Greece is a country in the southern Balkans


Rouvikonas hits Swiss Embassy after French retailer

Suspected members of the Rouvikonas anarchist group on Monday threatened a guard at the Swiss Embassy in Athens and forced their way onto the premises to scatter fliers, a day after smashing windows at a French home improvement store in the capital and splashing paint on the storefront.

Police remanded 10 suspects in connection with Monday's incident, but made no arrests.

Antetokounmpo scales new heights at All-Star game

Team Giannis's captain, Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks, dunks the ball against Team LeBron during the second half of the NBA All-Star basketball game on All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Antetokounmpo, known as the Greek Freak, scored a game-high 38 points but Team LeBron rallied in the end for a 178-164 victory.

Two children drown in central Greece

Two young children aged 3.5 and 4.5 were found dead in the town of Aliartos, in central Greece, on Monday afternoon, broadcaster Star reported.

Their bodies were discovered by their parents near their home and were immediately transferred to a hospital in the town of Livadia, where doctors confirmed their death, it said.

Leroy Merlin calls for protection of foreign firms after Rouvikonas attack

The French-headquartered furniture and homeware chain Leroy Merlin on Monday issued a statement following Sunday's attack on its premises in Maroussi, north of Athens, by members of the anarchist group Rouvikonas.

In the statement, the company expressed relief that "this violent attack did not leave any victims."