Tension in Refugee Hot Spot on Greek Island of Kos

Tension broke at a military camp on the island of Kos, where Greek authorities are preparing to establish a refugee hot spot.…

North Korea advances 'satellite' launch

North Korea has brought forward the possible date of a controversial "satellite" launch to as early as Sunday, regional governments…

Edgar Mitchell, sixth man on the Moon, dies aged 85

US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon, has died aged 85.

On Turkish side of border, Syrian refugees wait and worry

Tens of thousands of Syrians sought refuge in Turkey on Saturday, while those who have already made the crossing waited…

Deadly earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan city of Tainan

An earthquake has toppled buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least seven people.

Farmers to close Tempi Valley for 24 hours on Saturday

Farmers protesting against the government’s proposed plan for social security reforms announced on Friday they will close the motorway at…

Road section in Parnitha closed due to heavy snowfall

Traffic police in Athens has closed the road section between the cable car and the Parnitha Casino on Parnitha Avenue,…

Clashes between police and Kos residents over construction of hotspot

Clashes have broken out between riot police and the residents of the island of Kos at the old military camp…

Attiki Odos to remain closed at exit for Pireaus for six hours due to maintenance works

Attiki Odos motorway will remain closed from Friday midnight to 06:00 on Saturday (06/02/2016).

Seamen's Federation temporarily suspends mobilisations; to resume in the following days

Sea routes will be conducted normally from Saturday 06:00 following the Seamen Federation's decision to temporarily suspend its mobilisations and…

Meeting between government and institutions underway

A meeting between the government's economic staff and the institutions is currently underway at a central Athens hotel.

Farmers remain at their blocks; threaten with black out

Protesting farmers will keep the Athens-Thessaloniki motorway at Kastro closed until 20:00 on Friday (05/02/2016) while on Saturday they will…

Athens Newspapers Headlines (05/02/2016)

The Friday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance.

Finance ministry to hold new meeting with institutions on Friday

The government’s economic team will meet anew with the heads of the institution’s mission in Athens on Friday to conclude…

14,000 discarded refugee lifejackets traveling to Berlin for art project

About 14,000 lifejackets used and discarded by refugees and migrants after their arrival on the coast of Lesvos are traveling to Berlin…

EU referendum: Cameron facing MPs over reform deal

David Cameron is attempting to sell his EU reform package to MPs as Boris Johnson expresses doubts about whether it…

U.N. scrambles to sustain Syria talks; Russia vows to crush 'terrorists'

The United Nations strained to keep faltering Syrian peace talks alive on Wednesday (03/03) as Damascus tried to press home…

US state Georgia executes its oldest death row inmate

The US state of Georgia has executed its oldest death row inmate, a 72-year-old man.

Growing number of asylum seeker children making sea journey to Greece, UNICEF says

Children now make up more than a third of asylum seekers making the perilous sea journey from Turkey to Greece,…

First U.S. Zika virus transmission reported, attributed to sex

The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the United States was reported in Texas on Tuesday by local…

Olympic Air cancels 16 domestic flights on Thursday

Greek carrier Olympic Air will cancel 16 domestic flights on Thursday due to the four-hour work stoppage called by the…

Weather Forecast: Mostly fair on Wednesday (03/02/2016)

Mostly fair weather and northerly winds are forecast for Wednesday.

Two foreign nationals accused of possession of war material sent to the prosecutor

A 29-year-old Swedish national and a 20-year-old Yemen national arrested in the extreme northeastern Greek city of Alexandroupolis were sent…

Labour unions escalate mobilisations against pension reforms; nationwide strike on Thursday (04/02)

Greece's largest private and public sector unions GSEE and ADEDY will hold a strike on February 4 to protest against…

Negotiations between gov't and institutions to focus on pension reforms and bad loans

The negotiations between the government and the institutions continue for a second day. The first meeting between Labour Minister George…