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Greece: Republic in Southeast Europe
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known as Hellas, is a country located in Southern and Southeast Europe, with a population of approximately 11 million as of 2016. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.

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Greek police believe they have solved U.S. scientist's murder

Greek police believe they have found the killer of an American biologist who was murdered on the island of Crete on July 8, a source said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Greek police question suspect over death of American scientist

Greek police were questioning a 27-year-old man over the death of an American scientist whose body was found on the island of Crete last week, police sources there said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Greece

Can Greece become EU's 'most business-friendly' country? [Video]Can Greece become EU's 'most business-friendly' country?

In an exclusive interview with Euronews, Greece's new Minister for Growth and Investments, Adonis, Georgiadis, detailed some of the measures the government will take to turn the country into "the most..

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

New Greek Prime Minister faces uphill battle to fulfill promises [Video]New Greek Prime Minister faces uphill battle to fulfill promises

Kyrikos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Greece's new Prime Minister on Monday, and his Cabinet will follow on Tuesday. But it won't be easy to deliver on his promises to the Greek people.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:05Published

Six people killed after storms hit northern Greece [Video]Six people killed after storms hit northern Greece

Gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck overnight in Halkidiki region, a popular tourist destination in the summer.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Partial skull found in Greece is Europe’s oldest human fossil [Video]Partial skull found in Greece is Europe’s oldest human fossil

Researchers have dated a skull found in the 1970s to be the oldest modern human outside of Africa.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Deadly storm pummels northern Greece [Video]Deadly storm pummels northern Greece

Six people have died in a powerful storm in northern Greece. The storm hit the northern Halkidiki region, toppling trees and power pylons, cutting power and blocking roads.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:32Published

Six foreign nationals killed as severe weather hits Greece [Video]Six foreign nationals killed as severe weather hits Greece

Six foreign nationals, including two children, were killed and more than 100 other people injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck Halkidiki in northern Greece late on Wednesday,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Freak storm hits northern Greece, killing six foreign nationals [Video]Freak storm hits northern Greece, killing six foreign nationals

A freak storm hit northern Greece on Wednesday evening, killing six foreign nationals.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:27Published

Raw Politics in full: von der Leyen meets with MEPs, Italy closes migrant centre [Video]Raw Politics in full: von der Leyen meets with MEPs, Italy closes migrant centre

-Von der Leyen tries to win over MEPs -Greece's new prime minister meets cabinet -Italy approves closure of migrant centre All this and more on Tuesday's episode of Raw Politics.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 48:45Published

Greece's new PM Mitsotakis appoints cabinet [Video]Greece's new PM Mitsotakis appoints cabinet

Christos Staikouras was appointed as finance minister, while Nikos Dendias will head the foreign ministry.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 05:43Published

Greece election: Kyriakos Mitsotakis sworn in as new prime minister [Video]Greece election: Kyriakos Mitsotakis sworn in as new prime minister

Centre-right New Democracy led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis beats leftist Syriza with pledges to lower taxes and create jobs.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published

Watch: Greece's Kyriakos Mitsotakis is sworn in as prime minister [Video]Watch: Greece's Kyriakos Mitsotakis is sworn in as prime minister

Greece's Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been sworn in as the country's new prime minister after his New Democracy party won a parliamentary majority on Sunday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:29Published

Greek conservative Mitsotakis sworn in as prime minister [Video]Greek conservative Mitsotakis sworn in as prime minister

Greece's New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as prime minister on Monday after a landslide victory in snap elections on a platform of investments, lower taxes and jobs. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Greek elections: Conservatives win power from Syriza [Video]Greek elections: Conservatives win power from Syriza

Greeks elected centre-right New Democracy, with opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis set to be the country's prime minister. Outgoing PM Alexis Tsipras vowed to continue defending "the interests of..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:28Published

Will new prime minister introduce a more market friendly economy to Greece? [Video]Will new prime minister introduce a more market friendly economy to Greece?

The centre-right New Democracy won a decisive victory in Greece's snap election last night, beating the leftist Syriza party to win an absolute majority in parliament. Leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis will..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published

Tsipras concedes defeat to New Democracy party in Greece election [Video]Tsipras concedes defeat to New Democracy party in Greece election

Centre-right New Democracy party projected to win the parliamentary election with about 40 percent of the vote.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

Greek PM: 'We Accept The People's Verdict' [Video]Greek PM: 'We Accept The People's Verdict'

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he respected the will of the Greek people who voted him out. In national elections on Sunday, the populace voted in the conservative New Democracy party to power...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Villages evacuated as wildfires rage in Greece [Video]Villages evacuated as wildfires rage in Greece

Support from across the country drafted in to battle blaze on Island of Evia as temperatures soar and winds fan flames.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

Greece's main political parties prepare for Sunday's election [Video]Greece's main political parties prepare for Sunday's election

Greece's main political parties gear up for Sunday's election

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published

Greece Election: Conservatives hope to defeat left [Video]Greece Election: Conservatives hope to defeat left

President Mitsotakis promises to lower business tax by 20 percent, and social security contributions by 15 percent.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:49Published

The Acropolis Is Closed In Athens Because It's So Hot [Video]The Acropolis Is Closed In Athens Because It's So Hot

According to CNN, Athens is usually around 90˚F this time of year, but temperatures neared 100˚F this week. Because of the high temperatures one of Greece's most famous attractions is shutting down..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Greek youth keep acting dreams alive ahead of polls [Video]Greek youth keep acting dreams alive ahead of polls

Theater is rooted deep in Greece's history and culture - but as the country claws its way out of financial crisis, youth unemployment is low. Now, its young actors are fighting to keep their dreams..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Greek elections: PM Tsipras, challenger Mitsotakis make final pitch to voters [Video]Greek elections: PM Tsipras, challenger Mitsotakis make final pitch to voters

Greek elections: PM Tsipras, challenger Mitsotakis make final pitch to voters

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:58Published

Acropolis briefly closes as Greece sizzles [Video]Acropolis briefly closes as Greece sizzles

Greek authorities closed the Acropolis archaeological site for a few hours on Thursday as the capital was grilled under hot temperatures. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Greece elections: Who is Kyriakos Mitsotakis? Alexis Tsipras' main leadership rival [Video]Greece elections: Who is Kyriakos Mitsotakis? Alexis Tsipras' main leadership rival

Greek conservative leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is a leading contender to Alexis Tsipras. Mitsotakis said he wants to breathe new life into the economy and change the country’s image as Europe’s..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:59Published

“Just go do it“Just go do it", NBA’s Greek star marvels at his rise to fame on homecoming

Greek NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo visits his hometown, with the MVP saying his fame and success have been “insane”.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:42Published

 

Man detained in American scientist's murder in Greece

Authorities said the 27-year-old man held Monday was one of 10 people interviewed over the weekend for the investigation of Suzanne Eaton's slaying
CBS News - Published

Floods hit western Greece days after deadly storm killed 7

Authorities evacuated dozens of citizens from flooded homes in western Greece on Sunday, a few days after seven people were killed by a violent storm in the north of the country.
Reuters - Published

Murdered American scientist remembered as "kindest, wisest person"

Officials in Greece continue to investigate the murder of an American scientist, who was found in a Nazi bunker. Now her family wants to remember how she lived. Holly Williams reports.
CBS News - Published

American scientist murdered in Crete suffered a slow death, forensic pathologists say

We're getting a closer look at the site in Greece where an American scientist was found dead. Greek police tell CBS News they are conducting DNA tests on several people in connection with the murder of..
CBS News - Published

Greece recognizes Venezuela's Guaido, in line with EU

Greece will follow the European Union's line and recognize Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, in an about-face after the new conservative government took..
Reuters - Published

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Hurricane warnings issues along the Louisiana coast; Possible suspects questioned in murder of American in Greece.
CBS News - Published

Possible suspects questioned in murder of American in Greece

American scientist Suzanne Eaton was killed while in Greece for a conference. Her body was found this week. Now police are questioning several possible suspects.
CBS News - Published

At least seven killed as freak storm lashes Greek resorts

At least seven people, including six tourists, were killed and more than 100 others injured when a violent, short-lived storm lashed northern Greece overnight, felling trees and ripping off rooftops.
Reuters - Published

American scientist was "100 percent" murdered in Greece, coroner says

The death of an American scientist last week while she was on a work trip to Greece was "100 percent" murder, a coroner has told CBS News. Suzanne Eaton's body was found Monday evening on the island of..
CBS News - Published

Violent storm kills six foreigners in northern Greek resorts

Six foreigners including two children were killed and more than 100 other people injured when a violent, short-lived storm lashed northern Greece overnight, felling trees and ripping off rooftops.
Reuters - Published

Fierce storms hit Greece killing six foreign nationals

Six foreign nationals, including two children, were killed and more than 100 other people injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms lashed northern Greece late on Wednesday, uprooting trees..
Reuters - Published

Six foreign nationals killed as severe weather hits Greece

Six foreign nationals were killed and dozens others were injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck northern Greece late on Wednesday, authorities said.
Reuters - Published

At least five dead as severe weather hits Greece

At least five people were killed and dozens injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck northern Greece late on Wednesday, the fire brigade said.
Reuters - Published

A chunk of skull recovered from a Greek cave could rewrite human history

Scientists say they've identified the earliest sign of our species outside Africa, a chunk of skull recovered from a cave in southern Greece.  
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. scientist found dead in Greece was killed in "criminal act"

Molecular biologist Suzanne Eaton had been attending a conference on the Greek island of Crete when she was found dead
CBS News - Published

Body of missing American scientist found on Greek island

An American scientist who disappeared on the island of Crete was found dead on Tuesday, authorities said. Suzanne Eaton, a 59-year-old molecular biologist at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, was..
CBS News - Published

Greek PM says to submit tax cut plan to parliament in coming weeks

The Greek government will submit a bill to parliament in the coming weeks to cut taxes, newly elected Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said at his first cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

American scientist Suzanne Eaton found dead in Greece after going missing

Suzanne Eaton was found dead on the Greek island of Crete where she went missing during a work conference.
USATODAY.com - Published

American scientist's body reportedly found in Greece

Suzanne Eaton was last seen a week ago, when colleagues said she went for a run on the Greek island of Crete
CBS News - Published

Conservative leader Mitsotakis becomes Greek PM, picks cabinet

Conservative politician Kyriakos Mitsotakis took office as Greece's new prime minister and named his cabinet on Monday, after storming to victory on a pledge to create jobs and lure investment to the..
Reuters - Published

Greek PM Mitsotakis appoints cabinet, Staikouras new finmin

Greece's new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday named his cabinet, picking Christos Staikouras as his government's finance minister.
Reuters - Published

Golden Dawn loses its luster as Greeks reject militant far-right

The far-right Golden Dawn party has failed to win a single seat in Greece's new parliament, an outcome political analysts said reflects a slow improvement in the country's fortunes after years of..
Reuters - Published

New Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis takes over, Tsipras bows out

Conservative politician Kyriakos Mitsotakis was sworn in as Greece's new prime minister on Monday after storming to victory on a pledge to create jobs and lure investment to the crisis-hit nation.
Reuters - Published

Outgoing Greek premier Tsipras hands over power to conservatives

Outgoing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday handed over power to his successor Kyrikos Mitsotakis who swept to a landslide victory in snap elections with a pledge to boost investments, cut..
Reuters - Published

Greek conservative Mitsotakis sworn in as prime minister

Greece's New Democracy party leader Kyrikos Mitsotakis was sworn in as prime minister on Monday after a landslide victory in snap elections on a platform of investments, lower taxes and jobs.
Reuters - Published

Greek Conservatives take charge in landslide win, vow more investment, fewer taxes

Greece's opposition conservatives returned to power with a landslide victory in snap elections on Sunday, and Prime Minister elect Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he had a clear mandate for change, pledging..
Reuters - Published

Greek PM says respects outcome of vote

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he respected the will of the Greek people who voted conservative New Democracy to power in national elections on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Greek conservatives take charge in early election results

Greece's opposition conservatives were on track to return to power by a landslide on Sunday, early results showed, unseating incumbent leftists blamed for foisting a bailout on the country which..
Reuters - Published

Greek Prime Minister calls Mitsotakis to congratulate him-official

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis to congratulate him on his victory in general elections on Sunday, an official of Mitsotakis party said.
Reuters - Published

Authorities searching for American scientist missing in Greece

Authorities are searching for an American biologist who went missing last week in Greece. Suzanne Eaton disappeared Tuesday, after colleagues say she went for a run.
CBS News - Published

Greek conservatives take strong lead in exit poll

Greece's opposition conservatives were on track to return to power by a landslide on Sunday, exit polls suggested, unseating incumbent leftists blamed for pushing the crisis-hit country further into..
Reuters - Published

In first post-bailout vote, Greek conservatives tipped to unseat Tsipras

Greeks voted on Sunday in the first general election since the country emerged from international bailouts, with polls predicting the conservatives will return to power and end four years of leftist..
Reuters - Published

Leftist Tsipras' days in power appear numbered as Greeks vote

Greeks began voting on Sunday in the first general election since Greece emerged from international bailouts, a runoff polls predict will bring conservatives to power and end four years of leftist rule..
Reuters - Published

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