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Greek police accused of using girl as human shield during Merkel protest

Greek authorities have launched an investigation into allegations that riot police used a young female protester as a human shield at a rally during the visit to Athens by German chancellor Dr Angela Merkel this week.

Saturday, 13 October, 2012, 4:19am

Prejudice at home is the bigger hurdle

What it must be like to be obliged to struggle through life blind, or without the use of a limb, in a wheelchair, or mentally disabled, truly staggers the imagination of luckier members of the community.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Hi pup fans

This week, I'm going to take you back in time, way back in time, to an era of gods and goddesses, philosophers and Eureka. Well, back to May 1, anyway. I flew to Athens, one of the world's oldest cities - a real journey back in time.

14 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Making history

Perhaps no other city has witnessed the birth of so much history. The origins of philosophy, literature, art and political thought can be traced back to Athens. At every turn, the past is on show and no more so than on the Metro and at the new jewel in the city's crown: the Acropolis Museum.

28 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

The Parthenon

The most famous attraction in Greece is the Parthenon. It is one of the most well known ancient monuments in the world. The Parthenon is a temple for the ancient Greek goddess Athena. She is the goddess of war and reason. The city of Athens was named after her. The ancient Greeks believed she protected the city.

19 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

British Museum must do the right thing by Greece

A long-running dispute between Greece and Britain for the return of the looted Elgin Marbles has been given fresh impetus with the opening of the new Acropolis Museum, at the foot of the world's most famous hill. As we report today in the Review, the museum chiefs, with the full backing of the Greek government, have been demanding their return but the British Museum has so far refused.

5 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

A place in the sun

Discovering the island of Samos, the birthplace of mathematician Pythagoras, proves that not every island in the Aegean is a modern Greek tragedy.

31 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

28 - Chen Zhong

Born: November 22, 1982 in Jiaozuo, Henan

Entry: +67kg

Credentials: Gold at Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004

31 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

15 - Zhao Ruirui and Team

Star player: Zhao Ruirui

Born: October 8, 1981 in Nanjing, Jiangsu

Credentials: Gold at Athens 2004

31 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Fire, Olympiad 1 and the first champion

Blaze at Olympia

31 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Semiramis Hotel, Athens

Where is it? The Semiramis Hotel (right) stands 340 metres above sea level in Kifissia, one of the most hip outer suburbs of sultry Athens. Inside are 52 rooms, many offering a blend of cubist-style aestheticism and modern design. The green expanses outside are dotted with elegant boutiques and cafes.

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

First Person

Architect Alf Yeung Kwong-fai, 47, is a soccer enthusiast and secretary of the Hong Kong Liverpool Supporters Club. He travelled to Athens last week, where his team was beaten 2-1 by AC Milan in the European Champions League final.

31 May 2007 - 12:00am


Where? In Kolonaki, the Fifth Avenue of Athens, which is lined with international designer boutiques standing shoulder to shoulder with their local counterparts, such as Bettina.

Who? Luisa was founded by local businessman Zafiris Tsourekas, who also runs Rossi, a chain of high-end men's boutiques.

11 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Brazilians give China another beating

South Americans wrest the Macau leg of grand prix with 3-0 victory

China suffered their heaviest defeat since winning gold in Athens 2004 as Brazil showed their class to take the Macau leg of the FIVB World Grand Prix yesterday.

28 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

White Rose of Athens bids gentle farewell

Nana Mouskouri

Convention and Exhibition Centre

One night only

Hong Kong paid tribute to the biggest-selling female singer of all time last night and, although she has never been described as 'cool', the audience got a taste of exactly why Nana Mouskouri has become an easy-listening favourite.

4 Oct 2005 - 12:00am