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Greece: Gay Partnership Delay Draws Protests

Friday Sep 5, 2014
Gay rights protesters have gathered outside Greece's parliament after the government said it would delay legislation allowing civil unions for same-sex couples, despite a recent European court ruling against the country on the issue.

Greek Archaeology Site Excites Intense Interest

By Nicholas Paphitis and Costas Kantouris | Sunday Aug 24, 2014
The partially uncovered tomb from the end of Greek warrior-king Alexander the Great's reign, which was found inside the mound, has sparked intense media interest amid wild speculation about its contents.

Greek Cops Allegedly Attack Gay Couple for Holding Hands

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Aug 1, 2014
A same-sex couple in Athens claims they were harassed and assaulted by at least 10 Greek police last Friday because they were holding hands.

Mayor, Diplomats Join Gay Pride March in Greece

Sunday Jun 22, 2014
Police say more than 6,000 people have marched through the streets of Greece’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, in its third gay pride parade.

Greek Bishop Condemns Gay Pride, Homosexuality

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jun 18, 2014
A prominent Greek Orthodox bishop is making headlines this week after saying homosexuality is a "perversion of human existence" and Gay Pride is a "disgrace and a challenge."

Greece is the Word: Olive Oil Struggles Amid the Country’s Failing Economy

Thursday Dec 26, 2013
It was used to groom ancient Olympic athletes and remains a widely used modern staple in Greece’s diet. But olive oil could be the latest victim of the country’s grueling financial crisis.

Greece: Court Win for Gays Over Civil Partnership

Thursday Nov 7, 2013
Gay rights campaigners in Greece have welcomed a decision by a European court condemning the country for failing to include same-sex couples in 2008 legislation that introduced civil partnerships.

Greek Gov’t Aims to Cut Funding for Anti-Gay Golden Dawn Party

Monday Sep 30, 2013
Greece’s government was submitting legislation to Parliament Monday aimed at cutting state funding to the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party, whose leadership was arrested over the weekend on charges of acting as a criminal organization.

Health Officials Warn of Spiraling HIV in Athens

Friday Nov 30, 2012
Health officials warn that the Greek capital is seeing an alarming increase in new HIV infections.

Greek Prosecutor Charges Blasphemy Over Jesus Play

Monday Nov 19, 2012
A Greek prosecutor is pressing blasphemy charges over a troubled Athens performance of an American play that portrays Jesus as gay.