Seismologists warn strong aftershocks to follow Greek quake

Athens  - Seismologists warned Monday that the strong earthquake that struck southwestern Greece over the weekend, killing two and injuring more than 150, will be followed by a strong aftershock.

Greece outrages Macedonia with ban on presidential flight

Skopje, Macedonia  - Neighbourly relations between Athens and Skopje were further soured Thursday when Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski cancelled a trip to Athens in protest at a Greek ban o

Three injured in Greek student protests against reforms

Three injured in Greek student protests against reformsAthens - Three people were injured on Wednesday following clashes between rival student unions outside a university in the Greek capital in protest of education reforms, reports said.

Police said a group of students hurled rocks and petrol bombs at opposing student groups outside a university at the capital's port of Pireaus.

Similar clashes were also reported in the northern port city of Thessaloniki were the dean was injured in clashes with students.

Three people were taken to hospital with injuries, including the dean in Thessaloniki.

Climate change in Greece will fuel forest fires: Nobel scientist

Athens  - Global warming will curb rainfall and fuel forest fires throughout Greece, Christos Zerefos, one of two Greek scientists awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to combat climate

Cypriot leaders to meet to access upcoming reunification talks

Athens/Nicosia  - Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders were set to meet on Friday to access whether reunification talks to end the decades-old division of the eastern Mediterranean island will proceed

Greek president begins state visit to Sweden

Greek President Karolos Papoulias Stockholm  - Greek President Karolos Papoulias arrived Tuesday for a three-day state visit that included a ride in a horse- drawn carriage from the Royal Mews in downtown Stockholm to the Royal Palace with King Carl Gustaf.

Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria rode in a second carriage.

The Swedish royals hosted a private luncheon for the president that was also attended by the king's sister, Princess Christina and her husband Tord Magnuson.

The president also visited parliament and met with speaker Per Westerberg and later had talks with Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.