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Greek city remembers first train that sent its Jews to Auschwitz

Thessalon - Two thousand people held a silent march in Greece's second city Thessaloniki on Sunday, marking the anniversary of the departure in 1943 of the first train taking members of its Jewish community to the Auschwitz death camp.

Manslaughter charges for Greek politicians, fire chiefs over wildfire

Atenas - Athens prosecutors have laid charges, including for manslaughter, against local politicians and fire chiefs over last summer's wildfire at a coastal resort that killed 100 people, a legal source said Tuesday.

Macedonia PM salutes courage of Greek deputies

Veles - Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on Saturday paid tribute to the courage of Greek lawmakers after their vote to approve the renaming of his country to settle a decades-old dispute.

Macedonia: a decades-long quarrel over a name

Atenas - The Greek parliament on Friday approved the new name "Republic of North Macedonia" for its northern neighbour, two weeks after a similar vote by Macedonian lawmakers.

Athens blanketed with unaccustomed snow

Atenas - The Greek capital Athens was blanketed Tuesday with a layer of snow, two days after officials said three people had died as stormy weather and freezing temperatures gripped most of the country.

Fiery protests in Greece in memory of teenager killed by police

Atenas - Petrol bombs and fireworks exploded in Athens on Thursday at demonstrations marking the 10th anniversary of the fatal shooting by police of a 15-year-old boy, which had triggered weeks of youth protests.

Syrian refugee volunteer accused of helping migrants freed on bail: lawyer

Atenas - A Greek court has agreed to release Syrian refugee Sarah Mardini, once lauded for helping to save people in a sinking dinghy at sea, who was detained in August accused of helping illicit migrant networks, her lawyer said Tuesday.

Migrants brace for winter in packed Greek island camps

M - Thousands of migrants packed into overcrowded camps on the Greek islands are bracing for winter in conditions that have already driven some there to attempt suicide.

Power cut, water shortage on Greek holiday isle Hydra

Atenas - The Greek holiday island of Hydra was without electricity on Sunday, leading to water shortages as the authorities and energy company Dedie scrambled to resume the power supply.

'Zorba' composer Mikis Theodorakis in hospital after heart attack

Atenas - Renowned Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, who wrote the music for the 1964 classic film "Zorba the Greek", has been hospitalised after suffering a heart attack, the state agency ANA reported Sunday.

Greek asylum official blames EU tensions for migrant family separations

Atenas - A top Greek asylum official blamed tensions over the EU's migrant policy on Thursday for separating young migrants from their parents in other European countries, as an NGO revealed around 2,500 unaccompanied migrant children in Greece are in a "perilo...

Rights groups press Greek government on migrant ruling

Atenas - Rights groups on Thursday pressed the Greek government to comply with a court ruling to allow migrants to move freely within Greece instead of being confined to six Aegean islands.

Greek bishop to be retried under homophobia law

Atenas - A Greek bishop will be retried after being controversially acquitted on charges of inciting violence against homosexuals, a judicial source said Tuesday.

Israeli president visits Greek site of future Holocaust museum

Thessalon - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday announced the northern port city of Thessaloniki is to host a Holocaust museum, during a visit to the site with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.

Turkey rages after 'coup' officer granted asylum in Greece

Atenas - The Turkish foreign ministry on Saturday slammed a decision in Greece to grant asylum to a Turkish helicopter co-pilot, who fled the country after last year's failed coup, as "politically motivated" and warned of a negative impact on bilateral relation...

Three dead after boat sinks crossing from Turkey to Greece

Atenas - At least three people drowned on Friday after their wooden boat sank in the narrow stretch of water separating Turkey from the Greek island of Kalymnos, Greek port police said.

Greek refuse workers end strike as rubbish piles up in the sun

Atenas - Greek refuse workers, embroiled in a contract dispute, on Thursday ended an 11-day strike which had left ever-mounting piles of stinking rubbish festering in sweltering sun in city streets.

No guarantee of success in Cyprus talks: UN envoy

Atenas - Next week's talks between Greece and Turkey on the reunification of Cyprus will not be easy and there was no guarantee of success, the UN envoy on Cyprus warned Tuesday.

Greek parliament lifts immunity for Golden Dawn leader

Athens - Angry scenes unfolded in Greece's parliament on Wednesday after lawmakers voted to lift immunity for the jailed leader of extreme right party Golden Dawn and two of his deputies."Shame on you, pseudo-oliticians...

Germany's Schaeuble says Greek troubles not EU's fault

Athens - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble Sunday defended Europe's handling of Greece's debt crisis, saying there was no easier way to rescue the debt-laden country from crisis. "Unemployment in Greece isn't the result of European policy.
 

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