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Merkel eases migrant row with Greece, Spain accords

Merkel eases migrant row with Greece, Spain accords

Germany sealed deals with Greece and Spain Friday to take back migrants previously registered in those countries, in a crucial win for Chancellor Angela Merkel as she faced a weekend deadline to heal a deep rift within her fragile ruling coalition.

Greece, Macedonia sign pact to end dispute over name

Greece, Macedonia sign pact to end dispute over name

The landmark accord follows decades of inconclusive talks which had soured relations between the two countries.

Greek govt faces censure vote, demos over Macedonia deal

Greek govt faces censure vote, demos over Macedonia deal

Greece's leftist-led government was expected to shrug off a censure vote and protests on Saturday as it prepares to sign a provisional deal to end a 27-year name row with Macedonia.

Call to help find missing migrants as Italy, Malta refuse rescue ship

Call to help find missing migrants as Italy, Malta refuse rescue ship

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) launched an initiative in Rome on Monday to help find missing migrants in the Mediterranean, a day after Italy and Malta refused to allow a rescue boat carrying 629 migrants to dock in their ports.

Greece submits reforms to parliament, aiming to unlock last bailout loans

Greece submits reforms to parliament, aiming to unlock last bailout loans

Greece submitted a draft bill to parliament late on Friday outlining reforms in the energy, pension and labour sectors as the government races to secure the last loans from its international bailout programme.

Greek mayor hospitalised after 'far-right' attack

Greek mayor hospitalised after 'far-right' attack

The mayor of Greece's second city Thessaloniki was hospitalised early Sunday after an assault by suspected far-right members at a rally, officials said.

Prince Charles, Camilla begin first official visit to Greece

Prince Charles, Camilla begin first official visit to Greece

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla on Wednesday began their first joint official visit to Greece, a country of mixed feelings for the British royal family.

Qatar Airways touches down in Greek city Thessaloniki

Qatar Airways touches down in Greek city Thessaloniki

The airline expedited expansion strategy in Europe continues with the airline’s commitment to Greece, with service to Mykonos commencing in May.

Greece to get 5.7 bn euros in bailout cash

Greece to get 5.7 bn euros in bailout cash

Eurozone authorities will make a fresh 5.7 billion euro cash injection to Greece on Wednesday, putting Athens further down the road to leaving its painful bailout programme later this year.

Emir meets Greek leader

Emir meets Greek leader

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met at his Emiri Diwan office on Tuesday with Kyriakos Mitsotakis, president of New Democracy party of Greece.

At least 16 dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

At least 16 dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

Sixteen people, including at least five children, drowned on Saturday when the small boat they on capsized in the Aegean Sea, Greek coast guard officials said.

Greek taxi drivers protest against Uber 'invasion'

Greek taxi drivers protest against Uber 'invasion'

The drivers say the services are taking their business. They have also accused the Greek government of holding up legislation to regulate booking apps such as Uber and the locally-developed app Beat.