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At least 16 migrants die as boat sinks off Greece: police

Atenas - Greece's port police said Monday at least 16 people including women and children have died in a suspected migrant boat sinking off the Aegean island of Lesbos.

China urges Korea peninsula denuclearisation

Atenas - China's foreign minister called Sunday for the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula amid rising tension over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes.

Greek bank damaged in bomb attack

Atenas - A bomb attack on Wednesday damaged a branch of the Greek bank Eurobank in the centre of Athens, a police source said.

Greece to probe suspected health scandals

Atenas - Greece's parliament on Wednesday voted to open an investigation into alleged health scandals going back two decades, involving bribes and inflated prices for medical equipment and medicine.

Despite EU fines, Greece struggling to promote recycling

Atenas - A steady stream of EU fines and two decades of trying have failed to get recycling off the ground in Greece, where eco-awareness is only half-heartedly promoted by authorities.

Top German art show Documenta debuts shared Athens experience

Atenas - One of the world's premier art events opened in Athens on Saturday, bringing a much-needed spotlight, artistic inspiration and visitor boost to crisis-hit Greece's run-down capital.

Swiss drugs giant Novartis likely bribed 'thousands' in Greece: minister

Atenas - Greece's justice minister on Friday said Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis had likely bribed "thousands" of doctors and civil servants to promote its products, amid an ongoing probe."A great number of state officials are implicated...

Greek ex-minister jailed for graft secures release

Atenas - Greek magistrates on Wednesday approved the release from prison of former socialist minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, one of the few prominent politicians jailed for corruption in the country, a justice source said.

Greece wants eurozone summit if debt talks fail: Tsipras

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said he will demand a eurozone summit if creditor talks on Friday fail to break months of deadlock over the country's debt and reform goals.

Greece close to deal with creditors: parliament chief

Atenas - Greece is close to a long-delayed deal with its creditors after months of tough talks that have held up the payment of vital loans, a senior official has said.

With art and sport, young refugees build new lives in Greece

Atenas - Jawad Ahmadi, an 18-year-old Afghan, reached the island of Lesbos a year ago with his older brother and cousin, believing Greece would be just a temporary stop on his way to Germany.

Greek PM presses EU on labour rights amid fraught creditor talks

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday called on EU leaders, who are among his country's creditors, to protect labour rights amid tough talks on the debt-hit nation's economy.

Eight 'suspect' packages found at Athens postal centre

Atenas - Greek police said they found eight "suspect" packages on Monday addressed to global economic institutions, after a domestic militant group sent mail bombs to the IMF and German finance ministry last week.

Greek Jewish community hails citizenship decision

Atenas - Greece's Jewish community hailed on Saturday lawmakers' decision to allow descendants of Holocaust survivors to apply for Greek citizenship.

Athens probing how parcel bombs got to Paris, Berlin

Atenas - Greek authorities were on Friday trying to determine how a near-defunct militant group was able to sneak at least two parcel bombs through airport security, one of which exploded at the IMF's Paris offices.

IMF letter bomb: what is the Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei?

Atenas - Investigators suspect a Greek far-left group -- known as the Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei -- was behind a letter bomb that wounded an IMF secretary in Paris on Thursday, the same day the group claimed responsibility for an explosive device found in Berlin...

Greek militants claim parcel bomb sent to German ministry

Atenas - A Greek far-left group on Thursday claimed it sent a parcel bomb to the German finance ministry, over six years after waging a similar campaign against European officials.

Greek neo-Nazis retain swagger despite two-year trial

Atenas - Nearly two years in the dock over an anti-fascist rapper's murder have done little to blunt the swagger of Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn.

Greek army denounces 'serious' Turkish navy violation

Atenas - A Turkish navy patrol boat on Friday fired shots in Greek waters in the southeast of the Aegean Sea, Greek military staff said, qualifying the incident as "serious".

Greek troops defuse WWII bomb after mass evacuation

Thessalon - Greek soldiers on Sunday successfully defused a World War II bomb in Thessaloniki, the country's second largest city, after evacuating tens of thousands of people from the area.
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