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Four charged over attack on Greek mayor

Thessalon - Four men have been charged after the mayor of Greece's second city Thessaloniki was beaten up by suspected far-right supporters, a judicial source said Monday.

Greek mayor hospitalised after 'far-right' attack

Thessalon - The mayor of Greece's second city Thessaloniki was hospitalised early Sunday after an assault by suspected far-right members at a rally, officials said.

EU and Greece reach agreement on latest bailout review

Apo - Greece's creditors have agreed a programme of reforms as the country's third and final bailout comes to an end, the European Commission said Saturday.

Macedonia must revise constitution before name deal: Greece

Atenas - A 27-year name row between Greece and Macedonia cannot be resolved without consitutional revision in the neighbouring country, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Saturday amid hopes for a June deal.

Macedonia says agrees 'acceptable' deal with Greece in name row

Sofia - Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday he has agreed with his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras on a solution to ending a long-running name row between the two neighbours.

Macedonia says agrees 'acceptable' deal with Greece in name row

Sofia - Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Thursday he has agreed with his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras on a solution to ending a long-running name row between the neighbouring countries.

Traumatised bears, wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary

Skl - Orphaned as an infant, three-year-old Patrick takes a wary view of visitors. He crouches low, licks his claws and starts humming -- a bear's equivalent of thumb-sucking.

Greek court clears Spanish, Danish rescuers of human trafficking

Mytilene - A Greek court on Monday cleared three Spaniards and two Danes of trying to help illegal migrants enter Greece through the island of Lesbos while taking part in Aegean rescue missions.

Greek court clears Spanish, Danish rescuers of human trafficking

Mytilene - A Greek court on Monday cleared three Spaniards and two Danes of trying to help illegal migrants enter Greece through the island of Lesbos while taking part in Aegean rescue missions.

New collision between Greek, Turkish ships in Aegean

Atenas - Greece on Friday said one of its warships had collided with a Turkish ship in the Aegean Sea, the latest in a series of terse encounters between the regional rivals and NATO allies.

Greek PM seeks to placate anger on migrant island

Kallon - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday defended a controversial EU-Turkey migration agreement whilst trying to assuage anger on the Greek island of Lesbos, home to nearly 9,000 refugees and migrants.

Greek-Turkish border under refugee pressure again

Eski - Their clothes caked with mud, a small group of refugees from Syria trudge past a Greek farmer tilling his field on a tractor. He barely pauses to look at them.

Greece decides on F-16 warplane upgrade: official

Atenas - Greece on Saturday announced an upgrade for part of its US-made F-16 warplane fleet, a programme pending over the past six months owing to cost concerns.

Thessaloniki subway dig unearths secrets of 'city under the city'

Thessalon - Shovels and brooms in hand, some two dozen workmen trudge around the remains of an ancient villa, deep beneath the bustle of modern-day Thessaloniki.

Juncker urges eurozone to honour Greek debt relief pledge

Atenas - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday urged eurozone countries to honour their promises to provide debt relief to Greece, whose economy is still struggling."We should now focus on the problem of reducing (Greece's) debt.

Macedonia, Greece 'dedicated' to resolving name spat: UN

Vienna - Macedonia and Greece are "very dedicated" to resolving their long-running name spat, the UN mediator said Wednesday following talks between the two countries' foreign ministers in Vienna.

UNICEF in Greece face corruption probe

Atenas - Prosecutors in Athens on Tuesday ordered a preliminary investigation into UNICEF in Greece over suspected corruption, according to judicial sources.

Far-right group attacks migrants on Greek island

Mytilene - A far-right group launched a violent attack overnight on migrants staging a sit-in protest on the Greek island of Lesbos, injuring around a dozen people, police said Monday.

Greek anarchists throw paint at French consulate

Atenas - A Greek anarchist group on Sunday attacked the French consulate in Athens, Greek police said, in protest at France's involvement in airstrikes against Syria.

Greek president rejects soldier swap with Turkey

Atenas - Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Sunday rejected the suggestion of a swap deal involving two Greek soldiers jailed in Turkey in exchange for Turkish soldiers wanted by Ankara over the 2016 failed coup.

Macedonia getting closer to solving name row with Greece: PM Zaev

Skopje - Macedonia has never been closer to solving its 25-year name row with Greece, but even if it fails Skopje will continue to integrate with Europe, its premier says.

Greek court in move to ease conditions on refugee island camps

Atenas - Greece's top administrative court has ruled that asylum seekers should be allowed to move freely around the country, a decision that could alleviate pressure on overcrowded island refugee camps.

Return to the soil lifts refugees' spirits in Greece

Nest - On a field deep in Greek farm country north of Athens, Suzan from Syria is smiling over an onion patch.

Greek communists try to topple Truman statue

Atenas - A group of Greek communist students on Monday attempted to topple a statue of former US president Harry S Truman during an anti-American demonstration in Athens, police said.

Greek fighter pilot killed in crash after Turkish intercept mission: officials

Atenas - A Greek fighter pilot died Thursday when his plane crashed in the Aegean while returning from a mission to intercept Turkish jets, officials said."A Greek pilot (has entered) the pantheon of heroes," Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said in a tweet.

Nana Mouskouri talks 'Forever Young' CD, music career, world tour Special

Best-selling music artist Nana Mouskouri chatted with Digital Journal about her new album "Forever Young," her respected career, and her upcoming shows in North America, as part of her 2018 world tour.

Greek PM hardens tone on soldiers jailed in Turkey

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday demanded the release of two soldiers jailed in Turkey, arguing that they should not be "pawns to blackmail.

Greece to try Spanish rescuers for 'migrant trafficking'

Madrid - Three Spanish firefighters will stand trial in May in Greece for allegedly trying to help illegal migrants enter the country via Lesbos where they were taking part in sea rescue operations.

Macedonia: a decades-long quarrel over a name

Paris - The name chosen by the small European country of Macedonia at its independence 27 years ago has ever since been rejected by Greece, provoking an impassioned dispute.

UN mediator 'optimistic' on Macedonia name spat

Vienna - A UN mediator said Friday he was "optimistic about the future" after talks between the Greek and Macedonian foreign ministers aimed at solving their bitter, long-running dispute over the ex-Yugoslav republic's name.
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