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Large wildfire engulfs homes in coasts near Greece’s Athens

August 14, 2017 10:30 pm
Large wildfire engulfs homes in coasts near Greece’s Athens

A large wildfire continues to burn lands and houses in coasts near the Greek capital Athens as firefighters struggle to bring under control back-to-back blazes reported across the country. Civil protection official Ioanna Tsoupra said Monday that the fire had been raging for a second day in Kalamos, about 45 […]

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Greek farmers clash with riot police in Athens

March 9, 2017 4:00 pm
Greek farmers clash with riot police in Athens

Violent clashes have erupted between Greek farmers and riot police during a massive protest rally in the Greek capital, Athens, over government austerity measures. More than 1,000 angry farmers clashed with Greek police in a protest gathering outside the Ministry of Agriculture in central Athens on Wednesday against the government’s […]

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Unknown gunman injures police officer in Greek capital

January 10, 2017 6:30 pm
Unknown gunman injures police officer in Greek capital

Police clash with protesters in the central district of Exarchia in Athens, Greece, on December 6, 2016. (Photo by AFP) A Greek police officer has been injured after an unidentified gunman attacked him outside the offices of a political party in the capital Athens. The assailant opened fire at riot police guarding […]

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Disabled protest against austerity cuts in Athens

December 2, 2016 10:30 pm
Disabled protest against austerity cuts in Athens

The disabled have staged a protest rally in the Greek capital, Athens, in opposition to austerity measures used by the government. The protesters gathered in downtown Athens on Friday, urging policymakers in the country to reconsider cutbacks in healthcare provisions, benefits and pensions allocated to the physically challenged members of […]

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Greek police, protesters clash in Athens on anniversary of student uprising

November 18, 2016 8:30 am
Greek police, protesters clash in Athens on anniversary of student uprising

Clashes have erupted between police and protesters in Athens and another major city on the 43rd anniversary of a student uprising that was brutally crushed by the then-military junta in the country. Dozens of protesters occupied on Thursday the National Technical University complex, also known as the Polytechnic, the site of […]

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Thousands take to Athens’ streets in protest to Obama visit

November 15, 2016 10:30 pm
Thousands take to Athens’ streets in protest to Obama visit

Violent clashes have broken out between Greek police and demonstrators protesting US President Barack Obama’s visit to Athens. Riot police used teargas to disperse the around-7,000-strong crowd of protesters who had taken to the streets in central Athens on Tuesday. Greek riot policemen clash with protesters during a demonstration against […]

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Greek riot police and students clash in Athens as EU goes back on pledge

November 8, 2016 11:00 am
Greek riot police and students clash in Athens as EU goes back on pledge

This file photo shows students holding a protest rally in Athens against education reforms. Greek riot police and students have fought pitched battles in the capital Athens during protests against government plans to cut funding for education. Police fired tear gas to disperse students who threw petrol bombs and rocks on […]

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Thousands of protesters in Greek capital of Athens denounce NATO

October 21, 2016 10:30 am
Thousands of protesters in Greek capital of Athens denounce NATO

Thousands of protesters have gathered in the Greek capital of Athens to protest against what regard as war-mongering policies of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Demonstrators representing leftist, anti-racism and peace groups marched from central Athens to the Greek Parliament, the EU Commission offices and finally the United States Embassy […]

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Thousands of Greek demonstrators rally against fascist group in Athens

September 18, 2016 2:30 pm
Thousands of Greek demonstrators rally against fascist group in Athens

People hold banners as they march during a rally to mark the third death anniversary of Greek musician Pavlos Fyssas, in Keratsini, Athens, Greece, September 17, 2016. Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in the Greek capital, Athens, to mark the third anniversary of the death of an anti-fascist […]

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Greek capital, Athens allows first mosque in 180 years

August 22, 2016 3:10 pm
Greek capital, Athens allows first mosque in 180 years

This file photo shows an annex of the Museum of Greek Folk Art, the Tzistarakis Mosque in the center of Athens, in use until the end of Ottoman rule in 1832. The first official mosque is to be erected in the Greek capital, Athens, ending an almost two-century ban on […]

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