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Greek farmers clash with police during mass protest in Athens

Atenas - Thousands of Greek farmers demonstrated in Athens on Friday after earlier clashing with riot police in a protest against pension and tax reforms demanded by the EU and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Migrant 'hotspots' a flashpoint on Greek island of Kos

Kos - As dawn breaks over the Greek island of Kos, 20 soldiers and five bulldozers wait to start construction work on a site that has become a flashpoint for the tourist hub on the frontline of Europe's migrant crisis.

Third Greek navy airman found dead after helicopter crash

Atenas - Greece's general staff on Friday said the entire three-member crew of a navy helicopter that crashed into an Aegean Sea islet a day earlier had perished, after finding the pilot's body.

EU pushes Greece to improve conditions for migrants

Brussels - The EU piled pressure on Greece over Europe's migrant crisis, telling Athens to improve conditions for refugees and to shore up its borders or risk a suspension of the bloc's passport-free zone.

EU pushes Greece on migrant crisis

Brussels - The EU piled pressure on Greece on Wednesday over the migrant crisis, telling Athens to improve conditions for refugees to shore up its borders or risk a suspension of the bloc's passport-free zone.

Greek farmers to harden protests as PM seeks compromise

Atenas - Greek farmers on Wednesday threatened to escalate a nationwide protest against pension reform by blocking ports and airports, as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras offered a compromise to end the dispute that has backed his government into a corner.

EU tells Greece to improve conditions for refugees

Brussels - The EU on Wednesday told Athens to improve conditions for refugees so that other overstretched member states can send some of them back to Greece if they first entered the bloc there.

Greek farmers ramp up motorway blockade over pension reforms

Atenas - Greek farmers on Tuesday stepped up their weeks-long protest against proposed pension reforms by setting up a blockade around the main north-south motorway, splitting the country in two.

Varoufakis back in Germany to launch EU grassroots movement

Berlin - Greece's far-left former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis came to Berlin Tuesday to launch a pan-European grassroots political movement, saying its goal was to "democratise" the 28-member bloc.

Greek island mayor warns of violence over migrant plan

Atenas - The mayor of the Greek island of Kos on Sunday called on the government to abandon its plans to build a migrant registration centre as demanded by the EU, warning that local opposition could lead to "uncontrollable" protests.

Austria, Hungary warn over migrant influx

Amsterdam - Austria and Hungary on Saturday warned that if Greece cannot control the flood of refugees arriving from Turkey then the EU should consider reinforcing the borders of their Balkan neighbours.

Greek farmer blockades pile pressure on government

Thessalon - Greek farmers protesting against pension reforms heightened highway and border protests around the country on Saturday, piling pressure on the leftist government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Turkey seizes unsafe boats intended for refugees: Reports

Istanbul - Turkish police seized almost 50 unsafe boats destined for migrants wanting to cross the Aegean Sea to Greece, in the latest crackdown on businesses exploiting refugees in western Turkey, reports said Saturday.

Greek emergency services workers march for better pension deal

Atenas - More than 2,000 police, coastguards and firefighters took to the streets of cash-strapped Athens on Friday in protest at pension reforms as the country reeled from a paralysing general strike, according to AFP.

France, Germany pile pressure on Turkey to stem migrant tide

Ankara - The massive flow of migrants into Europe must be slowed with the help of Turkey and better screening of asylum applicants on arrival on the continent, the interior ministers of France and Germany said Friday.

Skirmishes in Athens as general strike sweeps Greece

Atenas - Thousands marched in Greece on Thursday as a crippling general strike against pension reforms swept the country, with hooded youths lobbing firebombs at riot police in scattered skirmishes in Athens.

EU urges Greece to take steps to tighten bloc's external border

Strasbourg - The EU on Tuesday urged Greece to take specific steps to check the flow of asylum seekers to its shores and protect the 28-nation bloc's external border.

Over 500,000 signatures back Greek islanders for Nobel peace prize

Atenas - More than half a million people have put their names to an online petition calling for Greek islanders on the frontline of Europe's migrant crisis to be awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

Greece's Golden Dawn rallies for Imia crisis anniversary

Atenas - Two thousand people joined a rally in Athens Saturday organised by the far-right Golden Dawn Party to mark the anniversary of the 1996 Imia crisis that brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war.

Greek footballers stage pitch sit-in over migrant deaths

Atenas - Second-division football players in Greece held a sit-in protest at the start of a game over the spiralling death toll among migrants trying to reach the European country by sea.

Keeping migrants in Greece not a solution: HRW

Atenas - Forcing Greece to become a "warehouse" for migrants is no solution to Europe's crisis, Human Rights Watch said Friday, adding that it would be wrong to send asylum seekers back to Turkey.

Refugee team to compete at Rio Olympic Games

Atenas - A cross-nation team of refugees will participate in this year's Rio Olympics to send a "message of hope", International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach said on Thursday.

25 dead, including 10 children, in Greek migrant boat sinking: coastguard

Atenas - The bodies of 25 migrants, including 10 children, were discovered off the Greek island of Samos Thursday after their boat capsized, the Greek coastguard said.

Greece seeks answers to migration crisis after EU ultimatum

Atenas - Under fire over its handling of the EU's migration surge, Greece cannot hope to manage the influx unless Brussels and neighbouring Turkey keep their side of the bargain, experts say.

Greece has 'seriously neglected' its border obligations: EU

Brussels - Greece has "seriously neglected" its obligations to the EU's external borders during the migrant crisis, the European Commission said in a report Wednesday, with Athens facing a possible three-month deadline to take action.

Migrant killed on Greek-Macedonian border as EU vows tighter security

Thessalon - A Pakistani man was stabbed to death on the Greek-Macedonian border on Monday as the European Commission pledged to increase security at a key point for migrants on their route from Greece to northern Europe.

Greece's Tsipras vows to implement pension reform at anniversary rally

Atenas - Leftwing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, at a rally Sunday to mark a year in power, stood by a vow to overhaul the country's pension system despite fierce opposition.

Protesters march against Greece-Turkey border fence

Atenas - Hundreds of people protested in north-east Greece Sunday against the security fence along the Turkish border, demanding the opening of safe routes for migrants, two days after 45 died making the risky Aegean Sea crossing.

Greece wants EU help sending migrants back to Turkey

Atenas - Greece wants EU border agency Frontex to help send back to Turkey migrants deemed ineligible for asylum in Europe, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias told reporters Saturday.

Key dates in Tsipras's first year

Atenas - Leftwing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to mark one year in office Monday, still dogged by the country's chronic debt crisis.Here are key dates since Greek voters first placed their destiny in his hands.
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