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Anastasiadis era begins for Greece with win over Finland

An own goal sufficed for Greece to beat Finland 1-0 in Athens on Thursday, but did not suffice to avert Greece's elimination from the Nations League, on the debut of coach Angelos Anastasiadis on the Greece bench.

Airports see passenger figures soar

Passenger traffic through Greek airports increased 9.9 percent in the first 10 months of the year compared to the same period of 2017, according to figures released by the Civil Aviation Authority.

In fact, the total number of passengers to Greece in the year to end-October was greater than the figure for the whole of 2017.

Hollande calls for no additional austerity for Greece

No additional austerity measures should be imposed on Greece, former French president Francois Hollande told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency during a visit to Athens on Thursday.

Ankara warns of 'another option' if all else fails

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned on Thursday that if his country's dispute with Greece over the Aegean Sea is not resolved, there is "another option." 

Former French president Francois Hollande visits refugee camp in Athens

Francois Hollande (r), the former President of France, poses for a picture next to a refugee, during his visit at the refugee camp of Elaionas in Athens, Thursday. Others are not identified. Hollande called on Turkey to honor a deal with the European Union to curb human smuggling and said he believed "no further austerity measures" should be imposed on Greece.

Greece in the new East Med regional security scheme

Developments over the last few years have upset many of the traditional relationships and partnerships in the Eastern Mediterranean and Greece now finds itself at the center of the new stage that has emerged.

Number of state debtors soars in July-Sept

Almost 600,000 Greeks were added to the long list of state debtors over the summer, according to a report by the Parliamentary Budget Office, with experts viewing the development as a sign of deterioration for the country's private economy.

International drug smuggler arrested in Attica

A used-car salesman in the Mesogeia region of Attica was the mastermind of an international ring smuggling cocaine from Latin America to Australia, police said onThursday.

Greek PM condemns racist abuse against Antetokounmpo

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday came out in support of Panathinaikos basketball player Thanasis Antetokounmpo who was the target of racist abuse last weekend.

Tsipras posted a picture of himself on Instagram wearing the Greek national team's jersey bearing the name of Antetokounmpo.

Two Strong Earthquakes Were Recorded Today in the Ionian Sea

Two earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.8 and 5.1 on the Richter were recorded today in the Ionian Sea off the coast of Greece, TASS reported, referring to the Euro-Mediterranean seismological center. The quakes are registered 275 kilometers west of Athens. and they reached a depth of 10 kilometers.

There is no information about injured people and there is no threat of tsunami.

Struma Motorway in Sandanski-Kresna Section Will be Opened in Early December

''The Struma motorway in the section between Sandanski and Kresna will be officially opened at the beginning of December'', Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told a briefing after his meeting with Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev, the Bulgarian National Television reports.

EWG approves Greek plan not to slash pensions further

The Eurogroup Working Group (EWG) of eurozone member-states ended on Thursday without any objections being raised to a plan by the leftist-led government in Greece for suspending pension cuts planned to go into effect in 2019, Kathimerini has learned.

Thessaloniki's prospects, US-Greek relations at center of discussion

The Center for Civic Reform, the US Consulate and the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce hosted a discussion in Thessaloniki on Thursday that focused on the emerging prospects of the northern port city, following the impressive American presence at the Thessaloniki International Fair in September, with more than 55 innovation leaders and 75 events that revealed the depth of US-Greek business