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Flurry of tests as COVID hits Greece's biggest migrant camp

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A major testing and contact-tracing operation at Greece's largest migrant camp on the eastern island of Lesbos has so far detected 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the overcr...

Greek officials say UAE warplanes to arrive for joint drills

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The United Arab Emirates is sending warplanes to the southern Greek island of Crete for joint training with Greece's air force, officials in Athens said Friday as military tensio...

Greece welcomes French boost as tension rises in east Med

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister warmly thanked France Thursday for its decision to boost its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, where Greek and Turkish warships are closely ...

Greece to reclaim ancient horse from U.S. after court ruling

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek Culture Ministry said Wednesday it would seek the repatriation from New York of a 2,700-year-old bronze horse statuette which it says was illegally exported from Greece...

UN agency warns pandemic could kill 1 in 8 museums worldwide

BRUSSELS (AP) — Museums are starting to reopen in some countries as governments ease coronavirus restrictions, but experts warn one in eight worldwide could face permanent closure due to the pandemic....

Greek villagers enlisted to catch migrants at Turkey border

AMORIO, Greece (AP) — Over the years, villagers who live near Greece's border with Turkey got used to seeing small groups of people enter their country illegally. The Greek residents often offered the...

Asylum-seekers, coronavirus collide with complicated results

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — No entry, says Hungary. Not all at once, says Greece. Watch out, says Croatia: They might have the coronavirus. This week, thousands of asylum-seekers sit at...

Tensions between Greece and Turkey rise over migrant clashes

KASTANIES, Greece (AP) — Greece countered accusations from Turkey Wednesday that it was responsible for the death of a migrant, as its border authorities strove for a sixth day to keep thousands of mi...

AP EXPLAINS: The new migration crisis at Europe's borders

ANKARA (AP) — Facing a potential wave of nearly a million people fleeing fighting in northern Syria, Turkey has thrown open its borders with Greece to thousands of refugees and other migrants trying t...

Thousands of migrants look for way around shut Greek border

KASTANIES, Greece (AP) — Thousands of migrants and refugees searched for ways to cross Greece's border with Turkey on Tuesday, as Athens ramped up its diplomatic efforts for help from the European Uni...

Child dies as migrants rush to cross Greek-Turkish border

KASTANIES, Greece (AP) — A child died when a boat full of migrants heading to a Greek island capsized Monday, part of a wave of thousands trying to push through Greece's land and sea borders. ...

Greek islanders attack riot police in migrant camp protests

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government hoped to defuse tensions after protests over plans for new migrant camps on two of its islands Wednesday turned into violent clashes between police and local ...

Greece threatens to block Libya deal over sea border dispute

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will block any European peace deal on Libya unless an agreement between the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli and Turkey on maritime borders is scrapped, Gr...

Leaders of Greece, Israel, Cyprus to sign gas pipeline deal

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leaders of Greece, Israel and Cyprus were set to meet in Athens Thursday to sign a deal for an undersea pipeline that would carry gas from new offshore deposits in the southe...

Archaeologists in Greece find 3,500-year-old royal tombs

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. archaeologists have discovered two monumental royal tombs dating from about 3,500 years ago near a major Mycenaean-era palace in Greece's southern Peloponnese region, the Gr...