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Turkey arrests 2 suspected of New Year's bomb plot

Turkey on Wednesday detained two suspected Islamic State members believed to be planning suicide attacks on New Year's celebrations in the country's capital.
December 30, 2015

Frontex sends 300 guards in migrant mission to Greece

European Union border agency Frontex said it had started to deploy almost 300 officers and 15 vessels on Greek islands to help Athens cope with the massive influx of migrants to its shores.
December 30, 2015

Click click: komboloi comeback as stressed Greeks rediscover worry beads

Strings of beads carried by older people are a traditional sight in Greece – and are being taken up by the young as they struggle in the financial crisis
Guardian: December 30, 2015

Municipality of Athens to open heated areas for the homeless ahead of cold spell

The municipality of Athens is opening up a room and a municipal gym to shelter homeless people and vulnerable groups from the imminent bad weather, it was announced on Tuesday.
December 30, 2015

One firefighter injured in blaze on small islet near Chios

One fireman was injured when a large blaze broke out on a tiny islet near the island of Chios in the eastern Aegean on Sunday,
December 28, 2015

Greek government hands data on suspected tax cheats to prosecutor

Greece's Prime Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday his leftist-led coalition government had handed a USB stick with data on thousands of suspect banking transactions to a prosecutor, and said tax evaders would have one last chance to own up.
Thomson Reuters Foundation: December 23, 2015

Thirteen migrants drown in a new tragedy off Farmakonissi

Thirteen people lost their lives, victims of a new accident at the sea region east of the island of Farmakonissi, when a 7- meter boat with 29 refugees aboard sank under unidentified circumstances early on Wednesday morning.
December 23, 2015

Greek legislators approve civil partnerships for same-sex couples

Greece's Parliament has passed landmark legislation allowing civil partnership agreements between same-sex couples, despite strong resistance from opposition parties and the powerful Orthodox Church.
December 23, 2015

Greek bishop blames 'international Zionist monster' for controversial same-sex rights bill

A senior bishop of the Greek-Orthdox Church said the “international Zionist monster” was behind a planned law that would grant same-sex couples in Greece more rights, in line with EU requirements.​
World Jewish Congress: December 21, 2015

Two ferries carrying large number of refugees to dock at Piraeus

Two ferries carrying approximately 3,500 refugees will dock on Friday at Piraeus port.
December 20, 2015