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Greece: Country in southeastern Europe
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, historically also known 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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Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees [Video]

Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees

The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic had broken the law by refusing to host refugees to help ease the burden on southern states such as Greece..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published
Virtual adopt-a-grandparent scheme goes viral as isolation for all continues [Video]

Virtual adopt-a-grandparent scheme goes viral as isolation for all continues

Surrey-based care home group CHD Living has had more than 28,000 people sign up to a scheme to virtually ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ in the last two weeks. Aiming to combat isolation and build..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:15Published
Greece uses state TV to teach school children during coronavirus lockdown [Video]

Greece uses state TV to teach school children during coronavirus lockdown

The Greek state broadcaster ERT has started offering lessons on television for children kept out of class because of the coronavirus lockdown. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:36Published
Refugees in Greece at severe risk due to dire living conditions [Video]

Refugees in Greece at severe risk due to dire living conditions

Many suffer from dearth of basic needs and sanitation on Lesbos Island, the biggest entry point for migrants in the Aegean - with more than 20,000 arriving there since 2016.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:09Published
Migrants arriving in Greece say they have no protection against coronavirus [Video]

Migrants arriving in Greece say they have no protection against coronavirus

Migrants arriving in Greece say they are being given no protection from coronavirus as UNHCR describes conditions in some camps as inhumaneView on euronews

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Greece's Coronavirus Lockdown Is Swift And Strict [Video]

Greece's Coronavirus Lockdown Is Swift And Strict

Greece has called for residents to stay home and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Business Insider reports that many are flocking to local islands. Authorities have banned all visitors from..

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'Stay home': Greek graffiti artist sends a plea over coronavirus [Video]

'Stay home': Greek graffiti artist sends a plea over coronavirus

He had to paint on the roof of his apartment building because Greece, like several other European countries, is on lockdown.View on euronews

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Greece enters lockdown to tackle virus [Video]

Greece enters lockdown to tackle virus

Greece entered its first day of lockdown on Monday in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The lockdown started at 4am and required all citizens and residents to stay home or risk a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:38Published
Greece imposes lockdown after coronavirus infections jump [Video]

Greece imposes lockdown after coronavirus infections jump

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced in a televised address that movement would be restricted in the country from 6:00 am as of Monday. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published
With Olympics still a go, reigning pole vault champ Stefanidi gets creative with her training [Video]

With Olympics still a go, reigning pole vault champ Stefanidi gets creative with her training

Greek gold medalist pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi upends her training regimen due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:16Published
Olympic flame arrives in Japan despite fear that Games won't go ahead [Video]

Olympic flame arrives in Japan despite fear that Games won't go ahead

The Olympic flame arrived in Japan on Friday from Greece in a scaled-down ceremony at an air base in the north of the country, amid doubts over the opening of the Games in Tokyo because of the new..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:32Published
Olympic Torch Relay Still on Schedule in Japan Despite Coronavirus Concerns [Video]

Olympic Torch Relay Still on Schedule in Japan Despite Coronavirus Concerns

The Olympic flame is scheduled to arrive on Friday from Greece. The torch will travel across Japan from March 26 until July 24, the scheduled opening of the Olympics in Tokyo.

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Olympics 2020: Flight leaves Japan to collect flame from Greece [Video]

Olympics 2020: Flight leaves Japan to collect flame from Greece

An aircraft set to carry the Olympic flame from Athens to Japan for the torch relay has departed from Haneda International Airport near Tokyo.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published
"We're at war and the common enemy is corona" - actor and Olympic torchbearer Billy Zane [Video]

"We're at war and the common enemy is corona" - actor and Olympic torchbearer Billy Zane

Greece's Olympic Committee said it had cancelled the remainder of the Olympic Torch relay through the country on Friday (March 13) to avoid attracting crowds that could raise the risk of coronavirus

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The Brief: Trump flight ban, foreign policy report card [Video]

The Brief: Trump flight ban, foreign policy report card

Europe is reeling from the news of the US president's flight ban. Ursula's planned trip to Greece is put on hold due to coronavirus and at 100 days in office, we look at Team Ursula's foreign policy..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:25Published
Frontex border operation in Greece 'lacks legal basis' after Greece suspends asylum law [Video]

Frontex border operation in Greece 'lacks legal basis' after Greece suspends asylum law

Frontex has to operate while respecting European and human rights law, and this cannot be the case when migrants cannot apply for asylum.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:04Published
Turkey-Greece refugee crisis: Germany willing to take children in [Video]

Turkey-Greece refugee crisis: Germany willing to take children in

Germany says it will take in unspecified number of the most vulnerable refugee children from Greece.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published
Erdogan demands 'concrete support' from EU, NATO over Syria [Video]

Erdogan demands 'concrete support' from EU, NATO over Syria

Turkish president in Brussels for talks with EU and NATO leaders after tensions at Greek border over fate of refugees.

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Refugee shelter burns as Greece rolls out new asylum restrictions [Video]

Refugee shelter burns as Greece rolls out new asylum restrictions

Blaze at refugee centre on Lesbos amid tense standoff between Turkey and EU over responsibility for migrants.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published
Violence at Turkey-Greece border like ‘a horror movie: Migrants [Video]

Violence at Turkey-Greece border like ‘a horror movie: Migrants

Al Jazeera speaks to refugees and migrants who have been beaten and turned away while attempting to cross into Greece from Turkey.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published
Teargas and water cannons fired at migrants on Turkey-Greece border [Video]

Teargas and water cannons fired at migrants on Turkey-Greece border

Greek border police fired teargas toward migrants on Saturday as tension continued at a border crossing in the Evros regionView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Greece: Refugee aid groups come under attack from locals [Video]

Greece: Refugee aid groups come under attack from locals

Volunteer organisations supporting refugees and migrants on Greek islands say tensions are high after Turkey opened its borders with Europe.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

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Two migrants were killed at Turkey-Greece border: Amnesty

Two migrants were shot dead last month as they tried to enter Greece from Turkey after Ankara "recklessly encouraged" thousands of migrants to cross the border to Europe, Amnesty International said on..
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Greek PM warns: stay at home or 'we will pay for it'

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Greek PM calls on all to stay the course in fight against coronavirus

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Top EU court says eastern states broke law by refusing to host refugees

The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic broke EU law by refusing to host their assigned share of refugees to ease the burden on southern peers like..
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Greece quarantines camp after migrants test coronavirus positive

Greece has quarantined a migrant camp after 20 asylum seekers tested positive for coronavirus, the migration ministry said on Thursday.
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New Greek coronavirus cases include ship crew and migrant mum

Greece reported 102 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, including 20 people on a ship and a female asylum seeker who recently gave birth in hospital in Athens, the first recorded case among thousands of..
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PM says no complacency over border protection, as migrant camp is evacuated

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Despite the apparent evacuation of a makeshift camp set up by migrants at the border region between Greece and Turkey, forces will remain in the area to ensure that...
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Turkey slams Greece for maritime jurisdiction statement

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EU asks Greece to move migrants most at risk from coronavirus out of crowded camps

The European Union has asked Greece to move migrants most at risk of contracting the coronavirus from overcrowded camps on its Mediterranean islands, the EU's top migration official told Reuters on..
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Japan to scale back Olympic torch relay: Fukushima official

The Olympic flame, which flew to Japan last week from Greece, will be carried not by relay runners, but in a lantern in a scaled-down flame display event starting on Thursday from northern Japan's..
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Greece bans flights from UK, Turkey as coronavirus cases rise

Greece on Monday suspended flights from Britain and Turkey to curb the spread of coronavirus, as a lockdown took effect in the country.
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Greece imposes lockdown after coronavirus infections jump

Greece announced a lockdown on Sunday, restricting movement from Monday morning with only a few exceptions, to combat the spread of coronavirus.
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Olympic flame reaches Japan amid doubt about games

The Olympic flame on Friday completed its journey from Greece to Japan. Olympic and local organizers maintain the Tokyo Olympics will open on July 24. Others say they should be postponed or canceled..
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Coronavirus concerns overshadow Olympic flame arrival in Japan

An Olympic cauldron was ignited in Japan on Friday with a flame carried from Greece, with officials again pledging the Tokyo 2020 Games will proceed despite mounting pressure to halt the world's..
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Greece to inject 10 billion euros to support economy as coronavirus spreads

Greece is ready to inject 10 billion euros to support its economy through tough times in the coming months due to the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday.
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Greek PM says coronavirus will test economy, ready to inject 10 billion euros

Greece's economy will be tested in the coming months due to the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday, announcing a package of 10 billion euros in measures to..
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Greece has registered 464 coronavirus cases, six deaths: health min official

Greece has so far confirmed 464 coronavirus cases and registered six deaths, a health ministry official said on Thursday.
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Greek anti-terrorism squad finds artillery, secret tunnel

Greek anti-terrorism police found artillery and a secret tunnel during a raid on two premises in the Greek capital Athens on Thursday, authorities said.
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Greece bans gatherings of 10 people and more, effective Thursday

Greece will ban public gatherings of 10 people and more from Thursday in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus, its crisis management minister said.
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Oxford grad Robert Frome fell to death on Greek mountain

Robert Frome fell 150ft (45m) while descending Mount Tymfi in the Pindus range.
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Greek police use tear gas on migrants at Turkish border

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THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) � Clashes broke out overnight on Greece's border with Turkey early Wednesday, after 500 migrants attempted to break down a border fence and enter Greece. Greek police..
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Cyprus bans flights from 28 countries from March 21

Cyprus on Tuesday announced a two-week ban on flights from 28 countries, including Britain and Greece, to curb the coronavirus outbreak.
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EU border restrictions to hit transfers of child refugees: U.N.

European border restrictions imposed due to coronavirus will affect plans to transfer hundreds of children out of "dire and dangerous" refugee camps in Greece, a senior official for the United Nations..
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Greece says confirmed coronavirus infections rise to 387

Greece's confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 387 from 352 with the death toll increasing to 5, health officials said on Tuesday.
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PM says Greece at war with "invisible enemy" coronavirus

Greece's prime minister announced on Tuesday a package of up to 2 billion euros ($2.20 billion) to support businesses following the coronavirus outbreak and said further restrictions lay ahead for the..
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'We are at war with an invisible enemy,' Greek PM says

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday further restrictions are in store for the country as it battles the spread of coronavirus.
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Greece to shut shops, quarantine all arrivals from abroad

Greece announced on Monday it will shut all shops apart from supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, petrol stations and food delivery services, and put anyone arriving from abroad into quarantine for two..
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Child dies in fire in Greek migrant camp

A young child died in a fire in an overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, fire brigade officials said.
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Greece imposes 14-day quarantine on new arrivals, shuts retail stores

Greece said on Monday people arriving in the country from abroad will be placed in a two-week quarantine, while retail stores will be shut effective on Wednesday.
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Tanker with about 190 migrants runs aground on Greek island

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Greece bans all transport links with Albania, North Macedonia, Spain flights

Greece said it would ban road and sea routes, as well as flights, to Albania and North Macedonia on Sunday, as well as banning flights to and from Spain to stem the spread of coronavirus.
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Greece reports two more coronavirus fatalities, bans all flights to Italy

Greece said on Saturday it banned all flights that were still operating to and from Italy, after reporting two more fatalities from the coronavirus, raising the total number of deaths in the country to..
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Greece keeping close tabs on Turkey’s moves

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As Turkey persists in what is seen as a strategy of escalating tensions, Greece continues to closely monitor Ankara’s moves in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean and at the Evros land border,..
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Greece to shut down shopping malls, cafes as coronavirus spreads

Greece will shut down shopping malls, cafes and bars to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus after confirmed cases jumped to 190, health authorities said on Friday.
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MSF urges Greece to evacuate migrant camps due to coronavirus risk

Medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has urged Greece to immediately evacuate migrants from overcrowded camps on its islands due to a high risk of the coronavirus spreading swiftly among..
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Greece’s first female president is sworn in

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Greece will close all its museums and archaeological sites, including the entire Acropolis that looms over Athens, until the end of the month due to the impact of the coronavirus, its culture ministry..
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Greece's first female president, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, was sworn in for a five-year term on Friday at a ceremony scaled down due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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