Greece

Greek firefighters try to narrow down blaze near Athens

Firefighters are struggling for three consecutive days to extinguish the blaze that forced hundreds of people to evacuate from their homes and burned the pine forest in the west of the capital city of Greece.

May 21, 2021, 17:12 PM IST

Greek PM hopes for efficient tourism in post-COVID summer as airports refurbish

"As we carefully walk towards the exit of the COVID-19 health crisis, these airports will become our national bridges for a freer and more efficient summer, as we continue to build a wall of immunity with our vaccine rollout," said Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

May 20, 2021, 11:55 AM IST

Greece opens up for tourism with multimillion-euro promotional campaign

Greece opens up for tourism, announcing a multimillion-euro promotional campaign to reboot its economy after it witnessed a fall of 8 percent in GDP last year due to the COVID-19 crisis.

May 14, 2021, 10:54 AM IST

Europe's economy shrinks in first quarter as US rolls ahead

Figures announced Thursday showed the U.S. Economy grew 1.6 per cent during the first quarter. 

Apr 30, 2021, 17:39 PM IST

Turkey-Pakistan nexus is immediate terrorist threat to India, Greece: Experts

The recent report of Pakistan transferring nuclear missile technology to Turkey sent shockwaves around the globe, it exposed the nexus between Ankara and Islamabad, which in turn has far-reaching ramifications for regional stability and security. The growing threat of terrorism as a result of this nexus is of serious concern to India and Greece.

Jan 23, 2021, 23:54 PM IST

DNA: Turkey, Greece shaken by earthquake tremors!

A powerful earthquake struck Greece and Turkey on Friday, causing buildings to collapse and a sea surge that flooded the Turkish resort town of Izmir. Greek public television reported that the earthquake also caused a mini tsunami on the eastern Aegean Sea island of Samos, which damaged many buildings.

Oct 30, 2020, 23:18 PM IST

Strong earthquake of magnitude 7 strikes Aegean Sea, shaking Turkey, Greece

A strong earthquake of a magnitude of up 7.0 struck the Aegean Sea on Friday and was felt in both Turkey and Greece, local and international observatories said. People flooded to the streets in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir after the earthquake, witnesses said

Oct 30, 2020, 20:50 PM IST

Greece briefs India about the situation in Eastern Mediterranean

The foreign ministers of India and Greece in a virtual meet on Thursday discussed the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Oct 30, 2020, 14:58 PM IST

US, Greece call for peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in east Mediterranean

The United States also welcomed Greece`s readiness to seek maritime agreements with its neighbours in the region, they said after meeting in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki.

Sep 29, 2020, 00:28 AM IST

Two dead as storm Ianos hits central Greece; streets, homes flooded

Two people died as a rare storm, known as a Medicane (Mediterranean hurricane), pounded central Greece on Saturday, flooding streets and homes, the authorities said.

Sep 19, 2020, 14:52 PM IST

Desperate migrants stranded on Greek island seek shelter, Europe weighs options

With more than 12,000 former occupants of the overcrowded Moria reception centre now camping out in fields and along roadsides without food or water and threatened by a possible spread of coronavirus infections, the need for a solution has become increasingly urgent.

Sep 12, 2020, 02:30 AM IST

Manchester United's Harry Maguire found guilty of assault, resisting arrest

Maguire, his brother Joe Maguire and their friend Christopher Sharman have been on trial in Greece after an incident took place in the early hours of Friday morning.

Aug 25, 2020, 22:55 PM IST

Greece to make masks mandatory at more indoor public spaces

The measure goes into effect from July 29.

Jul 28, 2020, 18:43 PM IST

Urvashi Rautela cancels event in Greece due to COVID-19

Urvashi Rautela, who represented India at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant, was supposed to perform at a grand wedding in Athens, Greece.

Mar 06, 2020, 12:53 PM IST

Over 40 migrants found alive in refrigerated truck in Greece: Police

Greek police found 41 migrants hiding in a refrigerated truck at a motorway in northern Greece on Monday, police officials said.

Nov 04, 2019, 18:36 PM IST

Italy becomes second team to qualify for Euro 2020

This win was Italy`s seventh straight win in Group J. 

Oct 13, 2019, 10:47 AM IST

Clashes erupt as Greek police stop migrants from reaching border

There were dozens of tents in the field on Saturday and riot police formed a cordon to block an access route, parking 20 buses to stop the migrants from leaving the field.

Apr 06, 2019, 21:42 PM IST

Cherry blossom-themed torch unveiled for Tokyo 2020 Olympic, Paralympic games

The 1.2-kilogram torch is made from aluminium, 30 percent of which has been salvaged from the temporary housing built in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake.

Mar 20, 2019, 16:20 PM IST

EU health official slams Greek minister for defying smoking ban

EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis was asked by Kathimerini newspaper to comment on a 2016 photograph showing deputy health minister Pavlos Polakis smoke during a press conference.

Feb 05, 2019, 18:34 PM IST

Stefanos Tsitsipas aims higher after Australian Open semi-final success

Stefanos Tsitsipas became Greece's first player to reach the last four at a major with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(2) triumph over Roberto Bautista Agut on Tuesday.

Jan 22, 2019, 15:50 PM IST