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A bit of the Greek islands in the heart of historic Athens

Atenas - "The Acropolis? It's that way." Residents of historic Anafiotika are used to giving directions to tourists, lost in the narrow, winding alleyways of this unique but little-known hillside neighbourhood in the heart of Athens.

Benny Benassi discusses new track with Sofi Tukker, future, Bono Special

Acclaimed Italian DJ and producer Benny Benassi chatted with Digital Journal about his new collaboration with Sofi Tukker entitled "Everybody Needs a Kiss."

Greek asylum official blames EU tensions for migrant family separations

Atenas - A top Greek asylum official blamed tensions over the EU's migrant policy on Thursday for separating young migrants from their parents in other European countries, as an NGO revealed around 2,500 unaccompanied migrant children in Greece are in a "perilo...

Greece acts against Russian diplomats in security breach over Macedonia row

Atenas - Greece has taken "the necessary measures to protect its national interest" after "interference" by Russian officials in the name dispute with the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, the government said on Wednesday.

Ancient tablet of Odyssey epic discovered in Greece

Atenas - An ancient tablet engraved with 13 verses of the Odyssey has been unearthed in southern Greece in what is possibly the earliest-recorded trace of the epic poem, the culture ministry said Tuesday.

Greeks reject Macedonia name deal in poll

Atenas - A majority of Greeks reject a disputed name deal that aims to end a long-running row with neighbouring Macedonia, a poll showed Sunday, with nearly half labelling it 'treason'.

Greece facing migrant 'reception crisis': UN

Atenas - Conditions in overcrowded migrant camps on Greek islands are reaching crisis proportions, a senior UN official said Thursday, urging Athens to take action.

New protest in Greece against Macedonia name deal

Thessalon - Some four thousand people protested Sunday in Thessaloniki, against a name deal between Greece and Macedonia, police said.The protesters, mainly from the far right, brandished banners reading "politicians traitors", an AFP journalist said.

Greece hails 'historic' deal to end debt crisis

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday hailed an agreement by Eurozone ministers that will put an end to the country's eight-year bailout program as an "historic" step.

Greece 'turning a page' as eurozone agrees debt relief

Atenas - The Greek government on Friday said the country was "turning a page" after eurozone ministers declared its crisis over as they granted Athens debt relief under a bailout exit strategy.

Greeks wary of 'worse' days after bailout

Atenas - The end to Greece's third and final multi-billion bailout, to be set in motion Thursday, is unlikely to provide a respite from pay cuts and tax hikes, many Greeks fear."It's all false, new measures will come...

Greek Olympics star says Macedonia deal is 'betrayal'

Atenas - One of Greece's new crop of Olympics gold medalists, markswoman Anna Korakaki on Sunday blasted a name deal with neighbouring Macedonia as a sell-out and a "betrayal".

Greek protesters clash with police after Macedonia name deal

Tr - Greek protesters on Sunday clashed with riot police, who beat them back with tear gas after a historic Greek-Macedonian deal to end a 27-year name row.

Greece, Macedonia to sign historic deal to end name row

Atenas - One of the world's longest -- and arguably most arcane -- diplomatic disputes could move a step closer to being resolved on Sunday when the foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia sign a preliminary accord on the latter's name.

Greek govt defeats censure vote over Macedonia deal amid protests

Atenas - Greece's leftist-led government on Saturday shrugged off a censure vote amid protests against a landmark deal in the 27-year name row with Macedonia to be signed Sunday.

Greek govt faces censure vote, demos over Macedonia deal

Atenas - Greece's leftist-led government was to face a censure vote and protests on Saturday as it prepares to sign a provisional deal to end a 27-year name row with Macedonia.

Greece refuses to extradite Russian 'whistleblower' to Malta

Atenas - Greece's top court on Thursday rejected Malta's request for the extradition of a Russian alleged whistleblower in a corruption and murder scandal, a court source said.

Greek opposition calls censure vote to block Macedonia deal

Atenas - Greece's main opposition New Democracy party on Thursday called a censure vote against the government in a bid to block a name deal with Macedonia seen as "harmful" to Greek interests.

Political storm in Greece over proposed Macedonia deal

Atenas - A proposed deal to resolve a 27-year name row with Macedonia has kicked up a political storm in Greece, with the government under fire over a compromise the main opposition party has rejected as a "national retreat".

Scepticism in Greece and Macedonia over proposed name deal

Atenas - Greeks and Macedonians expressed scepticism on Wednesday over a proposed compromise deal to end a nearly three-decade name row between their countries which has blocked Skopje's bid to join the EU and NATO.
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