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# greece - Today’s News


# greece - Saturday 30 January, 2016

33 people, including five children, have drowned trying to reach Greece

So far this year, 218 people have died as they attempted to make the crossing from Turkey to Greece.

From The42 Greek footballers stage remarkable protest over migrant deaths with pitch sit-in Making A Point This post contains videos

Greek footballers stage remarkable protest over migrant deaths with pitch sit-in

An incredible scene during last night’s game.


# greece - Friday 22 January, 2016

Seventeen children among dead as boats capsize off Greece

Two boats are reported to have sank off the Greek coast, leaving at least 42 migrants dead.

# greece - Monday 28 December, 2015

Here are the most talked about letters of 2015

From the desks of Enda Kenny, Taylor Swift and a teenager with two dads, to name a few.

# greece - Saturday 19 December, 2015

18 people have died trying to cross into Europe

Reports are that an additional 14 were pulled to safety by the Turkish coastguard.

# greece - Monday 23 November, 2015

Migrants are sewing their lips shut because they’re not being allowed travel across Europe

One of them wrote ‘only freedom’ on his chest while two others wrote ‘Iran’ on their chest and forehead.

# greece - Saturday 7 November, 2015

There’s an ambitious plan to reboot one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

And it would only cost around €250 million.

# greece - Friday 6 November, 2015

Yanis’s ‘not in the loving business’ answers to Miriam had people talking today

The former ‘rock star’ Greek finance minister sat down for a chat with Miriam O’Callaghan.

# greece - Monday 2 November, 2015

There is no room to bury people shipwrecked off Greece as crossing numbers continue to rise

United Nations figures show that more than 218,000 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in October.

From Business ETC Extra routes, new bases and a price war: Ryanair reveals its plans for winter Prepare For Takeoff

Extra routes, new bases and a price war: Ryanair reveals its plans for winter

Michael O’Leary had some tough talk for rivals.

# greece - Sunday 1 November, 2015

Four babies among 11 dead after boat overturns off Greece

Ten of the dead were found in the cabin of their boat.

# greece - Friday 9 October, 2015

One-year-old baby dies on migrant boat bound for Greece

The boat began sinking during the night according to the Greek ministry of shipping.

# greece - Saturday 3 October, 2015

In a remote Greek cemetery, a nameless dead child with no-one to claim her

All that is known of the little girl is that she was seven, and that she died in search of a better future.

# greece - Monday 21 September, 2015

Syriza and Tsipras return to power after narrow election win

It was Greece’s second election of the year.

# greece - Sunday 20 September, 2015

US commits to taking in 100,000 refugees in 2017

Meanwhile, at least 13 migrants including six children died off the coast of Turkey earlier today.

# greece - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Most of the refugees Ireland will take in EU plan will be here at Christmas

Up to 600 refugees are expected.

# greece - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

The Syrian father pictured crying with his family in Kos has reached Germany

They are reported to be staying in a former police barracks in Berlin.

# greece - Sunday 30 August, 2015

‘We want to help them but we can’t’: Tourist hub Greek island is at breaking point

The country is dealing with its own economic struggles as thousands of migrants arrive in the country.

# greece - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Photos: Hundreds of refugees storm Macedonian border as police hurl stun grenades

Photos: Hundreds of refugees storm Macedonian border as police hurl stun grenades

Some 2,000 refugees and migrants have been stuck in no-man’s land between the two countries since Thursday.

# greece - Friday 21 August, 2015

Greek rebels form new party ahead of snap election

It’s called Popular Unity.

# greece - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Alexis Tsipras has resigned and a snap election has been called in Greece

Alexis Tsipras has announced the vote will take place in September.

# greece - Monday 17 August, 2015

ITV journalist ‘tries to save man’ after apparent suicide in Greek harbour

Tom Bradbury says a number of police looked on as the man died.

# greece - Friday 14 August, 2015

Giant passenger ferry sent to Kos – but migrants won’t be allowed live on it

“It’s only for the screening and briefing of the Syrians,” an immigration official said.

Tsipras ‘doesn’t regret’ leading Greece into third multi-billion euro bailout

The country’s parliament has approved the deal after all-night talks.

# greece - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Riot police sent to island after 1,000 locked in football stadium in Kos

There are said to be two toilets in the stadium.

# greece - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Greece has reached a deal with its lenders. Here’s what it means

After night long talks with bailout negotiators at a central Athens hotel, the new multibillion-euro bailout deal has been closed.

# greece - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Why have we not heard anything about Greece for a while?

Why have we not heard anything about Greece for a while?

The has been plenty going on behind closed doors.

# greece - Thursday 30 July, 2015

From Business ETC Varoufakis could face treason charges for planning alternative currency Eurozone

Varoufakis could face treason charges for planning alternative currency

His immunity to prosecution as a member of parliament must be revoked first.

The crisis in Greece has the people of Ireland shaking a bit

A new report on consumer confidence has also identified the closure of Clerys as having a negative impact.

# greece - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Greece latest: Tough new reforms passed in marathon late-night session

Relief for Alexis Tsipras – but he’s had to endure another major rebellion from his own party.

# greece - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Greece latest: Government wants final deal by 20 August

Politicians are due to vote on a second batch of reforms tomorrow in a fresh test of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ authority.

# greece - Monday 20 July, 2015

Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes

Greeks will be able to withdraw up to €420 at once per week.

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

“No home, no bathroom, no life.”

# greece - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Greek banks to re-open on Monday with a €60 daily withdrawal limit

Nine ministers have been replaced after objecting to the embattled country’s latest bailout.

Here are the 11 cheapest Greek islands for sale right now

The cheapest one is on the market for €3 million.

‘Giving another bailout to Greece is like giving money to a drug addict’

“Maybe [Tsipras] didn’t really have a plan.”

# greece - Friday 17 July, 2015

A large-scale wildfire is blazing just outside Athens

The fire had broke out on Mount Ymittos, and is heading towards the suburb of Ilioupolis.

# greece - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Greece latest: Banks to reopen on Monday, but with a €60 withdrawal limit

The EU has expressed its satisfaction with Greece as its parliament passes a sweeping austerity bill in advance of the country’s third bailout.

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