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Delay Hits €5.7B Greek Bailout Payment

Greece failed to receive a fourth €5.7-billion ($7 billion) tranche of bailout funds on Monday, despite a senior EU figure confirming Athens had met "99...

‘Forgotten’ Greeks Abroad Need Support, Says Minister

Greece must build bridges and move closer to Greeks in Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister for Greeks Abroad, Terence Quick, has said. Speaking on Sunday after...

Turkish Cypriots Fume at Being ‘Disregarded’ from Gas Finds

Cyprus should not be able to undertake natural gas exploration without the support of Turkish Cypriots, it was claimed on Monday. Kudret Ozersay, a minister...

FYROM Leader Sees ‘Macedonia’ Issue Resolved by Summer

Leader of the government in Skopje, Zoran Zaev, has reportedly said he expects the protracted name dispute with Greece to be resolved in the...

Greek Father of the ‘Pap Smear’ Saved Countless Lives (video)

It is low-cost, effective and may have saved the lives of countless women since it was invented in 1943. The 'Pap smear' -- named after...

Greek Scientist Cheats Death By Missing Doomed Plane

A Greek scientist had a lucky escape when a travel delay caused him to miss an ill-fated Iranian plane which went down on Sunday, killing...

Deadly Fire Sweeps Through Peristeri Apartment

A man lost his life when an early-morning fire swept through his apartment in Athens on Monday. Eighteen firefighters and six water tenders rushed to...

Amazing Circular Rainbow Dazzles Greek Island

The Greek island of Mykonos is famous for its stunning views, but it raised its game recently with a spectacular circular rainbow. Petros Nazos, an...

Greeks Drinking to ‘Escape Reality’

A senior Greek medic has warned that the country is drinking too much, too regularly, compared to the rest of Europe. Athanasios Douzhenis, a professor...

As Greece Celebrates Carnival, Rioters Attack Athens Police

As carnival celebrations were being held in Greece on Saturday night, attacks on police by rioters in Athens made the headlines. The central Exarchia district saw...

Greek Opposition Head Meets Turkish PM in Germany

Senior figures from Greece's main opposition party met Turkey's prime minister and foreign minister recently in Germany. New Democracy head Kyriakos Mitsotakis and shadow foreign...

Irish President to Visit Refugee Camp During Greece Visit

The president of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, will visit a refugee camp outside Athens during a three-day state visit to Greece this week. Higgins' visit...

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