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Athens: Capital of Greece
Athens is the capital and largest city in Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence started somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC.


Greece and Spain get ready for tourists again [Video]

Greece and Spain get ready for tourists again

Spain will relax its border controls on July 1st and Greece is getting ready to do the same, a long-awaited moment for two of Europe's biggest vacation spots. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Scattered May Day protestors defy demonstrations ban [Video]

Scattered May Day protestors defy demonstrations ban

The 1st of May traditionally means a day of protests for the protection of workers rights across the world. Usually loud demonstrations have been far quieter this year, with many staying home, but..

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Coronavirus: Drone footage shows life on lockdown in deserted Athens [Video]

Coronavirus: Drone footage shows life on lockdown in deserted Athens

This is the Greek capital as you've likely never seen it before.View on euronews

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PM Mitsotakis Highlights the Milestones for the Development of High Technology in Greece

pm mitsotakis highlights the milestones for the development of high technology in greece
ATHENS - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday had a discussion via video conference with the founders of Greek technology companies that succeeding in attracting foreign investment during the..
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PM Mitsotakis: Greece Secured €32 Billion as a Result of the Government's Consistent Work

pm mitsotakis: greece secured €32 billion as a result of the government's consistent work
ATHENS - The fact that Greece has secured 32 billion euros from the Recovery Fund is "the result of the government's unobtrusive but productive and consistent work at a European level," Prime Minister..
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No Invasion, But Greece Says Turkey Seized Evros River Border Patch

no invasion, but greece says turkey seized evros river border patch
ATHENS - While ready to lodge a complaint against its claim that Turkish forces have unlawfully occupied a disputed area along the Evros River northern land border between the countries, Greece’s..
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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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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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Greece Will Use Hotels, Holiday Apartments to House Refugees

greece will use hotels, holiday apartments to house refugees
ATHENS – With two mainland centers holding refugees and migrants in Greece quarantined after cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus were found, and human rights groups complaining about conditions in..
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PM Mitsotakis’ Message to Greeks Living in the U.S.

pm mitsotakis’ message to greeks living in the u.s.
ATHENS -“Greece always needs the support of its children. And these, wherever they live, always need its bright sun and its blue seas,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday in his..
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Today in History for April 6th

The United States enters World War One; First modern Olympic Games open in Athens, Greece; Harry Houdini is born. (April 6) - Published

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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Athens bracing for possible planned Turkish escalation

athens bracing for possible planned turkish escalation
With 17 days having passed since Ankara opened its land border at Evros, Athens is reportedly seriously considering the possibility that Turkey is planning not only to cause an incident but to take a..
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Olympic Flame Handover Ceremony to be Held Behind Closed Doors

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Athens: Spectators will not be allowed inside the historic Panathenaic stadium on Thursday during the Olympic flame handover ceremony for Tokyo 2020, the...
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Tanker with about 190 migrants runs aground on Greek island

tanker with about 190 migrants runs aground on greek island
ATHENS: A tanker carrying around 190 migrants run aground in rough weather just outside the port on the Cycladic island of Kea, near the Greek capital, the coast guard said on Monday. The tanker hit..
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Greece’s first female president is sworn in

greece’s first female president is sworn in
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s first female president, a former high court judge, was formally sworn in to office Friday, nearly two months after the country’s parliament voted overwhelmingly to..
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Greece shuts all museums and ruins over coronavirus, including Acropolis

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 reports first coronavirus death, a 66-year-old man

greece reports first coronavirus death, a 66-year-old man
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece reported its first fatality from a coronavirus infection on Thursday, a 66-year-old man who had returned...
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Tsipras: “Ludicrous for Turkey to Criticize Greece over Human Rights and Int’l Law”

tsipras: “ludicrous for turkey to criticize greece over human rights and int’l law”
ATHENS – Turkey has raised its level of provocations “in an unprecedented and dangerous manner”, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday, following incidents instigated by the neighboring..
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Turkish Minister Says Greece, EU Treating Refugees Like Holocaust Victims

turkish minister says greece, eu treating refugees like holocaust victims
ATHENS – With a standoff continuing at the northern land border with Greece where Turkey opened the gates and sent thousands of refugees and migrants there, urging them to cross before Greece closed..
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Turkey says Greece firing live ammunition at border; Greece denies

Turkey released video on Saturday of what it said was a Greek soldier firing live ammunition at migrants trying to cross from Turkey. Athens denied its forces had used live bullets.
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Greek, Turkish police fire tear gas as migrant border crisis deepens

Greek and Turkish riot police deployed on their shared border fired tear gas on Wednesday as hundreds of migrants tried again to cross into Greece, amid an escalating war of words between Athens and..
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In blame game, Greece denies Turkish claim that it killed three migrants

A war of words between Ankara and Athens over the migrant crisis escalated on Tuesday when Turkey's foreign minister said without providing evidence that Greek soldiers had killed three migrants..
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U.N. says Greece has no right to stop accepting asylum requests

The United Nation's refugee agency said on Monday that Greece had no right to stop accepting asylum applications as Athens struggled with a sudden increase of arrivals at its border of Middle East..
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Turkey moves ahead with its threats to send refugees to EU

turkey moves ahead with its threats to send refugees to eu
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of refugees and migrants in Turkey have begun heading for the country’s land and sea borders with Greece, buoyed by Turkish officials’ statements indicating they..
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Strike on 2 Greek islands to protest migrant plans

strike on 2 greek islands to protest migrant plans
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Local authorities declared a 24-hour strike on two eastern Greek islands Wednesday to protest government plans to build new migrant detention camps there. The strike shut down..
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Gridlock in Athens as transport staff strike over pension reforms

Traffic was gridlocked in parts of Athens on Tuesday as transport workers joined a strike over planned pension reforms, while thousands marched peacefully through the city center demanding the draft..
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Air China cancels flights to Greece up to March 18

Air China will cancel flights to Athens, Greece, from Feb. 17 to March 18 as a precaution to stem the coronavirus outbreak, an Air China company official in Greece said on Wednesday.
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PM Mitsotakis: The Hellenic Coast Guard Has Guarded Greek Borders for over a Century

pm mitsotakis: the hellenic coast guard has guarded greek borders for over a century
ATHENS – The men and women of the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG) “have fully met their founding goal, by standing guard over the Greek seas for over a century,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis..
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Greek police fire teargas at protesting migrants, refugees on Lesbos

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police fired teargas to disperse migrants and refugees protesting on Monday about conditions in migrant camps on the island of Lesbos and the slow pace of processing asylum..
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Mitsotakis Slams Tsipras for Doublespeak on Greece-US Defense Agreement

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ATHENS – Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis launched a fierce critique against main opposition Syriza party for deciding to vote against the ratification of the Greece-US defense agreement,..
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Greece plans floating border barrier to stop migrants

greece plans floating border barrier to stop migrants
ATHENS, Greece — The government in Greece wants to use a floating barrier to help stop migrants from reaching the Greek islands from the nearby coast of Turkey. The Defense Ministry has invited..
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Greek offer to send peacekeeping troops to Libya could spark ‘indirect’ conflict between Ankara and Athens

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

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Between Ankara and Athens, the eastern Mediterranean is simmering with tensions

Turkey’s parliament on Thursday approved troop deployments in Libya with an eye to Ankara’s power projection in the eastern Mediterranean. It came on the day Ankara’s arch rival Athens signed a..
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Leaders of Greece, Israel, Cyprus to sign gas pipeline deal

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

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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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Belgrade seeking even closer ties with Athens

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Libya’s Ambassador Given 72-hour Deadline to Leave Greece, FM Dendias Says

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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..
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Greece to ask for NATO's support in dispute with Turkey

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's prime minister said Sunday he will ask other NATO members at the alliance's London summit to support Greece in the face of fellow member Turkey's attempts to encroach on..
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Blaming EU, Mitsotakis Says Greece Hits Wall Over Refugee Crisis

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ATHENS – As hundreds more refugees and migrants are arriving almost daily on Greek islands from Turkey, where they had gone fleeing war and strife in their homeland, Prime Minister Kyriakos..
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Greek PM firm on migration, upbeat on economy in interview with German paper

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Turkey is using the migration crisis as a lever to pressure the European Union, but the EU is also failing to do its part in supporting frontline countries like Greece, Prime Minister Kyriakos..
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Wrapping up Athens visit, Xi says China will support Greece for return of Parthenon Marbles

wrapping up athens visit, xi says china will support greece for return of parthenon marbles
Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed solidarity with Greece on the issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles during his visit to the Acropolis Museum on Tuesday morning, which wrapped up his..
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Greek police clash with students protesting against university shutdown

Greek police fired teargas on Monday at students protesting against the shutdown of a prominent Athens university that authorities raided at the weekend to confiscate materials they said were typically..
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Police find rifle linked to 2014-17 Athens attacks

Greek police said on Saturday they had found a Kalashnikov rifle used in a string of political attacks in Athens from 2014-17 - assaults claimed at the time by an urban guerrilla group.
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Greece: New bid to understand prehistoric engineering feat

greece: new bid to understand prehistoric engineering feat
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — New excavations at an unusual prehistoric fortress northwest of Athens could hold the key to understanding one of ancient Greece’s most impressive engineering feats, which..
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Humble beginnings for the 'Greek Freak'

Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo tells 60 Minutes about selling trinkets on Athens streets to help his family and how that persistence has propelled him in the NBA
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Greek workers protest reforms intended to boost investment

Greek garbage collectors marched peacefully through Athens on Thursday to protest the new conservative government's plans to further outsource state services.
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Exarchia: How Airbnb angered Greek anarchists

Home rentals site Airbnb sparked a heated debate about sustainable tourism in an Athens district known for its radical politics.
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Kurds march in Paris and Athens to protest Turkish incursion into Syria

Thousands of Kurds and their local supporters rallied in France and in Greece on Saturday to protest against Turkey's military action in northeast Syria.
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