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Archaeologists Find Possible Male Lover of Alexander the Great

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 14
The bones of an honored person, perhaps Hephaestion, Alexander the Great's close friend and possible lover, were found in a tomb in Amphipolis in Northern Greece.

Greece: Gay Partnership Delay Draws Protests

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

SCIENCE | By Nicholas Paphitis and Costas Kantouris | Aug 24
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 1
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

INTERNATIONAL | Jun 22
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

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 18
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

FOOD/DRINK | Dec 26
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

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

INTERNATIONAL | Sep 30
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

HIV/AIDS | Nov 30
Health officials warn that the Greek capital is seeing an alarming increase in new HIV infections.

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