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Greece must shield refugees from winter, crime: UN

Atenas - Greece must step up efforts to protect thousands of refugees and migrants from the coming winter and boost security in its camps, the UN's top refugee official said Thursday.

Refugee who made it returns with drone to halt drownings

Kallon - Standing on a pebbled beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, Mehdi Salehi searches for a good spot to set his drone loose.

Greece says at least 41,000 asylum seekers on its territory

Atenas - Greece has at least 41,000 refugees and migrants who are seeking asylum, mostly Syrians eligible to relocate within the EU, the migration minister said on Tuesday.

Bosnian pine is Europe's oldest living thing at 1.075 years old

It may not be the oldest tree in the world, but a Bosnian Pine found in the highlands of northern Greece can claim to be the oldest tree on the continent. Scientists who examined the elderly pine say it is 1,075 years of age.

Greece wins six Olympic medals in Rio de Janeiro, three are gold

Rio De Janeiro - The 2016 Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro have come to a close, and Greek athletes have earned three medals for their motherland, Greece.

100 migrants rescued after being stranded off Greece

Atenas - Around 100 migrants were rescued after their boats ran aground Friday off the coast of Greece, police said, while two Syrian girls, one of them a baby, drowned off the Libyan coast.

Greece hears asylum claim of Turkish 'coup' officer

Atenas - Greece on Friday heard the asylum claim of the first of eight Turkish military officers who fled their country after the failed coup on July 15, the asylum service said.

Turkey asks for coup suspects' extradition: Greece

Atenas - Turkey has officially requested the extradition of eight military officers who fled the country after July's failed coup, Greek officials said Thursday."The demand was received yesterday and sent to the justice ministry," a diplomatic source told AFP.

Four killed in Greek tourist boat collision

Atenas - Four people were killed on Tuesday when a speedboat sliced into a wooden tourist vessel near a popular Greek holiday island, the coastguard said.Those dead include the tourist vessel's captain and a nine-year-old girl, a coastguard spokeswoman said.

Tsipras vows to keep up pressure for German war payments

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed Tuesday to do "whatever is necessary" -- including taking legal action -- to get Germany to pay damages for the wartime atrocities of Nazi troops.

Eleftherios Petrounias wins gold: Greece's 'Lord of the Rings'

Eleftherios Petrounias is Greece's golden child, and the newest "Lord of the Rings." He won the gold medal in still rings at the Olympic Games.

EU anti-terror police to track extremists at Greece camps

Atenas - Anti-terror experts from European police agency Europol will travel to Greece in an effort to track would-be jihadists amongst the migrants stuck in the country's camps, a Greek police source said Saturday.

Turkey attaches in Greece 'fled to Italy' after coup

Istanbul - Two Turkish military attaches posted in Greece fled to Italy at the weekend following last month's failed coup, Turkey's top diplomat said Thursday, saying Ankara was working to track them down.

Xenia Ghali to release music video for 'Under These Lights'

Electronic dance music songstress Xenia Ghali will be releasing her new music video for her chart-topper "Under These Lights."

Greek Acropolis restorers to bolster west side of Parthenon

Atenas - Restoration work on Athens' Acropolis is set to shift to the west side of the Parthenon under a 40-year-long effort to restore the ancient archaeological monument, officials said Thursday.

Greece denies call for 'Plan B' in EU-Turkey migrant deal

Atenas - Greece's immigration minister on Wednesday denied having called on the European Union to draw up a back-up plan in case Turkey reneges on a controversial deal aimed at limiting the influx of migrants.

New Greek bailout finds IMF in a political bind

Washington - Ever since the IMF participated in the first Greek bailout six years ago, the stinging suspicion has been that the Fund is under Europe's thumb.

Pro-refugee activists cleared of disrupting Greek mass

Thessalon - A Greek court on Monday released 26 anarchists who had disrupted a Sunday Orthodox church service to protest against refugee evictions, a judicial source said.

Greece to school migrant children from September

Atenas - Greece will hire hundreds of extra teachers to help thousands of migrant children join its public schools in the autumn, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Wednesday.

Turkish coup suspects in Greece win asylum case delay

Atenas - Eight Turkish military officers who fled the failed coup to Greece have been given more time to press their asylum claims, their lawyer said on Wednesday.

Greek PM proposes constitutional change for 'direct democracy'

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday said the constitution should be revised to give Greeks "direct democracy", a say in electing the president and the right to hold referendums on laws."It is time to set aside fear of the people's judgment......

Greek court hands suspended sentence to Turkish officers who fled coup

Alexandro - A Greek court on Thursday sentenced eight Turkish military officers who fled last week's failed coup to suspended two-month prison terms, an AFP reporter said.

Turkey denies coastguard boats 'hijacked', F16s return to base

Istanbul - Turkish jets scrambled Wednesday in search of two coastguard vessels reportedly hijacked and headed for Greek waters, but later called off the hunt after an apparent false alarm.

Turkish envoy urges swift return of coup asylum seekers from Greece

Atenas - Turkey's ambassador on Tuesday urged Greece to swiftly return eight military officers who fled across the border after last week's failed coup, warning the affair could harm bilateral relations.

Turkish coup plotters 'request asylum' in Greece

Alexandro - A Turkish military helicopter landed in Greece Saturday carrying eight officers seeking asylum after a coup bid, Greek police said.

Greek no to austerity a 'sublime act of resistance': PM

Atenas - Debt-laden Greece's rejection exactly a year ago of austerity measures proposed by international lenders was a "sublime act of resistance," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tweeted on Tuesday.

No summer break for migrant schoolchildren in Greek camp

Rent - "B for book, C for car..." repeat a dozen six and seven-year-olds in an English class taught by two refugee volunteers in a makeshift classroom at a Greek migrant camp.

Emergency measure that feeds Greek crisis

Atenas - Call it the law of unintended consequences -- a measure to save Greece from the abyss of a default and crashing out of the eurozone now holds its economy in a stranglehold preventing its recovery.

Orthodox chiefs warn over Middle East, science dangers

Atenas - Orthodox church leaders from around the world on Sunday called for the protection of religious minorities in the war-torn Middle East at a rare global meeting that also warned against the "moral dilemmas" of rapid scientific progress.

Pre-dawn Koran readings stoke fears over Istanbul's Hagia Sophia

Istanbul - Before dawn in Istanbul, in the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. A turbaned Turkish cleric kneels on a prayer carpet and prepares to recite verses from the Koran.
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COMMANDING PRESENCE: Greek politician Alexis Tsipras.
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