, a police source said, where authorities will examine their asylum pleas.

Greek court hands suspended sentence to Turkish officers who fled coup

Alexandro - A Greek court on Thursday sentenced eight Turkish military officers who fled last week's failed coup to suspended two-month prison terms, an AFP reporter said.

Turkish envoy urges swift return of coup asylum seekers from Greece

Atenas - Turkey's ambassador on Tuesday urged Greece to swiftly return eight military officers who fled across the border after last week's failed coup, warning the affair could harm bilateral relations.

Turkish coup plotters 'request asylum' in Greece

Alexandro - A Turkish military helicopter landed in Greece Saturday carrying eight officers seeking asylum after a coup bid, Greek police said.

Greek no to austerity a 'sublime act of resistance': PM

Atenas - Debt-laden Greece's rejection exactly a year ago of austerity measures proposed by international lenders was a "sublime act of resistance," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tweeted on Tuesday.

No summer break for migrant schoolchildren in Greek camp

Rent - "B for book, C for car..." repeat a dozen six and seven-year-olds in an English class taught by two refugee volunteers in a makeshift classroom at a Greek migrant camp.

Emergency measure that feeds Greek crisis

Atenas - Call it the law of unintended consequences -- a measure to save Greece from the abyss of a default and crashing out of the eurozone now holds its economy in a stranglehold preventing its recovery.

Orthodox chiefs warn over Middle East, science dangers

Atenas - Orthodox church leaders from around the world on Sunday called for the protection of religious minorities in the war-torn Middle East at a rare global meeting that also warned against the "moral dilemmas" of rapid scientific progress.

Greek people smuggler given 103-year jail term: Media

Atenas - A Greek people smuggler was sentenced to 103 years in prison for ferrying groups of migrants across the Aegean Sea to Europe, local media reported Sunday.

Historic Orthodox meet marred by Russian no show

Atenas - Orthodox church leaders from around the world met in Greece Sunday for the first such gathering in a millennium, but the absence of several branches of the communion threatened to mar the event.

UN chief urges end of migrant 'detention' in Greece

Kallon - UN chief Ban Ki-Moon said Saturday that the "detention" of migrants who have arrived in Greece since March should cease immediately, as he visited the frontline of the migration crisis engulfing Europe.

Remains of ancient naval base found underwater near Athens

Danish and Greek archaeologists have made a remarkable discovery, finding one of the largest building complexes of the ancient world, a naval base where the Greeks stored their enormous fleet 2,500 years ago.

Tsipras critics seek to harness Greek bailout anger

Atenas - Thousands of Greeks angry over new cuts imposed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gathered in central Athens Wednesday to call on his leftist government to quit.

Greek TV stations face sign-off in licensing row

Atenas - Greece is in the grip of a row over television, with the government under attack for plans to slash the number of private channels in a sector that was hit hard by the financial crisis.

Athens to hide sculptures after busts go missing

Atenas - Athens is to store away dozens of outdoor sculptures after five brass busts went missing last month and a marble statue was vandalised, officials have said.

Detained Chinese lawyer wins Ludovic Trarieux rights prize

Atenas - Chinese lawyer Wang Yu, facing a possible life sentence in China, was on Saturday awarded the prestigious Ludovic Trarieux Prize for her work defending human rights, organisers announced in Athens on Saturday.

Nine dead in migrant boat sinking off Greece: Coastguard

Atenas - Greece's coastguard on Friday said the death toll from the sinking of a migrant boat had risen to nine, amid fears that hundreds more could be missing.

Gay Syrian fails to block Greece deportation

Atenas - A gay Syrian man fighting against deportation from Greece to Turkey was told by the European Court of Human Rights that his request to immediately block the process has been denied, court staff said Friday.

Migrants hurt in fresh camp brawl on Greek island

Atenas - Six migrants were injured Thursday after clashes erupted at a detention camp on the Greek island of Samos, police said, a day after similar violence hit a camp on Lesbos where tents were set on fire.

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.
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