Macedonia PM urges Greek MPs to ratify name deal

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev calls on Greece to end their nations’ decades-long dispute by ratifying the deal to rename his country “The Republic of North Macedonia”.

Aftermath of US embassy red paint attack in Athens

The US embassy in Athens is covered in red paint after being vandalised by two Greek anarchists, police reports say. The attack caused minor material damage but no injuries. IMAGES

Christians celebrate Epiphany with swim in Istanbul

The Patriarch of Constantinople celebrates the Epiphany Mass before blessing the waters of the Golden Horn with a cross that young Greek Orthodox Christians recovered by diving into the icy water. The winner this year is Mihalis Vosnakiris.

My First Performance: Olivia Williams

(20 Nov 2018) British actress Olivia Williams’ stage debut is a thing of myth. A Greek myth. (Nov. 20)

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Greek silk road town finds itself back in fashion

The small, dormant town of Soufli has been a key centre for Greek silk production since the 19th century. This was also the first area in Europe to rear silkworms after they were smuggled by Byzantine monks out of India in the 6th century AD. It’s now seeing a resurgence in the industry as China’s dominance in the production of the textile wavers.

Attempted bomb attack at home of senior Greek prosecutor

Greek police early Tuesday defused a bomb left outside of the Athens home of a controversial senior prosecutor, a police source say. Supreme Court deputy prosecutor Isidoros Dogiakos in 2013 had overseen the high-profile investigation that put leading members of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party on trial following the murder of an anti-fascist musician. IMAGES

Number of vulnerable people increases at Greece-Turkey border

Greek authorities and the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) express “their concern” at the increase in migration flows at the Greek-Turkish land border, marked by the arrival of many vulnerable people, families and unaccompanied minors.