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Child dies in Greek migrant camp fire
Athens, Feb 24 (IANS) A 7-year-old child died in a fire at a migrant camp near the Greek capital, Greek national news agency AMNA reported on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Cold snap in Greece leaves two dead
Athens, Feb 17 (IANS) Two men have died in Greece during a cold snap that has disrupted transport and caused power cuts in many parts of the mainland as well as Aegean Sea islands for a second day, authorities said.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New initiative launched to deepen between Europe, Arab world
Athens, Feb 12 (IANS) A new initiative aiming to deepen cooperation between Europe and the Arab world in various important fields was launched in Athens.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greek PM announces full Covid-19 lockdown for Attica region
Athens, Feb 10 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday a full Covid-19 lockdown for the Attica region, where half of Greece's population lives, in order to stem the further spread of the novel coronavirus.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
Seven in 10 Greeks willing to get vaccinated against Covid
Athens, Jan 18 (IANS) Seven in ten Greeks are willing to get vaccinated against Covid-19, according to opinion polls, as vaccination of the elderly above 85 years old started this weekend in Greece, after that of health professionals and residents of elderly care homes in recent weeks.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
Greece, Turkey to have exploratory talks on Jan 25
Athens, Jan 12 (IANS) The 61st round of exploratory talks between Greece and Turkey will take place in Istanbul on January 25, the country's Foreign Affairs Ministry announced in a statement.
2021-01-12
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greece extends Covid-19 lockdown to Jan 18
Athens, Jan 9 (IANS) Greece will extend the nationwide lockdown by another week to January 18 to cope with the new wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Nikos Hardalias, Deputy Minister for Civil Protection and Crisis Management, announced.
2021-01-09
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
Greece further extends coronavirus lockdown
Athens, Jan 3 (IANS) Greece will further extend the current nationwide lockdown to January 11 in order to address the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, a government spokesman has announced.
2021-01-03
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greece to close primary schools, kindergartens after imposing lockdown
Athens, Nov 15 (IANS) Greece will close all primary schools and kindergartens across the country for two weeks starting from Monday as part of the country's efforts to stem the Covid-19 pandemic, Minister of Education and Religious Affairs Niki Kerameus announced.
2020-11-15
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine,Politics
Greece to impose nationwide curfew as daily Covid-19 deaths rise
Athens, Nov 12 (IANS) The Greek government announced on Wednesday a nationwide curfew starting from Friday evening as a new daily record of 43 Covid-19 deaths was reported.
2020-11-12
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
Greece toughens restrictive measures
Athens, Nov 1 (IANS) The Greek government has announced tougher restrictive measures to control the further spread of the coronavirus, as the country reported a record high number of single-day cases.
2020-11-01
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greek PM pledges swift aid to Samos Island after 6.7-magnitude quake
Athens, Nov 1 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis pledged immediate and full support to the residents of Samos Island in the Aegean Sea, which was hit a day earlier by a deadly earthquake.
2020-11-01
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greece, Turkey pledge mutual aid after 6.7-magnitude quake
Athens/Ankara, Oct 31 (IANS) Greece and Turkey have pledged mutual aid after a massive earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richer scale jolted the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing 22 people and injuring over 790 others.
2020-10-31
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
After over 5 years of trial, Neo-Nazi leaders convicted of running crime gang
Athens, Oct 7 (IANS) After more than five years of trial, the leadership of Greece's neo-Nazi party has been convicted of running a criminal organisation.
2020-10-07
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Athens Marathon cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic
Athens, Oct 2 (IANS) The 2020 Athens Marathon, which was slated to take place on November 7-8, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-10-02
Category: International, Greece,Sports,Athletics
Greece, Egypt to continue East Med border talks: Greek FM
Athens, Sep 16 (IANS) Greece and Egypt will continue negotiations to complete the demarcation of their maritime borders, following an earlier deal setting up an exclusive economic zone between them in the Mediterranean Sea, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said.
2020-09-16
Category: International, Greece,Politics
3 dead, 53 rescued as migrant vessel capsizes in Greece
Athens, Sep 15 (IANS) At least three people died and 53 others were rescued after a boat carrying migrants capsized in the waters off Greece's Crete island, the country's Coast Guard said in a statement.
2020-09-15
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Greek PM presents policy plan
Athens, Sep 13 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a new package of economic measures aimed to alleviate society's strain from the Covid-19 pandemic, reforms to keep the country firmly on the growth trajectory, as well as fresh defence expenditure.
2020-09-13
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greece's daily Covid-19 cases hit record high
Athens, Aug 24 (IANS) Greece reported 284 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period, the highest single-day spike since February.
2020-08-24
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
Greece slams Turkey's decision to convert another museum into mosque
Athens, Aug 22 (IANS) Greece has slammed Turkey's move to convert the Chora museum, the 1,000-year-old former Byzantine Greek Orthodox church, into a mosque, saying it was "totally condemnable".
2020-08-22
Category: International, Greece,Politics,Religion,Immigration/Law/Rights
Holidaymakers returning to Greece tested at ports
Athens, Aug 21 (IANS) Holidaymakers returning to Greece were being tested for the novel coronavirus for free at the Piraeus and Rafina ports due to a surge in the number of cases.
2020-08-21
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine
No provocation will remain unanswered: Greek PM on E.Mediterranean
Athens, Aug 13 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that "no provocation will remain unanswered" on the escalation of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greece to resume tourist activities from July 1
Athens, May 21 (IANS) Greek authorities have announced that foreign tourists would be allowed in the country from July 1, when direct flights to tourist destinations were scheduled to gradually resume.
2020-05-21
Category: International, Greece,Politics
7 dead, dozens injured in freak storm in Greece
Athens, July 11 (IANS) At least seven people died, including two children, and dozens were injured when a freak storm struck northern Greece.
2019-07-11
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Mitsotakis sworn-in as Greece PM
Athens, July 8 (IANS) Centre-right leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Greece's new Prime Minister on Monday just a day after his New Democracy party landed an absolute majority in the country's elections, which put an end to the left-wing Syriza government.
2019-07-08
Category: International, Greece,Politics
Greece votes in 1st post-bailout parliamentary elections
Athen, July 7 (IANS) Voters across Greece voted on Sunday in the first parliamentary elections since the 2008 global financial crisis that triggered financial bailouts leading the Greek economy to shrink by 28 per cent and increasing unemployment.
2019-07-07
Category: International, Greece,Politics
5.3-magnitude earthquake hits central Greece
Athens, March 31 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted central Greece on Saturday, the Geodynamic Institute of Athens' National Observatory announced.
2019-03-31
Category: International, Greece,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
European spirit has strengthened after 'difficult years': Merkel
Athens, Jan 11 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European spirit has been strengthened through the management of common challenges and Europe will have a better future through cooperation and not nationalism.
2019-01-11
Category: International, Greece,Diplomacy,Business/Economy,Politics