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Qatar Airways brings Airbus A350 to Greece for the first time

Qatar Airways brings Airbus A350 to Greece for the first time

Award-winning airline to launch direct service to Thessaloniki in March as part of its continued expansion plans

Bomb explodes outside Greek court, no casualties: police

Bomb explodes outside Greek court, no casualties: police

A bomb exploded early Friday outside one of Greece's main courthouses, officials said, but police had cleared the area and nobody was hurt.

Erdogan, in Greece, says border treaty unclear

Erdogan, in Greece, says border treaty unclear

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said protecting the rights of ethnic Turks within Greece's borders was a priority for Turkey.

Greek government faces questions over botched Saudi arms sale

Greek government faces questions over botched Saudi arms sale

The Greek government has come under fire over a planned arms sale to Saudi Arabia that fell through amid accusations of incompetence against the defence minister, a key ally of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Body found as Greek flood toll rises to 21

Body found as Greek flood toll rises to 21

The death toll from flash floods near Athens last week has risen to 21, with one more person still missing, officials said on Tuesday.

Greek flooding toll reaches 19, as more bodies found

Greek flooding toll reaches 19, as more bodies found

Greek police and emergency workers rescued three bodies in flood-hit areas west of Athens on Saturday, bringing the death toll since Wednesday to 19.

Six people missing after Greek floods kill 16 near Athens

Six people missing after Greek floods kill 16 near Athens

The freak flood struck early on Wednesday the towns of Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara, some 50 kilometres west of Athens.

Heavy rain causes flooding in Greece, 13 killed

Heavy rain causes flooding in Greece, 13 killed

Interior Minister Panos Skourletis, speaking on state television ERT, described the flooding as "a catastrophe, a tragedy".

Qatar Airways to launch service to Thessaloniki in Greece

Qatar Airways to launch service to Thessaloniki in Greece

Qatar Airways will launch flights to Thessaloniki, Greece next year, it was announced. The award-winning airline will operate four weekly flights to the Greek city commencing March 27, 2018.

Syrians on hunger strike in Greece over bid to rejoin families

Syrians on hunger strike in Greece over bid to rejoin families

Yiorgos Maniatis, one of the protest organisers, said there are more than 2,000 Syrians who have been waiting for more than six months, the maximum period for such family reunions under European law.

Refugees in Greece demand transfer to Germany, start hunger strike

Refugees in Greece demand transfer to Germany, start hunger strike

A group of mainly Syrian women and children who have been stranded in Greece pitched tents opposite parliament in Athens on Wednesday in a protest against delays in reuniting with relatives in Germany.

Greece hands Olympic torch to Pyoengchang

Greece hands Olympic torch to Pyoengchang

The Olympic torch was formally handed over from Greece to Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games organisers on Tuesday in a simple ceremony.