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

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At least eight people killed in Greece floods [Video]

At least eight people killed in Greece floods

Water engulfed the second-largest city Thessaloniki and it is estimated as many as 3,000 homes have been damaged.

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Residents of Greek island face storm and flooding aftermath [Video]

Residents of Greek island face storm and flooding aftermath

Greek emergency services and residents faced severe damage on Monday after flash floods sparked by a storm on the island of Evia left eight people dead.View on euronews

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Football rumours from the media [Video]

Football rumours from the media

Liverpool are looking to add Greece left-back Konstantinos Tsimikas and Waleswinger David Brooks while Bournemouth's Josh King is attracting attention allover Europe in the latest Premier League..

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Seven killed in floods after torrential downpours on Greek island [Video]

Seven killed in floods after torrential downpours on Greek island

Authorities in the Greek island of Evia say seven people have died and dozens remain trapped in their homes and cars after flash floods caused by a torrential downpour.View on euronews

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Seven dead after storm causes flooding on Greek island [Video]

Seven dead after storm causes flooding on Greek island

Torrential rains and floods swept the Greek island of Evia, killing seven, damaging dozens of houses and blocking roads.View on euronews

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Drake Shatters Another Billboard Record [Video]

Drake Shatters Another Billboard Record

Drake continues to break music and entertainment records. The popular rapper has broken the record for the most top 10 hits in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. His appearances on DJ Khaled's..

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Tom Hanks officially becomes a Greek citizen [Video]

Tom Hanks officially becomes a Greek citizen

Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were welcomed to Greece by their Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis after officially becoming citizens of the country.

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Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Are Officially Greek Citizens [Video]

Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson Are Officially Greek Citizens

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are officially Greek citizens. CNN reports the couple and their children became honorary Greek citizens last year. The Greek government honored Hanks for raising awareness..

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Greece seeks return of Parthenon Marbles amid restoration project [Video]

Greece seeks return of Parthenon Marbles amid restoration project

Greece has made the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum in London one of its top priorities.

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Villages evacuated in southern Greece as large wildfire sweeps through area [Video]

Villages evacuated in southern Greece as large wildfire sweeps through area

Villages evacuated in southern Greece as large wildfire sweeps through area

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Relief in Italy and Greece after EU coronavirus recovery deal [Video]

Relief in Italy and Greece after EU coronavirus recovery deal

There was a lot of wrangling at the EU summit over the size and terms of the coronavirus recovery fund. For once, the hard-hit southern states don’t feel like they’re losing out.View on euronews

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EU survives COVID talks but not unscathed [Video]

EU survives COVID talks but not unscathed

Tense recovery talks have revealed deep political fractures in the European Union, questioning its ability to stay unified. Megan Revell reports.

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Teenager shares her cancer survival scrapbook [Video]

Teenager shares her cancer survival scrapbook

A schoolgirl whose cancer was mistaken for exhaustion caused by end of year exam stress has revealed how she documented her year-long battle with the disease in a highly personal scrapbook.Ella..

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Greece faces fresh calls to probe migrant deaths at its Turkish border [Video]

Greece faces fresh calls to probe migrant deaths at its Turkish border

It comes after a report from research group Forensic Architecture which described as "highly probable" that the Syrian man was shot by Greek soldiers.View on euronews

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Coronavirus: Greece shuts Serbia border amid COVID-19 spike in the Balkans [Video]

Coronavirus: Greece shuts Serbia border amid COVID-19 spike in the Balkans

Austria has also imposed a travel warning for six western Balkans countries, Bosnia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Serbia, in view of high COVID-19 figures.View on euronews

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Tourists flock to European holiday destinations amid ongoing pandemic [Video]

Tourists flock to European holiday destinations amid ongoing pandemic

Thousands of people flocked to Greece and Croatia as the countries reopened to tourists.View on euronews

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PM’s father defends visit to Greece during lockdown [Video]

PM’s father defends visit to Greece during lockdown

The Prime Minister’s father, Stanley Johnson, has defended his decision to travel to Greece – and making social media posts regarding the journey.The comments came after Boris Johnson’s father..

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Greece economy: Europe's biggest urban renewal project launched [Video]

Greece economy: Europe's biggest urban renewal project launched

With unemployment at more than 14 percent, Greeks welcome the news but wonder if they will be the ones to benefit.

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Greece floods: At least five killed after Evia island storms

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson officially become Greek citizens

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Greece wildfires rage out of control

Locals and tourists have been evacuated as fires continue to rage near the city of Corinth.
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Turkey-Greece tensions escalate over Turkish Med drilling plans

Greece issues a naval alert after Turkey says it is sending a ship to carry out a drilling survey.
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Coronavirus: Greece bars Serbian visitors as Balkans cases rise

Athens bars all but essential travel from Serbia for a week as infections steadily rise.
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Coronavirus: England’s quarantine-free list of countries published

Greece, Belgium and Spain are among the countries on the list but Portugal is not.
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'Raise it with him': Boris Johnson refuses to comment on father breaking lockdown travel restrictions to fly to Greece

PM says he will not get into the detail of family conversations
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UK PM's father criticised for lockdown trip to Greece

Stanley Johnson shared pictures on Instagram showing him arriving in Athens on Wednesday.
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Boris Johnson's father Stanley flies to Greece despite travel restrictions and says trip 'essential' to ready second home as holiday let

Stanley Johnson also urges PM to get air bridges between counties up 'as soon as possible'
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Many European countries set to be exempt from quarantine

The UK looks set to exempt France, Italy, Spain, Greece, and several other European countries.
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Bulgarians complain of long border queues after Greece eases lockdown

Hundreds of trucks and cars from Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia waited in long queues at the border with Greece on Wednesday after Athens eased coronavirus restrictions to try to salvage the summer..
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Greek PM visits Israel, hoping to restore tourism and warning on Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited Israel on Tuesday in a show of confidence in the countries' anti-coronavirus measures which Athens hopes can be translated into a resumption of tourism.
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EU borders reopening as Greece and Belgium prepare to welcome tourists

European Commission launches website to navigate a patchwork of reopenings across Schengen area
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Greece welcomes foreign visitors, restarts summer tourism

Greece reopened its main airports to more international flights on Monday, hoping to kick-start its vital tourism sector after three months in lockdown.
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Coronavirus: Island isolation over as Greece lets tourists back

The idyllic islands of Mykonos and Santorini reopen for tourists, but not everyone is happy.
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Greece ready to open to tourists, PM says safety is top priority

The safety of tourists is a top priority for Greece as it opens its airports to foreign visitors, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday on a visit to the popular holiday island of..
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U.S. ruling over ancient bronze horse a 'huge victory' for Greece: minister

Greece’s culture minister has hailed a U.S. court ruling over a disputed ancient horse figurine as a major victory that may help Athens and others fighting to reclaim antiquities.
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Greece, Italy sign accord on maritime zones in Ionian Sea

Greece and Italy signed an agreement on maritime boundaries on Tuesday, establishing an exclusive economic zone between the two countries and resolving longstanding issues over fishing rights in the..
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Greece, Italy to sign deal on maritime zones: foreign affairs ministry

Greece and Italy will sign an agreement on maritime zones on Tuesday, the country's foreign affairs ministry said.
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Greek hotels reopen to an uncertain future

Greece allowed year-round hotels to open on Monday, restarting its vital tourism sector hobbled by weeks of lockdown, although business remained quiet with international flights from its main airports..
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Coronavirus: Greece to open up in two weeks, but not to the UK

Tourists from 29 countries will be able to visit Greece from 15 June, but not travellers from the UK.
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Turkey says may begin oil exploration under Libya deal in three-four months

Turkey may begin oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean within three or four months under a deal it signed with Libya that was condemned by others in the region including Greece, Energy Minister..
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Greece to open to tourists from 29 countries from June 15

Greece said on Friday it will open to visitors from 29 countries from June 15, days before its peak tourism season begins.
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Greece to welcome Germans, Cypriots, Israelis in first wave of visitors

Greece will allow travellers from around two dozen countries including Germany, Cyprus and Israel to visit from mid-June without having to be quarantined, government officials said, part of a gradual..
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Greece reopens cafes, restaurants as summer season nears

Greece allowed cafes and restaurants to reopen on Monday as part of a gradual lifting of its coronavirus restrictions to reboot its tourism-dependent economy and help draw in foreign visitors ahead of..
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Coronavirus outbreak: Five ways Europe is easing lockdown

Jogging in a Madrid park, having a Czech beer, taking a Greek ferry - Europe is opening up more.
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Coronavirus news you may have missed overnight as Tory MPs turn on Cummings and schools to reopen despite serious concern

UK focuses on prime minister's senior aide, while Japan and Greece announce easing of some lockdown measures
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Coronavirus travel: Airport tests and hotel quarantine for Greece arrivals

Greece's tourist season begins in June - but how easy will it be for travellers to get into the country?
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Andre Bent murder trial: Vasilios Ofogeli jailed for murder

"Remorseless" Vasilios Ofogeli, then aged 16, fled to Greece within hours of the murder.
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Coronavirus: Greece to reopen tourism season in June, PM says

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says his country has shown that it is a "passport of safety".
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Cafes and churches open in Italy and Greece; Spain eyes summer reboot

Italian shops, restaurants and churches reopened their doors to spring sunshine on Monday, Greece welcomed visitors back to the Acropolis - and Spain hoped for tourists to return in summer in cautious..
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Acropolis sparkles in the sun as Greek tourist spots reopen

Greece reopened the Acropolis, museums and other major tourist attractions as the coronavirus lockdown eased in bright sunshine in Athens on Monday.
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Two more migrants quarantined on Lesbos test positive for COVID-19

Two asylum seekers recently arrived on Greece's Lesbos island, the site of the country's biggest migrant camp, have tested positive for the coronavirus, migration ministry sources said on Friday.
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Migrants stranded in Greece by COVID-19 fly to UK

A group of 50 refugees and asylum seekers flew from Greece to Britain on Monday to reunite with relatives in a transfer that had been held up by the coronavirus lockdown.
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With plexiglass barriers, Greece's Santorini island wants visitors to return

There is a new addition at a bar on Santorini. The beach lounge chairs are surrounded by plexiglass screens, a precaution against coronavirus once the island starts getting visitors again.
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Greece to reopen ancient monuments this month as it eases coronavirus ban

After standing empty for two months, Greece's ancient sites, including the Acropolis hill towering over Athens, will reopen to visitors on May 18, authorities said on Thursday.
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Israel signs deal to lease drones to Greece for border defence

Israel said it will lease drones to Greece to defend its borders, in the first military deal between the two countries which includes an option to buy the system.
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Coronavirus: Greece and Croatia acted fast, now need to save summer

Greece and Croatia reacted fast to coronavirus, but now it threatens their tourism industries.
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Greece to ship hundreds of migrants to mainland from camp on Lesbos

Greece will move hundreds of migrants from a camp on the island of Lesbos to mainland facilities on Sunday as part of efforts to ease overcrowding, police and government officials said.
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Strong earthquake strikes south of Crete, no word on damage

A strong earthquake struck south of the Greek island of Crete on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=853296 ,..
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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes Crete, Greece: EMSC

An earthquake of magnitude 6 struck the Greek island of Crete on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=853296.
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Using plastic markers, Greek workers defy ban to mark Labour Day

Greek workers and students wearing masks and gloves lined up outside parliament to commemorate May Day, defying a government ban on movement imposed to fight the coronavirus.
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Canadian military helicopter crashes in sea off Greece; 1 dead, 5 missing

One body has been recovered and five people are missing after a Canadian military helicopter crashed in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Greece on Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on..
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Canadian military helicopter crashes in Mediterranean: NATO

A Canadian military helicopter crashed in the Mediterranean off the coast of Greece on Wednesday, prompting a search and rescue mission, NATO said in a statement on Thursday, after Canada had confirmed..
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Canadian helicopter engaged in NATO exercises missing off Greek coast

A Canadian helicopter engaged in North Atlantic Treaty Organization exercises off the coast of Greece disappeared and search-and-rescue efforts were under way, the Canadian Armed Forces said on..
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Nato helicopter missing off Greece

The aircraft had reportedly taken off from a Canadian ship when it disappeared over the Ionian Sea.
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Coronavirus: Greeks ponder ban on fax machines in state offices

The coronavirus has forced Greece to digitise the state and rapidly move public services online.
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Greece opening to tourists in July but hoteliers fear empty beaches

Greece hopes to welcome back tourists from July, but hoteliers expect a bleak season, fearing the coronavirus pandemic will keep visitors away and beaches empty.
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Greece plans gradual relaxation of lockdown measures

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday restrictions on citizens' movements would be lifted and more shops allowed to reopen from May 4 in a gradual easing of a lockdown imposed to..
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Greece unveils plan to ease lockdown, hopes for tourism revival

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis unveiled on Tuesday the country's plan to ease a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
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