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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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UK's Prince Charles, in Jerusalem, honors grandmother's wartime heroism saving Jews

Britain's Prince Charles paid homage on Thursday to his grandmother, Princess Alice, for sheltering Jews in Nazi-occupied Greece, saying the royal family took great pride in Israel's recognition of her..
Reuters - Published

Greek top court approves extradition of cybercrime suspect

Greece's top administrative court has ruled in favor of extraditing to France a Russian man suspected of laundering billions of dollars in digital currency, a judicial official said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

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Pence and Netanyahu criticise 'anti-Semitic Iran' at Holocaust memorial event [Video]Pence and Netanyahu criticise 'anti-Semitic Iran' at Holocaust memorial event

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both accused Iran of being anti-Semitic as world leaders gathered in Jerusalem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the..

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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..

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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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Greek PM says no EU deal on Libya unless Turkey accord scrapped

The European Union will not agree to a political solution to Libya's factional conflict unless Turkey and Libya abandon a maritime accord they signed in November, Greek prime minister Kyriakos..
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Greek island mayors press government to lighten migrants overload

Mayors of three Greek islands bearing the brunt of intensely overcrowded refugee and migrant camps demanded the transfer of thousands to the country's mainland during a meeting with the new migration..
Reuters - Published

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

Greek islanders protest over overcrowded refugee camps

greek islanders protest over overcrowded refugee camps
Protests have erupted on a number of Greek islands over severe overcrowding at refugee camps. It comes after almost 75,000 people crossed illegally to Greece from Turkey in 2019. The Greek islands..
WorldNews - Published

Greek parliament elects top judge as country’s first woman president

Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with  expertise in environmental and constitutional law.
France 24 - Published

Greece elects first woman president in country's history

greece elects first woman president in country's history
Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with expertise in environmental and constitutional law. A cross-party majority...
WorldNews - 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

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

Greek offer to send peacekeeping troops to Libya could spark ‘indirect’ conflict between Ankara and Athens

greek offer to send peacekeeping troops to libya could spark ‘indirect’ conflict between ankara and athens
Greece’s proposal to send forces to observe a fragile truce in Libya could lead to an indirect conflict between Ankara and Athens, analysts told RT, warning that the NATO allies could soon lock horns..
WorldNews - 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

Libya strongman Haftar in Greece for talks ahead of Berlin peace conference

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar will hold talks in Athens on Friday, days ahead of a peace conference in Berlin which he and the head of Tripoli’s UN-recognised government Fayez al-Sarraj..
France 24 - 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

Search and rescue operation continues after boat carrying migrants sinks in Greek waters

At least 12 people died Saturday when a boat loaded with migrants sank in the Ionian Sea, the Greek coastguard said.
France 24 - Published

12 migrants found dead, 21 rescued at sea off western Greece

12 migrants found dead, 21 rescued at sea off western greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coast guard says 12 migrants have been found dead in the Ionian Sea and 21 others have...
WorldNews - 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

US Ambassador Pyatt’s Statement Following the Meeting of President Trump and Greek PM Mitsotakis

us ambassador pyatt’s statement following the meeting of president trump and greek pm mitsotakis
WASHINGTON – US Ambassador Pyatt’s Statement Following the Meeting of President Trump and Prime Minister Mitsotakis follows: “President Trump and Prime Minister Mitsotakis just concluded a..
WorldNews - 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

Leaders of Greece, Israel, Cyprus to sign gas pipeline deal

leaders of greece, israel, cyprus to sign gas pipeline deal
ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades were set Thursday to sign an agreement for a huge pipeline project..
WorldNews - Published

How the world welcomed the start of a new decade

how the world welcomed the start of a new decade
Nations around the world are ringing in the new year and bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the MeToo movement and Donald Trump. Here is..
WorldNews - 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

Greece gives actor Tom Hanks honorary Greek citizenship

greece gives actor tom hanks honorary greek citizenship
Tom Hanks may officially consider himself Greek. Greece's President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has...
WorldNews - 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

Greece to extradite Russian cybercrime suspect to France

Greece will extradite a Russian man suspected of having laundered billions of dollars in the digital currency bitcoin to France, the justice minister decided on Friday, court officials said.
Reuters - Published

Greece: Bitcoin fraud suspect to be extradited to France

greece: bitcoin fraud suspect to be extradited to france
Greece's justice minister has signed an order for bitcoin fraud suspect...
WorldNews - Published

Greece’s Long-Term Resident Migrants Face Residency Permit Woes

greece’s long-term resident migrants face residency permit woes
ATHENS – As the New Democracy government tries to deal with more than 96,000 refugees and migrants – most seeking asylum – the country’s migrant population of 550,822 who’ve been residents..
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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

Top Reasons to Visit Corfu Island in 2020

Anyone who wants a blend of raw nature and rich history should visit Greece at least once. The country has so much to offer that all travelers will find something to fall in love with. While I’ve..
WorldNews - 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

Turkey Off the Table, Greece-US Counter-Terror Ties Tighten

turkey off the table, greece-us counter-terror ties tighten
ATHENS – Unsure which way US President Donald Trump will tilt as Greece faces Turkish provocations, Greece and the US are stepping up co-operation in the fight against terrorism after a visit to..
WorldNews - 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

EU poised to reject accord between Turkey and Libya

eu poised to reject accord between turkey and libya
European Union leaders meeting in Brussels for a second day on Friday are expected to issue a statement rejecting a Turkey-Libya maritime border deal as invalid and insisting that the pact interferes..
WorldNews - 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

EU Not Ready to Help Greece over Turkish Provocations

eu not ready to help greece over turkish provocations
BRUSSELS – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ appeal to the European Union to get Turkey to back off from a deal with Libya that claims large swathes of Greek seas was met with lip service..
WorldNews - 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’s Ambassador Given 72-hour Deadline to Leave Greece, FM Dendias Says

libya’s ambassador given 72-hour deadline to leave greece, fm dendias says
ATHENS – Greece ordered the expulsion of the Libyan ambassador Friday, in the latest escalation of a dispute over a controversial deal signed between Libya’s U.N.-supported government and Turkey on..
WorldNews - 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.
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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

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