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Greek PM vows legal overhaul in wake of #MeToo allegations

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister on Thursday promised sweeping changes to the country's laws and labor regulations to combat sexual abuse and misconduct in the wake of an assault allegati...

Snows storms hit East Med, army called out in Greece

Greece called in the armed forces Wednesday to help repair widespread damage caused by heavy snowfall in Athens, while blizzards continued to cause havoc in neighboring Turkey and with the snow reachi...

AP Interview: Olympic champion adds voice to #MeToo movement

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Before she could join sailing classes near her home in Athens, Sofia Bekatorou had to show an instructor she could tie a basic knot properly. Passing the test at age 8 changed he...

Olympic champion's abuse claim triggers debate in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou appeared before a public prosecutor in Athens Wednesday in relation to sexual assault accusations she made that have ignited a nati...

Greek president backs Olympic champion after abuse claim

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's first female president met Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou on Monday to express her support for the athlete who publicly claimed she had been sexually assaulted...

France launches service to make deadbeat parents pay

PARIS (AP) — France is launching a new government service empowered to take money directly from the bank accounts of parents who fail to pay child support, aiming to help many families — the vast majo...

AP PHOTOS: Greece puts faith in online schooling

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — There’s just 10 minutes left to come up with a story using items scattered on the prep table: Leaves and ferns from the schoolyard, scissor-cut scraps of colored paper, a glue st...

Barely out of crisis, Greek economy hammered by new lockdown

Greece has downgraded its forecasts for the economy this year to include the impact of a second lockdown, and says the national debt is now expected to exceed 200% of annual output. ...

Greece: Bishop's death revives debate on communion safety

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A senior clergyman in Greece’s Orthodox Church was buried Monday after dying of COVID-19, reviving a debate over the safety of receiving communion ahead of the Christmas ho...

Decades after independence, North Macedonia set for big game

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Normally overshadowed by the sporting success of Croatia and Serbia, the former Yugoslav republic of North Macedonia is one game away from making its mark in internation...

Greek court to deliver landmark verdict in far-right trial

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court is to deliver a landmark verdict in the marathon, five-year-long trial against the country’s extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party Wednesday, with security tight and...

Greece: Extreme right group faces verdict at criminal trial

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police officials said Tuesday they are planning to deploy about 2,000 officers around Athens as the leadership of the extreme right group Golden Dawn faces a landmark crimi...

Turkey accuses Greece of 'piracy' over eastern Mediterranean

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday accused Greece of “piracy” and warned it will stand up to Athens’ alleged efforts to militarize islands near its coast, following claims that the neighboring cou...

Cyprus: Putin 'to help ease' gas search tensions with Turkey

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised to intercede with Turkey to try and ease rising tensions over its oil and gas exploration in eastern Mediterranean waters that Cypr...

AP PHOTOS: Ancient Greek theaters return to life in pandemic

EPIDAURUS, Greece (AP) — Lights! Crickets. Birds. Bats. Action! The ancient theater of Epidaurus, renowned for its acoustics, has reopened for a limited number of open-air performan...