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Thousands demonstrate in Greece over new budget cuts

Atenas - Thousands of Greek trade unionists demonstrated on Thursday against planned new cuts demanded by international creditors in a general strike that shut down several key sectors.

Greek court rejects extraditing last two Turkish 'coup' officers

Atenas - A Greek appeals court on Thursday ruled against the extradition of two Turkish coup suspects demanded by Ankara, after electing to protect another three and send back three others.

EU states to return migrants to Greece from March

Brussels - The EU recommended Thursday that member states resume sending asylum seekers back to Greece from March next year, after transfers were halted for five years because of poor conditions there.

Demo in memory of cop-slain Greek teen turns violent

Atenas - Demonstrations in Greece to mark the eighth anniversary of a teenager's death at the hands of police culminated in violence Tuesday, with officers using tear gas against protesters.

Greek court OKs extradition of 3 Turkish 'coup' officers

Atenas - A Greek court ruled Tuesday that three Turkish officers accused of playing a part in a failed July coup could be extradited to Turkey, in a case that has strained relations between the two neighbours.

Eurozone agrees debt relief for Greece amid IMF row

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers on Monday approved new debt relief measures to alleviate Greece's colossal debt mountain in the wake of its huge 86-billion-euro bailout, but at levels far short of those demanded by the IMF.

Greek court rejects extradition of 3 Turk officers accused of coup

Atenas - A Greek court on Monday rejected the extradition of three military officers demanded by Turkey over their alleged involvement in July's failed coup, a judicial source said.

EU, IMF 'going in circles' on Greek debt relief

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers meet Monday as far apart as ever on the debt relief measures demanded by the International Monetary Fund for it to back their bailout programme for Greece.

Frontex seeks officers for European coastguard

Varsovia - The EU border control agency Frontex on Wednesday called on states to provide officers for a European coastguard, due to be launched next year to help cope with the upsurge in migrants trying to reach Europe.

Review: Mario Frangoulis delivers heavenly rendition of 'Amazing Grace' Special

Internationally renowned tenor Mario Frangoulis has delivered a spellbinding rendition of "Amazing Grace," which was filmed live at Herod Atticus Amphitheatre in Greece.

Migrants torch Greek camp after refugee deaths

Kallon - Angry migrants set fire to a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos after a woman and a six-year-old child died following a gas cylinder explosion, local police said.

Migrants, police clash in Bulgaria refugee camp

Sofia - Around 1,500 migrants have rioted in Bulgaria's largest refugee camp, triggering clashes that left two dozen police injured and prompted the arrest of hundreds of protesters, officials said.

Strikes in Greece against new cuts

Atenas - Strikes hit Greece on Thursday against a new round of tax hikes and labour changes considered by the government under the country's EU rescue deal.

Greece 'open' to Turkey talks on Cyprus: official

Atenas - Greece is "open" for talks with Turkey on the issue of divided Cyprus, Athens said Tuesday a day after key negotiations between the island's rival leaders ended without a deal.

Syrian hurt in attack at Greek island refugee camp

Atenas - A Syrian refugee was seriously hurt and others left without shelter when assailants wielding rocks and firebombs targeted a migrant camp on the Greek island of Chios, officials said Friday.

Greeks march to commemorate anti-junta uprising

Athens - Thousands of Greeks marched under tight security on Thursday to commemorate a student uprising that helped bring down a US-backed junta in 1974.

Obama urges 'course correction' on globalisation

Atenas - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said globalisation needed a "course correction" to address growing inequality, in a speech full of pointed barbs at his successor Donald Trump.

Greek police fire tear gas at anti-Obama protesters

Atenas - Greek police fired tear gas and stun grenades against protesters marching on central Athens Tuesday where US President Barack Obama was making his last foreign trip as head of state.

Strong Europe 'good' for the US, NATO 'vital': Obama

Atenas - A strong and unified Europe is "good" for the United States and NATO is "absolutely vital" for US security and prosperity, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday as he launched his final European trip.

After Trump shock, Obama heads to Athens to talk democracy

Atenas - US President Barack Obama will arrive in Athens on Tuesday, the first stop on a final foreign trip that will aim to reassure worried Europeans following Donald Trump's surprise presidential election victory.

Far-left Greek group claims French embassy attack

Atenas - A far-left Greek group on Monday claimed responsibility for last week's grenade attack on the French embassy in Athens which slightly wounded a police officer on duty.

Greek police ban Athens protests during Obama visit

Atenas - Greek police have banned protests planned during US President Barack Obama's trip to Athens from Tuesday, the first leg of his last official visit to Europe.

Obama on farewell tour to Europe fearful of 'Trump effect'

Washington - Barack Obama will travel Monday to Greece and Germany in a final official visit designed, in a strange bit of political contortion, at reassuring worried Europeans about a man he once warned was "unfit" for the presidency: Donald Trump.

In Athens, refugees tutored on new life in Europe

Atenas - At a Portuguese embassy briefing for Syrian and Iraqi refugees flying out the next morning from Athens, a young man wants to know how many cigarette cartons he can pack, while an elderly woman asks who will care for her once she lands.

Grenade thrown at French embassy in Greece, policeman hurt

Atenas - Assailants on a motorcycle threw a grenade at the French embassy in Athens Thursday, slighting wounding a police officer on duty, police said.

Grenade thrown at French embassy in Greece, policeman hurt

Atenas - Assailants on a motorcycle threw a grenade at the French embassy in Athens Thursday, slighting wounding a police officer on duty outside, police said.

Under-pressure Greek PM to reshuffle cabinet: state TV

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was expected to reshuffle his cabinet, state TV reported Friday, in an apparent bid to boost his government's standing after unpopular austerity cuts.State TV ERT said the reshuffle was "hours away".

Syrian folk tales tapped to ease refugee angst in Greece

Thessalon - A Greek theatre troop has created a unique fairytale based on traditional Syrian folk tales in a production aimed at entertaining thousands of refugee children stranded in the country.

Greece blasts EU over migrant sharing

Atenas - Greece condemned the European Union on Monday for failing to fulfil its commitments to help ease pressure on Athens over migrants, a year after a burden-sharing agreement came into force.

Tired of waiting in Greece, Syrians bid to return home

Didym - "I want to go back to Syria. There is war in my country, but we've been living for seven months in Greece like prisoners." Adan, from Aleppo, has abandoned his dream of building a new life in Europe, like thousands of other Syrians trapped in Greece.
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