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# athens - Monday 26 August, 2019

Greek police arrest over 140 people during raid on Athens squats

The squats had been occupied for several weeks.

# athens - Friday 19 July, 2019

Athens settles for uneasy night after 5.1-magnitude quake

A government spokesman later Friday said “life in Athens is back to normal”.

# athens - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

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.

# athens - Sunday 26 August, 2018

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.

# athens - Monday 20 August, 2018

Eight years and €289 billion later, Greece exits its final bailout today Join The Club This post contains videos

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.

# athens - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Greek wildfire death toll climbs to 88

Forensics experts have faced a difficult task trying to identify the bodies.

# athens - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

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.

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.

# athens - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

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.

Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74

Authorities said that 26 bodies were discovered at a seaside resort this morning.

# athens - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

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.

# athens - 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.

# athens - 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.

# athens - 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.

# athens - 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.

# athens - 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.

# athens - Monday 23 May, 2016

Greece passes spending cuts and tax hikes in order to unlock billions in bailout funds

EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici hailed the deal.

# athens - Thursday 21 April, 2016

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.

# athens - Monday 20 July, 2015

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

“No home, no bathroom, no life.”

# athens - Thursday 9 July, 2015

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?

# athens - Monday 6 July, 2015

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.

# athens - Friday 3 July, 2015

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.

# athens - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

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.

# athens - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

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.

# athens - Thursday 25 June, 2015

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.

# athens - Friday 12 June, 2015

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.

# athens - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

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.

# athens - Monday 26 January, 2015

Singer Demis Roussos has died RIP

Singer Demis Roussos has died

Roussos sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.

# athens - Friday 3 October, 2014

In from the cold: international ideas for dealing with homelessness

Utah has a very simple idea – give homeless people homes.

# athens - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Gallery: See what has become of these Olympic host cities after the games left town

What does a white elephant look like?

# athens - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Here's what these Athens Olympics stadiums look like, 10 years later

Faster, higher, stronger, rustier…

# athens - Sunday 22 June, 2014

So how much heroin was found in Europe's largest-ever seizure of the drug?

The narcotics were discovered in Greece.

# athens - Thursday 10 April, 2014

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.

# athens - Friday 28 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Teenager gets $31,000 in bank error... and spends it WooHoo

Teenager gets $31,000 in bank error... and spends it

Understandable really.

# athens - Friday 1 November, 2013

Two people killed outside offices of Greek far-right party Golden Dawn

The shooting comes just weeks after the indictment of six Golden Dawn lawmakers for their involvement in a “criminal organisation”.

# athens - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Irish embassy 'made contact with Greek police' over detention of Irishwoman's husband

Mark Marku has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in connection with a number of armed robberies.

# athens - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Leader of far-right Golden Dawn detained on criminal charges

Greek authorities are moving to dismantle Golden Dawn — which has 18 members in the 300-seat parliament — after the shock murder of an anti-fascist musician on September 18.

# athens - Monday 8 July, 2013

Eurozone ministers to decide if Greece should get bailout money

Minister Michael Noonan is in Brussels today for the talks.

# athens - Thursday 23 May, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are the nine things to know before you start your Thursday.

Kenny to discuss economic recovery with Greek Prime Minister

The short trip comes a day after the Taoiseach’s comments on Ireland not giving special tax deals.

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