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Athens: Capital and largest city of Greece
Athens is the capital and largest city of 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 starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC.


Greece mulling defense deal extension with US

greece mulling defense deal extension with us
Athens is looking to extend the US-Greece defense agreement, also known as the Souda Agreement, by a year when US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits in October or November, it emerged after..
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Iran tanker too big to dock at Greek port: minister

iran tanker too big to dock at greek port: minister
Athens (AFP) - An Iranian tanker that has sparked a diplomatic row pitting Tehran against Washington and London is too big to dock in Greece, the country's junior foreign minister said Wednesday. "This..
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Videos for Athens

Greek capital Athens rattled by 5.1-magnitude earthquake [Video]Greek capital Athens rattled by 5.1-magnitude earthquake

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled the Greek capital Athens on Friday (July 19), briefly knocking out power and telecommunications in parts of the city and sending people running from buildings in..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Strong Earthquake Rocks Athens Greece [Video]Strong Earthquake Rocks Athens Greece

A strong earthquake shook the Greek capital Athens on Friday, sending terrified people rushing into the street. The 5.1 magnitude tremor struck 14 miles northwest of the capital, according to the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Earthquake hits near the Greek capital, Athens [Video]Earthquake hits near the Greek capital, Athens

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit in a suburb 23 kilometres northwest of Athens on Friday, the non-profit European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:02Published

Greek PM: 'We Accept The People's Verdict' [Video]Greek PM: 'We Accept The People's Verdict'

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he respected the will of the Greek people who voted him out. In national elections on Sunday, the populace voted in the conservative New Democracy party to power...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

The Acropolis Is Closed In Athens Because It's So Hot [Video]The Acropolis Is Closed In Athens Because It's So Hot

According to CNN, Athens is usually around 90˚F this time of year, but temperatures neared 100˚F this week. Because of the high temperatures one of Greece's most famous attractions is shutting down..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Acropolis briefly closes as Greece sizzles [Video]Acropolis briefly closes as Greece sizzles

Greek authorities closed the Acropolis archaeological site for a few hours on Thursday as the capital was grilled under hot temperatures. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

“Just go do it“Just go do it", NBA’s Greek star marvels at his rise to fame on homecoming

Greek NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo visits his hometown, with the MVP saying his fame and success have been “insane”.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:42Published


Athens earthquake: Strong tremor felt in Greek capital causing people to run into streets

athens earthquake: strong tremor felt in greek capital causing people to run into streets
A strong earthquake has been felt in the Greek capital of Athens, causing people to run out into...
WorldNews - Published

Strong earthquake rocks Greek capital of Athens

The earthquake was caught live in the studios of state broadcaster ERT
CBS News - Published

Powerful earthquake shakes Athens

A strong earthquake shakes Athens, knocking out telecoms and power in parts of the Greek capital.
BBC News - Published

Giant marble pyramid-shaped island complex rising from sea uncovered, revealing secrets of ancient Greece's origins

giant marble pyramid-shaped island complex rising from sea uncovered, revealing secrets of ancient greece's origins
Archaeologists are, for the first time, discovering the probable origins of ancient Greece. Excavations on a tiny island in the Aegean Sea – 125 miles south-east of Athens – are revealing the..
WorldNews - Published

Plight of young Greek jobless plays out on stage

Student Iro Stafilaki delivers a monologue on stage during a rehearsal at the Praxi Epta theater school in Athens, pursuing her dream of becoming an actor despite the difficulties as Greece claws its..
Reuters - Published

Chatty cockroach gets Greeks talking on Athens streets

chatty cockroach gets greeks talking on athens streets
How two female artists reignited debate on the streets of Greece by imitating an insect.
BBC News - Published

PM Tsipras Asks Greek President for Dissolution of Parliament, Elections (Vid)

pm tsipras asks greek president for dissolution of parliament, elections (vid)
ATHENS – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras requested the dissolution of parliament and the call for general elections from President of the Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos on Monday evening, “in..
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Greece calls on Germany to negotiate over war reparations

Greece has sent a diplomatic note to Germany urging it to discuss Athens' claim for war reparations, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Samaras Says Merkel Offered Temporary Greece Eurozone Exit

samaras says merkel offered temporary greece eurozone exit
ATHENS – Greece’s former premier Antonis Samaras, who was in the midst of one of the country’s most tumultuous economic times in 2012, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed a recess from..
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Unknown attackers throw red paint at Greece's parliament

Vandals on Tuesday hurled red paint at Greece's parliament, one of the most heavily guarded buildings in central Athens, before dispersing into nearby streets.
Reuters - Published

Greece PM Tsipras wins confidence vote ahead of triple poll challenge

greece pm tsipras wins confidence vote ahead of triple poll challenge
Athens: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras won as expected a vote of confidence in parliament on Friday, shoring up support ahead of a triple election challenge that kicks off this month. Greece will..
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Greek prime minister promises bailout relief before polls

greek prime minister promises bailout relief before polls
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s left-wing prime minister has promised crisis-weary voters a series of tax-relief measures before upcoming elections, after outperforming budget targets...
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North Macedonia Presidential Election Will Go To Runoff

Macedonia's pro-Western candidate, Stevo Pendarovski, and his main rival Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova will head to a presidential runoff election after Sunday's vote had a record low turnout which..
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Greece to ask Germany for billions in war reparations

greece to ask germany for billions in war reparations
Greece is poised to send Germany a formal diplomatic note detailing its demand for billions of euros in wartime reparations after MPs voted overwhelmingly for the emotive issue to be raised officially...
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More dolphins die in Aegean Sea; group suspects navy drills

more dolphins die in aegean sea; group suspects navy drills
Advertisement ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek marine conservation group says a "very unusual" increase in Aegean Sea dolphin deaths in recent weeks may be linked to Turkish naval...
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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 police fire tear gas at migrants as border convoy grows

greek police fire tear gas at migrants as border convoy grows
ATHENS: Greek police fired tear gas on Friday to disperse migrants who had gathered in a field near the country’s border with Northern Macedonia in the hope of making their way illegally up through..
WorldNews - Published

Brexit? It's all Greek to me, says PM Tsipras in Athens

Greece's prime minister said on Thursday he was struggling to understand Britain's Brexit machinations and was surprised its political system could not find a way out of the crisis.
Reuters - Published

EU Commission ready to release post-bailout grants to Greece after bank reform

Greece has respected its commitments under a post-bailout program, the European Commission said on Wednesday, paving the way for Athens to receive nearly 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in new grants.
Reuters - Published

EU Commission backs almost 1 billion euro post-bailout grant to Greece

The European Commission recommended on Wednesday the disbursement of nearly 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in a grant to Greece as part of its post-bailout program after Athens passed reforms required..
Reuters - Published

The End of History That Wasn’t. Did the New Dominance of Democracy and Capitalism Fail?

the end of history that wasn’t. did the new dominance of democracy and capitalism fail?
Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling Thinking Greece’s democracy had reached a final stage and would last forever, Thucydides wrote: “History is the teaching of philosophy by example.”..
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Attackers throw explosive at Russian consulate in Athens

attackers throw explosive at russian consulate in athens
ATHENS (Reuters) - Attackers on a motorcycle threw a hand grenade at the Russian consulate in Athens early on Friday, causing no injuries and slight damage, police said. There was no immediate claim of..
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Panathinaikos-Olympiakos game abandoned after clashes

Greek league rivals Panathinaikos and Olympiakos had their game abandoned after fans from host Panathinaikos clashed with police outside Athens' Olympic Stadium, and attempted to attack the Olympiakos.. - Published

Greece backs Bolivian leader’s call for Venezuela dialogue

greece backs bolivian leader’s call for venezuela dialogue
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is backing calls by Bolivia for a negotiated settlement to the severe political and financial crisis in Venezuela. Many...
WorldNews - Published

Greece Allows First Crematorium In Defiance Of Orthodox Church

greece  allows first crematorium in defiance of orthodox church
Greece has moved a step closer to opening its first crematorium, passing a decree that paves the way for a facility to be built in Athens despite persistent criticism from the Orthodox church, The..
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Greek Prosecutors: Grave Errors Were Made During Deadly 2018 Athens Wildfire

greek prosecutors: grave errors were made during deadly 2018 athens wildfire
A number of politicians and emergency officials were charged after more than 100 people were killed in a wildfire during July 2018 while they tried to flee the flames in Mati just outside of Athens on..
WorldNews - Published

Moody's upgrade of Greek rating paves way for 10-year bond issue: economists

moody's upgrade of greek rating paves way for 10-year bond issue: economists
ATHENS, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Rating agency Moody's announced on Friday it has upgraded Greece's sovereign credit rating by two notches to "B1" with a stable outlook, from the "B3" rating with a positive..
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Athens property boom: Greeks left out as prices rise

athens property boom: greeks left out as prices rise
Greeks say they are being priced out of their homes by rich foreign investors and Airbnb rentals.
BBC News - Published

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