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Coronavirus delays Athens mosque opening

Jun 27, 2020 - 10:10 PM

The Greek government says works on the mosque were delayed due to the pandemic

FIRST MOSQUE. A picture taken in Athens on June 7, 2019 shows a view of the interior of a mosque, the first official place of worship for Athens Muslims in over a century. Photo by Aris Messinis/AFP

Row over Greek police raids in bohemian Athens district

Sep 14, 2019 - 4:19 PM

The government says organized crime is rampant in Exarchia, but residents note the crackdown could be linked to gentrification

CONSERVATIVE PM. In this file photo, Greece's newly elected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (L) is sworn-in at the presidential palace in Athens on July 8, 2019. Photo by Louisa GOULIAMAKI/AFP

Firefighters contain major blaze near Athens

Aug 12, 2019 - 4:00 PM

At least two houses are burned but there were no reports of injuries as police are able to quickly evacuate the area and block roads

Greek wildfires toll rises to 81 amid search for survivors

Jul 25, 2018 - 5:17 PM

(UPDATED) Firefighters continue to search for bodies after receiving numerous calls reporting people missing

WILDFIRE'S CASUALTY. A charred body lies next to a car during wildfires in the village of Mati near Athens, on July 23, 2018.  Photo by Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP

Macron outlines plan for Europe revival from Athens

Sep 08, 2017 - 2:59 PM

Choosing a symbol of ancient Athenian democracy – Pnyx Hill – for his speech French President Emmanuel Macron says he intends to present fellow European leaders with a roadmap to fix Europe for the next decade

REVIVAL. French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech on the Pnyx hill in Athens on September 7, 2017, as part of his two-day official visit to Greece. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

When the bell rings: My story of getting bullied

Jan 17, 2017 - 7:28 PM

Bullying is more than just physical harm. It’s the harshest form of rejection, one that gets in the way of our growth and self-discovery

Babies and children perish in new migrant tragedy off Greece

Sep 13, 2015 - 9:55 PM

UPDATED The stricken boat carrying 112 people sinks off off the southern Aegean island of Farmakonisi

REGISTRATION. Refugees wait for their registrations to be completed at a reception center in Mytilini, where some 3,000 refugees reportedly disembark daily, on the island of Lesvos in Greece on September 13, 2015. Photo by Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Thousands of migrants arrive in Athens

Sep 02, 2015 - 10:59 PM

Local news website Il Fatto 24 said some 15 000 migrants had used the crossing since January

Migrant crisis 'surpasses' Greek abilities – Tsipras

Aug 07, 2015 - 10:10 PM

The UN refugee agency s division for Europe says Greece provided no reception facilities for 124 000 refugees and migrants

REFERENDUM. A handout picture released by the Greek Prime Minister's press office on July 1, 2015 of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressing the nation about the referendum on July 5, 2015, during a speech broadcasted from his office in Athens, Greece. File photo by Andrea Bonetti/Prime Minister Of Greece Press Office/Handout/EPA

Greece issues fresh warning on IMF payment in June

May 24, 2015 - 8:32 PM

A failure to honor the repayments could result in default raising the specter of a possible exit from the euro

IMF. A file photo dated May 18, 2011 showing the sign of the International Monetary Fund at the entrance of the Headquarters of the IMF, also known as building HQ2, in Washington, DC, USA. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Merkel says still 'a lot to do' for Greek debt deal

May 22, 2015 - 4:19 PM

The delay in reaching an agreement has led to concerns Athens is running critically short of cash and may soon end up defaulting which could set off a messy exit from the euro

MORE WORK. In this file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a news conference at the end of the European Council Summit in Brussels, Belgium, 19 October 2012. File photo by Thierry Roge/EPA

Global powers sign declaration on sustainable fishing

Mar 15, 2014 - 7:31 AM

Environmental group Greenpeace stresses the need for more action when it comes to sustainable fishing

SUSTAINABLE FISHING. 6 global powers pledge to support measures to address fishing overcapacity

Filipino worker in Cyprus exhibits artwork

Aug 19, 2013 - 6:11 PM

After kasambahay duties Rosita Sumagaysay turns to painting

KASAMBAHAY, ARTIST. 'Rosita's Flowers' by Rosita Sumagaysay. All photos courtesy of Miles Viernes

Greek socialists make 'first step' toward coalition

May 11, 2012 - 6:30 AM

Greece s socialist leader on his way to forming a Cabinet after Sunday s inconclusive election