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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...

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...

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...

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...

Greece: New bid to understand prehistoric engineering feat

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — New excavations at an unusual prehistoric fortress northwest of Athens could hold the key to understanding one of ancient Greece's most impressive engineering feats, which conver...

Greece: New bid to understand prehistoric engineering feat

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating a vast 3,300-year-old fortress northwest of Athens are hoping to shed light on one of the most impressive engineering feats of ancient Greece. ...

Study: Lethal plastic trash now common in Greece's whales

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Scientists say a study of whales and dolphins that have washed up dead in Greece over a 20-year period has found alarmingly high levels of plastic trash in the animals' stomachs,...

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...