The Guardian gets online flak for 'Greek crisis holiday'

Advertisement removed after Greeks slam British newspaper for ‘offensive’ financial and refugee-crisis themed trip. Social media users have criticised The Guardian for “insulting” the people of Greece and “making money out of misery” after the British newspaper offered a trip highlighting the impact of the financial and refugee crises in the country. After the outcry on Wednesday, the page advertising […]

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Tensions high in Athens ahead of nationalist rally

Hundreds of Golden Dawn members rallied in Athens in advance of a demonstration against negotiations with Macedonia. Athens, Greece – Greek flags flew above the crowd of hundreds of far-right demonstrators in the Greek capital as the neo-fascist Golden Dawn party rallied amid fears of violence at an upcoming protest against negotiations between Athens and Skopje over a long-standing name […]

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Tensions high in Athens ahead of nationalist rally

Hundreds of Golden Dawn members rallied in Athens in advance of a demonstration against negotiations with Macedonia. Athens, Greece – Greek flags flew above the crowd of hundreds of far-right demonstrators in the Greek capital as the neo-fascist Golden Dawn party rallied amid fears of violence at an upcoming protest against negotiations between Athens and Skopje over a long-standing name […]

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Evros river: 'Forced pushback' of refugees at the edge of EU

Refugees trying to enter Greece through its northern land border with Turkey have told Al Jazeera they have been threatened and forced to go back, illegal under international humanitarian law. Refugees trying to enter Greece through its northern land border with Turkey have told Al Jazeera they have been threatened and forced to go back, in breach of international humanitarian […]

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Greek police fire teargas at Macedonia name protesters

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek police fired teargas to disperse crowds gathered outside parliament on Thursday to protest against a deal over the name of neighboring Macedonia, as an at times angry parliamentary debate spilled into a third day. Several thousand people massed outside the Greek legislature, some of them chanting “traitors” as lawmakers debated ratification of an agreement reached with […]

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Greek teachers clash with police for second time in a week

ATHENS (Reuters) – Primary school teachers clashed with riot police in Athens on Monday for the second time in under a week, during a protest against government plans to change public sector hirings. The violence broke out when protesting teachers, who are on a 24-hour strike, tried to break a police cordon next to parliament. Some demonstrators hurled fireworks at […]

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Anti-migrant attacks surge in Greece's Piraeus

At least 30 attacks have targeted migrant homes in two Piraeus neighbourhoods since Christmas, anti-racist activists say Athens, Greece – Racist attacks targeting the homes of migrant workers have surged in Piraeus, a port city near the Greek capital, since Christmas, according to an anti-racist activist group. More than 30 homes where migrant labourers reside – most of whom are […]

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Russia and Greece want to make up after diplomatic row

MOSCOW/ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece and Russia are ready to put behind them a diplomatic row that troubled relations in July, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said after meeting in Moscow on Friday. Athens said it had expelled two Russian diplomats and barred two other people from entering the country in July for trying to bribe […]

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Greece vs Finland: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for the Nations League clash

The Scandinavians need only to avoid defeat in either of their last two matches to earn promotion – while the hosts remain their sole challengers for top and a place in the play-offs for a Euro 2020 spot. When does Greece vs Finland kick off? This Nations League will take place on Thursday, November 15. The match will kick off […]

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