Four males, aged between 17 and 36, punching and kicking a 75-year-old man, who is a top city official and of fragile health (Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris recently had heart surgery). It was a despicable spectacle that played out on TV and computer screens around the world. The nationalist thugs who carried out the attack should be ashamed of themselves.
Six new members of the cabinet were sworn in at the Presidential Mansion on Thursday after a mini-reshuffle that was prompted by the resignation of two ministers earlier this week.
Ioannis Dragasakis, formerly the deputy prime minister, was sworn in as economy minister, taking over from Dimitris Papadimitriou, who resigned on Tuesday.
The journalist Costas Vaxevanis was arrested on Monday following a legal suit lodged against him by former conservative prime minister Antonis Samaras for defamation.
Vaxevanis had been at the Athens appeals court for the hearing of another legal suit against him brought by Lina Nikolopoulou, the wife of Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras.
Greek MPs were poised to vote in the early hours of Thursday morning to vote on whether 10 Greek politicians alleged to have accepted bribes from Swiss drugs manufacturer Novartis should face investigation by a House committee.
The voting followed several hours of vehement debate involving the politicians named in the contentious prosecutors' report as well as party leaders.
China and Greece have vowed to strengthen cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.
Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai, while holding talks with Greek Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis, said on Thursday in Athens that Sino-Greek relations have witnessed steady and rapid development in recent years, especially in the areas of economic and investment cooperation.
A Greek professor, reportedly employed at University College London, caused a Greek social media outcry on Tuesday after describing National Basketball Association (NBA) sensation Giannis Antetokounmpo as "a black guy pretending to be Greek."
Evangelos Markopoulos made his comment in a post below a video showing Antetokounmpo - a Greek national - singing the Greek national anthem.