Greece

9.30.19

Deadly Fire Triggers Riots at Overcrowded Greek Migrant Camp: "It Was Only a Matter of Time"

“There’s one shower every 200 people, a toilet every 90 people."

9.26.19

What It's Like To Sell Weed as a Scared Immigrant

"I wish I could have a normal job, go to work, get my paycheck. I’d like that."

8.13.18

How the Instant-Coffee Frappé Became a Beloved Greek Institution

It's literally just instant coffee shaken with water and sugar, but that doesn't stop it from being ubiquitous, iconic, and important to Greeks.

7.25.18

Photos of the Destructive Wildfires Devastating Greece

In this small town right outside of Athens, 26 of the 74 people killed in the wildfires were found on a single plot of land.

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7.24.18

Everything we know about the fatal wildfires in Greece

Interior Minister Panos Skourletis called the blaze a "biblical disaster."

7.13.18

All Hail Amastris, the War Captive Who Rose to Power and Became a Queen

The Persian princess was captured in battle by Alexander the Great, but she didn't let that stop her from founding a city and coining her own money.

7.10.18

I've Broken Out of Jail by Helicopter, Twice

We spoke to Alket Rizai about his escapes, which were remarkably similar to the escape last week by French prisoner Redoine Faid.

4.5.18

Uber just pulled its service in Greece after a government clampdown

“We have to assess if and how we can operate within this new framework and so will be suspending UberX in Athens from next Tuesday until we can find an appropriate solution.”

2.12.18

Greece and Macedonia are fighting over the right to use the name "Macedonia"

Macedonia wants to join the EU and NATO, but Greece won't allow it until the naming dispute is solved.

1.12.18

The Corruption I Saw Working for a Greek Public Hospital

Giving money to a doctor before surgery is a no-no, but after the operation, it's a "thank-you present."

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