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#Athens

# athens - Monday 16 August, 2021

Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital
# Athens
# Athens

Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital

Aug 16th 2021, 5:32 PM 6,524 Views 0 Comments

A number of villages near Athens have been evacuated.

# athens - Friday 6 August, 2021

'We're talking about the apocalypse': Thousands flee wildfires burning out of control in Greece
# Athens
# Athens

'We're talking about the apocalypse': Thousands flee wildfires burning out of control in Greece

Aug 6th 2021, 10:14 PM 36,891 Views 27 Comments

Firefighters are battling 56 active wildfires, Civil Protection chief Nikos Hardalias said.

# athens - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Galatasaray fly home from Greece after allegedly refusing further Covid tests
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Galatasaray fly home from Greece after allegedly refusing further Covid tests

Jul 13th 2021, 4:12 PM 5,298 Views 0 Comments

The visitors were due to play against Greek champions Olympiakos on Tuesday.

# athens - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Three people dead after heaviest snow in a decade hits Greece
# Medea
# Medea

Three people dead after heaviest snow in a decade hits Greece

Feb 16th 2021, 5:58 PM 25,181 Views 3 Comments

The ‘Medea’ cold front brought gale force winds, resulting in power outages and a delay to Athens’ vaccine rollout.

# athens - Monday 26 August, 2019

Greek police arrest over 140 people during raid on Athens squats
# Raids
# Raids

Greek police arrest over 140 people during raid on Athens squats

Aug 26th 2019, 9:20 PM 12,983 Views 4 Comments

The squats had been occupied for several weeks.

# athens - Friday 19 July, 2019

Athens settles for uneasy night after 5.1-magnitude quake
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

Athens settles for uneasy night after 5.1-magnitude quake

Jul 19th 2019, 10:00 PM 17,715 Views 7 Comments

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
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Temperatures plunge to -23C in Greece as Athens experiences rare snowfall

Jan 8th 2019, 8:24 PM 62,568 Views 49 Comments

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
# The Sweet Spot
# The Sweet Spot

This is how much sleep you should be getting every night for maximum heart healthiness

Aug 26th 2018, 10:00 PM 95,601 Views 34 Comments

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
# Join The Club

Eight years and €289 billion later, Greece exits its final bailout today

Aug 20th 2018, 9:05 AM 34,780 Views 85 Comments

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
# Mati
# Mati

Greek wildfire death toll climbs to 88

Jul 28th 2018, 2:15 PM 7,921 Views 5 Comments

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
# National Tragedy
# National Tragedy

79 dead and 187 injured: Rescuers search Greek towns after deadly wildfires

Updated Jul 25th 2018, 7:15 PM 25,805 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Groom Missing
# Groom Missing

Irish newlyweds separated in Greek fires: 'He'd be the type to ensure Zoe was safe and go back to help others'

Jul 25th 2018, 1:26 PM 30,872 Views 4 Comments

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
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Department of Foreign Affairs updates travel advice for Greece as Irish honeymoon couple caught up in wildfires

Updated Jul 24th 2018, 8:53 PM 50,944 Views 9 Comments

While the woman has since been hospitalised, the man remains missing.

Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74
# Athens
# Athens

Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74

Updated Jul 24th 2018, 6:40 PM 110,897 Views 35 Comments

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
# Freak Downpour
# Freak Downpour

Elderly people stuck in their homes among 15 to die in 'waterfall' floods in Greece

Nov 15th 2017, 9:16 PM 14,598 Views 5 Comments

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
# All Aboard
# All Aboard

A woman going to Denmark fell asleep on her flight and woke up in Greece

Jul 29th 2017, 8:45 AM 53,608 Views 42 Comments

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
# Anti-austerity Protests
# Anti-austerity Protests

Rubbish is piling up on Athens' streets as temperatures soar

Jun 22nd 2017, 8:35 PM 22,174 Views 28 Comments

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
# Left With Nothing
# Left With Nothing

This I can carry - Irish exhibit shows the meagre possessions refugees hold following a harrowing journey

Jun 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,193 Views 20 Comments

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
# Athens
# Athens

Former Greek Prime Minister 'seriously hurt' in bomb attack

May 25th 2017, 5:15 PM 20,446 Views 22 Comments

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
# Greece
# Greece

Policeman injured after grenade thrown at French embassy in Athens

Nov 10th 2016, 10:25 AM 5,140 Views 4 Comments

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
# Parliamentary Drachma
# Parliamentary Drachma

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

May 23rd 2016, 9:51 AM 10,310 Views 56 Comments

EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici hailed the deal.

# athens - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Pictures: The Olympic flame begins its long journey to Rio
# Flame On
# Flame On

Pictures: The Olympic flame begins its long journey to Rio

Apr 21st 2016, 12:50 PM 8,663 Views 6 Comments

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.'
# Crisis
# Crisis

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

Jul 20th 2015, 6:10 AM 20,609 Views 33 Comments

“No home, no bathroom, no life.”

# athens - Thursday 9 July, 2015

The EU have now officially received Greece's bailout proposals
# Nick Of Time
# Nick Of Time

The EU have now officially received Greece's bailout proposals

Jul 9th 2015, 10:28 PM 23,932 Views 112 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Greek people have said no – so what's next?

Jul 6th 2015, 5:32 PM 156 Views 166 Comments

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
# To The Streets
# To The Streets

Greek PM Tsipras speaks to 25,000 as food and medicine supplies run low

Jul 3rd 2015, 11:00 PM 33,176 Views 174 Comments

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
# Little Help
# Little Help

Greece will accept the troika's bailout terms... but says it hasn't capitulated

Jul 1st 2015, 12:25 PM 42,292 Views 199 Comments

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
# Austerity
# Austerity

Thousands of people are rallying in the centre of Athens right now

Jun 30th 2015, 6:57 PM 17,929 Views 83 Comments

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"
# TOUGH TALK
# TOUGH TALK

Joan Burton: Syriza has been "lecturing the rest of Europe"

Jun 25th 2015, 11:18 PM 33,959 Views 230 Comments

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
# Don't Drachma Down
# Don't Drachma Down

Greece's relationship with the euro is hanging by a thread

Jun 12th 2015, 7:43 AM 11,099 Views 95 Comments

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
# Bailout Brinkmanship
# Bailout Brinkmanship

Germany thinks Greece is 'insulting' countries like Ireland

Feb 18th 2015, 8:32 AM 24,586 Views 194 Comments

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
# RIP

Singer Demis Roussos has died

Jan 26th 2015, 12:18 PM 15,698 Views 18 Comments

Roussos sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.

# athens - Friday 3 October, 2014

In from the cold: international ideas for dealing with homelessness
# Global
# Global

In from the cold: international ideas for dealing with homelessness

Oct 3rd 2014, 3:30 PM 11,826 Views 19 Comments

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
# Photography
# Photography

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

Aug 31st 2014, 11:15 AM 31,048 Views 9 Comments

What does a white elephant look like?

# athens - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Here's what these Athens Olympics stadiums look like, 10 years later
# Not Aging Gracefully
# Not Aging Gracefully

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

Aug 14th 2014, 6:15 AM 35,100 Views 52 Comments

Faster, higher, stronger, rustier…

# athens - Sunday 22 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 22nd 2014, 8:35 PM 47,890 Views 136 Comments

The narcotics were discovered in Greece.

# athens - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Booby-trapped car explodes outside bank in Athens
# Greece
# Greece

Booby-trapped car explodes outside bank in Athens

Apr 10th 2014, 9:34 AM 5,263 Views 21 Comments

The explosion came as Greece prepared to return to bond markets. No one was injured in the incident.

# athens - Friday 28 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 28th 2014, 10:21 AM 4,752 Views 3 Comments

Understandable really.

# athens - Friday 1 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 1st 2013, 7:04 PM 6,157 Views 46 Comments

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
# Greece
# Greece

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

Oct 19th 2013, 7:30 AM 24,495 Views 30 Comments

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

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