Greece

Greece hopes Brexit will stir a renewed debate over Parthenon Marbles

More than 200 years ago, the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire took a large part of the decorative marble sculptures and architecture off the outside of the Parthenon and brought them to London, where they now sit in the British Museum. For nearly 200 years, Greece has been asking for them back, to no avail. 

Sexuality

Some refugees use Grindr to find love — and money

Lawrence Alatrash fled his homeland in 2012, not only because of the developing Syrian civil war but also because of safety concerns due to his sexual orientation and gender identity. Now, at 25, he has the freedom to openly express his true self for the first time. 

Conflict

In refugee camps on Lesbos, single men can feel stuck

In the refugee camps on the Greek island of Lesbos, vulnerable refugees, such as pregnant women, older people or families with small children can have their asylum cases processed faster than single men, who often wait the longest for any answer on their applications. Some men feel ignored and stuck.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz sought the identity of settlers who in 600 B.C. colonized what is now France and introduced the region to wine-making. The answer is the Greeks. Anchor Marco Werman has details.

Global Politics

Economic protests in Greece

Joanna Joanna Kakissis reports that thousands of Greek government workers took the streets today in Athens, to protest a plan to freeze their wages. reports that thousands of Greek government workers took the streets today in Athens, to protest a plan to freeze their wages.

Conflict & Justice

Portugal says it's not Greece

As Greece struggles with its mounting debt, some other struggling European economies are trying to assure investors that they're not the next Greece. One of those countries is Portugal. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Lisbon.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a Greek island named after a mythical figure who flew too close to the sun. The island is called Ikaria. We hear some of the island's culinary secrets from a Greek-American chef who lives there.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

Our Geo Quiz today sent us searching for a group of Greek islands in the Ionian Sea. The answer is the Ionian Islands. One of those islands recently went up for sale. Anchor David Baron speaks with Chris Krolow, CEO of Private Islands Online.

Global Politics

Euro inches up on word of deal

European leaders spent weeks hammering out an agreement aimed at shoring up confidence in the Euro and in the countries who use it. They finally agreed on a plan to bail out debt-ridden Greece. The World's Laura Lynch reports.

Conflict & Justice

Greece's credit downgraded

The international credit rating agency, Standard and Poor's, downgraded Greek debt to a level known informally as 'junk.' Anchor Marco Werman discusses the role of credit rating agencies with Justin Fox, Editorial Director of Harvard Business Review.