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Greece accused of ‘biggest pushback in years’ of stricken refugee ship

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It was hailed as the biggest search-and-rescue operation in the eastern Mediterranean for a decade. But the bid to save hundreds of refugees on a stricken ship in the Aegean Sea has led to allegations that the operati...

Greece lets boat packed with Afghan refugees dock after four days at sea

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After roaming the high seas for four days as Greece and Turkey haggled over its fate, a cargo ship packed with hundreds of Afghan refugees has been allowed to dock at an Aegean island, with passengers disembarking to ...

‘It’s like a war’: Greece battles increase in summer wildfires

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The hills in the wealthy Athens suburb of Varympompi are lined with rows of burnt trees after fires ripped through the area last August. Some pines still showed flickering signs of life, the pale brown upper branches ...

Greece to buy French warships in multibillion-euro defence deal

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Greece and France have signed a multibillion-euro military agreement, a deal hailed by the leaders of both countries as a bold first step towards deeper military cooperation on the continent. Barely two weeks after th...

Greece to ban unvaccinated people from indoor bars and restaurants

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The Greek government has announced that, as of next month, all indoor eateries, tralies, clubs and entertainment venues will be off limits for citizens who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. The blanket ban was a...

Greece plans to name heatwaves in the same way as storms

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Spurred on by this summer’s record temperatures, Greek scientists have begun discussing the need to name and rank heatwaves, better known for their invisibility, before rampant wildfires made the realities of the clim...

Greece extends border wall to deter Afghans trying to reach Europe

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Greece said it has completed a 25-mile (40km) wall on its border with Turkey and installed a surveillance system to prevent possible asylum seekers from trying to reach Europe after the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanist...

Greece fires: 150 houses destroyed by wildfires as monks refuse to leave stricken island

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Ten minste 150 houses have been destroyed by a raging fire that surrounded a monastery and a dozen villages on the Greek island of Evia, one of over 100 blazes burning in the country. Firefighters were also continuing t...

Griekeland: thousands of residents flee as wildfires reach outskirts of Athens – video

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Thousands of residents in the northern outskirts of Athens have been forced to leave their homes as a forest wildfire reached residential areas. The blaze sent a huge cloud of smoke over Athens and prompted multiple e...

Greece sends police to Covid hotspot islands to step up controls

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Greece has begun deploying police units to holiday island hotspots as the country’s tourism season moves into high gear amid a worrying spread of coronavirus variants. Authorities moved to beef up police presence on p...

Kostis, beloved local monk seal, found slain in waters near Alonnisos, Griekeland

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An orphaned monk seal known as Kostis, who had become a local celebrity in Greece after being rescued by fishers three years ago, has been found harpooned from close range, prompting outrage from conservationists and ...

Greece accused of refugee ‘pushback’ after family avoid being forced off island

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Aan 26 April Dimitris Choulis, an immigration lawyer based on the Greek island of Samos, opened his office door to find a family of four on his doorstep. Aisha*, 31, and her three children, all from Palestine. “She sai...

Controversial new labour laws set to shake up working life in Greece

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Greece is set for the biggest shake-up of working life in decades after its pro-business government sought to brand parliament’s passage of controversial labour laws as a fresh start for a nation once at the centre of...

Greece unveils first EU Covid passport as ‘fast lane to travel’

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The Greek government has unveiled the first EU Covid passport, described by the country’s prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, as a “fast lane to facilitate travel”, after a successful dry run of the technology. At a ...

Greece offers €300,000 reward for killers who strangled British-born student in front of baby

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The Greek government has offered a €300,000 (about £257,000) reward to try to track down the culprits behind the murder of a British-born student in her suburban Athens home. The reward was publicised hours after Caro...

Greece offers £300,000 reward for killers who strangled British-born student in front of baby

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The Greek government has offered a €300,000 (about £257,000) reward to try to track down the culprits behind the murder of a British-born student in her suburban Athens home. The reward was publicised hours after Caro...

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