Recent News Headlines : Greece - United States

ARSON SUSPECTED AS OVER 90 WILDFIRES RAGE IN GREECE, GUTTING HOMES, SPURRING EVACUATIONS


Firefighters battled more than 90 forest fires across Greece on Monday, an outbreak fed by dry winds and hot weather that saw blazes burning near Athens, i... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 0

850,000 REFUGEES IN TURKEY RECEIVING CASH ASSISTANCE, SAYS EU


Jane Lewis, head of the EU humanitarian aid office in Turkey, said the programme aims to assist 1.3 million refugees by the end of the year... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 1

850,000 REFUGEES IN TURKEY RECEIVING CASH ASSISTANCE, SAYS EU


Jane Lewis, head of the EU humanitarian aid office in Turkey, said the programme aims to assist 1.3 million refugees by the end of the year... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 1

850,000 REFUGEES IN TURKEY RECEIVING CASH ASSISTANCE, SAYS EU


Jane Lewis, head of the EU humanitarian aid office in Turkey, said the programme aims to assist 1.3 million refugees by the end of the year... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 1

FORMER GREEK STATISTICS CHIEF FOUND GUILTY OF BREACH OF DUTY


Andreas Georgiou, a former International Monetary Fund economist, was found guilty by an appeals court and handed a two-year suspended sentence... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 39

REFUGE TRANSFORMING A BROKEN REFUGEE SYSTEM FLAWED AND FRUSTRATING


When the Ottoman empire collapsed almost a century ago, more than 1.2 million Orthodox Christian refugees fled into Greece... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 81

CRISIS-PLAGUED EUROPE SEES A NEW DAWN AFTER GREEK MARKET RETURN


But Greece's return from the brink shows that the euro area's crisis management capabilities may have been underestimated... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 115

107-YEAR-OLD DREADNOUGHT RETURNS TO ATHENS BERTH AFTER REPAIRS


After three months of extensive maintenance and conservation work, a 107-year-old battleship returned Wednesday to its berth in Athens, where it serves as... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 1

'THE WORST IS CLEARLY BEHIND US'


Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, has promised to defy his critics by taking the country out of its longest-running crisis in modern times... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 5830

AT LEAST TWO DEAD AS EARTHQUAKE TRIGGERS TSUNAMI IN TURKEY


Earthquake sparks tsunami off Greek islands and Turkey Turkish and Swedish victims dead and hundreds injured... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 4867

DAMAGE TO MONUMENTS EXAMINED AS AFTERSHOCKS ROCK KOS


Kos Mayor Giorgos Kyritsis said island's biggest infrastructure problem was the damage to the main port... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 0

5X5 BULLETIN FOR FRIDAY 21 JULY LISTEN TO TODAYS ESSENTIAL NEWS FROM THE TELEGRAPH


5x5 bulletin for Friday 21 July Listen to todays essential news from the Telegraph... READ MORE

21st July, 2017 3

AT LEAST TWO DEAD AFTER EARTHQUAKE ROCKS GREEK ISLAND, TURKISH COAST


A powerful earthquake shook the Greek resort island of Kos early Friday morning, damaging older and historic buildings and the main port... READ MORE

21st July, 2017 94

STRONG EARTHQUAKE KILLS TWO ON GREEK ISLAND OF KOS


A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has killed at least two people on the Greek island of Kos, officials say... READ MORE

21st July, 2017 4508

TWO KILLED AS STRONG EARTHQUAKE HITS GREECE AND TURKEY


Deaths on Greek island of Kos as magnitude 6.7 earthquake shakes Greek Dodecanese Islands and Turkey's Aegean coast... READ MORE

21st July, 2017 665

GREEK BOND SALE IS SAID TO BE DELAYED BY IMF DEBT CAP RULE


The officials involved in the discussions expect the issue to be addressed quickly and that Greece will be able to access markets soon... READ MORE

19th July, 2017 153

AMERICAN TOURIST BEATEN TO DEATH IN GREECE LAID TO REST


At Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church in Austin, Tex., according to King-Tears Mortuary... READ MORE

16th July, 2017 82

CHILLING FOOTAGE SHOWS MOB FATALLY PUMMEL AMERICAN TOURIST


Shocking surveillance footage shows the moment American college grad Bakari Henderson was savagely beaten by a mob of thugs outside a bar on a Greek island... READ MORE

12th July, 2017 192

GREECE PLANNING RETURN TO BOND MARKETS WITH OR WITHOUT ECB SUPPORT


It is important, but mostly in symbolic terms, Mr Tsakalotos said at a financial conference near Athens... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 0

GREECE ON TRACK TO EXIT BAILOUT IN 2018


This is the new target, Regling said during a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens, according to Greek national news agency AMNA... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 0

CAN JUSTIN TRUDEAU'S SOCKS BRING PEACE TO THE WORLD?


Can Justin Trudeau's socks bring peace to the world?... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 1666

SCHAEUBLE SAYS HE'S OPEN TO GERMAN PARLIAMENT DISCUSSING GREEK DEAL


Schaeuble said there were discrepancies between Germany, EU institutions and the International Monetary Fund on whether Greece's debt was sustainable... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 14

ABANDONED AND ABUSED: THE FORGOTTEN SYRIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN ON A GREEK DETENTION ISLAND


Alex Green, of Help Refugees, agreed that, even as the need deepens, the world appeared to be turning its back on the Chios refugees... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 18348

REALITY CHECK HAVE THE GREEK BAILOUTS WORKED


As eurozone finance ministers hold talks on Greece, Reality Check looks at the bailouts it has received... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 210

EUROZONE AGREES GREEK BAILOUT PAYMENT, IMF COMES ON BOARD


After three bailouts, Greece's debt currently stands at a staggering 180 percent of annual output, by far the biggest national debt pile in Europe... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 0

EARTHQUAKE KILLS WOMAN, DESTROYS HOUSES ON LESBOS


The governor of Greece's north Aegean region told state-run ERT television that we're using all the resources we have to help the people in southern Lesbos... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 964

CONCERNS AS GREECE CLEARS OUT ELLINIKO REFUGEE CAMP


Greek riot police have begun evacuating hundreds of refugees from a makeshift shelter set up inside the abandoned buildings of Athens' old airport... READ MORE

2nd June, 2017 996

FORMER GREEK PRIME MINISTER CONSTANTINE MITSOTAKIS DIES AGED 98


Mitsotakis' eldest daughter, Dora Bakoyannis was mayor of Athens during the 2004 Olympic Games and later was foreign minister in 2006-2009 in a New Democracy government... READ MORE

29th May, 2017 0

FORMER GREEK PM LUCAS PAPADEMOS WOUNDED IN LETTER BOMB BLAST


Greek security officials are scrutinising courier and postal services after a letter bomb attack on Thursday that left former prime minister Lucas Papademos in hospital... READ MORE

27th May, 2017 151

GREECE'S FORMER PM AMONG WOUNDED IN ATHENS CAR BOMB EXPLOSION


An explosion inside a car in Greece's capital wounded former prime minister Lucas Papademos on Thursday, police said. His injuries were not considered to be life-threatening... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 340

Trending News Headlines : Greece

CHILD REFUGEES IN EUROPE 'FORCED TO SELL BODIES' TO PAY SMUGGLERS


Governments urged to end 'most heinous human rights violation' as report finds widespread sexual exploitation of migrant children in Greece... READ MORE

18th April, 2017 13042

GERMANY WELCOMED 280,000 MIGRANTS LAST YEAR, FAR LOWER THAN 2015


Then came a deal between the European Union and Turkey that reduced arrivals crossing the Aegean Sea... READ MORE

11th January, 2017 11291

IN EUROPE OBAMA WARNS OF CRUDE SORT OF NATIONALISM


Mr. Trump has questioned the value of NATO, the bedrock Western military alliance between Europe and the United States... READ MORE

16th November, 2016 9267

GREEK THEATRE HOSTS PLAY FOR REFUGEES AFTER 2,100 YEARS


Famed ancient monument in Delos, Greece, reopens with performance raising awareness about the plight of refugees... READ MORE

9th September, 2016 8592

GREECE HAS THREE WEEKS TO DEAL WITH 'POTENTIALLY DISASTROUS' DEBT, SAYS IMF


Fears of further uncertainty in Europe's weakest member state mounted as the International Monetary Fund IMF predicted that Greece's debt load could become explosive by 2030... READ MORE

30th January, 2017 7528

'NO ONE CHOOSES TO BE A REFUGEE'


Reem carries her child over the train tracks in the Idomeni refugee camp, where she lived for four months after leaving Deir ez-Zor in Syria... READ MORE

23rd December, 2016 7111

MY FAMILY KNOWS GREECE'S PROBLEMS FIRSTHAND


In 2001 when Greece adopted the euro, we were excited, though we thought the currency exchange wasn't equal... READ MORE

15th November, 2016 6799

AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF BAILOUTS, GREEKS SINK YET DEEPER IN POVERTY


But Greece isn't far behind in third place, with Eurostat data showing 22.2 percent of the population were severely materially deprived in 2015... READ MORE

21st February, 2017 5820

GREXIT? GREECE AGAIN ON THE BRINK AS DEBT CRISIS THREATENS BREAK WITH EU


Grexit? Greece again on the brink as debt crisis threatens break with EU... READ MORE

4th February, 2017 5232

TRUMP ENVOY SAYS ODDS ARE HIGHER THAT GREECE WILL LEAVE THE EURO


Greece should have left the eurozone four years ago when it would have been easier and simpler, according to Donald Trump's proposed EU ambassador... READ MORE

8th February, 2017 5015

GREECE CHARGES CLERIC WITH CHILD REFUGEES' SEXUAL ABUSE


When questioned, the children said they suffered repeated and persistent sexual abuse by the man, a police spokeswoman told Al Jazeera on Wednesday... READ MORE

23rd February, 2017 4665

GERMANY TO RETURN REFUGEES TO GREECE STARTING IN MARCH


Under the European Union's so-called Dublin rules, would-be refugees must file for asylum in the first member-state of the bloc they enter... READ MORE

12th January, 2017 4520

GREECE MUST REFORM OR LEAVE EUROZONE, SAYS GERMAN MINISTER


Wolfgang Schauble rules out debt relief for Greece before meeting of eurozone's finance ministers... READ MORE

5th December, 2016 4311

BRAZIL SAYS GREEK AMBASSADOR MURDERED BY WIFE'S POLICEMAN LOVER


Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis, 59, was missing since Monday night... READ MORE

31st December, 2016 3554

'PRISONERS OF EUROPE': THE EVERYDAY HUMILIATION OF REFUGEES STUCK IN GREECE


At the Softex refugee camp in northern Greece, it is lighter by night than it is by day... READ MORE

6th September, 2016 2938

HELP REFUGEES: 'WE WILL NEVER ABANDON THEM'


A call goes out to Filoxenia, a housing project funded by Help Refugees, to see if it can take in the pregnant woman... READ MORE

10th December, 2016 2892

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES HAVE CARRIED OUT 8% OF PROMISED REFUGEE RELOCATIONS


EU member states have also been better in resettling refugees from outside the bloc... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 2826

CONCERN OVER SPATE OF DEATHS IN GREEK REFUGEE CAMPS


At least three people die in a week in the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on Greece's Lesbos island... READ MORE

30th January, 2017 2697

'WE'RE NEVER GETTING OUT OF HERE'


'We're never getting out of here' How refugees became stranded in Greece... READ MORE

15th October, 2016 2545

GREEK COURT BLOCKS EXTRADITION OF TURKEY COUP SUSPECTS


Turkey has dismissed an estimated 100,000 people from public sector jobs on suspicion of political affiliations hostile to the ruling AKP Party... READ MORE

26th January, 2017 2328

GREECE SAYS 'NOT A EURO MORE' FROM ITS AUSTERITY-IMPOVERISHED POPULATION


The Greek government said it would not ask for a euro more from its impoverished citizens... READ MORE

17th February, 2017 2322

GREECE: SYRIAN MAN DIES AFTER SUFFERING EXTENSIVE BURNS


Under the agreement, migrants and refugees arriving in Greece without documents can be deported to Turkey if their asylum applications are rejected... READ MORE

8th April, 2017 1965

GREEKS TURN TO THE BLACK MARKET AS ANOTHER BAILOUT SHOWDOWN LOOMS


Unemployment remains about 23 percent, and for some people the shadow economy is a lifeline... READ MORE

20th February, 2017 1741

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES MISTREATING REFUGEES IN COLD WEATHER, SAYS UN


The UNHCR said at least five refugees had died from the cold weather since the start of the year, as temperatures dropped as low as... READ MORE

14th January, 2017 1650

TURKEY THREATENS TO CANCEL GREECE MIGRATION DEAL


Relations between Greece and Turkey, neighbours and NATO allies, have improved over the years but they remain at odds over territorial disputes and ethnically split Cyprus... READ MORE

27th January, 2017 1503

GREEK WW2 BOMB FORCES HUGE THESSALONIKI EVACUATION


At least 70,000 people in the Greek city of Thessaloniki are being evacuated so that a 500lb World War Two bomb can be defused, officials say... READ MORE

12th February, 2017 1380

WINTRY BLAST IN GREECE IMPERILS REFUGEES IN CROWDED CAMPS


That is partly because the European Union has sent just a fraction of the assistance it pledged to Greece last year to help clear the backlog... READ MORE

12th January, 2017 1299

HOW CARTOONISTS AROUND THE WORLD REACTED TO ARTICLE 50 AND 'BREXIT DAY'


Among political cartoonists, the general tone wasA by-and-largeA pessimistic about Britain's prospects outside of the EU, although a handful did buck the trend... READ MORE

29th March, 2017 1234

GREECE REPORTS MASS TURKISH AIR INCURSIONS AS TENSIONS SIMMER


Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos criticized what he called Turkey's cowboy antics ... READ MORE

1st February, 2017 1196

ASYLUM SEEKERS BURN EU OFFICES IN GREEK MIGRANT CAMP (VIDEO, PHOTOS)


C Stringer AFP Asylum seekers, angry at the slow progress of their paperwork, attacked and burnt down offices at a camp in Lesbos, Greece... READ MORE

24th October, 2016 1152


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