Jul 1, 2014

Santos remarks spark anger in Greece

Outgoing Greece coach Fernando Santos has angered sections of the local media and soccer figures by claiming that some of his players were more interested in personal success than following instructions. Greece lost on penalties against 10-man Costa Rica in their last 16 clash ...

Costa Rica beats Greece in penalty shootout

Jun 30, 2014

Costa Rica beats Greece in penalty shootout

Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending desperately with 10 men for nearly an hour. Michael Umana scored the decisive penalty as Costa Rica won the shootout 5-3 after the ...

Colombia routs Greece to open first campaign in 16 years

Jun 15, 2014

Colombia routs Greece to open first campaign in 16 years

Colombia started its first World Cup campaign in 16 years in dazzling fashion, beating Greece 3-0 to open Group C on Saturday in front of a big, loud pro-Colombian crowd. Left back Pablo Armero opened the scoring in the fifth minute when his deflected ...

Jun 7, 2014

Greece slips past Bolivia

Panagiotis Kone ended Greece’s nearly four-game run without a goal in the first half and the Europeans beat Bolivia 2-1 Friday night, their last friendly before heading to Brazil for the World Cup. Kone’s goal in the 21st minute was Greece’s first in 358 ...

Acropolis sculptures get 'cosmetic surgery'

May 11, 2014

Acropolis sculptures get 'cosmetic surgery'

They are some of Greece’s most celebrated beauties. And after nearly 2,500 years, it is perhaps only fitting that they are getting a face-lift. The caryatid statues, which until the late 1970s propped up a section of the Erechtheion temple on the Acropolis, are ...

Another Golden Dawn MP placed behind bars

Jan 13, 2014

Another Golden Dawn MP placed behind bars

Another Golden Dawn MP was placed behind bars on Sunday, meaning a third of the Greek far-right party’s 18 lawmakers are currently being held in pretrial detention. Continuing a crackdown against Golden Dawn, Stathis Boukouras was remanded in custody on Sunday afternoon, court officials ...

British far-right leader Griffin courts European allies

Jan 11, 2014

British far-right leader Griffin courts European allies

A far-right British political party’s leader said Friday that extreme nationalist groups across Europe will seek to forge an alliance after the European Parliament elections in May, despite being isolated by an emerging populist right. British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin said parties ...

Jan 2, 2014

EU presidential stint will challenge Greek leaders

Crisis-hit Greece has taken over the six-month rotating EU presidency with a crucial European Parliament ballot looming and with the bloc divided over efforts to create a banking union. Added to Greece’s own considerable economic and political troubles, these issues could prove a major ...