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Greece defends F-16 warplane upgrade amid cost criticism

Atenas - Greece on Thursday defended its decision to upgrade its fleet of US-made F-16 warplanes, arguing that the multi-million cost will not destabilise its precarious budget."We are discussing the upgrade of (around 90) aircraft at a maximum cost of 1.

Refugees in 'deadlock' on Greek islands as arrivals surge

S - Dozens of tents stud a hillside surrounded by olive trees, while children in flimsy sandals -- the lucky ones wearing socks -- play on mounds of stinking garbage as the sun rises on the Greek island of Samos.

Parthenon Marbles not in any Brexit deal: EU

Atenas - Greece cannot hope to benefit from EU cultural repatriation rules to get back the Parthenon Marbles from Britain in the event of Brexit, the European Commission said Thursday.

Review: Vangelis Galiatsatos wins gold medal at European Championships Special

Vangelis Galiatsatos, the 17-year old weightlifter from Kefalonia, Greece, won the gold medal at the 2017 European Championships.

Interview with Emmanuel Karalis: Acclaimed Greek pole vaulter Special

Acclaimed Greek pole vaulter Emmanuel Karalis chatted with Digital Journal about his career in pole vault. Last year, he set a world junior record in the sport.

Greek court approves first forced Syrian deportations

Atenas - Greece's top administrative court on Friday approved the forced deportation of two Syrian refugees, setting a precedent for hundreds of similar cases, a justice source said.

US, Moscow seek Russian held in Greece over Bitcoin laundering

Thessalon - Moscow has requested the extradition of a Russian national also wanted in the United States for laundering billions of dollars through a Bitcoin exchange he operated, a judicial source said Tuesday.

Greeks brace for more Merkel, and potential sway of liberal allies

Atenas - Germany's bone-hard stance on Europe's response to dealing with Greece's debt mountain has hardly endeared it to a nation labouring under the effects of austerity that multiple bailouts have engendered.

Greeks commemorate murder that sparked neo-Nazi probe

Atenas - Hundreds of people joined an anti-racism protest in Athens on Saturday held to commemorate the shock murder of an anti-fascist rapper in 2013 by a member of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn.

Greeks commemorate murder that sparked neo-Nazi probe

Atenas - Hundreds of people joined an anti-racism protest in Athens on Saturday held to commemorate the shock murder of an anti-fascist rapper in 2013 by a member of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn.

Greek minister defends 'improving' oil slick clean-up

Atenas - Greece's merchant marine minister defended on Thursday the government's response to an oil spill that has spread across beaches near Athens following criticism from environmentalists and calls for his resignation.

Greece fumbled oil spill response: environment groups

Atenas - Greek officials fumbled their response to a minor oil spill that is now threatening beaches near Athens five days after the suspicious sinking of a tanker, environmental groups said Thursday.

Blame game in Greece as oil spill spreads in Athens' Saronic gulf

Atenas - Greek officials traded accusations Wednesday after an oil spill from a sunken tanker drifted to other parts of the Saronic Gulf in Athens.The 45-year-old vessel Agia Zoni II sank on Sunday near the island of Salamis while under anchor.

100 Greek university students caught cheating

Atenas - More than 100 Greek university students have been caught in a mass cheating scandal, the state agency ANA reported Tuesday.

Greece warns ending EU talks with Turkey a mistake

Thessalon - Halting accession talks with Turkey would be a strategic mistake by the EU, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Sunday as a war of words raged between Berlin and Ankara.

France's Macron hits at radicals with 'lazy, cynics' jibe

Atenas - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday lashed "the lazy... the cynics (and) the extreme" who opposed his plans to overhaul the country's labour laws, in remarks that sparked outrage from the radical left and far right.

Macron outlines plan for Europe revival from Athens

Atenas - French President Emmanuel Macron sketched a plan to "rebuild" the European Union through wider democracy and public accountability at the start of a two-day visit to Greece on Thursday.

IMF should show 'good faith' in Greek bailout talks: Macron

Atenas - The IMF should show "good faith" and avoid making excessive demands of Greece should it choose to participate in the Greek rescue programme's remaining 11 months, French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday.

EU must avoid rupture with Turkey: Macron

Atenas - The European Union must avoid any break in relations with Turkey, an "essential" partner on migration and terror issues, French President Emmanuel Macron said while beginning a two-day visit to Greece on Thursday.

Life returns to Lake Chad island despite Boko Haram threat

Bol - Gaou Moussa stands in front of his family home nestled in the dense vegetation of Chad's Tchoukouli island, where burnt straw and charred wood still litter the ground from a Boko Haram attack three years ago.
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