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Greek prosecutor argues against Turkish officers' extradition

Atenas - A Greek supreme court prosecutor on Wednesday argued against extraditing two Turkish officers over July's failed coup, in the second of three such hearings this week.Prosecutor Haralambos Vourliotis said the officers "came (to Greece) as supplicants.

Slain Greek envoy's Brazilian widow denies guilt

Atenas - The widow of Greece's ambassador to Brazil, arrested as an alleged accomplice in his murder last month, denied guilt over his death in a letter published Wednesday.

Greek supreme court hears Turkish officers' extradition case

Atenas - Greece's supreme court on Tuesday opened a final appeal hearing for two Turkish officers fighting extradition to their homeland over July's failed coup.

Greek justice minister vows speedy corruption inquiry

Atenas - Greece's justice minister on Tuesday promised a "swift and thorough" investigation into suspected corruption by civil servants and Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis.

Red faces in Athens over Ferris wheel that won't turn

Atenas - A senior Athens city official has resigned in an unprecedented fiasco over a Ferris wheel that was erected for Christmas but then dismantled over safety concerns before ever operating.

Syrian chef serves up slice of home in Greek camp

- Before braving a 'trip of death' to escape Syria, Talal Rankoussi was a chef in a Damascus restaurant considered the largest in the world.

Greek minister sends Dickensian jibe for Xmas

Atenas - The Greek finance minister's Christmas cards this year feature Ebenezer Scrooge, the tight-fisted protagonist of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", in a what is clearly a jibe directed at the country's creditors.

Greek vote on tax help for migrant islands pushed to Wednesday

Atenas - A Greek parliament vote on a special tax allowance for Aegean islands struggling to accommodate thousands of migrants has been pushed to Wednesday, the chamber said.

EU seeks to calm budget row with Greece

Atenas - Austerity-wracked Greece could strike a deal with its creditors by early next year, a senior EU official said Sunday, seeking to calm a recent row over surprise handouts announced by Athens.

Greece approves pension handout defying eurozone

Atenas - Greek lawmakers on Thursday approved a pension handout that has set the country on a collision course with hardline European creditors who accuse the struggling eurozone member of defiance.

With rebel Aleppo to fall, Syrians abroad ponder cost

Atenas - As the battle for Aleppo enters its final phase, Syrians now living in Greece feel utterly consumed by the human cost of the four-year rebel fight for the traumatised city.

Greek police detonate bomb outside ministry

Atenas - Greek police on Monday detonated a bomb outside the labour ministry in Athens following a warning phone call, a police source said.Bomb specialists blew up a backpack found outside the ministry building entrance in central Athens. Nobody was hurt.

Greece to approve new cuts for 2017 in parliament vote

Atenas - Greek lawmakers were to approve Saturday a new round of pay cuts and tax hikes for 2017 demanded by international creditors, with Athens hoping for an ECB stimulus next year.

Thousands demonstrate in Greece over new budget cuts

Atenas - Thousands of Greek trade unionists demonstrated on Thursday against planned new cuts demanded by international creditors in a general strike that shut down several key sectors.

Greek court rejects extraditing last two Turkish 'coup' officers

Atenas - A Greek appeals court on Thursday ruled against the extradition of two Turkish coup suspects demanded by Ankara, after electing to protect another three and send back three others.

Demo in memory of cop-slain Greek teen turns violent

Atenas - Demonstrations in Greece to mark the eighth anniversary of a teenager's death at the hands of police culminated in violence Tuesday, with officers using tear gas against protesters.

Greek court OKs extradition of 3 Turkish 'coup' officers

Atenas - A Greek court ruled Tuesday that three Turkish officers accused of playing a part in a failed July coup could be extradited to Turkey, in a case that has strained relations between the two neighbours.

Greek court rejects extradition of 3 Turk officers accused of coup

Atenas - A Greek court on Monday rejected the extradition of three military officers demanded by Turkey over their alleged involvement in July's failed coup, a judicial source said.

Review: Mario Frangoulis delivers heavenly rendition of 'Amazing Grace' Special

Internationally renowned tenor Mario Frangoulis has delivered a spellbinding rendition of "Amazing Grace," which was filmed live at Herod Atticus Amphitheatre in Greece.

Migrants torch Greek camp after refugee deaths

Kallon - Angry migrants set fire to a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos after a woman and a six-year-old child died following a gas cylinder explosion, local police said.
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