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Greece expels Libyan envoy over Turkey maritime deal

Athens - Greece's foreign ministry on Friday said it was expelling the Libyan ambassador for failing to disclose the contents of a disputed maritime jurisdiction deal with Turkey that has raised hackles in the region.

Greek youths demonstrate in memory of teen slain by police

Athens - Greek youths and far-left groups demonstrated in Athens and other cities on Friday in memory of a teenage boy killed in 2008 by a police officer, an act that sparked weeks of riots.

Greece on high alert on anniversary of teen shooting

Athens - Authorities in Greece were on high alert Friday in case annual rallies commemorating the fatal police shooting of a teenage boy 11 years ago once again turn violent.

Arson suspected in Athens hotel fire

Athens - Authorities in Greece on Thursday were investigating possible arson in a four-star Athens hotel fire in which three people were hurt, state news agency ANA said.

Vulnerable migrants brace for winter in dismal Lesbos camp

Amid the filth around the dismal camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos, a refugee and his son pick up firewood and transport it in a stroller, hoping to resist winter's chill.

Greece to ask for NATO support over Turkish-Libyan military agreement

Athens - Greece will seek support from NATO at an alliance summit in London this week following a military deal signed by Turkey and Libya's UN-recognised government, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday.

MSF charity urges evacuation of Greek migrant camps

Apo - The head of the charity Doctors Without Borders on Wednesday called for authorities to "urgently evacuate" vulnerable migrants from badly overcrowded camps on Greek islands.

UN urges Greece to fix 'miserable' migrant camps

Greece must take "urgent" steps to improve "miserable" conditions in its overcrowded island migrant camps, the UN refugee chief said Wednesday.

Three die as storm front batters Greece

Athens - Three people died in Greece on Monday as a storm front battered parts of the country, causing flooding and landslides, officials said.

Greek PM sets up migrant child protection scheme

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Sunday announced a new scheme to protect unaccompanied migrant minors reaching the country, two days after condemning other EU states for their lack of solidarity.

Greek PM condemns EU on migrant kids

Athens - Greece has failed to persuade other EU states to accept around 3,000 unaccompanied minors, the Greek prime minister said on Friday, condemning the bloc for failing to show "solidarity".

'Humour saved my life', says subversive director John Waters

Thessalon - Big smile flashing and pencil-thin moustache quivering, subversive director John Waters laughs heartily as he looks back at an improbable 40-year career that made him a trash film icon.

Greece: Turkey needs to end 'blackmail' for migrant aid

Washington - Greece's migration minister said that Turkey needs to stop "blackmail" if it wants more EU aid, saying its loaded language had prompted a spike in movement toward Greek shores.

Greece to overhaul migrant camps and enforce 'air-tight' borders

Athens - Greece announced a plan Wednesday to massively overhaul its overcrowded migrant camps on islands facing Turkey and make borders "air-tight" against a feared new surge of asylum-seekers.

Greece to shut down three largest migrant camps

Athens - Greece will shut down the three largest of its overcrowded migrant camps on islands facing Turkey, and replace them with new closed facilities with much larger capacity, officials said Wednesday.

28 arrests after Greek annual anti-junta demo

Athens - Greek police said they have arrested 28 people for violence that followed a large demonstration in Athens to mark the anniversary of a 1973 anti-junta uprising.

Over 30,000 march in Greek annual anti-junta demos

Athens - Over 30,000 Greeks demonstrated under a heavy police presence Sunday to mark the anniversary of a 1973 anti-junta uprising, the first since the election of the new conservative government.

Thousands march in Greek annual anti-junta demo

Athens - Thousands of Greeks took part in demonstrations Sunday to mark the anniversary of a 1973 anti-junta uprising, with police bracing for trouble after a series of raids on anarchists.

Asylum-seekers in Greece, Italy face years of limbo: EU audit

Apo - Asylum-seekers crowded into "hotspots" in Greece and Italy face limbo that can drag on for years because of legal bottlenecks and poorly performing EU schemes, a report said Wednesday.

'Don't move!' Greek coastguards rescue migrants in Aegean

S - "Sit down! Don't move! Be quiet!" The crew of the Greek coastguard patrol boat jumps to life as they pull nearly 50 migrants from a rubber dinghy close to the island of Samos.

Greece 'natural ally' in boosting trade: China's Xi

Athens - Greece is a "natural ally" in China's global trade expansion plans, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday during a three-day state visit.

China's Xi arrives in Athens to 'deepen cooperation'

Athens - Chinese President Xi Jinping touched down in Athens on Sunday, for a three-day visit looking at "a deeper cooperation with Greece in all sectors".

Greece speeds up 'Golden Visa' scheme for Chinese investors

Athens - Chinese investor Jiang Rungong, who moved to Greece three years ago, says he and his family could not be happier in their new home on the Athens coast."We chose Greece because of its cultural heritage, its history, the democracy, the freedom.

Greek neo-Nazi chief pleads innocence in murder trial

Athens - The leader of Greece's notorious neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn on Wednesday denied any responsibility for the murder of an anti-fascist rapper, in the politician's first appearance at a long-running trial involving dozens of defendants.

EU urges faster Greece vetting of migrants as arrivals soar

Apo - The European Commission on Wednesday urged Greece to speed up the processing of asylum-seekers as a jump in new arrivals in its already overcrowded island camps pushed the situation to "unbearable" levels.

Greek neo-Nazi chief to take the stand in landmark murder trial

Athens - A landmark murder trial implicating Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn reaches a key moment on Wednesday when party leader and founder Nikos Michaloliakos is due to testify for the first time.

Holocaust survivors meet their saviour 75 years later

Jerusalem - Eyes brimming with tears, 92-year-old Melpomeni Dina Gianopoulou was reunited Sunday with Jewish siblings she had helped hide from Nazis in her native Greece during World War II.

Two Greek towns protest migrant transfers

Athens - Protesters in two towns in northern Greece took to the streets Sunday to rally against the transfer of migrants from the Greek islands to sites on the mainland."They should leave.

Migrants on Greek islands 'on edge of catastrophe': Council of Europe

Athens - The situation for migrants in camps on Greek islands is "explosive" and "on the edge of catastrophe", the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights said Thursday.

Migrants on Greek islands 'on edge of catastrophe': Council of Europe

Athens - The situation for migrants in camps on Greek islands is "explosive" and "on the edge of catastrophe", the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights said Thursday.
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