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Greece: Country in southeastern Europe
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, historically also known 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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Greece uses state TV to teach school children during coronavirus lockdown [Video]

Greece uses state TV to teach school children during coronavirus lockdown

The Greek state broadcaster ERT has started offering lessons on television for children kept out of class because of the coronavirus lockdown. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:36Published

Refugees in Greece at severe risk due to dire living conditions [Video]

Refugees in Greece at severe risk due to dire living conditions

Many suffer from dearth of basic needs and sanitation on Lesbos Island, the biggest entry point for migrants in the Aegean - with more than 20,000 arriving there since 2016.

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Migrants arriving in Greece say they have no protection against coronavirus [Video]

Migrants arriving in Greece say they have no protection against coronavirus

Migrants arriving in Greece say they are being given no protection from coronavirus as UNHCR describes conditions in some camps as inhumaneView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Greece's Coronavirus Lockdown Is Swift And Strict [Video]

Greece's Coronavirus Lockdown Is Swift And Strict

Greece has called for residents to stay home and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Business Insider reports that many are flocking to local islands. Authorities have banned all visitors from..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published
'Stay home': Greek graffiti artist sends a plea over coronavirus [Video]

'Stay home': Greek graffiti artist sends a plea over coronavirus

He had to paint on the roof of his apartment building because Greece, like several other European countries, is on lockdown.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published
Greece enters lockdown to tackle virus [Video]

Greece enters lockdown to tackle virus

Greece entered its first day of lockdown on Monday in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The lockdown started at 4am and required all citizens and residents to stay home or risk a..

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Greece imposes lockdown after coronavirus infections jump [Video]

Greece imposes lockdown after coronavirus infections jump

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced in a televised address that movement would be restricted in the country from 6:00 am as of Monday. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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With Olympics still a go, reigning pole vault champ Stefanidi gets creative with her training [Video]

With Olympics still a go, reigning pole vault champ Stefanidi gets creative with her training

Greek gold medalist pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi upends her training regimen due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Olympic flame arrives in Japan despite fear that Games won't go ahead [Video]

Olympic flame arrives in Japan despite fear that Games won't go ahead

The Olympic flame arrived in Japan on Friday from Greece in a scaled-down ceremony at an air base in the north of the country, amid doubts over the opening of the Games in Tokyo because of the new..

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Olympic Torch Relay Still on Schedule in Japan Despite Coronavirus Concerns [Video]

Olympic Torch Relay Still on Schedule in Japan Despite Coronavirus Concerns

The Olympic flame is scheduled to arrive on Friday from Greece. The torch will travel across Japan from March 26 until July 24, the scheduled opening of the Olympics in Tokyo.

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Olympics 2020: Flight leaves Japan to collect flame from Greece [Video]

Olympics 2020: Flight leaves Japan to collect flame from Greece

An aircraft set to carry the Olympic flame from Athens to Japan for the torch relay has departed from Haneda International Airport near Tokyo.

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"We're at war and the common enemy is corona" - actor and Olympic torchbearer Billy Zane [Video]

"We're at war and the common enemy is corona" - actor and Olympic torchbearer Billy Zane

Greece's Olympic Committee said it had cancelled the remainder of the Olympic Torch relay through the country on Friday (March 13) to avoid attracting crowds that could raise the risk of coronavirus

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The Brief: Trump flight ban, foreign policy report card [Video]

The Brief: Trump flight ban, foreign policy report card

Europe is reeling from the news of the US president's flight ban. Ursula's planned trip to Greece is put on hold due to coronavirus and at 100 days in office, we look at Team Ursula's foreign policy..

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Frontex border operation in Greece 'lacks legal basis' after Greece suspends asylum law [Video]

Frontex border operation in Greece 'lacks legal basis' after Greece suspends asylum law

Frontex has to operate while respecting European and human rights law, and this cannot be the case when migrants cannot apply for asylum.View on euronews

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Turkey-Greece refugee crisis: Germany willing to take children in [Video]

Turkey-Greece refugee crisis: Germany willing to take children in

Germany says it will take in unspecified number of the most vulnerable refugee children from Greece.

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Erdogan demands 'concrete support' from EU, NATO over Syria [Video]

Erdogan demands 'concrete support' from EU, NATO over Syria

Turkish president in Brussels for talks with EU and NATO leaders after tensions at Greek border over fate of refugees.

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Refugee shelter burns as Greece rolls out new asylum restrictions [Video]

Refugee shelter burns as Greece rolls out new asylum restrictions

Blaze at refugee centre on Lesbos amid tense standoff between Turkey and EU over responsibility for migrants.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published
Violence at Turkey-Greece border like ‘a horror movie: Migrants [Video]

Violence at Turkey-Greece border like ‘a horror movie: Migrants

Al Jazeera speaks to refugees and migrants who have been beaten and turned away while attempting to cross into Greece from Turkey.

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Teargas and water cannons fired at migrants on Turkey-Greece border [Video]

Teargas and water cannons fired at migrants on Turkey-Greece border

Greek border police fired teargas toward migrants on Saturday as tension continued at a border crossing in the Evros regionView on euronews

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Greece: Refugee aid groups come under attack from locals [Video]

Greece: Refugee aid groups come under attack from locals

Volunteer organisations supporting refugees and migrants on Greek islands say tensions are high after Turkey opened its borders with Europe.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published
Coast guard rescues 120 migrants off Turkish coast [Video]

Coast guard rescues 120 migrants off Turkish coast

Turkey's coast guard rescued around 120 migrants trying to reach a Greek island on three dinghies early on Friday after they said their passage was blocked by Greek coast guard vessels. Adam Reed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:39Published
Japan Olympics chief: torch handover and arrival to be held without children [Video]

Japan Olympics chief: torch handover and arrival to be held without children

VIDEO SHOWS: PRESS BRIEFING WITH TOKYO 2020 PRESIDENT YOSHIRO MORI, SOUNDBITES OF MORI RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: TOKYO, JAPAN (MARCH 6, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. TOKYO 2020 PRESIDENT

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