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'Day of joy' as Greek soldiers fly home after Turkey release

Thessalon - Greece on Wednesday hailed a "day of joy" as two Greek soldiers held in a Turkish prison for more than five months on espionage charges were released in a surprise move by Ankara."This is a day of joy...

Two Greek soldiers return home after Turkey release

Thessalon - Two Greek soldiers held in a Turkish prison for more than five months on espionage charges landed home early Wednesday, after a court ordered their release.

Turkey court orders release of 2 Greek soldiers held since March

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Tuesday ordered the release of two Greek soldiers detained since March on espionage charges for illegally crossing the border in a case that has stoked tensions between Athens and Ankara.

Review: Greece wins bronze in men's triple jump at European Championships Special

Berlin - On August 12, Greek triple jumper Dimitrios Tsiamis won the bronze medal in the men's triple jump at the European Champioships.

Review: Greece wins gold in Men's rings at 2018 European Championships Special

On August 12, 2018, Eleftherios Petrounias won the gold medal for Greece in the Men's rings competition at the European Championships.

Review: Greece wins silver in the 400 meters at European Championships Special

Greek athlete Maria Belibasaki has a reason to be proud. She won the silver medal for Greece in the women's 400 meter final at the European Championships.

Review: Greece wins gold in women's triple jump at European Championships Special

Greek track and field fans have another reason to celebrate. Paraskevi Papachristou won the gold in the women's triple jump final in Berlin, Germany.

Three years on, Greece's Lesbos looks back at migrant crisis

Three years ago, the Greek island of Lesbos found itself at the heart of Europe's greatest migration crisis since World War II.

West Nile fever outbreak claims three lives in northeast Italy

Rome - An outbreak of West Nile virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, has left three people dead in northeast Italy in recent days, the local health authority said Friday.

Review: Katerina Stefanidi wins gold at the 2018 European Championships Special

On August 9, Greek pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi won the gold medal in the women's pole vault at the 2018 European Championships.

Greek unemployment below 20% for first time since 2011

Atenas - Greece's unemployment rate, the highest in the European Union, has edged below 20 percent for the first time in seven years, statistics bureau Elstat reported Thursday.The rate came in at 19.5 percent, down from 21.

Greek PM vows to revamp national disaster unit as fire toll hits 93

Atenas - Embattled Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday vowed to create a new national disaster unit as the death toll from last month's deadliest-ever wildfires rose to 93.

Review: Gold medal for Greece in the long jump at European Championships Special

Berlin - Greek athlete Miltiadis Tentoglou has a major reason to celebrate. He won the gold medal at the European Championships in the men's long jump.

Greek PM vows to end illegal building 'chaos' after fire disaster

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday vowed to end decades of illegal building "chaos" which he blamed for contributing to devastating fires last month that claimed scores of lives.

Greece gets last bailout tranche as crisis nears end

Apo - Greece received on Monday the final 15-billion-euro payment from its eight-year bailout programme in what creditors hailed as proof that tough austerity measures were "paying off.

Greek fire death toll rises to 91: officials

Atenas - A 95-year-old woman injured in Greece's deadliest fire last month died early Monday, raising the death toll to 91 as another top official blamed for the disaster stepped down.

Police, fire chiefs replaced after Greek fire disaster: official

Atenas - The Greek government, widely criticised for its handling of the devastating fires east of Athens which killed 90 people, on Sunday replaced its heads of the police and fire brigade.

Greek police minister quits over wildfires disaster

Atenas - Greece's minister responsible for the police, Nikos Toskas, quit Friday after the deadliest wildfires in Greek history, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office said.

Greek police minister quits over wildfires disaster

Atenas - Greece's minister responsible for the police, Nikos Toskas, quit Friday after scores died in wildfires near Athens last month, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office said.

Woman who lost baby in Greek wildfires dies

Atenas - A woman who lost her six-month-old baby in Greece's worst ever wildfires last month died in hospital on Friday, the country's health ministry said.

Greece to speed up destruction of illegal property after fires

Atenas - Greece vowed Wednesday to bring in a raft of measures following the deadly fires near Athens as the family of an elderly victim filed a complaint of "negligent homicide" against the authorities.

Two more bodies found at sea after Greek wildfires

Atenas - The bodies of two people thought to have fled into the sea to escape the wildfires that ravaged coastal towns near Athens last week have been recovered, port police said Tuesday.

Macedonia to hold referendum on name change on September 30

Skopje - Macedonia's parliament on Monday set September 30 as the date for a referendum on changing the country's name to the Republic of North Macedonia, a high-stakes vote aimed at resolving a long-running row with Greece and clearing the path to join NATO an...

Macedonia to hold referendum on name change on September 30

Skopje - Macedonia's parliament on Monday set September 30 as the date for a referendum on changing the country's name to the Republic of North Macedonia, a high-stakes vote aimed at resolving the Balkan nation's long-running row with Greece and opening the doo...

Greek PM Tsipras visits scene of wildfire disaster

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday paid his first visit to the area ravaged by the country's worst ever wildfires, as anger mounts over his government's response to the disaster which has claimed scores of lives.

Greek PM Tsipras visits scene of wildfire disaster

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday paid his first visit to the area ravaged by the country's worst ever wildfires as anger mounts over his government's response to the disaster that left scores of people dead.

Greek wildfires death toll rises to 91

Atenas - Greek fire services on Sunday said three more people were confirmed killed by the wildfires that have devastated seaside resorts near Athens, bringing the death toll in the disaster to 91.

Greek holiday hotspot to protect over-worked donkeys

Atenas - The authorities on the idyllic Greek holiday island of Santorini have decided to offer protection for the donkeys who carry tourists up a steep cliff, after facing protests and adverse publicity.

Death toll climbs to 88 from Greek wildfires

Atenas - A woman has died in hospital taking the death toll from Greece's worst wildfires to 88, many of them children, officials said Saturday.

Blame game blows up over deadly Greek wildfires

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday said he assumed "political responsibility" for the country's deadliest wildfires as a bitter debate raged over who was to blame for the tragedy.
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