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Greece resumes island ferry services in bid to salvage summer tourist season

Greece has restarted regular ferry services to the islands, and restaurants and bars are also back open for business as the country accelerates efforts...

Greece to allow international flights to tourist destinations from July 1

Greece’s long-awaited tourist season will begin on June 15 with the opening of seasonal hotels, while international flights will be able to head directly...

Asylum seekers fly from Greece to UK for relocation

Greece on a flight to the United Kingdom, where they will be reunited with family members who are already there. The move is part of...

Fire damages Greek island refugee centre

A fire broke out at a refugee centre on the Greek island of Lesbos on Sunday, causing considerable damage to a warehouse but no...

13,000 mass at Turkey-Greece border after escalation in Syria fighting

At least 13,000 people have been massed at Turkey’s border with Greece after Turkey’s president officially declared its western borders open to migrants and...

Greece gets first female president after parliamentary vote

High court judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou has been elected as Greece’s first female president with an overwhelming majority in a parliamentary vote. Politicians on Wednesday voted...

Archaeologists in Greece find 3,500-year-old royal tombs

Archaeologists have discovered two royal tombs dating from about 3,500 years ago near a major Mycenaean-era palace in Greece’s southern Peloponnese region, the Greek...

UK loses measles elimination status

The UK is one of four European countries to have lost its measles elimination status, according to the World Health Organisation. For the first time...

Iranian tanker sought by US departs Gibraltar

An Iranian supertanker hauling 130 million dollars (£107 million) worth of crude oil that the US suspects is tied to a sanctioned organisation has...

People run into streets as 5.3-magnitude earthquake hits Athens

A strong earthquake has been felt in the Greek capital Athens, causing people to run out into the streets. The 5.3-magnitude quake was felt 9km...

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Minneapolis police station torched amid George Floyd death protests

Demonstrators have torched a Minneapolis police station as three days of violent protests spread over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man...

Nina Dobrev confirms relationship with Shaun White as she gives him a haircut

Nina Dobrev confirmed her relationship with snowboarder Shaun White as she revealed she has given him a quarantine haircut. The pair made their romance Instagram...

Socially distanced gatherings of six permitted under UK’s lockdown easing

Friends and family will be able to meet in parks and gardens in socially distanced groups of six under British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s...
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