Failure for presidential vote in Greece could lead to snap polls

Lawmakers from Wednesday will vote for a new Greek president in a ballot that will lead to snap general elections if they fail -- putting on the line years of efforts to turn around an economy in crisis.

Greece faces tall order to prevent early elections: Analysts

Greece`s embattled government will be hard-pushed to forestall early elections -- and a blow to fiscal reforms -- by steering a snap presidential ballot through parliament next week, analysts say.

Greece condemns gun attack on Israeli embassy

The Greek government condemned on Friday as a "terrorist assault on democracy" a night-time gun attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens that saw the building sprayed with gunfire but no one was hurt.

Shots near Israeli embassy in Athens: Police

Police in Greece early on Friday were investigating a strafing attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens in which nobody was injured, a police source said.

Greece to hold first round of presidential vote on December 17

Greece on Monday said it would bring forward the first round of the presidential vote by several months to December 17 after getting a two-month extension from the eurogroup to its bailout programme.

Greek writer Menis Koumandareas found apparently murdered

Acclaimed Greek author Menis Koumandareas was found apparently murdered today in his central Athens home, authorities said.

Greece protests Elgin Marbles sculpture loan to Russia

Greece on Friday blasted as "provocative" an unprecedented decision by the British Museum to loan one of the Elgin Marbles -- Greek sculptures also known as the Parthenon Marbles that Athens has long demanded back -- to a top Russian museum.

Dying to escape crisis-hit Greece

Strapped to the underbelly of a train, 23-year-old Ali Arzin from Afghanistan had hoped to cross the border of crisis-hit Greece into Macedonia and eventually reach another EU country.

Greek PM denies planning tax rises to satisfy creditors

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaris has said he had rejected calls from the EU and IMF to raise taxes to satisfy the demands of the country's bailout programme.

Greece paralysed by major strike, flights cancelled

Greek labour unions staged a 24-hour strike on Thursday that cancelled hundreds of flights, shut public offices and severely disrupted local transport, in the first major industrial action to cripple the austerity-weary country in months.

Crete to take some 700 migrants from stricken ship

The Greek island of Crete was preparing on Wednesday to take in some 700 migrants aboard a freighter immobilised by engine failure, local officials said.

Greece to resume matches following referee attack
Greece to resume matches following referee attack

Greece`s football federation on Monday announced that professional football would resume this weekend following an attack against a top refereeing official.

Greece picks interim coach for friendly with Serbia
Greece picks interim coach for friendly with Serbia

Under-21 coach Kostas Tsanas will be in charge of Greece on Tuesday in a friendly against Serbia, replacing Claudio Ranieri who was sacked from the position on Saturday, the Greek football federation announced Sunday.

DNA analysis to help identify occupant of Greece tomb

 After the discovery of a human skeleton at the Amphipolis burial complex in northern Greece this week, the focus of experts has turned to the DNA testing which could help reveal the identity of the "owner" of the magnificent massive tomb.

Best win ever for Faroes Islands, says coach
Best win ever for Faroes Islands, says coach

The Faroe Islands achieved their biggest ever win in the 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifier upset of Greece in Athens Friday, coach Lars Olsen said.

Claudio Ranieri sacked as Greece coach
Claudio Ranieri sacked as Greece coach

Claudio Ranieri on Saturday was sacked as coach of Greece, paying the price for a humiliating 1-0 loss at home the previous evening to minnows the Faroes Islands in a Euro 2016 qualifier.

Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander-era tomb

Archaeologists are holding their breath that a skeleton found in a mysterious, richly-decorated tomb from the time of Alexander the Great will solve the riddle of who ancient Greece`s biggest burial mound was built for.

Skeletal remains found at tomb from Alexander the Great's era

Archaeologists have found skeletal remains inside a limestone grave at a vast ancient tomb in Greece dating to Alexander the Great`s era, the most significant discovery to date at the site.

4.8 magnitude earthquake hits Greece

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck about 140 kilometres west of Athens provoking some light damage to buildings but no reports of injuries, officials said Friday.

Eurozone ministers show `strong support` for Greece credit line

Eurozone ministers moved towards throwing twice bailed out Greece a new credit line on Thursday, that would come with conditions over its handling of budget and continued oversight by the International Monetary Fund.