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Barack Obama visits Greece amid hopes he will argue for debt relief

Barack Obama visits Greece amid hopes he will argue for debt relief

"Greece has gone through very challenging and dramatic times over the last several years," Obama, the first U.S. president to visit Greece since Bill Clinton in 1999, said during a meeting with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

Barack Obama lands in Athens on final European trip as president

Barack Obama lands in Athens on final European trip as president

US President Barack Obama arrived in Athens on Tuesday, the first stop on a final foreign trip that will aim to reassure worried Europeans following Donald Trump`s surprise presidential election victory.

After Trump shock, Barack Obama heads to Athens to talk democracy

US President Barack Obama will arrive in Athens on Tuesday, the first stop on a final foreign trip that will aim to reassure worried Europeans following Donald Trump`s surprise presidential election victory.

French embassy in Athens suffers grenade attack

French embassy in Athens suffers grenade attack

The attack occurred at 4.45 a.m., and was carried out by two attackers on a motorcycle, Efe news reported.

Small explosion outside French embassy in Athens: Police

Small-scale attacks on businesses, police, politicians and embassies are frequent in Greece, with its long history of political violence.

Disgraced Michel Platini to attend UEFA Congress in Athens

Disgraced Michel Platini to attend UEFA Congress in Athens

The former French international, a three-time European footballer of the year, is the key figure in the scandal that brought down FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva earns IOC spot despite opposition

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva earns IOC spot despite opposition

Isinbayeva received 45 votes in favour and 23 against with two IOC members abstaining as she was confirmed a member of the Olympic body,

Greek Parliament votes again on mosque construction

Greece`s Parliament on Thursday voted again on resolving "bureaucratic obstacles" to building a long-delayed official mosque in Athens.

Over 100 migrant bodies washed up in Libya

The bodies of more than 100 migrants have washed up on a Libyan beach as a new migrant boat tragedy unfolded in the Mediterranean south of Greece today.

Protests erupt in Athens ahead of new austerity measures vote

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Greek parliament in Athens ahead of the vote due on Sunday night.

Thousands take to streets in Greece ahead of reform vote

Thousands take to streets in Greece ahead of reform vote

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Athens Sunday as Greece's parliament prepared to vote on a controversial tax and pensions overhaul which has sparked mass opposition.

Thousands take to streets in Greece ahead of reform vote

Thousands take to streets in Greece ahead of reform vote

The reforms to be voted on later Sunday would reduce Greece's highest pension payouts, merge several pension funds, increase contributions and raise taxes for those on medium and high incomes.

Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike

Services in Greece, from garbage collection to public transport, shut down on Friday as workers kicked off three days of strikes to protest new bailout austerity measures that they say will further reduce incomes.

Five migrants drown off Greek island of Samos after boat capsizes

Five migrants - four women and one child - drowned when their boat capsized off the Greek island of Samos close to Turkey`s coast, Greek coast guard officials said on Saturday.

'We love you' but you've got to go: Greece tells migrants

Greece plans to tell thousands of migrants that it "loves" them to persuade them to willingly evacuate a huge makeshift camp at the port of Piraeus ahead of the busy tourism season, officials said on Friday.

EU pushes Greece to improve conditions for migrants

The EU piled pressure on Greece on Wednesday over Europe`s migrant crisis, telling Athens to improve conditions for refugees and to shore up its borders or risk a suspension of the bloc`s passport-free zone.

EU blasts Greece over migrant crisis as seven more drown

Seven migrants drowned trying to reach Greece on Wednesday, as the European Union blasted Athens for its handling of the crisis, saying it had "seriously neglected" its duty to protect the bloc`s borders.

Greece blasts `lies` in EU migrant talks

Greece lashed out on Monday at what it called "lies" by its EU partners following calls for Athens to be suspended from the Schengen passport-free zone if it fails to staunch the flow of migrants into Europe.

France welcomes more refugees amid tough control

France is to open its doors to more refugees coming notably from Syria as part of the "solidarity quota" agreed by the European countries, the media reported.