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Greece: Country in southeastern Europe
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known as Hellas, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.

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Greek island residents protest over migrant camps and conditions

Residents of Greek islands struggling with a resurgence in migrant arrivals protested on Wednesday about overcrowded refugee camps and government plans to replace them with detention centers.
Reuters - Published

Greece migrant crisis: Islanders strike over crowded camps

Protests take place on Lesbos, Samos and Chios over the handling of people arriving from Turkey.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Greece

Katerina Sakellaropoulou: High court judge becomes Greece's first female president [Video]Katerina Sakellaropoulou: High court judge becomes Greece's first female president

Men dominate in the top-level political positions in Greece, so this is a big deal. View on euronews

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Greek officials extend honorary citizenship to Tom Hanks' family [Video]Greek officials extend honorary citizenship to Tom Hanks' family

Greek government officials have extended their offer of honorary citizenship to Tom Hank’s family after granting a passport to the actor last month.

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Refugees in Greece: Healthcare cuts expose mental health crisis [Video]Refugees in Greece: Healthcare cuts expose mental health crisis

Over the last few months the Greek government scaled back medical and psychiatric support for refugees to prove to an increasingly hostile public that it's on their side.

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Cyprus gas dispute: Island divided over resource control [Video]Cyprus gas dispute: Island divided over resource control

Turkey's gas exploration in Eastern Mediterranean raises concern among neighbours Greece and Cyprus.

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A dozen migrants dead after their boat sinks off Greek island [Video]A dozen migrants dead after their boat sinks off Greek island

The vessel was carrying around 50 migrants and 21 of them were rescued. View on euronews

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Netanyahu stumbles, calls Israel a 'nuclear power' [Video]Netanyahu stumbles, calls Israel a 'nuclear power'

In an apparent slip of the tongue on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described Israel as a nuclear power before correcting himself with a nod and a smile. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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Israel, Greece and Cyprus sign deal for EastMed gas pipeline [Video]Israel, Greece and Cyprus sign deal for EastMed gas pipeline

The EastMed project is expected to make the three countries key links in Europe's energy supply chain.View on euronews

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All Greek To Me? Tom Hanks And Family Offered Greek Citizenship [Video]All Greek To Me? Tom Hanks And Family Offered Greek Citizenship

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos signed an honorary naturalization order Friday. No big deal, right? But according to CNN, the offer of Greek citizenship went to actor Tom Hanks, his wife Rita..

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Tom Hanks awarded honorary Greek citizenship [Video]Tom Hanks awarded honorary Greek citizenship

Greek President Pavlopoulos has signed an honorary naturalization order for Hollywood actor Tom Hanks.

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Five Trips To Take In Europe Before You Die [Video]Five Trips To Take In Europe Before You Die

1. Lagos, Portugal has stunning beaches. 2. Amsterdam, Netherlands is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world. 3. Santorini, Greece has views you will never forget. 4. Ibiza, Spain is known..

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Turkey's Erdogan in Tunisia for surprise talks with president [Video]Turkey's Erdogan in Tunisia for surprise talks with president

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Tunisia on Wednesday in a surprise visit for talks with his Tunisian counterpart, his office said, in the first visit by a head of state since Tunisian..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Libya forces ship with Turkish crew into port as Greece slams sea deal [Video]Libya forces ship with Turkish crew into port as Greece slams sea deal

Libya forces ship with Turkish crew into port as Greece slams sea deal

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"Las Tesis" performance in front of Athens parliament [Video]"Las Tesis" performance in front of Athens parliament

Feminist groups gathered outside the Greek parliament in Athens on Sunday (December 22nd) to perform a protest song.

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Greek and Turkish fighter jets spar over airspace [Video]Greek and Turkish fighter jets spar over airspace

Turkish and Greek fighter jets engaged in 16 mock dogfights after Greece's airspace was violated by Turkish jets on December 17 over territorial claims in the Aegean Sea.

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Heavy rain and cold weather hits migrants on Greek island of Lesbos [Video]Heavy rain and cold weather hits migrants on Greek island of Lesbos

Migrants and asylum seekers already endure "inhumane" living conditions on the Greek island of Lesbos. Now they've got heavy rain and cold weather to contend with, too.View on euronews

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Greece attempts to halt its brain drain [Video]Greece attempts to halt its brain drain

Tens of thousands of Greeks have left the country over the past decade in search of better career prospects. Now the Greek government has launched an incentive programme designed to encourage qualified..

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Greece woos wealthy foreigners with 'non-dom' scheme [Video]Greece woos wealthy foreigners with 'non-dom' scheme

Greece woos wealthy foreigners with 'non-dom' schemeView on euronews

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Greece to expel Libyan ambassador over Turkey-Libya accord [Video]Greece to expel Libyan ambassador over Turkey-Libya accord

Deal mapping out a sea boundary is 'blatant violation of international law', says Greek foreign minister.

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Europe weather: Deadly storms hit France, Italy and Greece [Video]Europe weather: Deadly storms hit France, Italy and Greece

Another bout of extreme weather brings flooding and landslides to three European countries.

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With a nod from parliament, Greece gets first female president

Top judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou became Greece's first woman president on Wednesday when lawmakers elected her head of state in a rare display of unity.
Reuters - Published

Greece tells Haftar to take constructive stance at Berlin conference

Greece encouraged Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to be constructive at an upcoming conference in Berlin to try end the war over Tripoli, its foreign minister said on Friday after meeting the..
Reuters - Published

Greek leftist opposition to back government's presidential nominee

Greece's main opposition party, Syriza, said on Thursday it would back the conservative government's nominee for the presidency, paving the way for Katrina Sakellaropoulou to become the country's first..
Reuters - Published

Rugby League World Cup 2021 draw: England drawn with Samoa, France and Greece

Hosts England will face Samoa, France and Greece in the group stage of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.
BBC News - Published

Greek PM taps top female judge as country's president

Greece's conservative government on Wednesday nominated top judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou for the Greek presidency, a largely ceremonial role selected by the country's parliament.
Reuters - Published

Greece aims to speed up migration policy under new ministry

Greece said on Wednesday that migration policy will be implemented faster from now on by a new ministry as the country struggles with a resurgence of migrant and refugee arrivals.
Reuters - Published

Migrant crisis: Eight children die as boat sinks off Turkey

Three adults have also died as their boat sank off Turkey's coast near the Greek island of Chios.
BBC News - Published

Twelve dead, 21 rescued as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

At least twelve people drowned and 21 were rescued when their boat sank off an island in western Greece on Saturday, Greek authorities said.
Reuters - Published

Israel's Netanyahu to cut short trip to Greece after Soleimani strike: political source

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to cut short his trip to Greece following the assassination of Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran's Quds Force, said an official in Netanyahu's..
Reuters - Published

Greece, Israel and Cyprus call Turkey's planned Libya deployment 'dangerous escalation'

Turkey's bill allowing troop deployment in Libya marks a dangerous escalation in the North African country's civil war and severely threatens stability in the region, a joint statement by Greece,..
Reuters - Published

Greece says eight abducted as tanker stormed off Cameroon

Eight people were abducted and one person injured during an armed raid overnight on a Greek-registered tanker anchored off Cameroon, Greek authorities said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Greece proposes World Court if maritime dialogue with Turkey fails

Greece's Prime Minister said in remarks published on Sunday that if Athens and Ankara cannot solve their dispute about maritime zones in the Mediterranean they should turn to the International Court of..
Reuters - Published

Greek top court suspends decision to extradite Russian cybercrime suspect

Greece's top administrative court has suspended a decision to extradite a Russian man suspected of laundering billions of dollars in digital currency to France until it hears an appeal, his lawyer said..
Reuters - Published

Assailants set Turkish consulate employee's car on fire in Greece

Unknown assailants set the car of a Turkish consulate employee ablaze early on Monday in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, a police official said.
Reuters - Published

Greek police fire tear gas at migrants on island of Samos

Greek police on Thursday fired tear gas at migrants protesting against their detention and living conditions in a migrant camp on the northern Aegean island of Samos, officials said.
Reuters - Published

Woman arrested after baby rescued from bin in Greece

A local woman found the baby after hearing crying deep inside a public rubbish chute.
BBC News - Published

Bronze Age royal tombs unearthed in Greece

A team of US archaeologists finds gold jewellery and artefacts dating back more than 3,000 years.
BBC News - Published

European rights watchdog: Greece needs to do more to counter bribery

Greece has toughened laws against bribery offences but more work is needed to restore the ability of its criminal justice system to counter corruption, Europe's main rights watchdog said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Iraqi refugee sets sights on Paralympics

On his fifth attempt, Iraqi refugee Wisam Sami finally succeeded in reaching Greece with thousands of others fleeing war in his homeland. Now he is setting his sights on the Paralympics.
Reuters - Published

Turkish drone lands on Turkish Cyprus for energy exploration: official

A Turkish drone meant to help seek hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean landed at an airport on the divided island of Cyprus on Monday, a Turkish official said, in a move that could further stoke..
Reuters - Published

Police break up Italo-Greek migrant trafficking group

Italian police said on Thursday they had arrested 13 people and dismantled an international crime gang that smuggled small groups of migrants from Greece to Italy aboard yachts.
Reuters - Published

Turkey sends Libya maritime accord to U.N. for approval: source

Turkey on Thursday sent its accord with Libya on a maritime boundary between the two countries to the United Nations for approval, a Turkish diplomatic source said, despite objections from Greece that..
Reuters - Published

EU leaders to reject Turkey-Libya deal - draft statement

An accord between Libya and Turkey mapping out maritime boundaries is a violation of international law, European Union leaders will say on Thursday in support of Greece, which objects to the deal,..
Reuters - Published

Greece says Libya-Turkish deal invalid, in bad faith

Greece has lodged objections to the United Nations over an accord between Libya and Turkey mapping out maritime boundaries as a violation of international law, a Greek government spokesman said on..
Reuters - Published

Libya says Greece's decision to expel ambassador unacceptable: foreign minister

Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Siyala said on Friday that Greece's decision to expel the Libyan ambassador was not acceptable.
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Greek expulsion of Libyan envoy is 'outrageous'

Turkey condemned on Friday a decision by Greece to expel the Libyan ambassador in response to an accord between Libya and Turkey that maps out a sea boundary between the two countries close to the..
Reuters - Published

Greece to expel Libyan ambassador over Turkey-Libya accord

Greece said on Friday it was expelling Libya's ambassador to the country, angered at an accord between Libya and Turkey signed on Nov. 27 that maps out a sea boundary between the two countries close to..
Reuters - Published

Greece 'registers disagreement' with Libya-Turkey maritime accord

Greece said on Wednesday it opposed an accord reached by Turkey and Libya to define their maritime boundaries, but said it and Ankara - both members of NATO - were committed to talks on..
Reuters - Published

Greece rescues crew of Liberia-flagged vessel

Greek authorities on Wednesday rescued the crew of a Liberia-flagged cargo vessel adrift in the Aegean Sea, coast guard officials said.
Reuters - Published

Greece hopes talks with Turkey's Erdogan will ease maritime frictions

Greece's prime minister will meet Turkey's president on Wednesday in an attempt to ease frictions over energy exploration and Ankara's deal with Libya on Mediterranean maritime zones, a government..
Reuters - Published

U.N. refugee chief says Greece is feeling strain, urges Europe to act on migrants

Frontline state Greece is feeling the strain of hosting thousands of migrants in camps and Europe must come up with a policy to ease the crisis, the United Nations senior refugee official said on..
Reuters - Published

U.N. refugees chief urges Greece to improve 'miserable' camp conditions

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees urged the Greek government on Wednesday to improve living conditions in migrant camps and said Europe must do more to protect unaccompanied children.
Reuters - Published

Three die as heavy storms and flooding hit Greece

Three people died in torrential rain and thunderstorms that caused widespread flooding and disrupted transport in Greece on Monday, officials said.
Reuters - Published

Two killed as storms sweep Greece

Two people drowned when their moored sailing boat sank as torrential rain and thunderstorms lashed Greece, coastguard officials said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Two die after thunderstorms sweep across western Greece

Two people drowned after their moored sailing boat sank in western Greece as the country was lashed with torrential rain and thunderstorms, coast guard officials said early on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Greece to 'shut the door' to migrants not entitled to asylum, PM says

Greece said on Friday it was deploying more border guards to "shut the door" to migrants not entitled to stay, the latest sign of a hardening stance against asylum seekers since a new surge in the..
Reuters - Published

Greece migrant crisis: 'Horrible' camps to shut amid influx

Overcrowded, open island camps housing 33,000 asylum seekers will be replaced with closed centres.
BBC News - Published

Struggling with influx, Greece gets tough with asylum seekers

Greece will shut down overcrowded refugee camps on its outlying islands and replace them with more restrictive holding centers, authorities said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Turkey sends American Islamic State fighter to U.S. after stalemate with Greece

Turkey sent an American citizen Islamic State suspect to the United States by plane on Friday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, after the man was refused entry to Greece earlier this week as..
Reuters - Published

Turkey to extradite American IS suspect 'stranded on border'

The alleged militant spent four days stuck between the Turkey and Greece borders.
BBC News - Published

Turkey to deport American Islamic State detainee after Greece slams door

Turkey said on Thursday it would deport an American Islamic State fighter to the United States after he was refused entry to Greece, leaving him stuck in a border buffer zone for days, and added that..
Reuters - Published

Islamic State suspect deported by Turkey 'stranded on border'

An alleged Islamic State militant is stuck after Turkey deported him and Greece refused him entry.
BBC News - Published

Greek police clash with students protesting against university shutdown

Greek police fired teargas on Monday at students protesting against the shutdown of a prominent Athens university that authorities raided at the weekend to confiscate materials they said were typically..
Reuters - Published

Police find rifle linked to 2014-17 Athens attacks

Greek police said on Saturday they had found a Kalashnikov rifle used in a string of political attacks in Athens from 2014-17 - assaults claimed at the time by an urban guerrilla group.
Reuters - Published

Greece rescues tourist floating in Aegean Sea for two days

Greece has rescued a 47-year old woman floating in a rubber dinghy in the Aegean Sea for nearly two days, coastguard officials said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Tourist lost at sea off Greek island 'survived by eating sweets'

Kushila Stein was rescued north of Crete after 37 hours at sea in a rubber dinghy.
BBC News - Published

Police find 41 migrants alive in truck in northern Greece

Greek police found 41 migrants, mostly Afghans, hiding in a refrigerated truck at a motorway in northern Greece on Monday, police officials said.
Reuters - Published

Greece: Migrant camps 'on edge of catastrophe', EU watchdog says

As conditions are described as “abysmal”, Greek MPs back moves to speed up migrant deportations.
BBC News - Published

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