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# Athens

Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Athens
Greece faces fresh protests in wake of fatal train crash
57 people, many of them students, were killed when a passenger train and freight train collided head-on last month.
This month
March 2023
# Train Collision
Greek station master's court date delayed as protests continue over train crash
Thousands of protesters have demonstrated across the country since Tuesday’s collision which killed at least 57 people.
Last year
# Greece
New York-bound Emirates flight returns to Athens with fighter jet escort after US terror alert
Security sources in Ireland told The Journal that the flight’s route was due to see it transit near or across Irish airspace en route to the US.
All time
# Athens
Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital
A number of villages near Athens have been evacuated.
# Athens
'We're talking about the apocalypse': Thousands flee wildfires burning out of control in Greece
Firefighters are battling 56 active wildfires, Civil Protection chief Nikos Hardalias said.
# Controversy
Galatasaray fly home from Greece after allegedly refusing further Covid tests
The visitors were due to play against Greek champions Olympiakos on Tuesday.
# Medea
Three people dead after heaviest snow in a decade hits Greece
The ‘Medea’ cold front brought gale force winds, resulting in power outages and a delay to Athens’ vaccine rollout.
# Raids
Greek police arrest over 140 people during raid on Athens squats
The squats had been occupied for several weeks.
# Earthquake
Athens settles for uneasy night after 5.1-magnitude quake
A government spokesman later Friday said “life in Athens is back to normal”.
# Extreme Weather
Temperatures plunge to -23C in Greece as Athens experiences rare snowfall
The snowfall in Athens prompted authorities to close schools and courthouses, while many public offices and banks provided minimal services.
# the sweet spot
This is how much sleep you should be getting every night for maximum heart healthiness
Much less than six hours, and anything more than eight puts you at a significantly higher risk of heart trouble, new research suggests.
# join the club
Eight years and €289 billion later, Greece exits its final bailout today
The country is not out the woods though and its people are still feeling austerity.
# mati
Greek wildfire death toll climbs to 88
Forensics experts have faced a difficult task trying to identify the bodies.
# national tragedy
79 dead and 187 injured: Rescuers search Greek towns after deadly wildfires
An Irish couple are reported to have been caught up in the giant wildfires which broke out on Monday.
# groom missing
Irish newlyweds separated in Greek fires: 'He'd be the type to ensure Zoe was safe and go back to help others'
Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp married Zoe Holohan last Thursday and they had just gone on their honeymoon.
# Wildfires
Department of Foreign Affairs updates travel advice for Greece as Irish honeymoon couple caught up in wildfires
While the woman has since been hospitalised, the man remains missing.
# Athens
Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74
Authorities said that 26 bodies were discovered at a seaside resort this morning.
# freak downpour
Elderly people stuck in their homes among 15 to die in 'waterfall' floods in Greece
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared a state of mourning.
# All aboard
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.
# anti-austerity protests
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.
# left with nothing
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.
# Athens
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
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.
# Parliamentary Drachma
Greece passes spending cuts and tax hikes in order to unlock billions in bailout funds
EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici hailed the deal.
# flame on
Pictures: The Olympic flame begins its long journey to Rio
The flame was kindled in the 2,600 year-old Temple of Hera at Ancient Olympia today.
# crisis
Homeless in Athens: 'Greece never dies. But the Greeks will die.'
“No home, no bathroom, no life.”
# Nick of time
The EU have now officially received Greece's bailout proposals
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?
Yesterday’s result will have inspired millions across Europe that the forces of the 1% can be taken on.
# to the streets
Greek PM Tsipras speaks to 25,000 as food and medicine supplies run low
Around 25,000 people gathered to hear PM Alexis Tsipras speak this evening.
# little help
Greece will accept the troika's bailout terms... but says it hasn't capitulated
Germany is still demanding the country go through with its planned referendum.
# Austerity
Thousands of people are rallying in the centre of Athens right now
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"
The Tánaiste added that Syriza was yet to “persuade us” they can run the Greek economy.
# Don't Drachma Down
Greece's relationship with the euro is hanging by a thread
The IMF last night walked away from talks on the future of the Greek bailout, which has hit the euro hard in international trading.
# bailout brinkmanship
Germany thinks Greece is 'insulting' countries like Ireland
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
Roussos sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.
# Global
In from the cold: international ideas for dealing with homelessness
Utah has a very simple idea – give homeless people homes.
# Photography
Gallery: See what has become of these Olympic host cities after the games left town
What does a white elephant look like?
# not aging gracefully
Here's what these Athens Olympics stadiums look like, 10 years later
Faster, higher, stronger, rustier…
# Athens
So how much heroin was found in Europe's largest-ever seizure of the drug?
The narcotics were discovered in Greece.
# Greece
Booby-trapped car explodes outside bank in Athens
The explosion came as Greece prepared to return to bond markets. No one was injured in the incident.