The derelict City Plaza hotel in Athens was taken over by activists in 2016. Since then, it has housed refugees
Stranded on Chios women and teenagers face new horrors, with reports of police beatings, rape and knife attacks
Representatives from island’s divided communities – and from UK, Turkey and Greece – are meeting as UN signals it will withdraw its troops if talks fail. Optimists believe the bones of a deal could be clinched in three days.
On This Day
- 1875: Charilaos Trikoupis published his famous article "Who is to blame?" ("Tis ptaiei?") in Athens daily "Times" ("Kairoi") concerning the decadence of the government. The public outcry that followed brought down the Dimitrios Voulgaris government.
- 1917: Greece entered World War I.
- 1917: Eleftherios Venizelos declared King Constantine's abolition of the 1915 Parliament unconstitutional. He controversially brought back the 1915 Parliament which went down in history as "The Parliament of the Lazaroi".
- 2002: A bomb that detonated in the hands of Savvas Xeros started a chain reaction of arrests of Novermber 17th members.
- Births: Michalis Menidiatis, laika singer (1932)