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Iran tanker heads to Greece, US warns against helping vessel

08 August, 2019 9:05 am 9:05 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – An Iranian tanker at the centre of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel. Tehran said any US move to seize the vessel again would … Read More



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Fire rages on Greece’s Evia, threat to people averted

08 August, 2019 11:19 am 11:19 am

ATHENS (Reuters) – Aircraft sprayed water early on Wednesday in a bid to douse the flames of a huge wildfire on the Greek island of Evia that had prompted the evacuation of villages and spurred an appeal from authorities for assistance from European partners. A state of emergency has been declared in regions of the … Read More



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Six foreign nationals killed as severe weather hits Greece

07 July, 2019 9:08 am 9:08 am

ATHENS (Reuters) – Six foreign nationals, including two children, were killed and more than 100 other people injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck northern Greece late on Wednesday, uprooting trees and collapsing roofs, authorities said. Television footage showed strong winds sweeping through a restaurant in the Halkidiki peninsula, a region popular with tourists … Read More



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Pakistan’s street cricketers bring game to life in Greece

07 July, 2019 5:52 pm 5:52 pm

ATHENS (Reuters) – In a barren Athens parking lot, young Pakistanis get in position for a game of cricket. On one end of the dust-covered concrete is a trash can; on the other, a pile of rocks. That is their pitch, and those are its wickets. In football-loving Greece, cricket is an alien concept. But … Read More



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Greece does ‘mission impossible’, ratifies North Macedonia acco...

01 January, 2019 11:31 pm 11:31 pm

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece on Friday ratified a landmark accord that changes the name of neighbouring Macedonia, ending a decades-old dispute with its neighbour and opening the way for the ex-Yugoslav republic to join the European Union and NATO. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who hammered out the deal with his Macedonian counterpart last year, secured … Read More



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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras makes statements to the press following his meeting with resigned coalition partner Panos Kammenos (not pictured) in Athens, Greece, January 13, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greece’s Tsipras calls confidence vote after ally quits coalition

01 January, 2019 10:30 pm 10:30 pm

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday said he would call a confidence vote in his government after his coalition ally quit, leaving him bereft of a parliamentary majority and raising the possibility of snap elections. Earlier, Greece’s right-wing defence minister resigned in protest at a deal ending a long running dispute … Read More



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West Nile virus cases in Greece jump in 2018

08 August, 2018 9:33 am 9:33 am

ATHENS (Reuters) – Eleven people have died and 107 infected by the mosquito-borne West Nile virus in Greece so far this summer, authorities said, the highest number of reported cases since 2012. Outbreaks of the West Nile virus have been recorded in Greece since 2010, when they peaked at 262 cases including 35 deaths, according … Read More



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Greece gets debt relief from euro zone

06 June, 2018 10:26 am 10:26 am

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Euro zone finance ministers on Friday extended maturities and deferred interest of a major part of their loans to Greece along with a big cash injection to ensure Athens can stand on its own feet after it exits its bailout in August. Greece has been living primarily on money borrowed from euro … Read More



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