Lightning strikes Acropolis in Greece, 4 lightly injured

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek officials say four people have been lightly injured after lightning struck the Acropolis in Athens during a rainstorm. A culture ministry official told Th...

Ancient mariners: Greek navy offers taste of life in galleys

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — For a NATO-member warship, Greece's Olympias is pretty unusual. It's got a zero carbon footprint, no whale-zapping sonar and an antiquated propulsion system. Th...

Greeks see little cause for joy as 8-year bailout era ends

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — There'll be no dizzy dancing in the moonlit streets of Athens. For all the official pronouncements that Greece's eight-year crisis will be over as its third and...

AP PHOTOS: Life, and value, for derelict Greek properties

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is trying to revive some of its more material ghosts: Dozens of long-abandoned state properties in the heart of Athens are up for development, to improve public finances a...

How Greece will exit its bailout program and what it means

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Europe has agreed on a plan to finally shepherd Greece out of its bailout program and keep it afloat in coming years. The country's fellow states in the euro cu...

AP Explains: What the Greek-Macedonian name deal is about

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — "What's in a name?" asks Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. "That which we call a rose, by any other word would smell as sweet." Not in the ethnically ju...

Godly giants in kilts: Meet Greece's best-known soldiers

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It might be the short, pleated kilts, tasseled black garters and pompom-tipped shoes, but there's something more endearing than intimidating about Greece's best-known military un...

Greece and IMF squabble over austerity and forecasting

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government and the International Monetary Fund squabbled Tuesday over further reforms the debt-hobbled country is being asked to make as part of its bailout. ...

Greece says bailout hard line could be 'social disaster'

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A new round of talks between Greece's government and international creditors paused Tuesday, with Athens accusing bailout hardliners of proposing tough new cuts that would be a "...

Russia's foreign minister says Syria process 'sabotaged'

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Russia's foreign minister accused other countries involved in Syrian peace negotiations of having "sabotaged" the process with continued backing of militant groups intent on topp...