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Greece: Country in southeastern Europe
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, known also as Hellas, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens, the nation's capital, is its largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.

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Minister defends PM's dad in Greek travel row [Video]

Minister defends PM's dad in Greek travel row

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father, Stanley Johnson, who travelled to Greece despite the barring of direct entry from the UK. Mr Shapps said that Mr..

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Plan to scrap quarantine for some holidays abroad [Video]

Plan to scrap quarantine for some holidays abroad

Foreign holidays have been given the green light after ministers confirmed the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days upon returning to the UK will be scrapped for a slew of popular destinations.Trips..

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Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling [Video]

Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling

Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling

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Keeping rooms full and tourists safe, how Greek hotels survive as visitors arrive [Video]

Keeping rooms full and tourists safe, how Greek hotels survive as visitors arrive

Keeping rooms full and tourists safe, how Greek hotels survive as visitors arrive

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Greece COVID-19 fight prompts Athens to free public space of cars [Video]

Greece COVID-19 fight prompts Athens to free public space of cars

The COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated Greece's plans to offer tourists a grand tour one step at a time.

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Greek island dreams: Summer tourist season opens [Video]

Greek island dreams: Summer tourist season opens

Greece has officially opened its doors to international visitors after three months of lockdown.

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Thousands of migrants face eviction in Greece sparking fears over homelessness [Video]

Thousands of migrants face eviction in Greece sparking fears over homelessness

Thousands of migrants face eviction in Greece sparking fears over homelessness

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Greece reopens to tourists, with coronavirus tests on arrival [Video]

Greece reopens to tourists, with coronavirus tests on arrival

Greece reopens to tourists, with coronavirus tests on arrival

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Greece and Spain get ready for tourists again [Video]

Greece and Spain get ready for tourists again

Spain will relax its border controls on July 1st and Greece is getting ready to do the same, a long-awaited moment for two of Europe's biggest vacation spots. Emer McCarthy reports.

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The Acropolis re-opens as Greece relaxes lockdown [Video]

The Acropolis re-opens as Greece relaxes lockdown

Greek archaeological sites including the Acropolis re-opened on Monday after two months of lockdown due to the measures taken to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: As shops reopen in Greece, owners fear second wave – and second lockdown [Video]

Coronavirus: As shops reopen in Greece, owners fear second wave – and second lockdown

In Greece, most shops can now reopen and retailers are eager to welcome customers after nearly two months of lockdown. But there's a warning: if there is a second lockdown, many businesses would never..

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Coronavirus live: France takes first steps out of lockdown, other countries ease constraints [Video]

Coronavirus live: France takes first steps out of lockdown, other countries ease constraints

Spain, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Norway, Switzerland and Ukraine are also lifting some restrictions from Monday - but constraints remain in the UK for now. View on euronews

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Coronavirus: Greek restaurateurs' empty chairs protest over social distancing plan [Video]

Coronavirus: Greek restaurateurs' empty chairs protest over social distancing plan

Coronavirus: Greek restaurateurs' empty chairs protest over social distancing plan

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A rare sight as Santorini Island eerily empty [Video]

A rare sight as Santorini Island eerily empty

Rarely is Santorini Island in Greece, with its picture postcard views, not spilling over with millions of tourists. But now its cobblestone streets, once overflowing, lie empty, its layers of..

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'Can we go on Summer holidays this year?' Greece and Croatia float solutions for sunseekers [Video]

'Can we go on Summer holidays this year?' Greece and Croatia float solutions for sunseekers

'Can we go on Summer holidays this year?' Greece and Croatia float solutions for sunseekers

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Euro zone set for record recession [Video]

Euro zone set for record recession

Business activity across Europe almost ground to a halt last month as government-imposed lockdowns to stop the spread of the coronavirus forced factories, shops and restaurants to close and many..

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Bulgarians complain of long border queues after Greece eases lockdown

Hundreds of trucks and cars from Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia waited in long queues at the border with Greece on Wednesday after Athens eased coronavirus restrictions to try to salvage the summer..
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Greek PM visits Israel, hoping to restore tourism and warning on Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited Israel on Tuesday in a show of confidence in the countries' anti-coronavirus measures which Athens hopes can be translated into a resumption of tourism.
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Greece welcomes foreign visitors, restarts summer tourism

Greece reopened its main airports to more international flights on Monday, hoping to kick-start its vital tourism sector after three months in lockdown.
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Rayshard Brooks, Greek islands to reopen, MLB labor dispute: 5 things to know Monday

A "March on Georgia," Greece is reopening to tourists and more news you need to know Monday.
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Greece to officially launch its tourism season

Heavily reliant on tourism, Greece officially opens to foreign arrivals Monday. (June 13)  
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Greece ready to open to tourists, PM says safety is top priority

The safety of tourists is a top priority for Greece as it opens its airports to foreign visitors, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday on a visit to the popular holiday island of..
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U.S. ruling over ancient bronze horse a 'huge victory' for Greece: minister

Greece’s culture minister has hailed a U.S. court ruling over a disputed ancient horse figurine as a major victory that may help Athens and others fighting to reclaim antiquities.
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Greece, Italy sign accord on maritime zones in Ionian Sea

Greece and Italy signed an agreement on maritime boundaries on Tuesday, establishing an exclusive economic zone between the two countries and resolving longstanding issues over fishing rights in the..
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Greece, Italy to sign deal on maritime zones: foreign affairs ministry

Greece and Italy will sign an agreement on maritime zones on Tuesday, the country's foreign affairs ministry said.
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Greece to introduce controlled tourists' visits

Greece is ready to welcome tourists from all over the world this summer but will be adhering to the advice of health experts to ensure it remains a safe destination in terms of the risk of coronavirus..
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Greek hotels reopen to an uncertain future

Greece allowed year-round hotels to open on Monday, restarting its vital tourism sector hobbled by weeks of lockdown, although business remained quiet with international flights from its main airports..
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Turkey says may begin oil exploration under Libya deal in three-four months

Turkey may begin oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean within three or four months under a deal it signed with Libya that was condemned by others in the region including Greece, Energy Minister..
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Greece to open to tourists from 29 countries from June 15

Greece said on Friday it will open to visitors from 29 countries from June 15, days before its peak tourism season begins.
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Greece to welcome Germans, Cypriots, Israelis in first wave of visitors

Greece will allow travellers from around two dozen countries including Germany, Cyprus and Israel to visit from mid-June without having to be quarantined, government officials said, part of a gradual..
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Greece restarts ferry services, opens restaurants

Greece restarted regular ferry services to its islands Monday, and cafes and restaurants were also back open for business as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season. (May 25)  
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Greece reopens cafes, restaurants as summer season nears

Greece allowed cafes and restaurants to reopen on Monday as part of a gradual lifting of its coronavirus restrictions to reboot its tourism-dependent economy and help draw in foreign visitors ahead of..
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Greek medical students get hands on virus training

Greece's main hospital for COVID-19 patients is also the focus of a hands-on training program for dozens of medical students who volunteered to relieve hard-pressed doctors from simpler duties. (May..
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Cafes and churches open in Italy and Greece; Spain eyes summer reboot

Italian shops, restaurants and churches reopened their doors to spring sunshine on Monday, Greece welcomed visitors back to the Acropolis - and Spain hoped for tourists to return in summer in cautious..
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Acropolis sparkles in the sun as Greek tourist spots reopen

Greece reopened the Acropolis, museums and other major tourist attractions as the coronavirus lockdown eased in bright sunshine in Athens on Monday.
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Coronavirus World Live Coverage: Greece, Italy, China, Netherlands

The movement of schoolchildren back to their home villages raises virus fears in Nigeria. Japanese men are helping more around the house. And Narendra Modi’s popularity surges.
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Two more migrants quarantined on Lesbos test positive for COVID-19

Two asylum seekers recently arrived on Greece's Lesbos island, the site of the country's biggest migrant camp, have tested positive for the coronavirus, migration ministry sources said on Friday.
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Migrants stranded in Greece by COVID-19 fly to UK

A group of 50 refugees and asylum seekers flew from Greece to Britain on Monday to reunite with relatives in a transfer that had been held up by the coronavirus lockdown.
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With plexiglass barriers, Greece's Santorini island wants visitors to return

There is a new addition at a bar on Santorini. The beach lounge chairs are surrounded by plexiglass screens, a precaution against coronavirus once the island starts getting visitors again.
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Greece to reopen ancient monuments this month as it eases coronavirus ban

After standing empty for two months, Greece's ancient sites, including the Acropolis hill towering over Athens, will reopen to visitors on May 18, authorities said on Thursday.
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Israel signs deal to lease drones to Greece for border defence

Israel said it will lease drones to Greece to defend its borders, in the first military deal between the two countries which includes an option to buy the system.
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Greece to ship hundreds of migrants to mainland from camp on Lesbos

Greece will move hundreds of migrants from a camp on the island of Lesbos to mainland facilities on Sunday as part of efforts to ease overcrowding, police and government officials said.
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Strong earthquake strikes south of Crete, no word on damage

A strong earthquake struck south of the Greek island of Crete on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=853296 ,..
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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes Crete, Greece: EMSC

An earthquake of magnitude 6 struck the Greek island of Crete on Saturday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=853296.
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Using plastic markers, Greek workers defy ban to mark Labour Day

Greek workers and students wearing masks and gloves lined up outside parliament to commemorate May Day, defying a government ban on movement imposed to fight the coronavirus.
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Canadian military helicopter crashes in sea off Greece; 1 dead, 5 missing

One body has been recovered and five people are missing after a Canadian military helicopter crashed in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Greece on Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on..
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Canadian military helicopter crashes in Mediterranean: NATO

A Canadian military helicopter crashed in the Mediterranean off the coast of Greece on Wednesday, prompting a search and rescue mission, NATO said in a statement on Thursday, after Canada had confirmed..
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Canadian helicopter engaged in NATO exercises missing off Greek coast

A Canadian helicopter engaged in North Atlantic Treaty Organization exercises off the coast of Greece disappeared and search-and-rescue efforts were under way, the Canadian Armed Forces said on..
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Greece opening to tourists in July but hoteliers fear empty beaches

Greece hopes to welcome back tourists from July, but hoteliers expect a bleak season, fearing the coronavirus pandemic will keep visitors away and beaches empty.
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Greece plans gradual relaxation of lockdown measures

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday restrictions on citizens' movements would be lifted and more shops allowed to reopen from May 4 in a gradual easing of a lockdown imposed to..
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Greece unveils plan to ease lockdown, hopes for tourism revival

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis unveiled on Tuesday the country's plan to ease a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
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Greece extends coronavirus lockdown by a week to May 4

Greece on Thursday extended its general coronavirus lockdown by a week to May 4, saying any relaxation would be staggered over May and June.
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Albanian seasonal workers could go to Greece in May, PM says

Albania and Greece, whose borders are closed because of the coronavirus outbreak, agreed to work on paving the way to allow Albanian seasonal agriculture workers to go to Greece by mid-May, Albania's..
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Coronavirus hits migrant hostel as Greece plans to ease lockdown

Dozens of migrants in a hostel in southern Greece tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday as the government set a date to start a gradual easing of a lockdown.
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Coronavirus handling shows Greece no longer "black sheep" of Europe: PM

Greece is no longer the black sheep of Europe, having shown discipline and resilience in its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said.
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Greeks prepare for muted Easter under extra lockdown measures

Greece is preparing for a muted Orthodox Easter this year after the authorities strictly forbade the traditional spirited celebrations of mass church attendance, firecrackers and large family..
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Greece transfers first group of young refugees to EU countries

Greece transferred a dozen unaccompanied children from overcrowded migrant camps to Luxembourg on Wednesday, the first of more than 1,000 relocations that are being expedited amid concerns over the..
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Greece has won a battle against COVID-19 but war is not over: PM

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis praised the country's efforts to contain the coronavirus on Monday but said there was no room for complacency before Orthodox Easter, when hundreds of thousands..
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Germany agrees to take in 50 young migrants from Greek islands

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed on Wednesday to accept 50 migrant children and youths from overcrowded camps on Greek islands.
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Today in History for April 6th

The United States enters World War One; First modern Olympic Games open in Athens, Greece; Harry Houdini is born. (April 6)  
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Greece quarantines second migrant camp after COVID-19 case confirmed

Greece has quarantined a second migrant facility on its mainland after a 53-year-old man tested positive for the new coronavirus, the migration ministry said on Sunday.
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EU approves coronavirus state support for Portugal, Poland, Greece

The European Commission has approved a series of multi-billion-euro state support packages for Greece, Poland and Portugal to help soften the economic impact of the coronavirus through grants and loan..
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Two migrants were killed at Turkey-Greece border: Amnesty

Two migrants were shot dead last month as they tried to enter Greece from Turkey after Ankara "recklessly encouraged" thousands of migrants to cross the border to Europe, Amnesty International said on..
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Greek PM warns: stay at home or 'we will pay for it'

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis warned Greeks on Thursday that if they relaxed compliance with lockdown measures "we will pay for it", saying April would be the most critical month in the fight..
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