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Greek official axed after Olympian's sex abuse claim

Athens - A senior official at the Greek sailing federation has been forced to resign in the wake of sexual abuse allegations by one of the country's top Olympians, the governing body said.

#MeToo moment in Greece as Olympic star reveals sex abuse

Athens - Greece was experiencing a rare #MeToo moment Saturday after an Olympic sailing champion's claims of sexual abuse prompted similar revelations by other athletes.

Covid labour shortage makes Greek olive harvest a traditional family affair again

Kalam - Nestled amid ancient ruins overrun by vegetation, Nikos Argirakis' estate in Greece's main olive growing region usually has dozens of foreign workers toiling around his 1,000 olive trees.

Greece's sceptical Church faces hard coronavirus reality

Athens - Many Greek clerics have treated lockdown restrictions with scepticism or even hostility. But when several prominent members -- including its leader -- fell ill with the virus, the powerful Orthodox Church had to face reality.

Greece's undeclared workers hit hard by virus lockdown

Athens - Every time Elisa drives to a client's house for a hairdressing job, she makes sure to pack a bag of groceries in the car in case she is stopped by Greek police.

Victim-blaming muzzles Greece's battered women

Athens - Efforts to combat domestic violence in Greece lag far behind those of other European countries, with deep-seated prejudices often leaving victims afraid to seek help, say experts and battered women themselves.

Greek protesters clash with police after defying virus ban

Athens - Greek police used tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon in Athens on Tuesday to break up a demonstration to commemorate a 1973 student uprising against the military junta that was banned because of the pandemic.

Ancient statue of Hermes dug up in Athens

Athens - The head of an ancient statue of the Greek god Hermes has been unearthed during excavations for sewage system improvements in central Athens, the ministry of culture said Sunday.

Greece shuts down all schools as hospitals are overwhelmed

Athens - Greece announced on Saturday the closure of its primary schools, kindergartens and daycare centres amid a surge in coronavirus cases that has saturated the national health system.

Seeking asylum in Greece — an interminable waiting game

Athens - It can be months or even years before the thousands of migrants waiting in camps on Greek islands or on the mainland finally receive the prize they crave: asylum.

Greek swimmer Andreas Vazaios talks London Roar and ISL Season 2 Special

Greek swimmer Andreas Vazaios chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about competing for the London Roar in Season 2 of the International Swimming League (ISL).

Greek PM declares partial coronavirus lockdown

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday declared a one-month partial coronavirus lockdown, shutting restaurants and other leisure activities in Athens and other major cities from next week.

Two hurt as Greek warship collides with freighter

Athens - Two crew members of a Greek minesweeper were slightly hurt Tuesday after it collided with a Portuguese container ship off Piraeus, the port next to Athens, the navy said.

Greek court orders jail for neo-Nazi leaders

Athens - A Greek court on Thursday ordered neo-Nazi Golden Dawn chief Nikos Michaloliakos and his former top aides to begin immediately serving prison sentences, capping one of the most significant trials in the country's political history.

Greek neo-Nazi leader, inner group given 13-year prison terms

Athens - The leader of Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn and his inner circle were handed 13-year prison sentences on Wednesday as a trial seen as one of the most important in the country's modern political history neared its conclusion.

Greek prosecutor seeks 13-year sentences for neo-Nazi leaders

Athens - A Greek prosecutor on Tuesday called for 13-year prison sentences for the leading members of infamous neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, nearly a week after their conviction in a landmark trial.

Court rejects leniency for Greek neo-Nazi leaders

Athens - A Greek court Monday rejected calls for leniency for the leaders of notorious Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, paving the way for sentences of up to 15 years after a five-year trial.

No leniency for Greek neo-Nazi leaders in sentencing

Athens - A Greek court Monday rejected a request for leniency for the leader of notorious Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn and his top aides, who were convicted last week at the end of a landmark five-year trial.

Greek court to sentence neo-Nazi party top brass

Athens - A Greek court on Thursday will deliver eagerly-awaited sentences after leaders of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn were found guilty of running a criminal outfit in a landmark case, a court source said.

Prison finale for Greek dictator's disciple and Hitler admirer

Athens - Nikos Michaloliakos, the founder of Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn who was handed a 13-year prison sentence on Wednesday, is a dictator's disciple, Hitler admirer, and one of the longest-running party leaders in the country.
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