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Greece accuses Turkey of 'imperialist fantasies'

Nicosia - Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused Turkey of "imperialist fantasies" in the eastern Mediterranean during a meeting on Wednesday with the leaders of Cyprus and Egypt.

Greek neo-Nazi leader, inner group given 13-year prison terms

Athens - The leader of Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn and his inner circle were handed 13-year prison sentences on Wednesday as a trial seen as one of the most important in the country's modern political history neared its conclusion.

Greek prosecutor seeks 13-year sentences for neo-Nazi leaders

Athens - A Greek prosecutor on Tuesday called for 13-year prison sentences for the leading members of infamous neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, nearly a week after their conviction in a landmark trial.

US, Germany demand Turkey end 'provocation' against Greece

Washington - Turkey's two key Western allies, the United States and Germany, on Tuesday urged it to pull back a ship it has returned to waters contested with Greece, with Washington denouncing the "calculated provocation.

US demands Turkey end 'calculated provocation' of ship

Washington - The United States on Tuesday demanded that Turkey pull back an energy research ship that it has sent back to waters contested with Greece, calling the move a "calculated provocation.

Court rejects leniency for Greek neo-Nazi leaders

Athens - A Greek court Monday rejected calls for leniency for the leaders of notorious Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, paving the way for sentences of up to 15 years after a five-year trial.

Turkey restarts hunt for Mediterranean gas, reigniting Greek row

Ankara - Turkey will redeploy the research ship at the centre of an energy row with Greece to the eastern Mediterranean on Monday, a decision slammed by Athens as a "direct threat to peace".

No leniency for Greek neo-Nazi leaders in sentencing

Athens - A Greek court Monday rejected a request for leniency for the leader of notorious Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn and his top aides, who were convicted last week at the end of a landmark five-year trial.

Greek court to sentence neo-Nazi party top brass

Athens - A Greek court on Thursday will deliver eagerly-awaited sentences after leaders of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn were found guilty of running a criminal outfit in a landmark case, a court source said.

Prison finale for Greek dictator's disciple and Hitler admirer

Athens - Nikos Michaloliakos, the founder of Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn who was handed a 13-year prison sentence on Wednesday, is a dictator's disciple, Hitler admirer, and one of the longest-running party leaders in the country.

Greek neo-Nazi party ruled a criminal group in landmark trial

Athens - A Greek court found the leaders of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn guilty of running a criminal organisation on Wednesday at the end of a historic trial that was hailed by the prime minister as a victory for democracy.

Big crowd gathers for Greek neo-Nazi trial verdict

Athens - More than 8,000 people gathered Wednesday outside a Greek courthouse for the verdicts in the trial of leaders of the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, police told AFP.

The rise and fall of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party

Athens - Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn on Wednesday faces a verdict in a landmark five-year murder trial involving its top leaders and other members.

'Worse than Moria': migrants get to grips with new Greek camp

Even if their old camp was known as "hell" or "the jungle", asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesbos say that their new site may even be worse.

After US boost, Greece looks for EU backing on Turkey talks

Athens - Greece looks for EU support this week in tough upcoming talks with Turkey after securing a diplomatic boost from the visiting US secretary of state.

Cruise ship passengers have follow-up virus testing at Greek port

Athens - Passengers aboard the first cruise ship to sail to Greece since the coronavirus lockdown underwent follow-up coronavirus tests on Tuesday, with early results negative, a day after a dozen infections were reported, a health ministry source said.

Pompeo urges Greece, Turkey to resolve Mediterranean row

Athens - The United States on Monday called on Greece and Turkey to find "good solutions" to a tense Mediterranean territorial dispute after the NATO neighbours agreed to hold talks.

First virus death in Greek migrant camp

Athens - Greek officials on Sunday announced the first coronavirus death in a migrant camp near Athens, as refugee groups stepped up criticism of the containment policy of the Greek government and Europe.

Nestled in far-right stronghold, German town opens doors to migrants

Neuruppin - The town of Neuruppin may be nestled in an eastern part of Germany where the far-right AfD party enjoys some of its strongest support.But it is offering to take in refugees again, five years after a huge migrant influx bitterly divided the country.

Russian PM visits coronavirus-hit Mount Athos in Greece

Athens - Russian Prime minister Mikhail Mishustin on Saturday concluded a private visit to Mount Athos, a venerated male-only centre of Orthodox Christianity in Greece where eight monks have tested positive for coronavirus.

Greek PM to Erdogan: 'Let's give diplomacy a chance'

New York - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appealed Friday to Turkey to find a diplomatic solution to tensions, saying he wanted partnership between the historic rivals.

Pompeo to show support for Greece amid Turkey tensions

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Greece next week in a show of support following high tensions in the Mediterranean with Turkey, the State Department announced Thursday.

Turkey, Greece agree to talks on Mediterranean tensions

Ankara - Turkey and Greece have agreed to talks over disputed waters in the eastern Mediterranean, both sides said on Tuesday, after German-led efforts to defuse a crisis that has raised fears of conflict.

Thousands march in Germany urging EU to take in Moria refugees

Berlin - Thousands of people demonstrated Sunday in Berlin and other German cities, urging the European Union to take in migrants left without shelter after a fire destroyed their biggest camp in Greece.

Most homeless Lesbos migrants head to new camp after fire

Most of the asylum seekers who were left homeless after fires ripped through their camp on Lesbos island have moved to a new temporary site, Greece's migration ministry said on Saturday.

Erdogan says willing to meet with Greek PM over east Med tensions

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Turkey was ready to meet with Greece's leader to resolve the standoff over energy exploration in contested waters in the eastern Mediterranean.

Lesbos camp filling up as UN warns on migrants' future

Athens - The UN refugee agency on Friday warned Greece that a new camp on Lesbos island hastily built to house thousands of migrants left homeless by a fire last week can only be temporary.

Lesbos camp filling up as UN warns on migrants' future

The UN refugee agency on Friday warned Greece that a new camp on Lesbos island hastily built to house thousands of migrants left homeless by a fire last week can only be temporary.

Greek police move homeless migrants to new Lesbos camp

Police on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday launched an operation to rehouse thousands of asylum seekers sleeping rough for over a week after Europe's largest migrant camp was destroyed by fire.

Lesbos police begin operation to move homeless migrants to new camp

Police on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday began an operation to rehouse thousands of homeless migrants at a new site after their camp was destroyed by fire, an AFP journalist said.
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Among the farmers who sell their local produce, some have specialized in organic vegetables. The sign top left announces that.
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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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The quaint taverna opposite the grand monastery. A stark comparison of modern Greece.
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