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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

Strong quake off Greece, no early reports of damage, injuries

A strong quake with a magnitude of at least 6.4 struck off Greece early on Friday, earthquake monitors said, but there were no initial reports of extensive damage or casualties.

Oct 26, 2018, 07:41 AM IST

Obese tourists banned from riding donkeys in Greece

The animal rights campaigners had claimed that donkeys were being left with spinal injuries and open wounds.

Oct 10, 2018, 11:35 AM IST

Lindsay Lohan's Greece-set reality series greenlit at MTV

The actor hinted at the show in a New York Times profile in June.

Jul 23, 2018, 15:55 PM IST

Greek soccer faces FIFA expulsion because of violence

Greece could be expelled from international soccer competitions because of widespread violence, a FIFA representative said on Wednesday.

Mar 14, 2018, 20:22 PM IST

Greek football club president Ivan Savvidis apologises after gun incident

The president of Greek club PAOK today apologised after storming onto the pitch with a holstered gun tucked in his belt, an incident that prompted the indefinite suspension of the championship.

Mar 13, 2018, 21:41 PM IST

58 people jailed in Greek match-fixing scandal

The longest jail term was given to former Ilioupoli president Giorgos Tsakogiannis, sentenced to 10 years and 10 months on various charges, including illegal betting and illegal gambling.

Mar 01, 2018, 09:13 AM IST

AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas pens down a new contract

The Greece centre-back joined Roma in the summer of 2014, and has gone on to make 144 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring four goals.

Dec 02, 2017, 19:37 PM IST

Croatia qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup after 0-0 draw with Greece

Zlatko Dalic's men will be playing in their fifth World Cup in Russia next year, having only once failed to qualify in 2010.

Nov 13, 2017, 09:19 AM IST

FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Northern Ireland fume in defeat, Croatia cruise

Northern Ireland coach Michael O'Neill said he was "staggered and bewildered" by a controversial penalty decision that gave Switzerland a 1-0 win in their World Cup play-off first leg on Thursday.

Nov 10, 2017, 09:22 AM IST

Greeks built sacred sites on earthquake fault lines: Study

According to Iain Stewart from the University of Plymouth in the UK, fault lines created by seismic activity in the Aegean region may have caused areas to be afforded special cultural status.

Sep 13, 2017, 14:58 PM IST

5.7 million-year-old human-like footprints discovered in Greece

Ever since the discovery of fossils of Australopithecus in South and East Africa during the middle years of the 20th century, the origin of the human lineage has been thought to lie in Africa.

Sep 02, 2017, 18:21 PM IST

Greece arrests Belgian woman wanted for terror ties: Coastguard

Authorities declined to identify the suspect's nationality but state agency ANA said she was a Belgian apparently of Moroccan origin.

Aug 19, 2017, 14:20 PM IST

Spain could top Greece in migrant sea arrivals: IOM

Spain could overtake Greece this year in the number of migrants arriving by sea, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday, using boats and even jet-skis.

Aug 10, 2017, 18:23 PM IST

Nearly 80 injured in Turkey by earthquake: Report

Many of the injuries were caused by people jumping out of building windows and falling after reacting in panic to the overnight quake, NTV broadcaster said.

Jul 21, 2017, 14:37 PM IST

Earthquake hits Greece and Turkey: At least two dead, over 100 injured

An earthquake occurred in Bodrum, Turkey of 6.7 intensity. It leads to high tides after Tsunami and death of 2. 100 are reported to be injured. Watch to know more.

Jul 21, 2017, 11:07 AM IST

Earthquake damages buildings on Greek island; two killed, 100 hurt

A powerful earthquake struck Greek islands early morning Friday, damaging buildings and a port, killing at least two people and causing more than 100 injuries, authorities said.

Jul 21, 2017, 08:20 AM IST