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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.

Macedonia votes on new name to end Greek row

Macedonia votes on new name to end Greek row

Macedonians went to the polls Sunday to vote on whether to re-name their country North Macedonia in a bid to settle a long-running row with Greece and unlock its path to NATO and EU membership.

Macedonia president urges boycott of name referendum

Macedonia president urges boycott of name referendum

Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov called on Thursday for voters to boycott this weekend's referendum on a name change, saying the country was being asked to commit ‘historical suicide.’

Greek PM vows not to repeat past economic mistakes

Greek PM vows not to repeat past economic mistakes

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed Tuesday not to repeat the ‘mistakes and behaviour of the past’ that led his country to the brink of financial collapse.

Greece questions two women over dousing museum relics with oil

Greece questions two women over dousing museum relics with oil

Police in Greece are questioning two women suspected of squirting or dabbing oil on artefacts in at least two museums in a ritual the suspects said was dictated by Bible teachings.

Tourists stranded as Greek ferry workers extend strike

Tourists stranded as Greek ferry workers extend strike

The labour action comes at the tail-end of Europe's summer holiday season, and extra pre-strike ferries were called into action on Sunday to move people at the last minute.

Greek passenger ferry docks at Piraeus port after fire

Greek passenger ferry docks at Piraeus port after fire

A passenger ferry with 1,016 people onboard returned safely to the port of Piraeus in the early hours on Wednesday after it reported a fire while en route to Crete.

Greece praised for successful end to bailout; challenges remain

Greece praised for successful end to bailout; challenges remain

EU officials praised Greece on Monday for successfully concluding its third and final bailout programme, ending eight years of international loans aimed at lifting the country out of its debt crisis ...

Greece wildfire death toll rises to 96

Greece wildfire death toll rises to 96

The death toll from Greece's deadliest fire disaster rose to 96 after one more victim died in hospital, the fire brigade said early on Wednesday.

Deputy PM meets Greek defence minister

Deputy PM meets Greek defence minister

HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, who is currently visiting Greece, has met the country's Minister of National Defence Panos Kammenos.

Greek fire toll rises to 91, as another official resigns

Greek fire toll rises to 91, as another official resigns

A 95-year-old woman injured in Greece's deadliest fire last month died early Monday, raising the death toll to 91 as another top official blamed for the disaster stepped down.

Police, fire chiefs replaced after Greek fire disaster

Police, fire chiefs replaced after Greek fire disaster

The Greek government, widely criticised for its handling of the devastating fires east of Athens which killed 90 people, on Sunday replaced its heads of the police and fire brigade.