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Snow blankets Athens, Greek islands and Turkey's Istanbul

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A severe snowstorm disrupted road and air traffic Monday in the Greek capital of Athens and in neighboring Turkey's largest city of Istanbul, while snow blanketed most of Turkey ...

Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the rul...

Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the rul...

Greece hopes marble foot will get UK to return sculptures

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's only the size of a shoebox, carved with the broken-off foot of an ancient Greek goddess. But Greece hopes the 2,500-year-old marble fragment, which arrived...

Greenpeace: Greek gas hunt an 'unbearable' threat to whales

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greenpeace on Wednesday renewed calls against proposed deep-sea oil and gas exploration off southwest Greece, warning of “unbearable” consequences to endangered Mediterranean wha...

Omicron and delta spell return of unpopular restrictions

PARIS (AP) — Greeks who are over age 60 and refuse coronavirus vaccinations could be hit with monthly fines of more than one-quarter of their pensions — a get-tough policy that the country's politicia...

Greece approves mandatory vaccination for those aged over 60

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation making vaccination for COVID-19 mandatory for all residents aged over 60, to deal with an infection surge and the emergence of t...

Greece: Unclear fate for rescued ship carrying 400 migrants

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A small cargo ship carrying about 400 migrants that suffered engine problems in the eastern Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete will be towed to a safe anchorage in G...

Rights activists urge boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Human rights activists urged international governments, sponsors and athletes on Tuesday to boycott what they called China's “genocide games” as Greek officials handed over the O...

Protestors disrupt flame lighting for Beijing Winter Games

ANCIENT OLYMPIA. Greece (AP) — Three activists protesting human rights abuses in China sneaked into the archaeological site where the flame lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics was b...

Weather, protest cloud Beijing flame-lighting rehearsal

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (AP) — A sunburst at the overcast birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece was too short-lived to light the backup flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Sunday...

Albanian communist-era landmark reinvented as youth center

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A pharaonic landmark in central Tirana built as a posthumous museum for Albania's communist-era strongman, Enver Hoxha, is being transformed into a youth training and art center...

No income, 2,000 mouths to feed: Lockdown squeezes Greek zoo

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's feeding time at Greece's only zoo, and a capuchin monkey grabs as many mandarins as it can — even tucking one into his long, supple tail. It might be wise to stock up. ...

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...