17-year-old migrant killed in shootout at sea with Greek police

A 17-year-old migrant was killed during a shootout at sea between Greek port police and human smugglers, the government said late Saturday.

Supreme Court head named caretaker Greek PM

The head of Greece`s Supreme Court, Vassiliki Thanou, was named Thursday as the country`s caretaker prime minister ahead of early elections, the president`s office said.

Two migrants die, five missing in Aegean boat wreck: Greek coastguard

Greece`s coastguard on Monday said it had recovered the bodies of two migrants who drowned when their boat sank near the island of Lesbos, and was seeking five more who were missing.

Two drown, five missing as migrants head for Greek island

Two people drowned and five were believed missing when a dinghy carrying migrants capsized off the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, as many hundreds continued to head to Greek territory from nearby Turkey.

Greek conservative opposition gives up bid to form government

Greece`s conservative opposition leader acknowledged on Monday that he could not form a government and lambasted outgoing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for dragging the country back to elections after just seven months in power.

Greek political leaders row over snap election

An unprecedented war of words has broken out between Greece`s outgoing government, the parliament chief and the president over early elections likely to be held on September 20.

Turkey detains over 400 migrants trying to cross to Greece

 Turkish security forces have detained 435 migrants and Syrian refugees along with three suspected people smugglers, before they embarked on an attempt to cross the Aegean Sea to Greece, reports said Saturday.

2,000 refugees stuck on Macedonia border as more arrive

 Some 2,000 mostly-Syrian refugees spent a rainy night stranded in no-man`s land between Greece and Macedonia as hundreds more began arriving Saturday on their way to western Europe.

Greece rebels form new party ahead of snap polls

 Rebels from Greece`s Syriza party on Friday formed a breakaway parliamentary group after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned, paving the way for the crisis-hit country`s fourth election in three years.

Greece's new far-left party to seek mandate to form govt
Greece's new far-left party to seek mandate to form govt

Greece`s new Popular Unity party of far-left rebels from the leftist Syriza party will seek a mandate to form a government as the third-biggest group in parliament, a senior party lawmaker told Reuters on Friday. 

Greece heads for election despite opposition coalition efforts

Greece`s president formally gave the conservative opposition a chance on Friday to form a new government after leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned, but the country appears almost certain to be heading to an election next month.

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras announces resignation, calls for snap election
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras announces resignation, calls for snap election

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced his resignation on Thursday and called for early elections in the crisis-hit country.

MSF says rescued over 11,000 migrants in Med since May

Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) said on Thursday it has rescued over 11,000 migrants from the Mediterranean since the start of May.

Greek PM Tsipras to resign on Thursday: Govt official
Greek PM Tsipras to resign on Thursday: Govt official

 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will submit his resignation to the country`s president later Thursday to clear the way for early elections on Sept. 20, a government official said.

Greece to hold early elections on Sept 20: Source
Greece to hold early elections on Sept 20: Source

 Greece is likely to hold early elections on Sept. 20, a Greek government official told reporters on Thursday.

Greek PM poised to call snap election to quell party rebellion
Greek PM poised to call snap election to quell party rebellion

 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to call early elections, state television said on Thursday, hoping to quell a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal support to implement a tough bailout programme. 

Eurozone ministers approve first tranche of Greek bailout funds

Eurozone finance ministers on Wednesday formally approved the first tranche of a new 86 billion euro ($95-billion) bailout for Greece after parliaments in member states backed the rescue-for-reforms deal. 

Dutch PM faces possible no-confidence vote over Greece bailout

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is on Wednesday to face a grilling in parliament, and a possible no-confidence vote, for his cabinet`s support for debt-ridden Greece`s third international bailout. 

Greece`s Lesbos at `breaking point` amid spike in migrant arrivals: IRC

An unprecedented spike in refugee arrivals on Greek shores is pushing the resort island of Lesbos to "breaking point", with some 2,000 people landing there every day, an aid group warned Tuesday.