The capital of Greece appeared safe from wildfires that have raged for days, firefighters said Monday, but they remained on standby in anticipation of flare-ups caused by strong winds.
Firefighters spent a third day battling a spate of blazes on the suburbs around the Greek capital Sunday amid gale-force winds that whipped on the fires.
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A century and a half ago, Athens was a humble, forgotten city of about 8,000 people. Today, one out of every three Greeks packs into this city of about 4 million.
A man, apparently upset at the way his fellow students had been treating him, opened fire outside a training center for the unemployed in Athens on Friday, police said.
The director of a maximum-security prison and two of his colleagues resigned Monday after two inmates escaped by helicopter.
Kidnappers released an ailing Greek shipping magnate Tuesday, eight days after abducting him at gunpoint near his home, police said.
Greece's most militant terror group has claimed responsibility for shooting and critically injuring a 21-year-old policeman, according to a long statement published Thursday in a local newspaper.
Gunmen fired automatic weapons at Greek riot police in Athens Monday, seriously injuring a policeman in an attack police said looked like the work of one of the country's leading Marxist militant groups.
Thousands of youths demonstrated in central Athens Friday as anger flared in the Greek capital following the shooting of another teenager.
Greece was bracing for more riots Monday as students angry over the police killing of a 15-year-old boy in Athens threatened to take demonstrations that have left the country in turmoil into a second week.
CNN's Phil Black reports on how the riots in Athens are hurting the local economy.
Greek students have called for daily protests starting Monday, 10 days after the police killing of a 15-year-old boy in Athens sparked demonstrations that have thrown the country into turmoil.
Youths smashed windows and threw rocks at police in central Athens Friday, the seventh day of clashes that erupted after a police officer killed a 15-year-old boy last Saturday.
Athens was mostly calm Thursday, allowing many Athenians to return to work for the first time in days, but protesters warned they were preparing themselves for street fights after nightfall.
The Greek government was struggling to bring violent protests under control Wednesday, five days after they were sparked by the police killing of a teenager.
Protesters clashed with riot police and 10,000 people marched on parliament in Greece as a 15-year-old boy killed by police was buried Tuesday.
Authorities vowed to re-impose order after demonstrators rose up across Greece Monday in a third day of rioting over Saturday's killing of a 15-year-old boy that has left dozens injured and scores of properties destroyed.
Bursts of tear gas exploded in downtown Athens as police continued to battle hundreds of young self-styled anarchists rioting Sunday in major cities across Greece.
Greece's air, rail and urban transport came to a grinding halt Wednesday as the country's biggest labor union staged a 24-hour nationwide strike in protest of the government's plan to sell off the state's ailing carrier Olympic Airlines.
Defying police presence and a thunderous downpour, dozens of Greek pagans huddled near the Parthenon in Athens on Sunday, holding a protest prayer for a museum being built at the foot of the sacred site.
A man suspected of beheading his girlfriend is hospitalized after he was shot by police.
Editor's note: Watch CNN's "The Screening Room" meet the cast of blockbuster musical "Mamma Mia!" and double Oscar-winning Greek director Constantin Costa-Gavras in Greece at the following times: Friday 25 July at 1730 and on Saturday 26 July 0730 and 1330 (all times GMT.)
The Screening Room visits a remarkable collection of cinematic history in Athens. James Stacey Camera/Editor
If Jerry Colangelo had doubts that his vision would take, they began to evaporate in the fall of 2005, shortly after Milwaukee Bucks swingman Michael Redd walked into a Chicago hotel suite for an interview with Colangelo, the man appointed to reverse the slide in the global fortunes of U.S. basketball. Dressed in sweats and with a garment bag slung over his shoulder, Redd greeted the former Phoenix Suns owner, then asked to duck into the john. Moments later he emerged -- in a suit and tie.
Greek workers protesting against government pension reforms in Athens, Greece clashed with riot police Wednesday.
Zimbabwean Kirsty Coventry broke the women's 200m backstroke world record in Columbia on Saturday with a time of 2min 06.39sec at the Missouri Grand Prix long course swimming meeting.
A powerful earthquake measured at magnitude 6.1 and centered about 75 miles southwest of Athens startled residents of southern Greece Sunday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators jammed central Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki on Wednesday in a general strike
I was in Athens, on a rooftop restaurant under a floodlit Acropolis, marveling at how a Greek salad never gets boring. It was the last day of a trip I enjoyed with my wife Anne. I was reviewing, as I always do after completing an itinerary, how effectively our time was spent. We had kept our focus more on seeing historic sights on the mainland rather than luxuriating on Aegean Islands. Given that focus, here are the top 10 stops -- in itinerary order -- that make what I consider the best two weeks Greece has to offer:
Since the 2004 Olympics, Greece's ancient capital, Athens, has undergone a much-needed face-lift. And with a new look drawing international attention, the city is hitting its stride.
The Greek island of Hydra (two hours south of Athens by hydrofoil) has one town, no real roads, no cars, not even any bikes. Zippy taxi boats whisk you from the brisk little port to isolated beaches and tavernas. Sure-footed beasts of burden climb stepped lanes -- laden with everything from sandbags and bathtubs to bottled water. Behind each mule-train toils a human pooper-scooper. I imagine picking up after your beast is required.
The wildfires that have scorched southern Greece, killing dozens of people, reached the ancient city of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic games, an official said Sunday.
A forest fire that torched thousands of acres of pristine pine forest and dozens of homes in the northern suburbs of Athens is now under control, fire brigade officials said on Friday.
A measure to end the sale of alcohol in Athens, Ala., is up for a citywide vote, a rare instance where voters could overturn a previous vote to allow sales
Liverpool fans are the worst behaved in Europe. So says European governing body UEFA in a report compiled by undercover police which details some 25 incidents involving Liverpool supporters in recent years.
Six of the seven Ancient Wonders of the World have vanished into history, like the Lighthouse of Alexandria, which crumbled into the sea after an earthquake, and the Statue of Zeus, destroyed by fire thousands of years ago. Only the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt remain on the list.
Greece has cancelled the annual FIFPro World Player of the Year award gala, less than a week before it was to be held in Athens, officials have said.
Greek police on Saturday retrieved one of the most sacred symbols of Greece, a 700-year-old icon of the Virgin Mary that was stolen from a remote monastery in a stunning robbery more than a month ago.
A small bomb exploded Thursday night in the center of Athens, Greece, near the Ministry of Development, slightly damaging nearby shops but causing no known casualties, police said.
ese days and you'll see that the demographic landscape has changed: Seniors by the score are now mixed in among the dewy coeds, attending classes, queuing up for cultural offerings and just soaking up the energy. It shouldn't come as a surprise. For a large number of retirees, easy access to cultural events and educational opportunities has always been at least as important as year-round sunshine and well-groomed golf courses. And a collegiate environment has even more appeal in the new era of retirement, in which it's increasingly important to continue expanding your skills and knowledge base well beyond traditional retirement age. Many universities have responded by creating academic courses specifically for seniors. A decade ago, only a few dozen colleges offered such programs; today more than 300 institutions do. Other schools allow seniors to audit classes at little or no cost, fund community programs for older folks and even build housing for them. ...
A massive explosion shook central Athens Monday morning, causing extensive damage to an area near the Finance Ministry and the central post office, a ministry spokesman said.
An appeal has started in a Greek court for members of the November 17 terrorist group, who were convicted for their roles in a terror spree -- including murders and bombings -- spanning more than a quarter of a century.
Until recently, anyone over 60 spotted around a university campus was presumed to be either a professor or an aging alum riding a nostalgia trip. But walk the streets of almost any college town the...
A "tired or weakened" man sent two "Mayday" calls from a Cypriot airliner before it mysteriously crashed in Greece, killing all 121 people aboard, according to a preliminary report on the accident by a Greek investigator.
Authorities on Saturday verified that blood found in the cockpit of the Cypriot airliner that crashed near Athens, Greece, this week was that of a flight attendant, according to a source close to the investigation.
A text message reportedly sent to a relative by a "freezing" passenger onboard the Cypriot airliner that crashed in Greece, killing all 121 people onboard, was a hoax and the sender has been arrested, the airline says.
The co-pilot of a Cyprus airliner that crashed killing all 121 on board was alive when the plane went down, according to the chief coroner of the investigation.
The flight recorders from the Cypriot airliner that crashed near Athens will be sent to France for examination to determine why it went down, possibly with all 121 people on board already dead.
A Cypriot plane with "no sign of life" in its cockpit while approaching Athens crashed into a mountain near Marathon on Sunday, Greek officials said. They said all 121 people aboard died.
A group of anarchists took 150 hostages in a six-hour standoff with police after they were angered by the sight of private security guards' cars illegally parked at a university in central Athens, a government official said Wednesday.
Robert Hayes and Mark Cavendish won the men's madison on the final day of the world track cycling championships for Britain's fourth gold medal.
Two armed hijackers who had threatened to blow up a commuter bus in Greece released all of their remaining captives early Thursday and surrendered to authorities.
Germany, stripped of two equestrian golds in Athens, will almost certainly lose a third title after two of its show jumping horses failed dope tests.
Saif Saeed Shaheen shattered the world steeplechase record at the Brussels Golden League meeting.
The Olympic Games as we know them are over. From legend to legend the baton has been passed.
Although the Beijing Olympics is still four years away, the Chinese capital is already gearing up to host the event.
The Athens Games came to a close, as they started, with a spectacular ceremony in front of a crowd of 75,000 at the Olympic Stadium.
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has pulled out of a visit to Athens to attend Sunday's closing ceremonies for the Olympic Games, U.S. officials said.
Brazilian Torben Grael has made history by becoming the first sailor to win five Olympic medals.
Dozens of U.S. athletes won gold medals at the Olympics that wrapped up Sunday in Athens. But only a fraction of those winners are likely to strike advertising gold after the games.
If it is surprise you were after, Athens 2004 is delivering them by the bucket load.
The Athens Games were off to a bumpy start.
A Greek soldier has been shot dead while on patrol at the Olympic mountain bike course near Athens.
Canadian Ron Bensinhom, who caused a security alert by jumping off the three-meter board at the Olympic diving venue dressed in a tutu, has been sentenced to five months in prison, an Athens police spokeswoman told CNN.
American swimmer Michael Phelps and NBC have something in common: With expectations high, both got off to a shaky start at the Olympics, but both are now showing signs that things have turned around.
The Olympic Games returned to their birthplace in Greece after 108 years. This is an archive of all related stories on CNN.com:
Athens 2004 may have seen some world records tumble in the sporting arena but so far records are not broken when it comes to box office sales.
Greek sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou face a criminal investigation over missed drugs tests and a motorcycle accident, judicial sources say.
China's Du Li claimed the first gold medal of the 28th Olympic Games in Athens, with a victory in the women's 10-meter air rifle event.
The Olympic Games returned to their birthplace in Greece on Friday after 108 years with a glittering ceremony set to put to memory thoughts of construction delays and doping scandals.
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Olympic runner Ryan Tolbert-Jackson is familiar with the effects of smog. She has asthma, which was triggered after she competed at the 1997 World Championships in Athens.
Tens of thousands of Greeks praised their footballing heroes at the country's Panathinaiko stadium -- home of the modern Olympics.
The Olympic torch arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday on its journey to Athens. Back in the Greek capital, nearly every hotel has hiked its room rates for the Games, some to breathtaking heights.
Athens, host of this year's Olympics opening on August 13, has fallen short of organisers' promises for a green Games, the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) said.
Transsexuals will be allowed to compete in the Olympics for the first time in a ruling that will go into effect at this year's games in Athens.
The International Olympic Committee says it no longer doubts whether Athens will be ready to host this year's Summer Games.
The security budget for this year's Athens Olympic Games could reach one million euros ($1.2 billion), Greece's Public Order Minister Yiorgos Voulgarakis said on Tuesday.
Organizers of this summer's Olympic Games in Athens have breathed a sigh of relief after the main stadium's roof began its long-awaited slide into position.
Ceremonies planned to mark the 100-day countdown to the Athens Olympic Games have been overshadowed by three bomb blasts in the Greek capital.
Three bomb blasts outside an Athens police station have raised new security concerns about the city's hosting of the Olympic Games.
Athens Olympic organizers have again delayed beginning work on a spectacular dome that is intended to be the architectural centerpiece of this summer's Games.
Athens Olympic organizers have just one day left to begin work on a spectacular dome that is intended to be the architectural centerpiece of this summer's Games.
A strike by two million Greek workers has prompted Olympic organisers to warn Athens that any more action could threaten the Games in August.
The heat is on for Athens to be ready for the Olympic Games this August.
It's almost standard practice for the president of the International Olympic Committee to close each games by praising them as the "best ever."
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