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Greece News

Greek PM narrowly wins parliamentary confidence vote

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras won a parliamentary confidence vote, which he called in a bid to rally support, but which provided him with only a narrow majority.

Family hope for toddler saved from 'mass murder' shipwreck

Athens - Dozens of families have offered to adopt a Syrian toddler who survived the "mass murder" of a migrant shipwreck in which 500 people were deliberately drowned, Greek authorities said Tuesday.

10,000 mark neo-Nazi killing of Greek rapper

Athens - Around 10,000 people protested in Greece on Thursday to mark a year since the killing of an anti-fascist rapper by neo-Nazi Golden Dawn militants, which sparked a crackdown on the party.

'Going crazy': survivors tell of Europe's deadliest migrant shipwreck

Chani - After three days adrift, drinking his own urine to survive as he watched dozens of people sink to a watery grave, Mohamed Raad started to lose his grip.

Divers sure of new finds from 'ancient computer' shipwreck

Athens - Archaeologists set out Monday to use a revolutionary new deep sea diving suit to explore the ancient shipwreck where one of the most remarkable scientific objects of antiquity was found.

Stalagmites, stalactites & busy bees in Kastania, Greece (Video)

Located on the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece is a truly amazing cave, discovered by a farmer, resting from his work, who happened to notice bees coming and going from a crack in a rock.

Acquittal for farmers who shot 28 migrant workers sparks outrage

Athens - Two hundred immigrant farmers asked for their back pay for work in the strawberry fields. Bosses responded by blasting them with illegal firearms, wounding 28 of them. Now those involved are free prompting outrage from Greek and migrant communities.

Croatia and Greece: A tale of two Nikki Beach resorts

Nikki Beach Resorts are planned in both Croatia and Greece. While one is about to open in 3 days, the other has some way to go.

Protest at Greek NATO base over destruction of Syrian chemicals

Chani - Hundreds of campaigners closed a road to a NATO naval base in Greece on Saturday, protesting against the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons in the region.

Police catch top Greek fugitive after shootout

Athens - Greek police on Wednesday said they had captured far-left extremist Nikos Maziotis -- one of the country's top fugitives -- after a shootout in central Athens.

Police catch top Greek fugitive after shootout

Athens - Greek police on Wednesday said they had captured far-left extremist Nikos Maziotis -- one of the country's top fugitives -- after a shootout in central Athens.

China's leader Xi departs for South America visit

Beijing - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday departed for a visit to four South American countries, including Brazil, to build ties in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States.

Greek police fire tear gas at Golden Dawn protesters

Athens - Greek police fired tear gas to disperse dozens of Golden Dawn supporters protesting outside an Athens court where the neo-Nazi party's leader was appearing on Friday.

A peaceful, unspoilt spot for your summer holiday in Greece

With modernization taking over the various popular and iconic destinations in Greece, it is sometimes difficult to find somewhere a little out of the way. An unspoiled backwater where all this progress hasn't quite taken over yet.

Greece makes Europe's 'largest ever' heroin seizure

Athens - More than two tonnes of heroin has been discovered in Greek warehouses in as many weeks in what authorities said was Europe's largest ever seizure of the drug.

James Rodriguez leads Colombia to goal against Greece

Of the many differences between Colombia and Greece both stylistically and tactically, it’s difficult to ignore the contrast between their main strengths.

Tenth Athens Pride calls for equal rights to family

Athens - Hundreds of people on Saturday joined Greece's annual gay pride parade in a long-standing demand for equal rights to civil union and adoption.

Jewish tombs desecrated at Greek cemetery

Thessalon - A dozen tombs have been desecrated at a Jewish cemetery in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, which was home to the country's largest Jewish community until World War II, police said Friday.

Hundreds wounded as strong quake sparks panic in Turkey

Istanbul - More than 250 people were wounded on Saturday when a 6.9 magnitude undersea earthquake sparked panic in northwestern Turkey.

At 91, Greece's resistance icon eyes European parliament return

Athens - He is Greece's best-known resistance hero and at the ripe age of 91, Manolis Glezos is gearing up for a European parliamentary comeback.

George Boosalis talks about new technology product Exofab Special

George Boosalis is the Vice President of Exofab. It is a leading developer and manufacturer of specially designed guards for device protection with the use of innovative materials.

Greek neo-Nazis hold position, aim for Europe

Athens - Less than a year ago, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had vowed to "eradicate" neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn as an investigation began into the party's allegedly criminal activities.

Close race in Greek local elections between leftists, government

Athens - A first round of local elections in Greece on Sunday showed no clear victor hours after polls closed, with the anti-austerity leftist Syriza party battling for Athens and the coalition government's candidates holding on outside the capital.

Local ballots test Greek government, ahead of EU vote

Athens - Greece's embattled government faces a first test in municipal and regional elections on Sunday, a week ahead of EU polls, as the country struggles to return to growth following years of economic crisis.

Greeks to vent austerity anger in EU elections

Athens - Anti-austerity parties are expected to be among the beneficiaries when angry Greeks head to the ballot box for European Parliament elections this month.

EU court orders Turkey to pay millions for 1974 Cyprus invasion

Strasbourg - Turkey was ordered Monday to pay $123 million to Cyprus for its 1974 invasion, occupation and continuing failure to leave the island nation.

Greek Supreme Court clears neo-Nazi party for EU vote: Laywer

Athens - Greece's Supreme Court has allowed neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn to participate in upcoming European parliament elections, a party lawyer said on Sunday."We expected this decision. We have faith in Greek justice," lawyer Pavlos Sarakis told AFP.

U.S. maternal deaths highest of all developed countries Special

Seattle - Maternal deaths in the United States are rising and researchers estimate that 18.5 women died out of every 100,000 births, a total of 800 in 2013. The death rate is more than double that of Saudi Arabia and Canada, and triple that of the United Kingdom.

Migrants rescued in Greece after deadly yacht sinking

Athens - Greece's coastguard on Tuesday said it helped rescue 24 migrants in the Aegean a day after a yacht bringing scores of migrants from Turkey capsized, killing at least 22 people.

At least 22 dead in Greece migrant sinkings

Athens - At least 22 migrants including four children drowned in the Aegean Sea on Monday after a yacht and a dinghy carrying them towards Greek shores capsized, coastguard officials said.
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Unsupported despite being thousands of years old. The ancient Greeks were sound engineers and master...
Unsupported despite being thousands of years old. The ancient Greeks were sound engineers and master architects.
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No city is perfect. The frustration of Greek youth oozes out of the perfectly chiseled masonry  pres...
No city is perfect. The frustration of Greek youth oozes out of the perfectly chiseled masonry, presenting a confronting and bleak reality. The cultural, vibrant and advanced city of Athens has a dark side - a side many tourists don't witness.
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Photos for the photo-essay on Aegina
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Ilias Kasidiaris of Golden Dawn
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Stoupa seafront, Greece
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The grand Acropolis of Athens guards the city by day and night. A guardian citadel persuading any imminent invaders their quest for victory is doomed and ill-fated.
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Mediterranean islands, photographed from plane.
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Greek fishing boats - welcome to the real Greece!
Greek fishing boats - welcome to the real Greece!
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Olive trees
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Greek Minster Chryssohoidis speaks to journalist about the bomb that missed him
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Greece: General strike
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel with former Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreou
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Photos for the photo-essay on Aegina
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
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Looking back at the ferry: clearly the Greek's don't have a price on carbon!
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Another scene from the wharf: watching tourists and locals strolling by induces an incredibly innate peacefulness.
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Road after storm, Kardimili, Greece
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