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Greek labour icon fears for worker rights after July vote

Athens - Constantina Kuneva was a little-known cleaner and union activist from Bulgaria struggling to get by in Greece when she suffered a horrific acid attack near her home just before Christmas 2008.

Athens Gay Pride remembers activist beaten to death

Athens - People celebrating Gay Pride in Athens Saturday paid tribute to an LGBTI activist beaten to death last year, with marchers scattering glitter and confetti at the spot where he was killed.

Germany rejects new Greek demand for war reparations

Berlin - Germany on Wednesday rejected a fresh demand from Greece for hundreds of billions of euros in World War I and II reparations, insisting the issue had been legally settled decades ago.

Conservatives sweep Greek local elections

Athens - Greece's conservative opposition New Democracy party on Sunday swept local elections, winning in nearly all regions and the cities of Athens and Thessaloniki, routing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's ruling left five weeks before they face off in genera...

Battered Athens turnaround a tall order for new mayor

Athens - Battered by the crisis that ravaged the rest of Greece, Athens will have a new mayor on Sunday and a challenge to reverse the fallout from the country's long recession.

Greece's top family dynasty in bid for PM, Athens mayor

Athens - Nearly two decades after Dora Bakoyannis became the first female mayor of Athens, ahead of the 2004 Olympics in the Greek capital, her son Costas has a clear shot at succeeding her in the prestigious post.

Last stand for Greece's Tsipras after vote drubbing

Athens - Forced into calling early elections next month after a poor showing in EU and local elections on Sunday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be making a last stand against the odds to stay in power.

Greek EU vote slams Tsipras, rewards conservatives: exit polls

Athens - Greek voters on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party in EU parliament and local elections, giving the opposition conservative New Democracy party a solid lead, exit polls and early results indicated.

Lesbos keen to woo back tourists after migration crisis

In the summer of 2015, thousands of tourists were lounging on beaches on the island of Lesbos, one of Greece's top alternative travel destinations.

After crisis, Greek youth divided about EU

Atenas - As she ponders her future abroad, Greek university graduate Alexandra is unsure she wants to vote on May 26 for an EU structure she holds responsible for ravaging her country after its debt crisis.

Crisis-hit Greeks foot steep bills for health and education

Atenas - Every month, when his respiratory medicine runs out, Dionysis Assimakopoulos heads to the most unlikely pharmacy in Athens.

Greece PM Tsipras faces confidence vote ahead of triple election challenge

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to survive a vote of confidence in parliament on Friday, as he seeks to shore up support ahead of a triple election challenge that kicks off this month.

Asylum seekers acquitted over Greek island camp protest

More than 100 asylum seekers were acquitted by a court on the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday for protesting against overcrowded camp conditions.

Varoufakis running European election campaign — in Berlin

Berlin - At the height of the Greek debt crisis, he crossed swords with German nemesis Wolfgang Schaeuble, who demanded drastic austerity in return for financial aid.

Greek government seeks new confidence vote in parliament

Atenas - Greece's government on Monday called for a parliamentary confidence vote -- the second this year -- after the opposition sought to censure one of its junior ministers."On behalf of the prime minister, I call on the chamber...

One dead during Orthodox Easter celebrations in Greece

Atenas - Greece's celebration of the Orthodox Easter on Sunday, hailed by the government as a moment of hope for the post-bailout resurrection of the country, was marred by the death of a cameraman hit by a flare during a show.

Candidate eyeing EU Commission chief's job vows 'stronger' bloc

Atenas - The leading candidate of a European conservative grouping who is looking to become the next head of the EU Commission pledged Tuesday to deliver a stronger Europe as he launched his campaign in Athens.

Crisis-hit Greeks foot steep bills for health and education

Atenas - Every month, when his respiratory medicine runs out, Dionysis Assimakopoulos heads to the most unlikely pharmacy in Athens.

Greek researchers enlist EU satellite against Aegean sea litter

Knee-deep in water on a picture-postcard Lesbos island beach, a team of Greek university students gently deposits a wall-sized PVC frame on the surface before divers moor it at sea.

Refugees face eviction in Greece as thousands more wait for homes

Atenas - Abdullah Ahmadi, an Afghan living with his wife and five children in an apartment in the Athens suburbs allocated by the UN refugee agency, is about to lose his home for the past three years."In two months I have to leave.

Endgame in 'historic' 4-year Greek neo-Nazi party trial

Atenas - A four-year-old bid to jail members of Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn accused of murder, billed as one of the most important trials in modern Greek history, could be nearing its conclusion.

Greek MPs vote to demand German war reparations

Atenas - Greek lawmakers on Wednesday voted through a resolution demanding the payment of German war crime reparations, an issue long disputed by Berlin.

Lightning strike at Acropolis, Greece, injures four

Atenas - A lightning strike injured four people Wednesday at the Acropolis in Athens, which was closed for the rest of the day, the Greek culture ministry said.

Review: The Hermes Expo celebrates 28 years, hosts events in three cities Special

New York - On Thursday, April 11, the Hermes Expo took place at the 3 West Club in New York City, which included a panel discussion and a "taste of Greece."

Mother of 3-DNA baby praises new fertility treatment

Atenas - The Greek mother of the first baby born using DNA from three people on Friday praised the revolutionary technique that helped her conceive -- and thanked the mystery woman who donated her egg.

Three-person baby born in medical 'revolution'

Atenas - A team of Greek and Spanish doctors announced Thursday the birth of a baby using DNA from three people after a controversial fertility treatment that has provoked intense ethical debate.

Fresh tensions at migrant camp in northern Greece

Diavat - New tensions erupted on Saturday outside a migrant camp in northern Greece between migrants and Greek police who prevented them from advancing towards the border with North Macedonia.

Migrants end Athens rail station sit-in as camp protest stiffens

Atenas - Asylum-seekers on Friday ended their occupation of the main Athens railway station as a protest demanding access to the border and passage to other EU states picked up steam in northern Greece.

Greek PM hails new ties during landmark N. Macedonia visit

Skopje - Greece's prime minister was greeted with hugs and selfies on Tuesday during his landmark visit to newly renamed North Macedonia, where the neighbours celebrated a new start after resolving their decades-long identity row.

Greek PM to visit N. Macedonia in afterglow of name deal

Skopje - Greece's prime minister will on Tuesday pay a historic visit to newly renamed North Macedonia to join in marking the end of a decades-long identity row between the two countries.
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Ancient naval base found in Piraeus  Greece believed to be almost 2 500 years old. (Pictured -  Olym...
Ancient naval base found in Piraeus, Greece believed to be almost 2,500 years old. (Pictured - Olympias trireme reconstruction).
Zea Harbor Project
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Road after storm, Kardimili, Greece
Chania harbor
Chania harbor
No city is perfect. The frustration of Greek youth oozes out of the perfectly chiseled masonry  pres...
No city is perfect. The frustration of Greek youth oozes out of the perfectly chiseled masonry, presenting a confronting and bleak reality. The cultural, vibrant and advanced city of Athens has a dark side - a side many tourists don't witness.
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Greek flag
Melissani Cave and Lake on Kefalonia Island in Greece.
Melissani Cave and Lake on Kefalonia Island in Greece.
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View across the city: right at the tipsy-top of that mountain  is an ancient monastery  built by the...
View across the city: right at the tipsy-top of that mountain, is an ancient monastery, built by the Orthodox monks themselves.
Ilias Kasidiaris of Golden Dawn
Ilias Kasidiaris of Golden Dawn
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Ship Kalamata  Greece
Ship Kalamata, Greece
Chania: A beautiful old house near the Venetian port.
Chania: A beautiful old house near the Venetian port.
OFFICIAL: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attends a European People s Party conven...
OFFICIAL: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attends a European People's Party convention in Vilnius, Lithuania, in 2013.
European People's Party
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Boats at Kardimili, Greece
A Greek fisherman checking his nets. After a successful morning fishing  Dmitri looks forward to ano...
A Greek fisherman checking his nets. After a successful morning fishing, Dmitri looks forward to another beautiful day in paradise.
A women is rescued during flooding in Athens  Greece  February 22  2013
A women is rescued during flooding in Athens, Greece, February 22, 2013
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These excavations are sprinkled all over Athens. Of course it must be expected that an ancient city ...
These excavations are sprinkled all over Athens. Of course it must be expected that an ancient city such as Athens has existed on it's present site for thousands of years. Not sure how the residents feel about having skyscrapers being built on top of their homes...
Photos for the photo-essay on Aegina
Photos for the photo-essay on Aegina
Inside Kastania Cave
Inside Kastania Cave
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Mist over Taygetos mountain, Greece

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