Greece

July 19, 2019
July 19, 2019

Strong quake shakes Athens, knocks out phone service

A strong and shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolts Athens, knocking out phone connections, collapsing a couple of abandoned buildings and causing power outages, as worried residents rushed into...

June 11, 2018
June 11, 2018

Bangladeshi quarters gutted in Greece fire

Housing quarters of some hundreds of Bangladeshis were gutted in a giant fire in Greece’s Nea Manolada area.

March 17, 2018
March 17, 2018

14 dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

Fourteen people, including at least four children, drown when the small boat they were travelling on capsized in the Aegean Sea, Greek coast guard officials say.

July 21, 2017
July 21, 2017

2 killed in 6.7-magnitude quake off Greece, Turkey resorts

At least two people are killed on the Greek island of Kos Friday when a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook the popular summer resort holiday destinations of the Dodecanese Islands in Greece and the...

July 9, 2017
July 9, 2017

American tourist beaten dead in Greece

An American college graduate visiting a Greek island is beaten to death by a group of 10 men after a fight broke out in a bar, reports news portal CNN.

March 30, 2017
March 30, 2017

Bangladeshi workers win European court case against Greece

A group of strawberry pickers from Bangladesh has won a case against Greece at Europe's highest human rights court, after being shot at by employers for demanding unpaid wages.

August 20, 2016
August 20, 2016

Rio Olympics: Stefanidi wins pole vault gold for Greece

Greece's Ekaterini Stefanidi wins the Olympic pole vault and her country's first athletics gold since the 2004 Athens Games.

July 16, 2016
July 16, 2016

Turkish coup plotters 'request asylum' in Greece

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

May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016

Greece starts to move Idomeni migrants

Greece begins evacuating thousands of stranded migrants from the makeshift Idomeni camp on its northern border with Macedonia.

May 21, 2016
May 21, 2016

First images of EgyptAir debris released

The Egyptian military releases images of life vests and other items found during the search for missing EgyptAir flight MS804.