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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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Greek child prodigy pens 'Isolation Waltz' [Video]

Greek child prodigy pens 'Isolation Waltz'

Seven-year old pianist and composer Stelios Kerasidis, a child prodigy who has won several awards, has composed his own original score to support those suffering from the coronavirus infection, and..

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Greece begins digital odyssey as coronavirus crisis sparks innovation [Video]

Greece begins digital odyssey as coronavirus crisis sparks innovation

The pandemic has sparked the government of Greece to innovate like never before. The birthplace of democracy is going digital. But will the changes stick?View on euronews

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Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees [Video]

Top EU court: eastern states broke law by refusing refugees

The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic had broken the law by refusing to host refugees to help ease the burden on southern states such as Greece..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published
Virtual adopt-a-grandparent scheme goes viral as isolation for all continues [Video]

Virtual adopt-a-grandparent scheme goes viral as isolation for all continues

Surrey-based care home group CHD Living has had more than 28,000 people sign up to a scheme to virtually ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ in the last two weeks. Aiming to combat isolation and build..

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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

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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

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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..

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'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

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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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published
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

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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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Greece quarantines second migrant camp after COVID-19 case confirmed

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Two migrants were killed at Turkey-Greece border: Amnesty

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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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Greek PM calls on all to stay the course in fight against coronavirus

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday urged Greeks to continue to comply with lockdown measures and stay home to stem the spread of the coronavirus and avoid the tragedy seen in other..
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Top EU court says eastern states broke law by refusing to host refugees

The European Union's top court ruled on Thursday that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic broke EU law by refusing to host their assigned share of refugees to ease the burden on southern peers like..
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Greece quarantines camp after migrants test coronavirus positive

Greece has quarantined a migrant camp after 20 asylum seekers tested positive for coronavirus, the migration ministry said on Thursday.
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New Greek coronavirus cases include ship crew and migrant mum

Greece reported 102 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, including 20 people on a ship and a female asylum seeker who recently gave birth in hospital in Athens, the first recorded case among thousands of..
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EU asks Greece to move migrants most at risk from coronavirus out of crowded camps

The European Union has asked Greece to move migrants most at risk of contracting the coronavirus from overcrowded camps on its Mediterranean islands, the EU's top migration official told Reuters on..
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Greece bans flights from UK, Turkey as coronavirus cases rise

Greece on Monday suspended flights from Britain and Turkey to curb the spread of coronavirus, as a lockdown took effect in the country.
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Greece imposes lockdown after coronavirus infections jump

Greece announced a lockdown on Sunday, restricting movement from Monday morning with only a few exceptions, to combat the spread of coronavirus.
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Coronavirus concerns overshadow Olympic flame arrival in Japan

An Olympic cauldron was ignited in Japan on Friday with a flame carried from Greece, with officials again pledging the Tokyo 2020 Games will proceed despite mounting pressure to halt the world's..
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Greece to inject 10 billion euros to support economy as coronavirus spreads

Greece is ready to inject 10 billion euros to support its economy through tough times in the coming months due to the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday.
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Greek PM says coronavirus will test economy, ready to inject 10 billion euros

Greece's economy will be tested in the coming months due to the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday, announcing a package of 10 billion euros in measures to..
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Greece has registered 464 coronavirus cases, six deaths: health min official

Greece has so far confirmed 464 coronavirus cases and registered six deaths, a health ministry official said on Thursday.
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Greek anti-terrorism squad finds artillery, secret tunnel

Greek anti-terrorism police found artillery and a secret tunnel during a raid on two premises in the Greek capital Athens on Thursday, authorities said.
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Greece bans gatherings of 10 people and more, effective Thursday

Greece will ban public gatherings of 10 people and more from Thursday in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus, its crisis management minister said.
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Cyprus bans flights from 28 countries from March 21

Cyprus on Tuesday announced a two-week ban on flights from 28 countries, including Britain and Greece, to curb the coronavirus outbreak.
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EU border restrictions to hit transfers of child refugees: U.N.

European border restrictions imposed due to coronavirus will affect plans to transfer hundreds of children out of "dire and dangerous" refugee camps in Greece, a senior official for the United Nations..
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Greece says confirmed coronavirus infections rise to 387

Greece's confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 387 from 352 with the death toll increasing to 5, health officials said on Tuesday.
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PM says Greece at war with "invisible enemy" coronavirus

Greece's prime minister announced on Tuesday a package of up to 2 billion euros ($2.20 billion) to support businesses following the coronavirus outbreak and said further restrictions lay ahead for the..
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'We are at war with an invisible enemy,' Greek PM says

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday further restrictions are in store for the country as it battles the spread of coronavirus.
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Child dies in fire in Greek migrant camp

A young child died in a fire in an overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, fire brigade officials said.
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Greece to shut shops, quarantine all arrivals from abroad

Greece announced on Monday it will shut all shops apart from supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, petrol stations and food delivery services, and put anyone arriving from abroad into quarantine for two..
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Greece imposes 14-day quarantine on new arrivals, shuts retail stores

Greece said on Monday people arriving in the country from abroad will be placed in a two-week quarantine, while retail stores will be shut effective on Wednesday.
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Greece bans all transport links with Albania, North Macedonia, Spain flights

Greece said it would ban road and sea routes, as well as flights, to Albania and North Macedonia on Sunday, as well as banning flights to and from Spain to stem the spread of coronavirus.
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Greece reports two more coronavirus fatalities, bans all flights to Italy

Greece said on Saturday it banned all flights that were still operating to and from Italy, after reporting two more fatalities from the coronavirus, raising the total number of deaths in the country to..
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Greece to shut down shopping malls, cafes as coronavirus spreads

Greece will shut down shopping malls, cafes and bars to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus after confirmed cases jumped to 190, health authorities said on Friday.
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MSF urges Greece to evacuate migrant camps due to coronavirus risk

Medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has urged Greece to immediately evacuate migrants from overcrowded camps on its islands due to a high risk of the coronavirus spreading swiftly among..
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Greece shuts all museums and ruins over coronavirus, including Acropolis

Greece will close all its museums and archaeological sites, including the entire Acropolis that looms over Athens, until the end of the month due to the impact of the coronavirus, its culture ministry..
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Greece swears in first female president, no handshakes amid coronavirus

Greece's first female president, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, was sworn in for a five-year term on Friday at a ceremony scaled down due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Greece reports first coronavirus death, shuts cinemas, gyms

Greece reported its first fatality from a coronavirus infection on Thursday as it extended a closure of schools to include cinemas, theaters and nightclubs to help prevent a spread of the disease.
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Greece says nightclubs, gyms, cinemas shut for two weeks as virus precaution

Greece's health ministry on Thursday said nightclubs, gyms, cinemas and theaters would be closed for two weeks as a precaution to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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Sanitizer Galore! Greece to turn bootleg booze into coronavirus antiseptic

Greek authorities plan to turn tonnes of ethanol confiscated from bootleg booze-makers into sanitizer to combat the coronavirus epidemic.
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In migrant crisis, Greece caught between EU job descriptions

When the current European Commission took office in December, its president, Ursula von der Leyen, created the role of a commissioner for 'Promoting our European Way of Life' and handed the job to a..
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Greece denies report of secret 'black site' for migrants near Turkish border

The Greek government dismissed on Wednesday a report in The New York Times newspaper that it was holding illegal migrants who cross the border from Turkey at a secret "black site" where they are denied..
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Turkey's Erdogan accuses Greece of Nazi tactics against migrants at border

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Greek security forces on Wednesday of behaving like Nazis for using force against migrants trying to cross the border from Turkey into the European Union.
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Turkey defies EU pressure to shut border, says to host migration summit

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he would not stop migrants trying to cross Turkey's border into Greece despite EU pressure to do so, but he also announced a summit next week in Istanbul with..
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Greece rebuffs 963 migrants in border standoff with Turkey

Nearly 1,000 migrants tried to cross into Greece from Turkey in the past 24 hours despite tight border security, Greek officials said on Tuesday, suggesting little respite in a nearly two-week..
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Berlin to take up to 100 children from Greek refugee camps

Berlin will take in 80 to 100 children from Greek refugee camps, an official in the German capital said on Tuesday, as concern mounts about migrants amassing on the Turkish-Greek border.
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EU tells Turkey to pull migrants back from Greek border

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Greece shuts sports events to spectators as coronavirus cases rise

Greece on Sunday announced a two-week ban on sporting events with spectators and on school field trips, as its number of coronavirus cases rose by seven to 73.
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Turkey says Greece firing live ammunition at border; Greece denies

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Greece said on Saturday it had recorded 21 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total in the country to 66.
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