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Gene that prevents heart disease found in Greeks villagers

Gene that prevents heart disease found in Greeks villagers

The cardioprotective variant, rs145556679, was found in the people living in Mylopotamos, northern Crete.

Greek Finance Ministry rejects ''snap polls threat'' reports

Greek Finance Ministry rejected on Sunday Greek media reports over a verbal war between Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and his counterparts during the December 5 Eurogroup meeting which allegedly ended in talks regarding new snap elections in Greece.

2100-year-old human skeleton found on Antikythera Shipwreck

2100-year-old human skeleton found on Antikythera Shipwreck

A human skeleton found during the ongoing excavation of the famous Antikythera Shipwreck -- the largest ancient shipwreck ever discovered -- could provide an insight into the lives of people who lived 2100 years ago, say researchers.

Leonidas of Rhodes vs Michael Phelps: American swimmer breaks 2000-year-old Olympic record

Leonidas of Rhodes vs Michael Phelps: American swimmer breaks 2000-year-old Olympic record

Phelps won the 200-metre individual medley final for his 13th Olympic individual gold medal.

Solar plane leaves Spain for penultimate leg of world tour

The Solar Impulse 2 left southern Spain on its way to Egypt on Monday.

'You are not alone', Pope tells refugees on Lesbos

Pope Francis on Friday told refugees trapped on the Greek island of Lesbos that they are "not alone" in their plight, and called on the world to respond with "common humanity" to the migrant crisis.

13,000 refugees at Greek border ahead of crunch EU-Turkey migration summit

The huge influx of refugees and migrants has caused major tensions and divisions within the European Union.

Jihadists holding over 3,000 Yazidis hostage: Activist

Jihadists holding over 3,000 Yazidis hostage: Activist

Jihadists in Iraq and Syria are holding over 3,000 Yazidi hostages, a Yazidi activist once imprisoned by the Islamic State said Wednesday.

2,000-year-old Greek fort unearthed in Jerusalem

Archaeologists believe they have found the precise location of he Acra, a fortified Hellenistic citadel erected in the heart of Jerusalem by the Seleucid conquerors, after they first destroyed he city in 168 BC.

Twenty-six migrants missing in sea off Greece: Coastguard

Twenty-six migrants were feared missing early on Sunday after a dinghy carrying them sank off the Greek island of Lesbos, the coastguard said.

Greeks despair over drowned refugee children

Greek divers trawled the Aegean Sea on Monday for survivors of the country`s worst maritime accident involving refugees, as officials reacted with despair at the scene of the tragedy in which 15 babies and children drowned.