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Greece may try eight dismissed Turkish soldiers who had fled to the country after the July 2016 defeated coup attempt, a Greek minister said on Jan. 4. Speaking at a news conference, Greek Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis said the government will consider holding a trial for them if Ankara files an official ...
Athens, Greece - Racist attacks targeting the homes of migrant workers have surged in Piraeus, a port city near the Greek capital, since Christmas, according to an anti-racist activist group. More than 30 homes where migrant labourers - most of whom are Pakistani nationals - reside have been targeted ...

Greece, N.Y. (WHAM) - The Greece police Department is attempting to identify two men who robbed a Verizon store on Dewey Avenue at gunpoint Wednesday night. According to the Greece police Department's facebook page, the armed robbery happened at 8:09 p.m. on Wednesday January 3rd.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece ordered the extradition on Friday of two Macedonian nationals wanted by Interpol over their alleged involvement in a wiretap scandal that brought down Macedonia's government in 2015, according to court officials. Political turmoil was triggered in 2015 when opposition parties ...
In what is seen as the first tangible sign of optimism, the number of new businesses created in Greece in 2017 was 5.7 per cent higher compared to 2016, while the number of business closures fell by 34.8 per cent. According to data provided by the business registry of the Ministry of economy, 30,077 new ...
Particularly incensed by a replica of the sea god Poseidon residing erect and nude at the entrance of the Ministry of education, the article inspired another monk, Nestor Tsoukalas to drive across Greece to take a sledgehammer to the statue. Guards were unable to control the single-minded frenzy of an ...

ATHENS (Reuters) - Athens is exploring whether eight Turkish soldiers who fled to the country after a failed coup attempt against Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan can be tried in Greece, Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis said on Thursday. Kontonis said Turkey would first need to make an official request ...
Greece's foreign minister says Athens wants to settle a decades-old dispute this year over the name Macedonia, which is claimed by both the Balkan country and a northern province of Greece. "I think 2018 will be the year when foreign-policy issues that have been stuck in the mud for decades will be ...
Since taking over Greece's special prosecutorial body fighting corruption almost a year ago, Touloupaki has given new momentum to a sprawling investigation into Germany's Siemens for alleged suspicious payments it made in the run-up to the 2004 Olympic games, spearheaded a probe into bribery ...
In the framework of the EU-TUR Statement. Source: Press Releases, Greek Ministry of citizen Protection. Overview. The vast majority of those returned to Turkey are nationals from countries other than Syria. The majority are Pakistani nationals (42 per cent of total). Syrians constitute 15 per cent of the total ...
The Greece restaurant will be the second Chick-fil-A to open in western New York, according to the company. The first upstate Chick-fil-A is scheduled to open in Cicero, outside Syracuse, next month. The openings are to be followed with two more standalone restaurants planned in Buffalo and Plattsburgh ...
Arsenal are on the verge of signing PAS Giannina starlet Kostas Mavropanos for a fee in the region of £2 million. The 20-year-old defender only made his professional debut in November 2016 but has gone on to become one of Greek football's most sought-after youngsters. Ahead of the move being ...
... warned against entering old buildings, according to the Daily Star. Dr Sophia Komninou, a lecturer at Swansea University, took to twitter after feeling the impact of the powerful tremors. She posted: "Yup, 2018 is definitely a drama queen. Just being woken up by an earthquake. #Thessaloniki #Greece." ...
GRNET, the national research and education network of Greece, is working on a pilot project with blockchain research and development company IOHK to verify student diplomas on Cardano, a blockchain that launched in September. The project is notable because it is the first official use case of Cardano, ...
ATHENS, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- Greece raised 1.625 billion euros (1.95 billion U.S. dollars) on Wednesday in the first auction of treasury bills for 2018, the Greek Public debt Management Agency announced. The six-month treasury bills were sold at an interest rate of 1.65 percent, down from 1.95 percent in the ...
Greece, N.Y. - Groundbreaking for Western New York's first Chick-fil-A restaurant is happening Wednesday. The new restaurant will be located on West Ridge Road in Greece, on the corner of Standish Road, right across from the mall. Alan Taylor was announced as the franchise owner during a ceremony at the site ...
TOURIST hotspots in Greece have been rocked by at least seven earthquakes in the last 24 hours. Locals and holidaymakers in Thessaloniki reported buildings shaking from "loud" tremors which lasted as long as six seconds. As many as seven earthquakes have struck Thessaloniki in the last 24 hours. 5.

More than 60,000 refugees and migrants are trapped in Greece due to sealed borders across the so-called Balkan route and the March 2016 deal between Turkey and the European Union, which was sculpted to stem the flow of displaced people to Europe. That deal has been roundly condemned by rights ...
Greece's Cyclades islands are the third best destination in the world for calm and relaxation, according to a Time Magazine feature. As 2017 was a very difficult year for the whole world, full of stress for most, Time magazine suggests that maybe it's time to make some drastic decisions for 2018: to get on an ...
Greece is becoming a magnet for well-off tourists from the Middle East as more regular and charter flights connect Athens and the Greek islands with Arab capitals. According to a report in euro2day.gr, the Middle East is the fastest growing market for Greek tourism. A significant proportion of guests in the ...
The new 5,056-square-foot Greece restaurant will offer indoor seating for 120 with additional patio seating for 20 as well as a two-story playground for children. ... Greece, N.Y. (WHAM) - Chick-fil-A's expansion in the Rochester area continues with a groundbreaking event at the site of its new Greece restaurant, the second ...
Kieran Scott, who spent time volunteering in Greece. ... A Nottingham man has spent several months working to improve the lives of refugees in Greece. ... 31, of garden City, Carlton, has been volunteering to provide clothing, hygiene products and eye care to refugees and displaced people in Greece.
As Greece prepares to stand on its feet again after eight years of turmoil a leading academic says that although the worst is over, the chance of a triple-dip recession remains real. Dr Ioannis Oikonomou, associate professor in finance at Henley Business school who has taught many subjects to JP Morgan, ...
ATHENS, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) -- Greek revelers ushered in the New Year with music concerts and firework shows with the main open air party held on Sunday night at the foot of the Acropolis hill in the heart of Athens. Thousands of people gathered in many central squares across the country to ring in 2018, ...
Zaev's historic visit begins with the arrival of his plane at Makedonia Airport. The fact that this Greek airport bears the name of the country next door is an indication of the conflict potential inherent in an ordinary state visit. Because officially, as far as Greece is concerned, there is no state called Macedonia.
From the Peloponnese in the south, to Evros in the north a network of nine thematic museums aims at showcasing Greece's cultural heritage. In particular, the museums created and supported by the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP) are trying to highlight traditional methods of how previous ...
Hadden is one of many The Ohio State University students who take advantage of the education abroad program. During Hadden's freshman year at the Mansfield campus, she decided to study abroad in Greece. "I chose to study abroad because I love to travel," Hadden said. "What better time to travel than ...
In current days and mostly in big cities, Christmas in Greece very much resembles the holiday celebrations from other areas in the world. Massive travel, easy access to worldwide media, and globalization have standardized and spread many traditions from the Occidental world. On top of the list, ...
The U.N. refugee agency is urging Greek authorities to speedily transfer thousands of refugees and migrants living under grim conditions on Greek islands to the mainland where they can receive better care. The agency acknowledges that about 6,000 asylum seekers have been moved to the mainland ...
Chinese investors are especially attracted to Greece's "golden visa" program, which gives property buyers a visa to the country and, with it, much of Europe. Chinese investors accounted for 43 percent of the 2,053 golden visas Greece issued between 2013 and October, and Russians came in second place ...
Strong winds and showers, as well as heavy snowfall at higher altitudes hampered the movements of thousands of holidaymakers in many parts of the country ahead of Christmas on Saturday. In Attica, gale-force winds kept ferryboats tied up at the ports of Lavrio and Rafina, while the Blue Star Delos was ...
Athens, Greece - Shrieks of terror mixed with squeals of unbridled excitement pierce the quiet afternoon in a small vineyard behind a horse stable in Ilion, a suburb of Athens, Greece. The noisemakers, two 17-year-old Afghan refugee girls, are riding horses for the first time in their lives. Once a week since ...
Anyone traveling to Britain or Greece for the holidays should make sure they have been vaccinated against measles, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautioned this week. The CDC added England and Greece to a list of countries where measles is circulating. The highly infectious virus has ...
After years of recession and financial crisis, roughly half of loans in Greece are considered non-performing -- the highest level in the European Union. The blast Friday caused extensive damage to the marble-and-glass facade of the Athens Appeals Court, a large building that is next to the country's ...
Dragasakis said Greece attaches great importance to the development of the relations with China, and actively supports the Belt and Road Initiative. He said Greece wishes "to make use of its status as a regional hub to strengthen cooperation under the initiative". The Belt and Road Initiative, championed ...
Moria camp, Greece - A group of men stand in a lengthy queue waiting for bread outside the Moria refugee camp as day breaks on Greece's Lesbos Island. Beyond them, an olive grove is blanketed with tents. children play in the rubbish-lined field next to Moria, a refugee camp enclosed with barbed-wire ...
THESSALONIKI, Greece -- police say one man has died and another was slightly injured as they attempted to climb Mount Olympus, Greece's highest mountain. The accident happened Saturday afternoon about 2,000 meters (6,580 feet) high. The two men were headed for a refuge slightly higher up the ...
Greece and Turkey were once sworn enemies. Now they're working on a cautious friendship. This week, Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan became the first Turkish head of state to visit Greece in 65 years. But even as Erdogan praised this newfound detente with Greece, he also brought up some ...
Mytilene, Lesbos Island, Greece - When 17-year-old Karime Qias, an Afghan refugee, arrived in Greece's Moria refugee camp two months back, she felt as though she had arrived in prison. Along with her mother and seven siblings, she shared a flimsy tent with strangers. "The facilities were not hygienic, ...
(RTTNews) - Greece's consumer price inflation accelerated in November after easing in the previous month, figures from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed Friday. Consumer prices climbed 1.1 percent year-over-year in November, faster than the 0.7 percent increase in October. The measure has ...
Learn more about Oxfam's humanitarian response in Greece. · As of 1 December, reception facilities on Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos were almost 7,200 over capacity: 12,744 people in facilities with a capacity of just 5,576. Last winter, three men died on Lesbos in the six days between 24 and 30 ...
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, 2nd left, his wife Emine, left, Greece's President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, 3rd right, Greece's Prime Minisre Alexis Tsipras, 2nd right and his partner Betty Baziana, right, stand during an official dinner in Athens, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. The presidents engaged in a ...
American users of the TripAdvisor website have given Greece the best reviews among the platform's visitors, in contrast to the Italians, who are responsible for ... Users from the US appear to have the best impressions in all categories: hotel quality, the sites and the restaurants they visited while in Greece.
As the tourism industry relies more and more on online tools to connect, platforms such as TripAdvisor have become key players in making or breaking a destination. So, the fact that the website gave Greece rave reviews is not without significance. Most of the positive reviews come from users based in the ...
But this does not imply Turkish leaders steered clear from the rival nation of Greece for all these years. Up until 2014, when Turkey held its first direct elections for president, the office of the president was largely ceremonial in Turkey. And Erdogan, Turkey's undisputed master (or reis, that is captain, as his ...
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reiterated Turkey's request for the extradition of putschist Fetullah terrorist Organization (FETO) members from Greece. "I have a call to Greek justice: justice delayed is justice denied," Erdogan told a joint news conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in ...
ATHENS -- Turkey's president made a landmark visit to Greece on Thursday, but any expectation for diplomacy was quickly deflated by his call for changes to an international treaty that defined the borders between the rivals, and by suggestions that Greek authorities were discriminating against their ...
But Filis believes that the diplomatic impasse is all the more reason for Turkey and Greece to try to improve bilateral relations. Turkish tourists are visiting Greece in record numbers, for instance. "Talks will address a new train line from Istanbul to Thessaloniki, as well as a ferry connection between Izmir and ...
Athens, Greece - Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan met his Greek counterpart, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, in Athens on Thursday, marking the first time a Turkish president has visited Greece since 1952. Erdogan's two-day trip to Greece has been billed as a landmark visit that could see the two countries ...
A masked protester throws a firebomb toward riot police during clashes in Athens, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Protesters marked Wednesday the ninth anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager in Athens that sparked the worst rioting Greece had seen in decades. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis), ...


 

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