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Greek island ferry captain charged over death of passenger pushed into sea

A Greek prosecutor brought criminal charges on Wednesday against an island ferry captain and three of his crew, over the death of a passenger...

France and Italy send firefighting planes to Greece as wildfires burn

Italy and France are each sending two firefighting planes to Greece to help it cope with wildfires burning on multiple fronts around Athens, with...

Greece’s left-wing opposition leader steps down after crushing election defeat

Greece’s left-wing opposition leader, Alexis Tsipras, has announced his decision to step down after a crushing election defeat. Mr Tsipras, 48, served as Greece’s prime...

Archaeologists unearth thousands of clay figure offerings left by worshippers

Archaeologists excavating a hilltop sanctuary on the Aegean Sea island of Kythnos have discovered “countless” pottery offerings left by ancient worshippers over the centuries,...

Judge appointed caretaker PM after election fails to provide clear winner

Senior judge Ioannis Sarmas was named caretaker prime minister in Greece on Wednesday after a general election failed to produce a new government. Mr Sarmas,...

Polls open in Greece’s first election since end of bailout controls

Polls have opened in Greece’s parliamentary election, the first since the country’s economy ceased to be subject to strict supervision and control by international...

Greek unions launch general strike over rail disaster

A general strike in Greece called in response to a rail disaster last month has grounded flights and extensively disrupted services as large protests...

Greek rail workers strike in protest at working conditions after deadly crash

Rescuers using cranes and heavy machinery have been searching the wreckage of trains involved in a deadly collision that sent Greece into national mourning...

Nothing found after US-bound flight returns to Greek airport over security scare

Nothing suspicious was found after a US-bound flight was ordered to return to Greece over a security scare, authorities said. The plane and passengers were...

Greece: Children among dead in migrant boat sinking

At least five children are among the 22 people confirmed dead in the sinking of a boat carrying migrants, Greece’s coastguard said. A search and...

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