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Greece defends F-16 warplane upgrade amid cost criticism

Atenas - Greece on Thursday defended its decision to upgrade its fleet of US-made F-16 warplanes, arguing that the multi-million cost will not destabilise its precarious budget."We are discussing the upgrade of (around 90) aircraft at a maximum cost of 1.

Refugees in 'deadlock' on Greek islands as arrivals surge

S - Dozens of tents stud a hillside surrounded by olive trees, while children in flimsy sandals -- the lucky ones wearing socks -- play on mounds of stinking garbage as the sun rises on the Greek island of Samos.

Extradition of Russian to US on Bitcoin charges 'unjust': Moscow

Moscow - Moscow on Friday slammed a Greek court's ruling that a Russian national accused of helping criminals launder billions of dollars using Bitcoin should be extradited to the United States.

40 years after death, singular voice of Callas finds new life

New York - Maria Callas died in 1977 as a life-weary recluse, her glories on stage long past, but 40 years on her reputation has only grown as one of opera's defining sopranos.

Greek court approves first forced Syrian deportations

Atenas - Greece's top administrative court on Friday approved the forced deportation of two Syrian refugees, setting a precedent for hundreds of similar cases, a justice source said.

Olympic pole vaulter Toby Stevenson talks pole vault, success Special

Lexington - Olympic silver medalist Toby Stevenson chatted with Digital Journal about his respected career as a pole vaulter for Team USA, and as a Assistant Coach at the University of Kentucky.

US, Moscow seek Russian held in Greece over Bitcoin laundering

Thessalon - Moscow has requested the extradition of a Russian national also wanted in the United States for laundering billions of dollars through a Bitcoin exchange he operated, a judicial source said Tuesday.

Greeks brace for more Merkel, and potential sway of liberal allies

Atenas - Germany's bone-hard stance on Europe's response to dealing with Greece's debt mountain has hardly endeared it to a nation labouring under the effects of austerity that multiple bailouts have engendered.

Greeks commemorate murder that sparked neo-Nazi probe

Atenas - Hundreds of people joined an anti-racism protest in Athens on Saturday held to commemorate the shock murder of an anti-fascist rapper in 2013 by a member of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn.

Greeks commemorate murder that sparked neo-Nazi probe

Atenas - Hundreds of people joined an anti-racism protest in Athens on Saturday held to commemorate the shock murder of an anti-fascist rapper in 2013 by a member of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn.

Greek minister defends 'improving' oil slick clean-up

Atenas - Greece's merchant marine minister defended on Thursday the government's response to an oil spill that has spread across beaches near Athens following criticism from environmentalists and calls for his resignation.

Greece fumbled oil spill response: environment groups

Atenas - Greek officials fumbled their response to a minor oil spill that is now threatening beaches near Athens five days after the suspicious sinking of a tanker, environmental groups said Thursday.

Blame game in Greece as oil spill spreads in Athens' Saronic gulf

Atenas - Greek officials traded accusations Wednesday after an oil spill from a sunken tanker drifted to other parts of the Saronic Gulf in Athens.The 45-year-old vessel Agia Zoni II sank on Sunday near the island of Salamis while under anchor.

100 Greek university students caught cheating

Atenas - More than 100 Greek university students have been caught in a mass cheating scandal, the state agency ANA reported Tuesday.

Greece warns ending EU talks with Turkey a mistake

Thessalon - Halting accession talks with Turkey would be a strategic mistake by the EU, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Sunday as a war of words raged between Berlin and Ankara.

France's Macron hits at radicals with 'lazy, cynics' jibe

Atenas - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday lashed "the lazy... the cynics (and) the extreme" who opposed his plans to overhaul the country's labour laws, in remarks that sparked outrage from the radical left and far right.

IMF should show 'good faith' in Greek bailout talks: Macron

Atenas - The IMF should show "good faith" and avoid making excessive demands of Greece should it choose to participate in the Greek rescue programme's remaining 11 months, French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday.

EU must avoid rupture with Turkey: Macron

Atenas - The European Union must avoid any break in relations with Turkey, an "essential" partner on migration and terror issues, French President Emmanuel Macron said while beginning a two-day visit to Greece on Thursday.

Books to go: bringing literature to refugees stuck in Greece

Atenas - The brightly coloured minivan that pulls into Athens' food market, drawing a group of refugees around it, is not carrying something edible.The contents -- hundreds of books -- are there to satisfy a different sort of hunger.

Fire-hit Greece calls off EU help as PM says conditions improve

Atenas - Greece on Wednesday called off a request for European assistance in battling wildfires as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said firefighters had gained the upper hand in halting a destructive blaze near Athens after three days.

Greece asks EU for air support to battle fires

Atenas - Greece on Tuesday pleaded for assistance from European neighbours to help battle wild fires including a blaze ravaging a forest near Athens.

High winds hamper Greek firefighting efforts

Atenas - Greek firefighters struggled to control blazes for a third successive day Tuesday, as flames fanned by high winds forced people to flee homes near the capital.

Large wildfire raging near coastal Athens homes

Atenas - A wildfire was raging Monday on the coastal front of Athens, officials said, with summer homes under threat and a local village evacuated.

Avoiding a Greek tragedy for Athens' modernist architecture

Atenas - Although in the shadow of its ancient hilltop Parthenon, Athens is also home to elegant architectural gems from the 19th and 20th centuries which marked its emergence as modern Greece's capital.

Spain could top Greece in migrant sea arrivals: IOM

Madrid - Spain could overtake Greece this year in the number of migrants arriving by sea, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Thursday, coming shore on boats and even jet-skis.

Macedonia aims to solve protracted name row with Greece

Skopje - After a quarter-century-long dispute that has blocked its entry to NATO and the European Union, Macedonia seems determined to end the row with Greece over its name.

Syrian refugees accuse Germany of blocking family reunification

Atenas - Dozens of Syrian refugees, most of them women and children, protested Wednesday at the German embassy in Athens against what they called Berlin's refusal to allow them to reunite with their families.

Air France launches investigation into boarding pass mishap

Copenhagen - Air France on Thursday said it was investigating how a passenger was put on the wrong plane, travelling with a boarding pass bearing the same name as another passenger on that flight.

Greek PM hopeful new bond will open access to ECB funds

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday claimed that his country's first bond sale in three years would help convince the European Central Bank to provide additional liquidity to its struggling economy.

Greece returns to debt markets after three-year hiatus

Atenas - Greece returned to the debt markets for the first time in three years on Tuesday, with reports saying it was on track to raise funds at a lower cost, marking a symbolic victory for the beleaguered eurozone nation.
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