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Firefighting planes resume flights over wildfire north of Athens

Firefighting planes have resumed operations to tackle a major forest fire on the northern outskirts of Athens that forced thousands to flee their homes...

Public services in Greece disrupted by widespread strikes

Widespread strikes in Greece have brought public transport and other services to a halt. Members of the country’s largest unions have protested against employment reforms...

Strike disrupts Greek ferry services

Ferry services to the Greek islands have been disrupted after a seamen’s union went ahead with a strike that a court had declared illegal. Union...

Young British mother strangled in ‘barbaric’ home invasion near Athens

Greek authorities have taken the rare step of offering a cash reward for information leading to arrests for a “barbaric” home invasion on the...

Greece lifts quarantine requirement for countries

Greece has lifted quarantine restrictions for travellers from most European countries, as well as Israel and the United States, as it prepares to reopen...

Ancient bronze figurine of bull uncovered in southern Greece

Heavy rainfall in southern Greece has led to the discovery of a bronze bull figurine believed to have been a votive offering made to...

Heavy snowfall causes pause in vaccine rollout in parts of Athens

Unusually heavy snowfall has blanketed central Athens, with authorities warning residents particularly in the Greek capital’s northern and eastern suburbs to avoid leaving their...

Snow in central Athens as cold weather front sees temperatures plummet in Greece

A cold weather front has hit Greece, sending temperatures plunging from the low 20Cs on Friday to well below freezing on Monday, and seeing...

Greece’s Orthodox Church rejects government order to close places of worship

Greece’s powerful Orthodox Church is rebelling against a government order to briefly close places of worship under a week-long drive to tighten virus restrictions...

Greece calls new Turkish survey mission a threat to region

Greece has accused Turkey of undermining efforts to ease a crisis over eastern Mediterranean drilling rights. The charges come after Ankara redeployed a survey vessel...

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