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06/23/2018 11:31 AM
Ten months after oil leak, Saronic Gulf beaches ‘safe’

Ten months after the Agia Zoni II tanker sank in the Saronic Gulf, and following a widespread campaign to clean up tons of leaked fuel, local authorities say the sea and coastline have been depolluted.

06/23/2018 11:14 AM
French, Dutch skeptical over FYROM, Albania EU talks

France and the Netherlands are likely to resist the opening of European Union accession negotiations with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and reject the candidacy of Albania at the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels today and tomorrow and the EU summit on Thursday and Friday.

06/23/2018 11:04 AM
Tsipras on three-day visit to UK

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is due to arrive in London on Monday for a three-day visit when he is scheduled to meet with his counterpart, Theresa May, and the head of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn.

06/23/2018 10:57 AM
Early commuters to be inconvenienced Monday

Early morning commuters will be inconvenienced on Monday as Athens metro staff are to walk off the job until 9 a.m., the morning rush hour.

06/23/2018 10:49 AM
Doctors cleared over death of young woman

An appeals court in Hania, Crete on Saturday cleared two doctors over the death of a 16-year-old young woman at a hospital in Rethymno in 2011.

06/23/2018 09:30 AM
Police arrest one of three burglary gang fugitives

Greek police arrested on Saturday morning one of the three Albanian nationals who had escaped last Tuesday from a police station where they were being held in Argyroupoli, southern Atherns, by jumping out of a window.

06/23/2018 08:53 AM
EU leaders to hold mini-migration summit as crisis festers

European Union leaders on Sunday will try to find common ground for tackling migrants arriving on Europes shores in search of better lives — a growing political crisis threatening to undermine the entire EU project.

06/23/2018 02:15 AM
Left-wing terrorism still active in Greece, Europol report finds

Greece, and to a lesser extent Italy and Spain, are the only countries in the European Union still facing the threat of left-wing violence, Europol said in its annual “Terrorism Situation and Trend” (TESAT) report.

06/22/2018 02:24 PM
Tsipras marks agreement on Greek debt with red tie

Donning a red tie, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday hailed the Eurogroup debt deal clinched on Thursday as “historic,” insisting that Greece is finally turning a page after eight years of bailouts.

06/22/2018 02:00 PM
Mitsotakis: ND will challenge government's debt relief narrative in parliament

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Friday his party will table  a proposal for a parliamentary debate on the economy, noting that the debt deal achieved by the government at the Eurogroup is worse than what the country was expecting to get.

06/22/2018 01:24 PM
Greek PM dons tie in sartorial relief over bailout end

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has donned a tie, for the first time in more than three years in office, to celebrate the debt relief deal agreed by the country's creditors.

06/22/2018 01:06 PM
Greece, Egypt and Cyprus to hold joint exercise south of Crete

A joint land and air exercise between Greece and Egypt, with the participation of Cypriot forces, is set to begin on Sunday in an area stretching from the island of Crete to the coast of the North African country.

06/22/2018 11:59 AM
Ferry rams into port of Skiathos, suffers small hull breach

A Greek passenger ferry carrying 96 people onboard, including the crew, suffered a small breach on the left side of its hull when it crashed into the port of Skiathos, in the northwest Aegean on Friday.

06/22/2018 11:56 AM
SNF Run to close off major Athens streets on Saturday

Major thoroughfares will be sealed off on Saturday in the center of Athens and the suburb of Kallithea due to the “SNF Run – Running into the Future” races organized by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

06/22/2018 11:53 AM
Another N17 convict goes on hunger strike

A convicted hitman who belonged to the now defunct November 17 terror group Christodoulos Xiros went on hunger strike on Friday to protest what he describes as his “undignified” isolation at the Korydallos maximum-security prison in western Athens. 

06/22/2018 11:47 AM
Milos reaches out to Beyonce

06/22/2018 11:41 AM
Infant dies after falling ill in parked car

A 3-month-old baby died in a parking lot on the national highway connecting Lamia to Athens early on Friday morning. 

06/22/2018 11:29 AM
Culture minister raises Parthenon Marbles' return during London visit

Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou brought up the issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece during a visit to London this week, the ministry said in a press release on Friday.

06/22/2018 09:12 AM
Visegrad Four to shun EU's weekend mini-summit on migrant crisis

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday said leaders of the Visegrad Four countries Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic will skip a European Union mini-summit on the migration crisis this weekend.

06/22/2018 09:02 AM
Cavusoglu: Tsipras was forced by EU not to return 8 servicemen

In comments about the case of the eight Turkish serviceman seeking asylum in Greece, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday indicated that Athens had come under pressure from European leaders not to extradite the men.