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Strong quake off Turkish and Greek coasts kills two, injures dozens

A powerful earthquake killed two people on the Greek holiday island of Kos in the early hours of Friday, also causing disruption in the Turkish tourist hub of Bodrum.

Jul 21, 2017, 15:55 PM IST

Greek former PM Constantine Mitsotakis dies: family

Born in 1918, Mitsotakis had quit politics in 2004, stepping down as Greece`s longest-serving parliamentarian.

May 29, 2017, 10:23 AM IST

Gene that prevents heart disease found in Greeks villagers

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

May 28, 2017, 00:16 AM IST

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.

Dec 12, 2016, 06:00 AM IST

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.

Sep 21, 2016, 00:33 AM IST

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.

Aug 13, 2016, 16:07 PM IST

Solar plane leaves Spain for penultimate leg of world tour

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

Jul 11, 2016, 14:34 PM IST

'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.

Apr 16, 2016, 17:03 PM IST

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.

Mar 05, 2016, 21:19 PM IST

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.

Dec 30, 2015, 17:37 PM IST

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.

Nov 05, 2015, 09:42 AM IST

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.

Sep 20, 2015, 13:09 PM IST

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.

Sep 15, 2015, 00:52 AM IST

Migrant sailboat sinks in Aegean; one dead, 15 missing

One person died and at least 15 were missing in the Aegean sea on Tuesday after a sailboat carrying migrants sank in waters between Turkey and Greece, Greek authorities said.

Jul 08, 2015, 00:43 AM IST

Euro drops after Greek debt talks collapse

The euro fell Monday after talks between Greece and its international creditors collapsed, bringing the threat of a Greek exit from the eurozone closer than ever.

Jun 15, 2015, 11:40 AM IST

Greece, creditors `very close` to a deal: Minister

Greece and its international creditors were "very close" to a loan deal for the cash-strapped country, a Greek junior minister said Sunday, a day ahead of a key meeting in Brussels.

May 10, 2015, 15:17 PM IST

Germany unblocks Greek bailout in parliament vote

German lawmakers approved a hard-won bailout extension for Greece Friday in a move Germany`s finance chief called "not easy" but necessary, lifting the last hurdle to keeping a crucial lifeline open to Athens.

Feb 28, 2015, 00:07 AM IST

Greek ex-minister faces life in tax evasion test trial

 A former Greek finance minister went on trial Wednesday for allegedly shielding relatives hiding money in Switzerland, in a case closely watched for proof that the eurozone straggler is serious about tackling tax evasion.

Feb 25, 2015, 17:08 PM IST

Yanis Varoufakis named Greece`s new finance minister: Govt

Greece`s new finance minister will be Yanis Varoufakis, a 53-year-old radical left-wing economist, the anti-austerity Syriza-led government announced on Tuesday.

Jan 27, 2015, 19:40 PM IST

`Unnatural` Greek coalition could be short-lived: Analysts

An "unnatural" coalition government formed Monday between anti-austerity party Syriza and nationalist Independent Greeks could prove short-lived, analysts said.

Jan 26, 2015, 20:42 PM IST