Greek ferry captain, 3 seamen charged over death of tardy passenger pushed into sea by crew member
A Greek prosecutor has brought criminal charges against an island ferry captain and three of his crew over the death of a tardy passenger who was pushed by a crew member into the sea as he tried to board the departing vessel.
A massive wildfire in northeastern Greece is gradually abating, with over 700 firefighters deployed
Greek firefighters say a massive wildfire that decimated vast tracts of forest in northeastern Greece over 17 days is gradually abating, although hundreds of firefighters are still tackling pockets that continue to burn.
Nearly 100 Croatian soccer fans face murder, gang-related charges in Greece after deadly violence
Nearly 100 Croatian soccer fans have appeared in an Athens court to face serious criminal charges that include murder and membership of a criminal organization, over their alleged involvement in deadly fan violence.
As crews contain Europe fires, Pope Francis sounds alarm on climate threat to 'our common home'
Pope Francis has urged governments to do more to fight climate change and protect “our common home” as improving weather conditions help firefighters contain wildfires in Greece, Italy and other countries in southern Europe.
Tourists and residents warned to stay inside as deadly heat hits Europe during peak travel season
Officials are warning residents and tourists packing Mediterranean destinations to stay indoors during the hottest hours as the second heat wave in as many weeks hits the region and Greece, Spain and Switzerland battle wildfires.
Wind-fanned wildfires force thousands to flee seaside resorts outside Greek capital
Wildfires outside Athens forced thousands to flee seaside resorts, closed highways and gutted vacation homes Monday, with high winds pushing flames through hillside scrub and pine forests parched by days of extreme heat.
Acropolis' midday closure leaves many tourists in the lurch as a heat wave lashes southern Europe
Disgruntled tourists are bemoaning the temporary closing of the Acropolis in Athens as Greek authorities proactively shut the world monument’s gates between midday and early evening amid a heat wave gripping southern Europe.
Far-right parties make comeback in Greek election as conservatives sweep back to power
Far-right parties have made a comeback in Greek parliamentary elections, including the Spartans party backed by a jailed former lawmaker from an organization linked to violent street attacks against migrants and left-wing activists.
9 Egyptians appearing in Greek court over deadly migrant shipwreck
Nine Egyptian men accused of being members of a migrant smuggling ring involved in one of the worst migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean are appearing in court in southern Greece for questioning over their alleged role in the disaster.
Greece says it's investigating claim migrants were illegally deported back to Turkey
Greece’s outgoing prime minister says he has ordered a probe into a report that authorities illegally deported back to Turkey a group of migrants, allegedly leaving them on a raft at sea for Turkish authorities to pick up.
Polls open in Greece's first election since international bailout spending controls ended
Polls have opened in Greece’s parliamentary election, the first since the country’s economy ceased to be subject to strict supervision and control by international lenders who had provided bailout funds during its nearly decade-long financial crisis.
Greek PM seeks 'innovative' solution to decades-old Parthenon Sculpture dispute with British Museum
Greece's prime minister says his government is exploring a “win-win” solution to one of the world’s most intractable cultural heritage disputes: The fate of the Parthenon Sculptures currently in the British Museum.
Major renovation planned for Athens' archaeological museum
Plans for a major renovation of the National Archaeological Museum in Greece have been announced by the country's Culture Ministry, expanding exhibition space at the Athens site that houses the most important collection of Greek antiquities in the world.
As wiretap claims rattle government, Greece bans spyware
Lawmakers in Greece have approved legislation banning commercial spyware and reforming rules for legally-sanctioned wiretaps following allegations that senior government officials and journalists had been targeted by shadowy surveillance software.
Inflation strikes disrupt trains, flights in Greece, Belgium
Workers have walked off the job in Greece and Belgium during nationwide strikes against increasing consumer prices, disrupting transportation, forcing flight cancellations and shutting down public services in the latest European protests over the rising cost of living.