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# Athens

Last month
August 2023
Firefighters in Greece struggle to tame wildfires raging for a sixth day
The wildfires are now the largest in the EU on record for 2023 and the second largest since 2000, according to the EU.
Fan fatally stabbed before Champions League qualifier in Greece
Ninty-six people were arrested in violent clashes between supporters of AEK Athens and Dinamo Zagreb.
This year
Wildfires reach outskirts of Athens as strong gusts of wind cause flare-ups around Greece
Firefighters also battled flames on Rhodes for a 10th successive day.
Athens Acropolis closes at hottest hours as Greece hit with heatwave
Temperatures reached 39 degrees in Athens yesterday, and parts of the country could see highs as much as 44 degrees today.
Conservatives sweep back to power in Greek election
Voters in Greece gave the conservatives their widest winning margin in almost 50 years yesterday.
Vatican returns sculpture fragments taken from Parthenon to Greece
The fragments will be added to the collection at the Acropolis Museum, which opened in 2009 at the foot of the ancient site in 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.
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
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
Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital
A number of villages near Athens have been evacuated.
'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.
Galatasaray fly home from Greece after allegedly refusing further Covid tests
The visitors were due to play against Greek champions Olympiakos on Tuesday.
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.
Greek police arrest over 140 people during raid on Athens squats
The squats had been occupied for several weeks.
Athens settles for uneasy night after 5.1-magnitude quake
A government spokesman later Friday said “life in Athens is back to normal”.
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.
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.
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.
Greek wildfire death toll climbs to 88
Forensics experts have faced a difficult task trying to identify the bodies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Greek Prime Minister 'seriously hurt' in bomb attack
ERT said Papademos, PM from 2011 to 2012, had been targeted by a letter bomb.
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 passes spending cuts and tax hikes in order to unlock billions in bailout funds
EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici hailed the deal.
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.
Homeless in Athens: 'Greece never dies. But the Greeks will die.'
“No home, no bathroom, no life.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.