Greece brought to standstill by 48-hour strike as Christine Lagarde demands immediate talks on debt

Greece’s powerful labour unions today began a 48-hour strike in response to government plans to “unleash a new tax raid on…

Cologne attacks: First trial for sexual assault on New Year's Eve begins

The first trial for sexual offences has got under way in Cologne over attacks on women in the German city…

EU referendum: Donald Trump backs Brexit

The UK would be "better off without" the European Union, US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said.

Islamist rebels seize village near Aleppo, 73 killed: monitor

Rebels seized a village from government forces near Aleppo overnight, a monitoring group and rebel sources said on Friday (06/05),…

Canada wildfire: Thousands airlifted from Fort McMurray as blaze grows

Canadian officials are airlifting some 8,000 people who fled north of Fort McMurray - the city which has been devastated…

Nearly 1,700 returned to native countries from Greece in April

A total of 1,694 third-country nationals were deported or returned to their native country from all areas of Greece in…

Journalists to join general 48-hour strike on Friday and Saturday

Greek journalists said on Thursday they are joining the country’s main unions, GSEE and ADEDY, along with other smaller ones…

Alexis Tsipras to address meeting of SYRIZA lawmakers on Friday

Prime Minister and SYRIZA Parliamentary Group President Alexis Tsipras will kick off a meeting of SYRIZA΄s MPs in Parliament on…

Retail stores to remain closed on May 8, unions say

Retail stores and small and medium-sized businesses involved in the sector will be closed on Sunday (May 8), which would…

Draft law on pension and tax reforms to be voted on Sunday (08/05/2016), sources say

The draft law on pension and tax reforms is expected to be introduced in the Parliament plenary at the weekend…

About 80 refugees protest against closed borders at Greece-Skopje buffer zone

Approximately 80 refugees are protesting on Thursday (05/05/2016) at the Greece-Skopje buffer zone asking for the borders to open in…

Turkey PM Ahmet Davutoglu to quit amid Erdogan rift rumours

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says he will stand down at an extraordinary congress of his ruling AK Party later…

Refugees crisis: 53,900 refugees and migrants in Greece on Thursday (05/05/2016)

A total of 53,900 refugees and migrants were in Greece on Thursday, according to the Management Coordinating Body of Refugee…

Athens Newspapers Headlines (05/05/2016)

The Thursday edition of Athens' newspapers at a glance.

Canada wildfire: Alberta declares emergency in Fort McMurray

A state of emergency has been declared in the province of Alberta in Canada after a wildfire forced all 88,000…

Weather Forecast: Clouds and chance of rain on Thursday (04/05/2016)

Unstable weather and northwesterly winds are forecast for Thursday.

All eyes turned to Euro Working Group teleconference meeting on Wednesday (04/05/2016)

All eyes are turned to the Euro Working Group teleconference meeting on Wednesday as it is considered to be critical…

Canada wildfire forces mass evacuation in Fort McMurray

The entire population of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray has been forced to evacuate because of a huge wildfire.

Athens Newspapers Headlines (04/05/2016)

The Wednesday edition of Athens' newspapers at a glance.

Eurostat's economic figures constitute a strong weapon in the negotiations, gov't officials say

Government officials expressed their content over Eurostat's second bunch of economic figures on the Greek economy in a meeting chaired…

PM Tsipras to have series of meetings on Wedsnesday

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will have a series of meetings with his close associates on Wednesday at the Maximos mansion.

Commissioner Moscovici appears cautiously optimistic over agreement at Eurogroup meeting

European Commissioner for Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici appeared cautiously optimistic over a possible agreement at Monday's Eurogroup during the presentation…

Greece: 54,042 identified migrants and refugees in the country on Tuesday

54,042 identified refugees and migrants were on the Greek territory on Tuesday including 61 persons that arrived on the Greek…

Greece has still to deal with some insufficiencies at its external borders, says Mina Andreeva

European Commission spokesperson Mina Andreeva on Monday said that Greece still has to face some insufficiencies at its external borders…

Craig Wright revealed as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto

Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has publicly identified himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.