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Magician Jorgos talks Guinness World Record in Greece Special

Magician Jorgos has a major reason to be proud. He will attempt to break a Guinness World Record, for the largest audience in a magic show, in the summer of 2018 in Greece.

Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest contracts

Atenas - Mounds of rubbish festered in soaring temperatures in Athens on Thursday as thousands demonstrated in support of refuse collectors demanding the renewal of their contracts.

Greek, Turkish premiers play down divisions ahead of Cyprus talks

Atenas - Greece and Turkey put a territorial dispute in the Aegean on the back-burner in talks in Athens Monday, stressing their common commercial interests ahead of UN-sponsored talks over Cyprus.

Greece Lacrosse Association raises awareness for sport in Greece

The Greece Lacrosse Association is dedicated to bringing the sport of lacrosse to Greece. They plan to achieve this through the schools, football and basketball clubs.

Bailout deal thrusts burden back on Greece say analysts

Atenas - As Greece's government Friday welcomed a long-delayed bailout agreement, analysts warned the deal throws responsibility back on the struggling country to pull itself out of crisis.

IMF takes 'unusual' steps for Greece

Washington - By promising Thursday to approve a new aid plan for Greece, but without releasing any money, the IMF has again departed from its usual procedures to support Athens, exposing itself to accusations of giving the country special treatment.

Greece a haven for Turks fleeing Erdogan post-coup crackdown

Atenas - Sitting in a Greek cafe, fugitive Turkish journalist Cevheri Guven explains why he severed links with his homeland "with a knife" after a post-coup crackdown by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Greece, Macedonia resume troubled talks on name row

Atenas - Greece and Macedonia on Wednesday resumed troubled talks in a name row that has bedevilled relations between the Balkan neighbours for 26 years, Athens said.

23 arrests in crackdown on Bulgarian border corruption

Sofia - Twenty-three customs officers and businessmen have been arrested in a probe into corruption at a major checkpoint on Bulgaria's border with Greece, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Greek island picks up the pieces after 6.3-magnitude quake

Mytil - The Greek island of Lesbos on Tuesday laboured to pick up the pieces after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake gutted a village, killing a woman and leaving over 15 injured.

Macedonia seeks end to name dispute blocking NATO, EU bids

Brussels - Macedonia's new prime minister suggested Monday that his country could join NATO and the EU under a provisional name in order to end a long-running dispute with Greece that has blocked its membership bids.

One dead as 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Greek islands

Atenas - A woman died and 10 people were hurt on Monday when a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios and the Aegean coast of western Turkey, officials said.

Genetics reveals some of the secrets for long life expectancy

Crete - Researchers have been keenly studying the populace of isolated Greek village, called Mylopotamos, in order to understand the ‘genetic secrets’ that appear to confer protection against heart disease.

Greek families left struggling after successive cuts

Atenas - In the living room of his small Athens flat, 40-year-old Dimitris Voutsinos scours the web for job ads -- one of thousands struggling to cope as Greece's economic crisis endures.

IMF's Greek compromise could break impasse on aid deal

Washington - The IMF's proposed compromise on Greece raises hopes it will break a deadlock with Europe next week and open the way for the release of desperately needed funds for Athens, averting a renewed crisis in July.

IMF: Greece compromise could avoid July crisis

Washington - A compromise the IMF offered to break the deadlock with Europe over financing for Greece could avoid a renewed crisis in the country in July, a fund spokesman said Thursday.

'Parthenon of Books' — monumental artwork protests censorship

Kassel - It looks like the monumental temple standing imposingly at the Acropolis in Athens. But this replica in central Germany is not built with marble, but books that have been or remain banned.

Greek police evacuate Athens migrant camp

Atenas - Greek police early Friday began evacuating the last remaining migrants and refugees from a makeshift camp at Hellinikon, a disused former airport and ex-Olympic facility south of Athens, officials said.

Greece says 'confident' of 'good solution' in June on debt

Atenas - Greece's finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Monday said he was "confident" that an upcoming eurozone meeting would reach a "good solution" on debt relief, whilst calling on creditors to end their "procrastination"."We're looking for a good solution....

Greece says 'confident' of 'good solution' in June on debt

Atenas - Greece's finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Monday said he was "confident" that an upcoming eurozone meeting would reach a "good solution" on debt relief, whilst calling on creditors to end their "procrastination"."We're looking for a good solution....

Greece says 'confident' of 'good solution' in June on debt

Atenas - Greece's finance minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Monday said he was "confident" that an upcoming eurozone meeting would reach a "good solution" on debt relief, whilst calling on creditors to end their "procrastination"."We're looking for a good solution....

Greece, Germany agree to slow refugee family reunification: report

Atenas - Greece and Germany have agreed to slow the reunification of refugee families divided between the two nations during their scramble to safety, according to a leaked letter published Monday.

Greek ex-PM Mitsotakis, early austerity champion, dies aged 98

Atenas - Former Greek Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis, an early proponent of austerity cuts that Greece eventually had to adopt during the economic crisis, died Monday aged 98, his family said.

Greek ex-PM Mitsotakis, early austerity champion, dies aged 98

Atenas - Former Greek Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis, an early proponent of austerity cuts that Greece eventually had to adopt during the economic crisis, died Monday aged 98, his family said.

Greek ex-PM Mitsotakis, early austerity champion, dies aged 98

Atenas - Former Greek Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis, an early proponent of austerity cuts that Greece eventually had to adopt during the economic crisis, died Monday aged 98, his family said.

Greek police probing security failures in attack on ex-PM

Atenas - Greek police scrambled Friday to figure out how a letter bomb managed to wound former PM Lucas Papademos despite security checks being beefed up after a wave of similar attacks in March.

Greek police probing security failures in attack on ex-PM

Atenas - Greek police on Friday sought to determine how a letter bomb wounded former prime minister Lucas Papademos despite security checks that were allegedly beefed up after a wave of similar attacks in March.

Ex-Greek PM Papademos hurt in car blast

Atenas - Former Greek prime minister Lucas Papademos was hurt Thursday when an explosive device went off inside his car in Athens, the first terror attack targeting a former leader in decades.

Greece to clear last makeshift refugee camp in Athens

Atenas - Efforts are underway to remove hundreds of refugees from an unhygienic makeshift camp at an ex-Olympics facility in greater Athens, a migration ministry source said Tuesday.

Eurozone fails to reach Greece debt deal amid IMF row

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers failed to reach a deal for fresh bailout cash for Greece on Monday, as a row with the International Monetary Fund over debt relief dragged on.
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