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Love conquers all for Greek-Turkish couples in Athens

Athens - At the foot of the Hill of the Muses in Athens, classical music fills the apartment where Cihan Tutluoglu lives with his husband Alexandros Massavetas.

Greek PM demands swift probe into journalist's murder

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday called for the "swift resolution" of a probe into a crime journalist's shock murder, condemned by leading EU officials, political parties and unions.

Crime reporter's murder shocks Greece

Athens - A veteran Greek crime reporter was gunned down outside his Athens home on Friday, officials said, shocking the country where media killings are rare. Giorgos Karaivaz, who worked for private TV station Star and also ran the news blog bloko.

Sri Lanka seeks $17 million from Greek ship owner over oil spill

Colombo - Sri Lanka on Friday lodged a claim for $17.38 million with the Greek owners of an oil tanker that caught fire and left a spill stretching 40 kilometres (25 miles) off the South Asian island.

'2nd-class citizens': migrant camp plans angers Lesbos islanders

On the Greek island of Lesbos, the notorious camp of Moria still casts a long shadow, more than six months after it went up in flames.

'We are suffocating': Migrants in Lesbos camp appeal for help

On a windswept hill overlooking the Aegean Sea, thousands of asylum seekers huddling in tents on the island of Lesbos are glad to see the end of winter.

EU says Turkey should 'urgently' resume accepting migrants from Greece

The European Union said on Monday that Turkey must "urgently" resume accepting migrants from Greece, where thousands are being held in camps, days before EU chiefs are to visit Ankara.

Greece celebrates revolution bicentennial with pomp and allies

Athens - Greece on Thursday celebrated 200 years since the start of its independence war with the Ottoman Empire with parades and ceremonies attended by foreign dignitaries, though the pandemic forced officials to scale back events.

Greece to mark revolution bicentennial with 1821 allies

Athens - Greece will next week celebrate the 200th anniversary of the uprising that created its modern state, a romantic revolution that experts say captivated both elites and the masses around the world.

Trouble-hit Greek universities wary of campus police plan

Athens - A new special police force for fighting violence at Greek universities has sparked uproar and a fierce debate in a country where police entering campuses is a highly sensitive issue.

Greece, Turkey, meet for fresh talks on maritime dispute

Athens - Diplomats from NATO members Greece and Turkey met in Athens Tuesday to try once more to settle their standoff over eastern Mediterranean borders and energy rights.

Ailing Greek far-left hitman ends hunger strike: lawyer

Athens - Jailed Greek far-left hitman Dimitris Koufodinas on Sunday ended a 66-day hunger strike, his lawyer said, a day after doctors warned he risked "sudden death" from disruption to multiple vital organs.

Clashes break out at Greek protest against police brutality

Athens - Greek police said an officer received serious head injuries as clashes broke out Tuesday evening at a protest of some 5,000 people in Athens against police violence.

Police officer seriously hurt in clashes break out at Athens protest

Athens - Greek police said an officer was seriously injured in the hoead as clashes broke out Tuesday evening at a protest of some 5,000 people in Athens against police violence.

Flamingos poisoned by illegal lead pellets in Greek lagoon

Portari - On a country road that the locals have dubbed 'Flamingo Street' Stavros Kalpakis walks alongside the tall reeds of Agios Mamas, a small northern Greek lagoon, peering through binoculars.

Greece rocked by new quake near city of Larissa

Athens - A new earthquake hit central Greece near the city of Larissa on Thursday, the same region where an even stronger tremor left 11 people injured the day before, the Athens seismological observatory said.

Greece assesses damage from 6.3 magnitude quake

Athens - Engineers in central Greece on Thursday were assessing the damage from a strong 6.3 magnitude quake that injured at least 11 people, damaged hundreds of buildings and spread panic.

Strong earthquake damages dozens of buildings in Greece

Damasi - A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit central Greece on Wednesday, injuring a dozen people, damaging scores of buildings and causing panicked crowds to rush into the streets.

Strong earthquake damages dozens of buildings in Greece

Damasi - A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit central Greece on Wednesday, damaging dozens of buildings, prompting narrow escapes and causing crowds to rush into the streets, though officials said no injuries or deaths were reported.

Several buildings damaged as strong earthquake hits Greece

Damasi - A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit central Greece on Wednesday, damaging several buildings and prompting crowds to rush into the streets, though no injuries or deaths were immediately reported.

Greek police tear-gas metro station during protest

Athens - Police in Athens on Friday fired tear gas into a metro station entrance as they scuffled with demonstrators defending a far-left hitman, near death after a long hunger strike in prison.

Greek PM hits back at sex scandal cover-up claims

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday hit back at accusations that he tried to cover up a sex abuse scandal involving a top theatre director appointed by his government.

Alarm in Greece over far-left hitman on hunger strike

Athens - Concern mounted in Greece on Thursday over the failing health of a prominent far-left hitman, whose life is in danger after a long hunger strike in prison.

Aegean Sea a 'lawless space' for migrants as abuses soar: NGO

Athens - There was an "unprecedented escalation" of human rights violations against migrants in the Aegean Sea last year, a campaign group said Friday, accusing Greece and the EU's border patrol agency Frontex of being behind a soaring number of illegal returns...

Greek parliament approves plan for police at universities

Athens - The Greek parliament on Thursday approved a plan to create a special police force to patrol university campuses, despite sometimes strong opposition from students.

Greece's #MeToo movement leads to calls for reckoning on incest

Athens - Greece's emerging #MeToo movement, sparked by an Olympian's taboo-breaking decision to go public with allegations of sexual abuse, has raised hopes it can also uncover long-hidden stories of incest in the patriarchal country.

Greece, Turkey hold first crisis talks since 2016

Istanbul - Greece and Turkey bowed to EU pressure on Monday and engaged in their first direct talks in nearly five years over an explosive standoff about eastern Mediterranean borders and energy rights.

Greek former minister and freedom fighter dies in boating accident

Athens - A Greek former minister and freedom fighter who took part in several bomb attacks against the country's military dictatorship before escaping prison by swimming from Corfu to Albania has been found dead at sea.

Greece, Turkey face first crisis talk since 2016

Istanbul - Greece and Turkey will bow to EU and NATO pressure on Monday and hold the first direct talks over their explosive eastern Mediterranean standoff in four years.

Greek official axed after Olympian's sex abuse claim

Athens - A senior official at the Greek sailing federation has been forced to resign in the wake of sexual abuse allegations by one of the country's top Olympians, the governing body said.
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Mani Towers at Vathia, Mani, Greece
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An amphitheater just below the Acropolis. Extraordinary engineering ingenuities such as this theater...
An amphitheater just below the Acropolis. Extraordinary engineering ingenuities such as this theater, would have housed the great poets like Homer, and speakers like Pericles.
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Announcement on the closure of ERT the Greek public broadcaster.
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Greece, fishing boats
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Greece, rubbish bins
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A protester confronts police in Athens
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Athens, Greece 12 February 2012. Greece debt crisis.
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The serene wharf walk of the main Aegean harbour.
The serene wharf walk of the main Aegean harbour.
Beautiful mosaics around a doorway. Mosaics are an ancient Greek art-form of unparalleled skill and ...
Beautiful mosaics around a doorway. Mosaics are an ancient Greek art-form of unparalleled skill and finesse.
Our hometown  in Kalamata. The name Julie Ranios is also very well known over here.
Our hometown, in Kalamata. The name Julie Ranios is also very well known over here.
Leaving the industrial mainland. Not all of mainland Greece is white-wash villas and grand churches!
Leaving the industrial mainland. Not all of mainland Greece is white-wash villas and grand churches!
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Photos for the photo-essay on Aegina
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Mediterranean islands, photographed from plane.
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Photos for the photo-essay on Aegina
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Cystal clear waters Mani coast, Greece
The beautiful wharf-front cafe. The fresh  salty Greek sea breeze revitalises the senses and eases t...
The beautiful wharf-front cafe. The fresh, salty Greek sea breeze revitalises the senses and eases the soul.
Greek Minster Chryssohoidis speaks to journalist about the bomb that missed him
Greek Minster Chryssohoidis speaks to journalist about the bomb that missed him
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