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Powerful quake shakes western Greece, no major injuries

Oct 26 2018

ATHENS A powerful earthquake shook western Greece early on Friday, damaging a port and a 15th century monastery, but causing no major injuries, officials and local media said. | Video

Turkey won't allow Greek interference in East Med activities -minister

Oct 24 2018

ANKARA/ATHENS Turkey warned Greece on Wednesday to stay out of its activities in the eastern Mediterranean, heralding a potential showdown with Cyprus over hydrocarbons research in a region thought to be rich in natural gas.

As cabinet row rumbles, Greek PM hails Macedonia name change

Oct 20 2018

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday welcomed the approval by Macedonia's parliament of a proposed change to the country's name as a decisive step toward ending decades of discord between the two neighbours.

Greek foreign minister quits in Macedonia name row

Oct 17 2018

ATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted the resignation of his foreign minister on Wednesday, Greece's first major political casualty in a drive to end a decades-old name dispute with Macedonia.

Tarnished by bailout, Greek PM eyes reshuffle before election

Aug 27 2018

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras saw his interior minister take up a key post in his leftist Syriza party on Monday, heralding a cabinet reshuffle to shore up waning support after painful bailouts.

Tsipras declares 'day of liberation' after Greece exits bailout

Aug 21 2018

ATHENS Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hailed the end of a "modern-day Odyssey" on Tuesday after Greece emerged from nine years of bailouts, saying it should never forget the harsh lessons learned under tight financial supervision by its creditors.

Greece to tear down illegal buildings after killer blaze

Aug 07 2018

ATHENS Greece will demolish thousands of illegal buildings in response to the death of dozens of people who were unable to escape a maze of poorly planned streets in the country's worst wildfire disaster.

Greek civil protection minister resigns after killer wildfire

Aug 03 2018

ATHENS Greek Civil Protection Minister Nikos Toskas resigned on Friday in the wake of a wildfire last month that killed 88 people and led to widespread criticism of the government for its handling of the disaster.

After Greek fire kills scores, politicians' gloves come off

Jul 31 2018

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused the opposition on Tuesday of exploiting one of the country's worst ever natural disasters in a deepening political row over the deaths of at least 91 people in a fire.

We suspect arson, Greek minister says of wildfire

Jul 26 2018

MATI, Greece Greece said on Thursday it suspected arson was behind a devastating forest fire which killed at least 83 people and turned the small town of Mati east of Athens into a wasteland of death and destruction. | Video

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