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Attackers Throw Explosive at French Embassy in Athens

ATHENS, Nov 10 – Attackers on a motorcycle threw an explosive device, possibly a hand grenade, at the French embassy in central Athens early on Thursday, wounding a security guard, police said. No one claimed responsibility for the attack on the building opposite parliament, in one of Athens’s best-guarded areas. The attack occurred less than

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Greece Wants ‘Plan B’ After Turkey Threatens to Quit EU Migrant Deal

  BERLIN, Aug 3 – The European Union needs to come up with an alternative plan for tackling migration after Turkey threatened to back out of an accord to help stem the influx of migrants to Europe, Greece’s migration minister told German daily Bild. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said over the weekend that Ankara

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Shackled Remains at Ancient Greek Site Tell Tale of Intrigue

By Deborah Kyvrikosaios ATHENS, Aug 1 – At least 80 skeletons lie in a mass grave in an ancient Greek cemetery, their wrists clamped by iron shackles. They are the victims, say archaeologists, of a mass execution. But who they were, how they got there and why they appear to have been buried with a

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Ramadan With Refugees

BY Jillian Kestler-D’Amours and Arfa Shahid Nour Al Raies, a refugee from Homs, Syria, says she misses the adhan, the call to prayer, the most. “We miss the sound of the adhan which would come from the mosque announcing the breaking of our fast. You know, each passing day we feel nostalgic for the days of Ramadan

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The Olympic Venues of Athens: A History of Refuge and Decay

A great European legacy lies neglected Text and photography by Anna Pantelia   Twelve years ago, Greece was triumphant; she was celebrating the return of the Olympic Games to Athens, the city where it all began. The once-gleaming Olympic venues hosted millions of spectators and thousands of athletes from all over the world, and the

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