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Syrian refugees beg to leave crisis-hit Greece

Athens - Some 200 Syrian refugees protesting in Athens on Friday asked to be allowed to leave Greece, fearing deteriorating conditions in the crisis-hit country.

700 migrants begin disembarking on Crete

- Around 700 migrants aboard a freighter that had been drifting in the Aegean Sea for two days began disembarking on the Greek island of Crete on Thursday, local officials said.

Thousands in Greek anti-austerity protests as reform talks stall

Athens - Thousands of Greeks demonstrated against a new bout of austerity on Thursday in a general strike as the government failed to break a deadlock with the country's international creditors.

Archbishop of Constantinople keeps Byzantium alive in Turkey

Istanbul - Down a narrow side street, in a district of Istanbul on the Golden Horn well off the beaten tourist track, sit the relatively modest headquarters of the "first among equals" of the world's estimated 300 million Orthodox Christian believers.

Crete to take some 700 migrants from stricken ship

- The Greek island of Crete was preparing on Wednesday to take in some 700 migrants aboard a freighter immobilised by engine failure, local officials said.

Nearly 800 migrants rescued off Italy, Libya

Rome - A total 796 people were rescued from boats in distress in the Mediterranean in the last 48 hours, Italian and Libyan officials said Saturday, as unprecedented numbers of would-be immigrants head for Italy's shores.

Greek police hurt in clashes with Athens protestors

Athens - Five policeman were injured in clashes with protestors in Athens as 18,000 took to the streets to mark the anniversary of a deadly student uprising that sparked Greece's return to democracy in the 1970s.

Over 30,000 march in Greece to remember student uprising

Athens - Some 32,000 people took to the streets of Greece on Monday to mark the 41st anniversary of a deadly student uprising that sparked the country's return to democracy in the 1970s.

Skeleton found in mysterious Alexander-era Greek tomb

Thessalon - A skeleton has been discovered in the mysterious, richly-decorated tomb from the time of Alexander the Great that has crisis-hit Greece on tenterhooks, the country's culture ministry said Wednesday.

Greek PM narrowly wins parliamentary confidence vote

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras won a parliamentary confidence vote, which he called in a bid to rally support, but which provided him with only a narrow majority.

Family hope for toddler saved from 'mass murder' shipwreck

Athens - Dozens of families have offered to adopt a Syrian toddler who survived the "mass murder" of a migrant shipwreck in which 500 people were deliberately drowned, Greek authorities said Tuesday.

10,000 mark neo-Nazi killing of Greek rapper

Athens - Around 10,000 people protested in Greece on Thursday to mark a year since the killing of an anti-fascist rapper by neo-Nazi Golden Dawn militants, which sparked a crackdown on the party.

'Going crazy': survivors tell of Europe's deadliest migrant shipwreck

Chani - After three days adrift, drinking his own urine to survive as he watched dozens of people sink to a watery grave, Mohamed Raad started to lose his grip.

Divers sure of new finds from 'ancient computer' shipwreck

Athens - Archaeologists set out Monday to use a revolutionary new deep sea diving suit to explore the ancient shipwreck where one of the most remarkable scientific objects of antiquity was found.

Stalagmites, stalactites & busy bees in Kastania, Greece (Video)

Located on the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece is a truly amazing cave, discovered by a farmer, resting from his work, who happened to notice bees coming and going from a crack in a rock.

Acquittal for farmers who shot 28 migrant workers sparks outrage

Athens - Two hundred immigrant farmers asked for their back pay for work in the strawberry fields. Bosses responded by blasting them with illegal firearms, wounding 28 of them. Now those involved are free prompting outrage from Greek and migrant communities.

Croatia and Greece: A tale of two Nikki Beach resorts

Nikki Beach Resorts are planned in both Croatia and Greece. While one is about to open in 3 days, the other has some way to go.

Protest at Greek NATO base over destruction of Syrian chemicals

Chani - Hundreds of campaigners closed a road to a NATO naval base in Greece on Saturday, protesting against the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons in the region.

Police catch top Greek fugitive after shootout

Athens - Greek police on Wednesday said they had captured far-left extremist Nikos Maziotis -- one of the country's top fugitives -- after a shootout in central Athens.

Police catch top Greek fugitive after shootout

Athens - Greek police on Wednesday said they had captured far-left extremist Nikos Maziotis -- one of the country's top fugitives -- after a shootout in central Athens.

China's leader Xi departs for South America visit

Beijing - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday departed for a visit to four South American countries, including Brazil, to build ties in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States.

Greek police fire tear gas at Golden Dawn protesters

Athens - Greek police fired tear gas to disperse dozens of Golden Dawn supporters protesting outside an Athens court where the neo-Nazi party's leader was appearing on Friday.

A peaceful, unspoilt spot for your summer holiday in Greece

With modernization taking over the various popular and iconic destinations in Greece, it is sometimes difficult to find somewhere a little out of the way. An unspoiled backwater where all this progress hasn't quite taken over yet.

Greece makes Europe's 'largest ever' heroin seizure

Athens - More than two tonnes of heroin has been discovered in Greek warehouses in as many weeks in what authorities said was Europe's largest ever seizure of the drug.

James Rodriguez leads Colombia to goal against Greece

Of the many differences between Colombia and Greece both stylistically and tactically, it’s difficult to ignore the contrast between their main strengths.

Tenth Athens Pride calls for equal rights to family

Athens - Hundreds of people on Saturday joined Greece's annual gay pride parade in a long-standing demand for equal rights to civil union and adoption.

Jewish tombs desecrated at Greek cemetery

Thessalon - A dozen tombs have been desecrated at a Jewish cemetery in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, which was home to the country's largest Jewish community until World War II, police said Friday.

Hundreds wounded as strong quake sparks panic in Turkey

Istanbul - More than 250 people were wounded on Saturday when a 6.9 magnitude undersea earthquake sparked panic in northwestern Turkey.

At 91, Greece's resistance icon eyes European parliament return

Athens - He is Greece's best-known resistance hero and at the ripe age of 91, Manolis Glezos is gearing up for a European parliamentary comeback.

George Boosalis talks about new technology product Exofab Special

George Boosalis is the Vice President of Exofab. It is a leading developer and manufacturer of specially designed guards for device protection with the use of innovative materials.
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File photo: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou in Kalavryta, Greece.
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Stoupa harbour, Greece
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Photos for the photo-essay on Aegina
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Watermelons Greece
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Photos for the photo-essay on Aegina
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Looking back at the ferry: clearly the Greek's don't have a price on carbon!
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Greek olive farmer
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Farmers give away 55 tons of free fruit and vegetables to people in Athens as part of a protest. February 6, 2013.
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Typical transport on Aegina, classic and elegant.
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View of Athani village from the main road in Lefkada, Greece.
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