Greece

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.

May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

Debris found off Greek island in search for EgyptAir flight

Signs of possible wreckage have been found today off the Greek island of Crete in a search for an EgyptAir flight missing in the Mediterranean, a Greek military spokesman told AFP.

May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016

Greek PM seeks debt relief, end to 'vicious cycle'

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says it is time to end the "vicious cycle" of cuts and to start talks with the eurozone on debt relief.

April 24, 2016
April 24, 2016

Migrant crisis: EU-Turkey deal is 'working'

Last month's EU-Turkey deal on tackling the migrant flow has begun to produce results, a top EU official says.

April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016

UNHCR fears 500 dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

The UN refugee agency says it feared around 500 migrants from Africa had drowned in the Mediterranean after witnesses said their overcrowded boat sank.

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

Pope takes Syrian migrants to Vatican

Pope Francis has taken 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

April 4, 2016
April 4, 2016

Greece starts migrant deportation to Turkey

Greece begins a process of returning migrants to Turkey under an EU deal, despite fears over lack of preparation and criticism from campaigners.