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#Greece

# greece - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Macedonia will today agree to change its name but tensions are high on the Greek border

Greece also has a northern province called Macedonia.

# greece - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Macedonia agrees to change its name, ending decades-long dispute with Greece

If the deal is approved by both countries’ parliaments, Macedonia will be known as the Republic of North Macedonia.

# greece - Friday 8 June, 2018

Six people, including three children, killed when smuggler's jeep crashed

A 12-year-old girl and two boys aged five and nine are among the dead.

# greece - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Greek mayor (75) kicked and punched by 'far-right thugs' at WW1 event

“They were hitting me everywhere,” Boutaris told state agency ANA. “It was a despicable attack, but I am well.”

# greece - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Traumatised bears and wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary

Bear dancing — forcibly taught to the animals by making them walk on hot coals — is a practice that still survives in the Balkans.

# greece - Monday 26 March, 2018

Greece's maverick ex-minister Varoufakis launches new political party

The former Finance Minister says the party “will not mince our words”.

# greece - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'

A Syrian refugee explains why he left his home country to start a new life in Ireland.

# greece - Saturday 17 March, 2018

At least 16 people, including six children, die after boat capsizes off Greece

Another three people are missing after the boat went down overnight.

# greece - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Macedonia to change the name of Alexander the Great airport to heal rift with the Greeks

They’re also going to rename a motorway “Friendship Highway”.

# greece - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Why Macedonia has been embroiled in a decades-long row with Greece about its name

ICYMI: Macedonia is both the name of a Balkan country, and the name of a northern province in Greece.

# greece - Thursday 9 November, 2017

From The42 Croatia close in on ticket to Russia 2018 as they fire four and ease past Greece Cruising

# greece - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Greek people will no longer have to be sterilised before changing gender identity

People can also make the decision from the age of 15.

# greece - Saturday 29 July, 2017

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

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

# greece - Friday 21 July, 2017

Advice issued to Irish travelling to Greece and Turkey following major earthquake

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said there are no indications of any Irish citizens being involved in the earthquake.

Two dead, 120 injured, in massive earthquake in Greece and Turkey

The massive quake, which measured 6.7 on the Richter scale, struck at 11.30pm Irish time last night.

# greece - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty

Italy has recently threatened to close its ports to foreign ships in an effort to force the EU to react.

# greece - Monday 26 June, 2017

Irish teenager drowns in Crete swimming pool

She was found unconscious in the pool.

# greece - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Rubbish is piling up on Athens' streets as temperatures soar

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

# greece - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

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

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

# greece - Saturday 27 May, 2017

People from this Greek beach village have a gene that helps them live longer, despite diet

The isolate population in Mylopotamos live on a diet rich in animal fat.

# greece - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Former Greek Prime Minister 'seriously hurt' in bomb attack

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

# greece - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Heightened security at An Post depots after attempted bombing of Dublin financial firm

A letterbomb addressed to a Dublin firm was stopped in a French postal depot before it could be delivered.

# greece - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Ireland slips down the global tourism competitiveness scale

But the industry isn’t too worried.

# greece - Monday 30 January, 2017

Greek police probe string of deaths in migrant camp

Police are investigating the deaths of three migrants in six days.

# greece - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

The first 40 minors coming to Ireland from the Calais migrant camp will be teenage boys

About 20 of the unaccompanied minors will be coming in the coming weeks.

# greece - Friday 6 January, 2017

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016

Data from EU border agency Frontex suggests the number of migrants entering Europe via two main routes dropped by two-thirds to 364,000 in 2016.

# greece - Friday 30 December, 2016

Body in burnt-out car in Rio feared to be Greek ambassador

Kyriakos Amiridis has been missing since Monday.

# greece - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Greek Finance Minister takes sly dig at creditors by sending Scrooge-themed Christmas cards

Euclid Tsakalotos said “our wishes go beyond all the Ebenezers of this world.”

# greece - Friday 23 December, 2016

"Heroic" Greek grandmother becomes surrogate mum aged 67

Medics said she was the oldest-ever surrogate.

# greece - Monday 12 December, 2016

'I wanted to sweep them up and bring them home': Ministers meet refugees in Greece

Zappone said she wants Ireland to take as many unaccompanied minors from the camps as we can.

# greece - Thursday 10 November, 2016

Policeman injured after grenade thrown at French embassy in Athens

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

# greece - Monday 7 November, 2016

Ireland is looking to take more refugee children from camps in Greece and Calais

Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone says Ireland wants to offer “hope” to the unaccompanied children.

# greece - Monday 17 October, 2016

Police say British toddler who went missing 25 years ago 'died in an accident'

Ben Needham, who was 21 months, was last seen at the site on the island of Kos in 1991.

# greece - Friday 30 September, 2016

Ancient Greek graves discovered during hunt for missing toddler

Ben Needham disappeared from the Greek island of Kos in 1991.

# greece - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Teenagers arrested over alleged gang-rape of a boy in a Greek migrant camp

The 16 and 17-year-old minors are appearing before a prosecutor today.

# greece - Monday 19 September, 2016

Thousands flee after fire started in Greek migrant camp

Police believe the fire was set deliberately by people inside the camp.

# greece - Sunday 18 September, 2016

WATCH: The refugees stuck in limbo in an eerie, abandoned airport

Life gets strange (and boring) when you’re living in an abandoned airport with no prospect of leaving.

# greece - Friday 16 September, 2016

Mother of missing UK toddler told he may have been killed in Greek digger accident

Ben Needham was 21 months old when he disappeared on the Greek island of Kos.

# greece - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Four people, including girl (9), killed in speedboat collision in Greece

Several more people were injured.

# greece - Friday 1 July, 2016

QUIZ: What Road Trip Should You Do?

Route 66, the Amalfi Coast or the Wild Atlantic Way?

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