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Candidate eyeing EU Commission chief's job vows 'stronger' bloc

Atenas - The leading candidate of a European conservative grouping who is looking to become the next head of the EU Commission pledged Tuesday to deliver a stronger Europe as he launched his campaign in Athens.

Crisis-hit Greeks foot steep bills for health and education

Atenas - Every month, when his respiratory medicine runs out, Dionysis Assimakopoulos heads to the most unlikely pharmacy in Athens.

Greek researchers enlist EU satellite against Aegean sea litter

Knee-deep in water on a picture-postcard Lesbos island beach, a team of Greek university students gently deposits a wall-sized PVC frame on the surface before divers moor it at sea.

Refugees face eviction in Greece as thousands more wait for homes

Atenas - Abdullah Ahmadi, an Afghan living with his wife and five children in an apartment in the Athens suburbs allocated by the UN refugee agency, is about to lose his home for the past three years."In two months I have to leave.

Endgame in 'historic' 4-year Greek neo-Nazi party trial

Atenas - A four-year-old bid to jail members of Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn accused of murder, billed as one of the most important trials in modern Greek history, could be nearing its conclusion.

Greek MPs vote to demand German war reparations

Atenas - Greek lawmakers on Wednesday voted through a resolution demanding the payment of German war crime reparations, an issue long disputed by Berlin.

Lightning strike at Acropolis, Greece, injures four

Atenas - A lightning strike injured four people Wednesday at the Acropolis in Athens, which was closed for the rest of the day, the Greek culture ministry said.

Review: The Hermes Expo celebrates 28 years, hosts events in three cities Special

New York - On Thursday, April 11, the Hermes Expo took place at the 3 West Club in New York City, which included a panel discussion and a "taste of Greece."

Mother of 3-DNA baby praises new fertility treatment

Atenas - The Greek mother of the first baby born using DNA from three people on Friday praised the revolutionary technique that helped her conceive -- and thanked the mystery woman who donated her egg.

Three-person baby born in medical 'revolution'

Atenas - A team of Greek and Spanish doctors announced Thursday the birth of a baby using DNA from three people after a controversial fertility treatment that has provoked intense ethical debate.

Fresh tensions at migrant camp in northern Greece

Diavat - New tensions erupted on Saturday outside a migrant camp in northern Greece between migrants and Greek police who prevented them from advancing towards the border with North Macedonia.

Migrants end Athens rail station sit-in as camp protest stiffens

Atenas - Asylum-seekers on Friday ended their occupation of the main Athens railway station as a protest demanding access to the border and passage to other EU states picked up steam in northern Greece.

Greek PM hails new ties during landmark N. Macedonia visit

Skopje - Greece's prime minister was greeted with hugs and selfies on Tuesday during his landmark visit to newly renamed North Macedonia, where the neighbours celebrated a new start after resolving their decades-long identity row.

Greek PM to visit N. Macedonia in afterglow of name deal

Skopje - Greece's prime minister will on Tuesday pay a historic visit to newly renamed North Macedonia to join in marking the end of a decades-long identity row between the two countries.

Four years on, migration crisis stokes desperation on Greece's Lesbos

When thousands of people fleeing war and poverty began arriving on their Greek island, many on Lesbos welcomed them.

Hozier talks new album, tour dates, proud moments, show in Greece Special

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Hozier chatted with Digital Journal about his new album "Wasteland, Baby" and his tour.

Bucking the crisis, Greek microbreweries bubble to the fore

Greece - Bent over a barrel, Greek microbrewer Sophocles Panagiotou lovingly draws a measure of his Septem Red Ale into a glass cylinder and expertly transfers it to a glass.

Anti-racist map seeks to expose Athens' 'topography of violence'

Atenas - Racist hate crimes come under fresh scrutiny at an Athens exhibition seeking to map out the "topography of violence" targeting migrants and refugees.

Greece amends constitution to net corrupt politicians

Atenas - Greek lawmakers on Thursday held a second vote on changes to the country's constitution, aiming to facilitate the prosecution of corrupt politicians.

Eurozone delays Greece debt relief over reforms

Apo - Eurozone ministers on Monday held back granting Greece debt relief because the government failed to implement reforms promised during the massive bailout that ended last year, officials said.

Manslaughter charges for Greek politicians, fire chiefs over wildfire

Atenas - Athens prosecutors have laid charges, including for manslaughter, against local politicians and fire chiefs over last summer's wildfire at a coastal resort that killed 100 people, a legal source said Tuesday.

Review: Greece wins 4 medals at European Athletics Indoor Championships Special

Glasgow - Greek track and field fans have a major reason to celebrate. Greece triumphed with four medals at the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships that took place from March 1 to 3 in Glasgow.

Reuters star photographer Behrakis dead at 58: press body

Atenas - Award-winning Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis has died aged 58 after a battle with cancer, Greece's foreign press association said Sunday.

Greeks see trade threat in name-change deal with North Macedonia

Thessalon - In northern Greece, shop windows show off packets of juicy green peppers, bottles of local red wine and the classic aniseed-flavoured aperitif ouzo, all of them made in Greece but also labelled Macedonian -- "Makedoniko" in Greek.

Rights group slams 'inhuman' treatment of migrants in Greece

Strasbourg - The Council of Europe rights body Tuesday condemned the "inhuman and degrading treatment" of migrants and asylum seekers held in Greece, adding it had credible allegations of abuse by police.

Erdogan offers seminary exchange for Greek mosque minarets

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday suggested the mosque in Athens should open with minarets if the Greek premier wants to reopen a seminary in Istanbul.

Greece revises constitution to fight corrupt politicians

Atenas - Greece's parliament on Thursday voted to revise several articles in the country's constitution, aiming to facilitate the prosecution of corrupt politicians, the prime minister's office said.

UN notified of name change to North Macedonia

New York - The United Nations confirmed on Wednesday that it has been officially informed by the Macedonian government that the country's new name is North Macedonia.

UN notified of name change to North Macedonia

New York - The United Nations confirmed on Wednesday that it has been officially informed by the Macedonian government that the country's new name is North Macedonia.

Review: Emmanuel Karalis is national indoor pole vault champion of Greece Special

Greek pole vaulter Emmanuel "Manolo" Karalis had a major reason to celebrate this week. He reigned supreme at the Greek national indoor championships.
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Ancient naval base found in Piraeus, Greece believed to be almost 2,500 years old. (Pictured - Olympias trireme reconstruction).
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The Hellenic Parliament building in the capital of Greece.
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The complementary map of the island: a napkin from the taverna.
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