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Migrant count grows on eastern Greek Aegean islands

The number of migrants stranded on the eastern Greek Aegean Islands is still growing, the country's Migration Ministry said on Wednesday.

Winter cold hits Greece's exposed migrants

A sharp temperature drop in Greece raised concern that thousands of migrants exposed to the cold may flee their inadequate shelters and seek new protection in city streets, local media reported...

Northern Greece rocked by 5.0-magnitude earthquake

Northern Greece was hit by a 5.0-magnitude earthquake early on Saturday, causing panic in a region already shaken by numerous tremors in recent weeks.

Obama reassures Europe over NATO, Trump presidency

America isn't going anywhere, assured US President Barack Obama in Athens Tuesday, as he used his final international tour to soothe worries in Europe over the incoming administration of Donald...

Hand grenade thrown at French embassy in Greek capital

A hand grenade thrown at the French embassy in Athens Thursday morning by unknown assailants slightly injured a policeman, local broadcaster Skai and state media reported.

New Greek government sworn in after cabinet reshuffle

A new government under Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was sworned in Saturday, following a cabinet reshuffle amid plunging public support for the government.

Russia lauds Greek scepticism towards EU anti-Russian sanctions

Greek scepticism on anti-Russian sanctions should be applauded, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday during a visit to the EU member country.

Greece can receive new 2.8-billion-euro aid tranche, EU sources say

Greece's creditors are expected this week to approve a further 2.8 billion euros (3.1 billion dollars) in bailout aid for the cash-strapped country, EU sources said Monday.

Offices set on fire in refugee camp on Greek island of Lesbos

Containers used as offices by an EU asylum body were set alight on Monday in the latest incident of violence at a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Athens clearing up centre after overnight anarchist riots

The centre of the Greek capital Athens was being cleared up Thursday after a night of rioting by anarchists that prompted police to respond with tear gas after being pelted with Molotov cocktails...

Hundreds of migrants arrive in Greece over four-day period

More than 600 refugees and migrants have arrived on the Greek islands from Turkey over the last four days, 280 of whom reached the country's shores by boat in the past 24 hours, the Greek refugee...

Outrage as tear gas used against senior citizens in Athens demo

Police in Athens used tear gas against a group of demonstrating senior citizens on Monday in Athens, triggering outrage in the media and from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, according to reports...

Greece passes bailout hurdle with appointments to privatization fund

Greece has passed an important hurdle to receive its next bailout tranche by securing the European Commission's approval for top appointments to a new privatization fund, a spokeswoman for the...

Eighteen arrested for fire that destroyed Lesbos refugee camp

Greek police have arrested 18 migrants following a fire at a refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, the Athens-based newspaper Kathimerini reported Tuesday.

Large fire in Lesbos refugee camp contained, arson suspected

A fire that forced thousands of people to flee a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos destroyed most of the camp but is now under control, eyewitnesses said Monday.