Despite health experts agreeing inoculation is the best route to move beyond Hong Kong’s zero-tolerance approach, the proven safety of vaccines and with tighter restrictions on the way, a small minority refuses to be jabbed.

  • Greek conservative New Democracy party scored a landslide election, but without the seats in parliament to win outright
  • Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis indicated he will seek a second election to consolidate victory without need of a coalition partner

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Greek police fired tear gas at firebomb-throwing protesters outside parliament as tens of thousands demonstrated over the country’s worst rail tragedy and called on the prime minister to quit.


The stationmaster, named as Vassilis Samaras, was charged over his role in the ‘death of a large number of people’. Under Greek law, the offence carries a sentence of between 10 years and life.


Athens is home to many museums, but here are three of the best to visit for ancient artefacts that shaped Greece, cutting-edge multimedia installations, and the world’s finest collection of Greek antiquities.

Athens’ reputation as a hub for handmade clothes is reviving, with major international brands like Dior holding shows in the Greek capital and working with local talent.

The train tragedy that unfolded in Greece this week, claiming dozens of lives in the country’s worst rail disaster, has exposed chronic failures by successive administrations, insiders say.


Emergency services raced to find survivors after passenger train – carrying many university students – and goods train collided, apparently ‘on the same track for many kilometres’.

Former foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides or diplomat Andreas Mavroyiannis need 50 per cent plus one to succeed President Nicos Anastasiades.

Three front runners stand among a record 14 candidates, with the winner needing 50 per cent plus one vote to succeed two-term President Nicos Anastasiades.

Changes to include strengthening whistle-blower protections, ban on unofficial friendship groups and review of policing code of conduct rules after four people were charged with ‘criminal organisation, corruption and money laundering’.

Lawyer for the Greek politician, one of 14 European Parliament vice-presidents, says she has ‘nothing to do with financing from Qatar, nothing – explicitly and unequivocally’.

The ancient sculptures were taken from Athen’s Parthenon temple by diplomat Lord Elgin who gave them to the British Museum in 1817. Greece insists they were stolen and governments have failed to resolve the dispute.


Those acquitted were a Tibetan student, a Hong Kongese-American and a Vietnamese-American activist. They had staged a protest at the Acropolis in Athens, holding up a Tibetan flag and a banner reading ‘Free Hong Kong – Revolution’.

he incident occurred on Friday, according to the Greek Citizen Protection Ministry Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis accused Ankara of sending the people across the border.

The man’s car had been swept away by raging waters in the town of Agia Pelagia. State-run Athens News Agency said a woman who was reportedly in the same vehicle is missing.

Defence Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos said Türkiye’s ‘revisionist and destabilising behaviour’ undermines security in the wider eastern Mediterranean region.

Hundreds of tourists and residents on the Greek island of Lesbos were evacuated by bus and boat with at least two homes ravaged by fire, authorities said.