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Greek minister optimistic Macedonia name deal will be approved


ATHENS Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Thursday hailed an agreement with Macedonia on changing its name and opening the way for it to join NATO and the European Union.

For asylum-seekers on Greece's Lesbos, life 'is so bad here'

LESBOS, Greece Hundreds of asylum-seekers stranded on Greece's Lesbos island are living in makeshift tents in a field overrun by garbage, without electricity or running water. | Video

World, Afghanistan, 7:24am EDT

Greece moves to ease overcrowding in Lesbos migrant camp

ATHENS Greece said on Tuesday it would move 2,000 asylum-seekers from the island of Lesbos to the mainland by the end of the month as pressure mounted on the government to ease overcrowding.

World, Sep 18 2018

Greece must urgently move vulnerable migrants from island camp: MSF aid agency

ATHENS Greece should urgently move children and other vulnerable migrants and refugees from its most overcrowded island camp to the mainland or to other EU countries for the sake of their mental and physical health, the MSF aid agency said on Monday.

World, Sep 17 2018

Tourists injured after rockfall at pristine beach in Greece's Zakynthos

ATHENS At least seven people were injured in Greece on Thursday in a rockfall at the popular Navagio beach in the island of Zakynthos, Greek authorities said.

World, Sep 13 2018

NGOs urge Greece to act over 'shameful' migrant camps

ATHENS More than 17,000 migrants are crammed into Greek island camps in conditions unfit for human habitation, 19 civil society organizations said on Thursday, urging authorities to take wider action beyond focusing on one camp.

World, United Nations, Sep 13 2018

Europe must face its policy failures to stop rise of far right: Tsipras

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday Europe could face an existential crisis over nationalism unless it owned up to its failure to handle a fiscal crisis and deal with an influx of migrants effectively.

World, Euro Zone Sep 11 2018

Fresh from end of bailout, Greek PM announces tax breaks

THESSALONIKI, Greece Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday unveiled plans for tax cuts and pledged spending to heal years of painful austerity, less than a month after Greece emerged from a bailout program financed by its EU partners and the IMF.

World, Sep 08 2018

Greek police fire teargas at Macedonia protesters

THESSALONIKI, Greece Thousands of Greeks protested in the northern city of Thessaloniki on Saturday over a deal with neighboring Macedonia to end a decades-old dispute over its name.

World, Sep 08 2018

Greek PM to promise economic relief after years of bailout austerity

ATHENS Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to announce on Saturday some economic relief for Greeks who have swallowed the bitter pill of austerity during years of financial crisis, in a keynote policy speech that may be overshadowed by protests.

World, Sep 07 2018