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#MeToo moment in Greece as Olympic star reveals sex abuse

Athens - Greece was experiencing a rare #MeToo moment Saturday after an Olympic sailing champion's claims of sexual abuse prompted similar revelations by other athletes.

Covid labour shortage makes Greek olive harvest a traditional family affair again

Kalam - Nestled amid ancient ruins overrun by vegetation, Nikos Argirakis' estate in Greece's main olive growing region usually has dozens of foreign workers toiling around his 1,000 olive trees.

EU plans more sanctions against Turkey

Apo - EU leaders decided on Friday to draw up a list of Turkish targets for sanctions in response to Ankara's prospecting for gas in Greek and Cypriot waters.

Greece's sceptical Church faces hard coronavirus reality

Athens - Many Greek clerics have treated lockdown restrictions with scepticism or even hostility. But when several prominent members -- including its leader -- fell ill with the virus, the powerful Orthodox Church had to face reality.

US clashes with Turkey at NATO talks

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo strongly criticised Turkey at a NATO ministerial meeting, participants told AFP on Wednesday, raising the hopes of some allies pushing for sanctions against Ankara.

Greece's undeclared workers hit hard by virus lockdown

Athens - Every time Elisa drives to a client's house for a hairdressing job, she makes sure to pack a bag of groceries in the car in case she is stopped by Greek police.

Turkish ship leaves disputed waters in east Med

Ankara - A Turkish research ship at the centre of a row with Greece over potential gas riches in the eastern Mediterranean has returned to port, Turkey's energy ministry said Monday.

Explosion rocks Greek-operated tanker in Saudi port

Apo - An explosion rocked a Greek-operated oil tanker docked at Saudi Arabia's port of Shuqaiq on Wednesday, Greek officials said, in an attack that a Riyadh-led military coalition blamed on Yemeni rebels.

Migrants who fled Greek camp blaze face harsh winter

The new camp for migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos was supposed to be a temporary solution for the thousands who escaped a fire that destroyed the infamous Moria camp over two months ago.

Victim-blaming muzzles Greece's battered women

Athens - Efforts to combat domestic violence in Greece lag far behind those of other European countries, with deep-seated prejudices often leaving victims afraid to seek help, say experts and battered women themselves.

Ancient statue of Hermes dug up in Athens

Athens - The head of an ancient statue of the Greek god Hermes has been unearthed during excavations for sewage system improvements in central Athens, the ministry of culture said Sunday.

Greece shuts down all schools as hospitals are overwhelmed

Athens - Greece announced on Saturday the closure of its primary schools, kindergartens and daycare centres amid a surge in coronavirus cases that has saturated the national health system.

Seeking asylum in Greece — an interminable waiting game

Athens - It can be months or even years before the thousands of migrants waiting in camps on Greek islands or on the mainland finally receive the prize they crave: asylum.

'Miracle' girl rescued 91 hours after Turkey quake

Bayrakli - A three-year-old girl was pulled from rubble Tuesday, 91 hours after a powerful earthquake hit western Turkey, offering a ray of hope for grieving families as the death toll soared past 100.

Two children rescued days after deadly Turkey quake

Izmir - Rescuers pulled two children from the rubble in a town in Turkey on Monday, providing hope nearly three days after a major earthquake hit the Aegean, killing 94 people and damaging or destroying dozens of buildings.

Two children rescued days after deadly Turkey quake

Izmir - Rescuers pulled two children from the rubble in a town in western Turkey on Monday, nearly three days after a powerful earthquake hit the Aegean, killing 85 people.Three-year-old Elif Perincek was rescued 65 hours after the 7.

Priest shot outside French church, suspect arrested

Lyon - An attacker armed with a sawn-off shotgun seriously wounded a Greek Orthodox priest in a shooting outside a church in the French city of Lyon on Saturday, with the country still reeling from a deadly church attack days before.

Orthodox priest seriously hurt in France shooting, suspect held

Lyon - An attacker armed with a sawn-off shotgun on Saturday wounded a Greek Orthodox priest in a shooting in the French city of Lyon, a police source said.

Greek PM declares partial coronavirus lockdown

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Saturday declared a one-month partial coronavirus lockdown, shutting restaurants and other leisure activities in Athens and other major cities from next week.

US salutes Greece, Turkey earthquake diplomacy

Washington - The United States on Friday hailed diplomacy between uneasy neighbors Greece and Turkey following a major earthquake and said it was ready to assist the NATO allies.

26 dead, buildings collapse as major quake hits Turkey, Greece

Izmir - Rescuers dug through heavy blocks of concrete with their bare hands Saturday in a desperate search for survivors from a powerful earthquake that levelled buildings across Greece and Turkey, killing at least 26 people.

All-seeing French frigate flies flag in tense east Mediterranean

Deep in the bowels of a French frigate cruising the tense eastern Mediterranean waters, a dozen men and women scan radar screens through the dark.

Two hurt as Greek warship collides with freighter

Athens - Two crew members of a Greek minesweeper were slightly hurt Tuesday after it collided with a Portuguese container ship off Piraeus, the port next to Athens, the navy said.

Greek court orders jail for neo-Nazi leaders

Athens - A Greek court on Thursday ordered neo-Nazi Golden Dawn chief Nikos Michaloliakos and his former top aides to begin immediately serving prison sentences, capping one of the most significant trials in the country's political history.

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.
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