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Greek PM demands swift probe into journalist's murder

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday called for the "swift resolution" of a probe into a crime journalist's shock murder, condemned by leading EU officials, political parties and unions.

Crime reporter's murder shocks Greece

Athens - A veteran Greek crime reporter was gunned down outside his Athens home on Friday, officials said, shocking the country where media killings are rare. Giorgos Karaivaz, who worked for private TV station Star and also ran the news blog bloko.

Greece celebrates revolution bicentennial with pomp and allies

Athens - Greece on Thursday celebrated 200 years since the start of its independence war with the Ottoman Empire with parades and ceremonies attended by foreign dignitaries, though the pandemic forced officials to scale back events.

Greece to mark revolution bicentennial with 1821 allies

Athens - Greece will next week celebrate the 200th anniversary of the uprising that created its modern state, a romantic revolution that experts say captivated both elites and the masses around the world.

Trouble-hit Greek universities wary of campus police plan

Athens - A new special police force for fighting violence at Greek universities has sparked uproar and a fierce debate in a country where police entering campuses is a highly sensitive issue.

Greece, Turkey, meet for fresh talks on maritime dispute

Athens - Diplomats from NATO members Greece and Turkey met in Athens Tuesday to try once more to settle their standoff over eastern Mediterranean borders and energy rights.

Ailing Greek far-left hitman ends hunger strike: lawyer

Athens - Jailed Greek far-left hitman Dimitris Koufodinas on Sunday ended a 66-day hunger strike, his lawyer said, a day after doctors warned he risked "sudden death" from disruption to multiple vital organs.

Clashes break out at Greek protest against police brutality

Athens - Greek police said an officer received serious head injuries as clashes broke out Tuesday evening at a protest of some 5,000 people in Athens against police violence.

Police officer seriously hurt in clashes break out at Athens protest

Athens - Greek police said an officer was seriously injured in the hoead as clashes broke out Tuesday evening at a protest of some 5,000 people in Athens against police violence.

Flamingos poisoned by illegal lead pellets in Greek lagoon

Portari - On a country road that the locals have dubbed 'Flamingo Street' Stavros Kalpakis walks alongside the tall reeds of Agios Mamas, a small northern Greek lagoon, peering through binoculars.

Greece rocked by new quake near city of Larissa

Athens - A new earthquake hit central Greece near the city of Larissa on Thursday, the same region where an even stronger tremor left 11 people injured the day before, the Athens seismological observatory said.

Greece assesses damage from 6.3 magnitude quake

Athens - Engineers in central Greece on Thursday were assessing the damage from a strong 6.3 magnitude quake that injured at least 11 people, damaged hundreds of buildings and spread panic.

Strong earthquake damages dozens of buildings in Greece

Damasi - A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit central Greece on Wednesday, injuring a dozen people, damaging scores of buildings and causing panicked crowds to rush into the streets.

Strong earthquake damages dozens of buildings in Greece

Damasi - A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit central Greece on Wednesday, damaging dozens of buildings, prompting narrow escapes and causing crowds to rush into the streets, though officials said no injuries or deaths were reported.

Several buildings damaged as strong earthquake hits Greece

Damasi - A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit central Greece on Wednesday, damaging several buildings and prompting crowds to rush into the streets, though no injuries or deaths were immediately reported.

Greek police tear-gas metro station during protest

Athens - Police in Athens on Friday fired tear gas into a metro station entrance as they scuffled with demonstrators defending a far-left hitman, near death after a long hunger strike in prison.

Greek PM hits back at sex scandal cover-up claims

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday hit back at accusations that he tried to cover up a sex abuse scandal involving a top theatre director appointed by his government.

Alarm in Greece over far-left hitman on hunger strike

Athens - Concern mounted in Greece on Thursday over the failing health of a prominent far-left hitman, whose life is in danger after a long hunger strike in prison.

Aegean Sea a 'lawless space' for migrants as abuses soar: NGO

Athens - There was an "unprecedented escalation" of human rights violations against migrants in the Aegean Sea last year, a campaign group said Friday, accusing Greece and the EU's border patrol agency Frontex of being behind a soaring number of illegal returns...

Greek parliament approves plan for police at universities

Athens - The Greek parliament on Thursday approved a plan to create a special police force to patrol university campuses, despite sometimes strong opposition from students.
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