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Greece: Clashes break out on 1973 student revolt anniversary

November 18, 2017 12:00 am
Greece: Clashes break out on 1973 student revolt anniversary

Clashes erupted between police and protesters in Greece on Friday during a demonstration marking the anniversary of the bloody Athens Polytechnic Uprising in 1973. Tensions grew in the capital’s district of Exarcheia when Antifa protesters hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at police who responded with tear gas. More than 5,000 […]

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Greek health workers protest against new legislation

October 11, 2017 10:10 pm
Greek health workers protest against new legislation

Public health workers have taken to the streets of Athens to protest against legislation that would introduce new civil service evaluation procedures. The protesters rallied at various government buildings in Athens, including the Greek Ministry of Health, on Wednesday. Tensions reportedly erupted between demonstrators and police outside the parliament. The […]

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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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Fire breaks out at refugee camp on Greek island after protest

July 11, 2017 7:38 pm
Fire breaks out at refugee camp on Greek island after protest

Authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos say a fire has broken out at a large refugee camp following a protest at the site. Police said no injuries were reported from Monday’s protest and that the fire was believed to have been set deliberately at the Moria camp, made up […]

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Turkish freighter comes under Greece’s fire after ignoring warnings

July 3, 2017 10:30 pm
Turkish freighter comes under Greece’s fire after ignoring warnings

The Greek coast guard has fired on a Turkish freighter after the ship failed to comply with an order to dock at a port in the Aegean Sea. The captain of the Turkish M/V ACT ship said Monday that the Greek coast guard opened fire at the vessel after he […]

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Hundreds of striking Greek sanitation workers end protest over jobs as trash piles grow in heatwave

June 29, 2017 10:30 pm
Hundreds of striking Greek sanitation workers end protest over jobs as trash piles grow in heatwave

A municipal contract worker holds a Greek flag during a demonstration against layoffs in Athens on June 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Hundreds of striking Greek sanitation workers have ended a 10-day strike in Athens over jobs as steaming mountains of garbage piled up across the country and temperatures soared. […]

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Garbage crisis raises health fears in Greece amid strike by municipal workers

June 26, 2017 10:30 pm
Garbage crisis raises health fears in Greece amid strike by municipal workers

A woman walks by piles of garbage in central Athens on June 26, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A 10-day garbage strike in the Greek capital Athens has posed the possible threat of a public health crisis amid a face-off between the government and municipal workers over labor disputes and austerity […]

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Hundreds of Greek activists protest against refugee squats evacuation

June 24, 2017 10:30 pm
Hundreds of Greek activists protest against refugee squats evacuation

Hundreds of Greek activists and refugees have held a protest rally in the capital Athens against a court ruling for evacuation of several squats that provide residence to refugees and migrants. Around 700 protesters marched from the City Plaza, a major refugee squat in central Athens, to the Ministry of […]

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Greece, Turkey discuss tensions over Aegean flyovers

June 19, 2017 10:30 pm
Greece, Turkey discuss tensions over Aegean flyovers

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (R) bids farewell to his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim after their talks in Athens on June 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Greece’s prime minister has told his Turkish counterpart that airspace violations over the Aegean must stop as they increase the risk of a military […]

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Greece probes sex abuse allegations against US aid agency

June 1, 2017 10:30 pm
Greece probes sex abuse allegations against US aid agency

Refugees walk towards a dinghy to travel to the Greek island of Chios from Cesme in the Turkish province of Izmir on November 9, 2015. (Photos by AFP) Greek officials have launched an investigation into allegations that two members of US aid agency Mercy Corps sexually abused refugees fleeing to […]

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