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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.

Greece backs Macedonia's NATO bid, completing name deal

Atenas - Greek lawmakers on Friday approved Macedonia's NATO accession bid, putting the final touches on a historic deal to end a 27-year name row between the two countries.A majority of 153 lawmakers supported the legislation, while 140 voted against.

Greek PM in symbolic visit to Istanbul's disputed landmarks

Istanbul - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday visited the disputed landmarks of Hagia Sophia and a now-closed seminary in Turkey, in a sign of detente in the neighbouring countries' strained ties.

Greek PM makes symbolic visit to Istanbul's disputed Hagia Sophia museum

Istanbul - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday visited the Hagia Sophia, an iconic and disputed landmark in Istanbul which has recently been at the centre of tensions between Athens and Ankara over Muslim activity.

Greece's Muslim minority complain of 'marginalisation' in Komotini

Komotin - Outwardly, Komotini looks like other Greek cities, but there is a major difference: it has nine mosques whereas there are none in Athens.The northeastern city has existed from the second century and was captured by Ottoman-era Turkey in the 14th.

Greece, Turkey vow to defuse tensions through dialogue

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stressed Tuesday they planned to resolve disputes between their two countries through dialogue.

Refugees struggle for work amid Greek jobs drought

Atenas - After escaping poverty in Pakistan and spending two hard years in Greece without family or money, Manassif Raza proudly stands in his brand new hair salon, receiving his first customers.

Greek PM announces minimum pay rise as elections loom

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday announced an 11-percent rise in the minimum wage, the first after a decade of austerity and months ahead of legislative elections.

Greek MPs approve Macedonia name change in 'historic' deal

Atenas - The Greek parliament on Friday narrowly ratified a landmark deal to rename neighbouring Macedonia, ending one of the world's longest diplomatic disputes and earning rich praise for the "historic" move.

Macedonia name change deal: From pastries to passports

Atenas - From statue plaques to school books and trade agreements, the proof of a historic deal between Greece and Macedonia to change the latter's name -- a process that needs to be ratified by Greek parliament Friday -- lies in the small print.

Greek vote on Macedonia name change postponed to Friday

Atenas - Greece's parliament on Thursday postponed for a historic vote on a deal to change the name of neighbouring Macedonia, as protesters rallied against the agreement.

Greek lawmakers to vote on Macedonia name change

Atenas - Greek lawmakers are expected to vote Thursday on a deal to change the name of neighbouring Macedonia and end one of the world's longest diplomatic disputes.

'History on our side,' Macedonia FM says of name change

Skopje - Supporters of Macedonia's name-change deal with Greece are "on the right side of history" and their critics will eventually agree, Macedonia's foreign minister told AFP as the accord approaches the final step of ratification.

In Greek region of Macedonia, anger at imminent name deal

Greece - As lawmakers in Athens are poised to approve a landmark name deal between Greece and Macedonia, there is relief in many European capitals that a 27-year diplomatic dispute is nearing its end.

Greek MPs to vote on Macedonia deal amid political turmoil

Atenas - The Greek parliament is expected to vote Thursday on a deal to change Macedonia's name to the Republic of North Macedonia amid deep social division and a crisis in centrist political parties.

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonian accord

Atenas - Scuffles broke out in central Athens Sunday as tens of thousands of people protested a planned name change for neighbouring Macedonia that parliament is due to ratify this week.

Extremist group claims Greek church blast

Atenas - An unknown extremist group claimed a December blast in Athens that injured two people outside a church and warned of more to come, a police source said Saturday.

Greek PM calls for TV debate on Macedonia deal

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday called for a televised debate on a planned name deal with Macedonia that has met with widespread opposition in the country.

Greek PM wins confidence vote after Macedonia name row

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday survived a confidence vote after a row over a landmark name deal with Macedonia sunk his four-year coalition.

Greek PM to face confidence vote after Macedonia row

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras headed into a confidence vote Wednesday with his political future on the line after a row over a landmark name deal with Macedonia sunk his four-year coalition.

Greek MPs open debate on Tsipras confidence vote

Atenas - Greece's parliament on Tuesday began a two-day debate on a confidence vote called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after his coalition collapsed in a row over a planned name change deal with Macedonia.

Greek govt calls confidence vote after Macedonia deal sinks coalition

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday prepared for a confidence vote on his government this week after his nationalist ally resigned in a row over a name-change deal with neighbouring Macedonia.

Students, police clash in Athens over teacher appointments

Atenas - Police in Athens used tear gas on Monday to disperse students and teachers protesting against changes in the way educators are appointed in the public school system.

Greek govt heads for confidence vote after Macedonia deal scuppers coalition

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday prepared for a confidence vote on his government this week after his nationalist ally resigned in a row over a name change deal with neighbouring Macedonia.

Steve Stockmal talks music career, living in Greece, technology Special

Santa Barbara - Veteran musician and drummer Steve Stockmal chatted with Digital Journal about his music career, living in Greece and the impact of technology on the music industry.
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