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It started in 1972 as a reaction to the demolition of a Venetian-era church in the Cretan town of Iraklio, and in the years that followed it put up a series of tough battles as the voice of reason against controversial legislation and plans.
AN Irish teenager has drowned at a resort in Greece. The 15-year-old girl was found dead in a hotel swimming pool in the village of Stalida, Crete yesterday afternoon. The girl was holidaying with her family on the Greek island. Alamy. The girl was ...
ACLU joins suit against town by fired firefighter .... It was opening day for The Gyro (pronounced YEE-ro) Spot, a casual Greek restaurant, after months of anticipation. "It's traditional Greek street food with a bit of a modern twist," said owner Alex ...
According to Greece-is.com, there are many villages on the island that perfectly cater to a memorable family vacation.
The sudden yet inevitable appearance of stinking heaps of trash in Greece's cities, and in Athens and Thessaloniki in particular (which are especially vulnerable), is not some bizarre geological phenomenon.
This shack is where Greek native Bobby Papaioannou prepares authentic gyros for the people of Hibbing, Minnesota. Bobby the ... Which is why he stays open, serving these traditional Greek gyros to the town of Hibbing for more than three decades. "There ...
Striking refuse workers in Greece have staged further protests in a bitter dispute over jobs and short-term contracts. The near two week walkout.
The most inspiring sight I witnessed during a recent trip to northern Greece was entering small villages and finding white storks in huge nests plonked on telegraph poles and the occasional church tower.
ATHENS, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Tones of garbage are piling up in Athens and other major cities as a nationwide protest against job cuts called by unions representing municipal sanitation workers entered its second week on Monday.
It revolves around the 35,000-plus troops that Turkey has kept in place since 1974 when it invaded Cyprus following a coup aimed at union with Greece. Turkey mounted the military action, invoking intervention rights that were granted under Cyprus' 1960 ...
Dejoria is half Greek since his mother immigrated to the US from the Greek city of Kavala. and he takes pride on his heritage.
Moody's has upgraded Greece's bond rating after the country reached a deal this month with bailout lenders for continued rescue fund payments.
Hundreds of Greek protesters and refugees have demonstrated in Athens to voice opposition to a court's ruling to empty out squats, several of which provide residence to refugees and migrants.
On 26 April 2016, the same month the EU-Turkey deal trapped 60,000 refugees in Greece, migrant solidarity activists broke the locks on City Plaza, a shuttered hotel in Athens' anarchist Exarchia neighborhood, and gave 400 stranded people a home.
protest, for better employment rights, is latest in series that has hindered rubbish collection in major cities in Greece.
Meanwhile, the trash mounts grow all over Athens and in other cities and towns across Greece. The stench is ... out as much as they can. "The municipality of Athens asks for the cooperation and understanding of its citizens regarding the problems in ...
A farmer's daughter raised in the majestic, rolling hillsides of northern Greece, Petridis learned at an early age that the very nature on and around her parents' sprawling property was her supermarket.
For days, piles of rubbish have mounted in cities across Greece in a dispute over thousands of jobs.
Greece's prime minister said Wednesday that his bailout-reliant country will "very soon" be in a position to tap bond markets again, which would be Greece's first test of investor sentiment since 2014. Alexis Tsipras told his cabinet that this was a ...
There was a secret hospital organized especially for them in a small town of Dziwnow by the Baltic Sea. They suffered from all ... After a year the refugees spread all over Poland, to dozens of cities and towns. One of them was Chojnow - my hometown ...
Since then, City Plaza has housed some 1,500 refugees and migrants; it can house 400 at a time and rarely has vacancies. The hotel is at the center of a deepening intersection between the political tradition of squatting, which has deep roots in Greece ...
Since then, City Plaza has housed some 1,500 refugees and migrants; it can house 400 at a time and rarely has vacancies. The hotel is at the center of a deepening intersection between the political tradition of squatting, which has deep roots in Greece ...
Emma farmer, head of midwifery at Auckland's Waitemata District Health Board and Devonport resident, spent four weeks volunteering with Nurture Project International in the Greek city of Thessaloniki. The non-profit organisation worked with mothers and ...
I toured the major sites of Corfu city, such as St. Spyridon Church, saw a religious procession, the Asian Museum, Mon Repos and other sites.
There's a wine region you don't know about but definitely should. Introducing Macedonia, the rocky, mountainous region of northern Greece. Brimming with steep slopes and bustling port cities, Macedonia is a wine producing Mecca, with bottlings ranging ...
Last week's visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, to Thessaloniki, Greece, marking the construction of a new holocaust museum, turns the page in the city's once thriving Jewish community. Thessaloniki was nearly wiped ...
Konstantinos Papachristou, a fifteen year old living in the Greek port city of Thessaloniki, has made history by creating Greece's first online, teen think tank. Titled Teens4Greece, the forum is reserved for teens aged 13 to 18 and is broken into ...
"You cannot build your future unless you know your past," said Yiannis Boutaris, Mayor of the Greek city of Thessaloniki (Salonika), as he unveiled a commemorative plaque in his city where a holocaust Museum will be built. Israel's Prime Minister ...
Visitors to Greece should consider getting a guide - in addition to helping with navigating the staggering number of archaeological sites, a guide can also share the stories (and Greece has lots of them) from a real, live source. Related: Forget ...
Greek-Jews thanked the residents of the village of Amarantos in Karditsa on Sunday who protected them or their relatives from the Nazis during World War II, during the unveiling of a monument of "eternal gratitude and recognition" to commemorate the event.
By providing shelters, quality care and educational support, SOS children's Villages Greece has been at the forefront of restoring normality and stability into these children's lives.
Greek, Turkish prime ministers discuss airspace violations in Aegean, issue of Turkish servicemen who have sought asylum in Greece.
Almost 900 firefighters were still battling the flames around Pedrogao Grande, a town 150 kilometers (95 miles) northeast of Lisbon.
In Greece, a town of just under 100,000 people outside Rochester, a playground was submerged and roads were clogged with construction crews and moving trucks that were building up barriers and carting off furniture and possessions before the water rose ...
A boy dressed in a blue robe pulls a face at the lens, his energy and youth out of place in the austere atmosphere of the religious procession with the icon he's a part of in the village of Prokopi on Evia. ... These are just two of hundreds of images ...
Lesbos and the nearby Turkish coast were shaken by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake Monday that killed one person and displaced over 800 on the island.
When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the children of a Greek Jewish holocaust survivor unveiled a plaque Thursday for the planned Thessaloniki holocaust Memorial Museum, it marked a new chapter for the city's famed, and nearly destroyed, ...
(AP Photo/Armando Franca). A man on the balcony of a house looks up at a forest fire raging on a hillside above the village of Avelar, central Portugal, before sunrise Sunday, June 18, 2017. A number of people have been killed in forest fires in centra.
The Greek island of Skiathos is about to get a new holiday village located next to the well-known Koukounaries beach on the northern Aegean.
tornadoes were also reported in Nebraska. Ten people were injured and entire buildings were flattened after an earthquake struck the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday. According to local media reports, the mayor of Vrisa said the town looked like it was ...
The Greek capital sometimes succumbs to a touristy vibe that is altogether absent in Greece's second city, just 190 miles to the north. That makes Thessaloniki, which is the capital of Greek Macedonia and named for the half-sister of Alexander the ...
City Talk · CFA Institute Talk Why crowd-based capitalism has changed the economy. International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde said she will propose a precautionary 14-month standby agreement of $2bn for Greece. Share. Add a comment.
Extreme aerial dance artist Katerina Soldatou performs on a 34 metres (111 foot) high bridge at the city of Chalkida, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Athens on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.
Greece's prime minister has renewed an appeal to international lenders to reach an agreement on easing the country's debt burden.
A worker of Public Power corporation company climbs next to damaged buildings caused by an earthquake in the village of Vrissa on the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Authorities in G... (Manolis Lagoutaris/InTime News via ...
When I think about the meals I've eaten in Greece, a few stand out. But none so much as a single grilled tentacle of octopus, served in a small, family-owned restaurant overlooking the sea on the remote island of Anafi.
Greece, the land that created Western civilization. The home of more philosophers, Playwrights, and producers of knowledge then anybody can remember.
The Town of Greece has again issued a state of emergency due to flooding along Lake Ontario. In the declaration, the town is asking residents to avoid travel near the shoreline due to "potential situations that could threaten public safety ...
Local towns and villages are getting money back from the state for flooding and erosion damage from Lake Ontario. Governor Cuomo ... Cuomo announced that the state will reimburse the Town of Greece and the Village of Sodus Point $500,000. Tuesday's ...


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