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3 ancient shipwrecks discovered off Aegean island of Kasos

Greece’s Culture Ministry says three shipwrecks from ancient and mediaeval times and large sections of their cargoes have been discovered off the small Aegean island of Kasos.


Fire rages out of control in Greek island nature reserve

More than a thousand firefighters battled wildfires Tuesday in Greece, with the largest burning out of control through a nature reserve on the island of Evia north of Athens causing …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Greek PM says he will revive bid for German WWII reparations

Greece’s prime minister says his government will formally revive a long-standing demand for Germany to pay vast reparations for the World War II Nazi occupation.


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018

Twin wildfires near Athens kill 20, gut vacation resorts

Gale-fanned wildfires raged through holiday resorts near Greece’s capital, killing at least 20 people by early Tuesday and injuring more than 104, including 11 in serious condition, in the deadliest …


Strikes, rallies, clashes in Greece at anti-austerity protests

Police fired tear gas in brief clashes with protesters and strikes halted ferries and disrupted public transport Friday, as unions stepped up protests against a new austerity bill that will …


Greeks clean up, mourn after floods kill 16; 4 still missing

Rescue crews scoured floodwaters Thursday for residents missing after flash floods cut a swathe of destruction near the Greek capital, killing at least 16 people and tossing cars into buildings …


Clashes in Athens as 17,000 mark 1973 student uprising

Thousands of Greek protesters marched Thursday to the U.S. embassy in Athens, in an annual commemoration of a 1973 student uprising that was crushed by the military dictatorship which ruled …


Violence breaks out in anti-U.S. protest as Obama visits Greece

Riot police are using tear gas and stun grenades in Athens to disperse about 3,000 left-wing marchers protesting President Barack Obama’s visit to Greece. This, after they tried to enter …