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Reuters star photographer Behrakis dead at 58: press body

Reuters star photographer Behrakis dead at 58: press body

Award-winning Reuters photographer Yannis Behrakis has died aged 58 after a battle with cancer, Greece's foreign press association said Sunday.

Rights group slams 'inhuman' treatment of migrants in Greece

Rights group slams 'inhuman' treatment of migrants in Greece

The Council of Europe rights body Tuesday condemned the ‘inhuman and degrading treatment’ of migrants and asylum seekers held in Greece, adding it had credible allegations of abuse by police.

North Macedonia puts up new name on border with Greece

North Macedonia puts up new name on border with Greece

The freshly renamed country of North Macedonia on Wednesday put its new name on the border with Greece, ending a 28-year feud with its neighbour.

Greek PM to face confidence vote after Macedonia row

Greek PM to face confidence vote after Macedonia row

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras headed into a confidence vote Wednesday with his political future on the line after a row over a landmark name deal with Macedonia sunk his four-year coalition.

Greek PM calls confidence vote after minister quits over Macedonia deal

Greek PM calls confidence vote after minister quits over Macedonia deal

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday called for an ‘immediate’ confidence vote in parliament over the resignation of a top minister, after his coalition government collapsed in a row over a name change deal ...

Greek defence minister quits over Macedonia name deal

Greek defence minister quits over Macedonia name deal

Greece's right-wing defence minister resigned on Sunday in protest at a deal ending a long running dispute with Macedonia over its name, clouding the future of the coalition government months before national elections.

Greek police fire teargas at protesting teachers in Athens

Greek police fire teargas at protesting teachers in Athens

Greek police on Friday fired teargas to disperse hundreds of teachers protesting against government plans to change hiring procedures in the public sector.

Bomb blast at Athens headquarters of media group

Bomb blast at Athens headquarters of media group

A bomb blast early Monday damaged a building in Athens housing the headquarters of Greece's private radio and television network Skai, but there were no casualties, police said.

Greece seizes big drugs haul from Syrian freighter sailing for Libya

Greece seizes big drugs haul from Syrian freighter sailing for Libya

Greece has seized drugs worth more than 100 million euros ($113 million) after intercepting a Syrian ship sailing for Libya, the coast guard said on Friday.

'Sleeping' migrants killed by train in Greece

'Sleeping' migrants killed by train in Greece

Three migrants were found dead Tuesday on a railway track in northern Greece, apparently killed by a train whilst asleep, local police said.

Greek public sector workers strike for higher pay

Greek public sector workers strike for higher pay

Greece's largest public sector union staged a 24-hour walkout on Wednesday, demanding wage and pension increases from a government still bound to keeping expenditure in check by its lenders.

Eleven migrants killed in fiery road crash in Greece

Eleven migrants killed in fiery road crash in Greece

Eleven migrants travelling from Turkey to Greece were killed when their minibus collided head-on with a lorry near the Greek port city of Kavala, state broadcaster ERA reported Saturday.