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Three people dead after heaviest snow in a decade hits Greece
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Three people dead after heaviest snow in a decade hits Greece

Feb 16th 2021, 5:58 PM 25,041 Views 3 Comments

The ‘Medea’ cold front brought gale force winds, resulting in power outages and a delay to Athens’ vaccine rollout.

Greek police arrest over 140 people during raid on Athens squats
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Greek police arrest over 140 people during raid on Athens squats

Aug 26th 2019, 9:20 PM 12,965 Views 4 Comments

The squats had been occupied for several weeks.

Athens settles for uneasy night after 5.1-magnitude quake
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Athens settles for uneasy night after 5.1-magnitude quake

Jul 19th 2019, 10:00 PM 17,695 Views 7 Comments

A government spokesman later Friday said “life in Athens is back to normal”.

Temperatures plunge to -23C in Greece as Athens experiences rare snowfall
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Temperatures plunge to -23C in Greece as Athens experiences rare snowfall

Jan 8th 2019, 8:24 PM 62,462 Views 49 Comments

The snowfall in Athens prompted authorities to close schools and courthouses, while many public offices and banks provided minimal services.

This is how much sleep you should be getting every night for maximum heart healthiness
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This is how much sleep you should be getting every night for maximum heart healthiness

Aug 26th 2018, 10:00 PM 95,549 Views 34 Comments

Much less than six hours, and anything more than eight puts you at a significantly higher risk of heart trouble, new research suggests.

Eight years and €289 billion later, Greece exits its final bailout today
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Eight years and €289 billion later, Greece exits its final bailout today

Aug 20th 2018, 9:05 AM 34,704 Views 85 Comments

The country is not out the woods though and its people are still feeling austerity.

Greek wildfire death toll climbs to 88
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Greek wildfire death toll climbs to 88

Jul 28th 2018, 2:15 PM 7,889 Views 5 Comments

Forensics experts have faced a difficult task trying to identify the bodies.

79 dead and 187 injured: Rescuers search Greek towns after deadly wildfires
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79 dead and 187 injured: Rescuers search Greek towns after deadly wildfires

Updated Jul 25th 2018, 7:15 PM 25,750 Views 11 Comments

An Irish couple are reported to have been caught up in the giant wildfires which broke out on Monday.

Irish newlyweds separated in Greek fires: 'He'd be the type to ensure Zoe was safe and go back to help others'
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Irish newlyweds separated in Greek fires: 'He'd be the type to ensure Zoe was safe and go back to help others'

Jul 25th 2018, 1:26 PM 30,616 Views 4 Comments

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp married Zoe Holohan last Thursday and they had just gone on their honeymoon.

Department of Foreign Affairs updates travel advice for Greece as Irish honeymoon couple caught up in wildfires
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Department of Foreign Affairs updates travel advice for Greece as Irish honeymoon couple caught up in wildfires

Updated Jul 24th 2018, 8:53 PM 50,907 Views 9 Comments

While the woman has since been hospitalised, the man remains missing.

Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74
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Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74

Updated Jul 24th 2018, 6:40 PM 110,869 Views 35 Comments

Authorities said that 26 bodies were discovered at a seaside resort this morning.

Elderly people stuck in their homes among 15 to die in 'waterfall' floods in Greece
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Elderly people stuck in their homes among 15 to die in 'waterfall' floods in Greece

Nov 15th 2017, 9:16 PM 14,579 Views 5 Comments

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared a state of mourning.

A woman going to Denmark fell asleep on her flight and woke up in Greece
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A woman going to Denmark fell asleep on her flight and woke up in Greece

Jul 29th 2017, 8:45 AM 53,580 Views 42 Comments

The ticket mix-up at Charles de Gaulle airport was not noticed by airline staff.

Rubbish is piling up on Athens' streets as temperatures soar
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Rubbish is piling up on Athens' streets as temperatures soar

Jun 22nd 2017, 8:35 PM 22,128 Views 28 Comments

Greek workers are protesting against staff shortages that have resulted from terminating hundreds of short-term contracts.

This I can carry - Irish exhibit shows the meagre possessions refugees hold following a harrowing journey
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This I can carry - Irish exhibit shows the meagre possessions refugees hold following a harrowing journey

Jun 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,110 Views 20 Comments

Dutch-Irish artist Annabel Konig spent a month in the migrant accommodation centres in Athens in early May.

Former Greek Prime Minister 'seriously hurt' in bomb attack
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Former Greek Prime Minister 'seriously hurt' in bomb attack

May 25th 2017, 5:15 PM 20,423 Views 22 Comments

ERT said Papademos, PM from 2011 to 2012, had been targeted by a letter bomb.

Policeman injured after grenade thrown at French embassy in Athens
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Policeman injured after grenade thrown at French embassy in Athens

Nov 10th 2016, 10:25 AM 5,116 Views 4 Comments

The grenade left a tennis ball-sized hole in the pavement, and shrapnel marks on the embassy gate and guard post.

Greece passes spending cuts and tax hikes in order to unlock billions in bailout funds
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Greece passes spending cuts and tax hikes in order to unlock billions in bailout funds

May 23rd 2016, 9:51 AM 10,283 Views 56 Comments

EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici hailed the deal.

Pictures: The Olympic flame begins its long journey to Rio
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Pictures: The Olympic flame begins its long journey to Rio

Apr 21st 2016, 12:50 PM 8,642 Views 6 Comments

The flame was kindled in the 2,600 year-old Temple of Hera at Ancient Olympia today.

Homeless in Athens: 'Greece never dies. But the Greeks will die.'
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Homeless in Athens: 'Greece never dies. But the Greeks will die.'

Jul 20th 2015, 6:10 AM 20,558 Views 33 Comments

“No home, no bathroom, no life.”

The EU have now officially received Greece's bailout proposals
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The EU have now officially received Greece's bailout proposals

Jul 9th 2015, 10:28 PM 23,892 Views 112 Comments

But will the proposals be sufficient to see a deal being done to keep Greece in the EU?

The Greek people have said no – so what's next?
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The Greek people have said no – so what's next?

Jul 6th 2015, 5:32 PM 119 Views 169 Comments

Yesterday’s result will have inspired millions across Europe that the forces of the 1% can be taken on.

Greek PM Tsipras speaks to 25,000 as food and medicine supplies run low
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Greek PM Tsipras speaks to 25,000 as food and medicine supplies run low

Jul 3rd 2015, 11:00 PM 33,148 Views 174 Comments

Around 25,000 people gathered to hear PM Alexis Tsipras speak this evening.

Greece will accept the troika's bailout terms... but says it hasn't capitulated
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Greece will accept the troika's bailout terms... but says it hasn't capitulated

Jul 1st 2015, 12:25 PM 42,262 Views 199 Comments

Germany is still demanding the country go through with its planned referendum.

Thousands of people are rallying in the centre of Athens right now
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Thousands of people are rallying in the centre of Athens right now

Jun 30th 2015, 6:57 PM 17,892 Views 86 Comments

They are braving bad weather as they make their feelings clear over the upcoming referendum.

Joan Burton: Syriza has been "lecturing the rest of Europe"
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Joan Burton: Syriza has been "lecturing the rest of Europe"

Jun 25th 2015, 11:18 PM 33,925 Views 230 Comments

The Tánaiste added that Syriza was yet to “persuade us” they can run the Greek economy.

Greece's relationship with the euro is hanging by a thread
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Greece's relationship with the euro is hanging by a thread

Jun 12th 2015, 7:43 AM 11,082 Views 95 Comments

The IMF last night walked away from talks on the future of the Greek bailout, which has hit the euro hard in international trading.

Germany thinks Greece is 'insulting' countries like Ireland
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Germany thinks Greece is 'insulting' countries like Ireland

Feb 18th 2015, 8:32 AM 24,554 Views 194 Comments

Europe and Greece are racing to reach a deal to avoid a catastrophic ‘Grexit’. It’s expected Greece will seek a six-month extension deal today.

Singer Demis Roussos has died
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Singer Demis Roussos has died

Jan 26th 2015, 12:18 PM 15,559 Views 17 Comments

Roussos sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.

In from the cold: international ideas for dealing with homelessness
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In from the cold: international ideas for dealing with homelessness

Oct 3rd 2014, 3:30 PM 11,789 Views 19 Comments

Utah has a very simple idea – give homeless people homes.

Gallery: See what has become of these Olympic host cities after the games left town
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Gallery: See what has become of these Olympic host cities after the games left town

Aug 31st 2014, 11:15 AM 31,000 Views 9 Comments

What does a white elephant look like?

Here's what these Athens Olympics stadiums look like, 10 years later
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Here's what these Athens Olympics stadiums look like, 10 years later

Aug 14th 2014, 6:15 AM 35,063 Views 52 Comments

Faster, higher, stronger, rustier…

So how much heroin was found in Europe's largest-ever seizure of the drug?
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So how much heroin was found in Europe's largest-ever seizure of the drug?

Jun 22nd 2014, 8:35 PM 47,809 Views 136 Comments

The narcotics were discovered in Greece.

Booby-trapped car explodes outside bank in Athens
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Booby-trapped car explodes outside bank in Athens

Apr 10th 2014, 9:34 AM 5,247 Views 21 Comments

The explosion came as Greece prepared to return to bond markets. No one was injured in the incident.

Teenager gets $31,000 in bank error... and spends it
# WooHoo
# WooHoo

Teenager gets $31,000 in bank error... and spends it

Mar 28th 2014, 10:21 AM 4,735 Views 3 Comments

Understandable really.

Two people killed outside offices of Greek far-right party Golden Dawn
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Two people killed outside offices of Greek far-right party Golden Dawn

Nov 1st 2013, 7:04 PM 6,126 Views 46 Comments

The shooting comes just weeks after the indictment of six Golden Dawn lawmakers for their involvement in a “criminal organisation”.

Irish embassy 'made contact with Greek police' over detention of Irishwoman's husband
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Irish embassy 'made contact with Greek police' over detention of Irishwoman's husband

Oct 19th 2013, 7:30 AM 24,393 Views 30 Comments

Mark Marku has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in connection with a number of armed robberies.

Leader of far-right Golden Dawn detained on criminal charges
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Leader of far-right Golden Dawn detained on criminal charges

Oct 3rd 2013, 8:34 AM 3,559 Views 22 Comments

Greek authorities are moving to dismantle Golden Dawn — which has 18 members in the 300-seat parliament — after the shock murder of an anti-fascist musician on September 18.

Eurozone ministers to decide if Greece should get bailout money
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Eurozone ministers to decide if Greece should get bailout money

Jul 8th 2013, 8:20 AM 3,035 Views 14 Comments

Minister Michael Noonan is in Brussels today for the talks.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
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The 9 at 9: Thursday

May 23rd 2013, 8:32 AM 10,981 Views 19 Comments

Good morning! Here are the nine things to know before you start your Thursday.

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