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EU insists virus shots will remain voluntary

The European Union sought Monday to ease concerns that citizens might be obliged to get shots against the coronavirus before they’re allowed to travel,...

Brothers jailed for attacking subway stationmaster in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two brothers, aged 17 and 15, who attacked an Athens subway stationmaster because he told them to wear masks on...

Turkish leader eyes favorably Greek PM meet amid tensions

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president indicated on Friday that he would be open to easing tensions with neighboring Greece by floating the possibility of...

Greek police clash with protesters over campus police plan

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police have used tear gas to disperse crowds at a rally in Athens organized to protest plans to set up...

Turkey says its ready to repair frayed ties with Europe

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday his country is ready to put its frayed relationship with the European Union...

Turkey, Greece to resume talks on disputes on Jan 25

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Greece will resume talks aimed at reducing tensions between the neighbors on Jan. 25, Turkish and Greek officials...

UN chief to gauge next month possible Cyprus talks restart

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres intends to meet next month with ethnically split Cyprus’ rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders to...

With eye on Turkey, Greece to extend western coastal waters

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece said Monday that it plans to extend territorial waters along its western coastline from six to 12 nautical miles,...

Greek churches open on Epiphany feast despite tight lockdown

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government relented and allowed limited attendance at churches celebrating the feast of the Epiphany on Wednesday, reversing a...

Masks, tests, batches: Locked-down Greece swears in Cabinet

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s new Cabinet is being sworn in Tuesday at three separate ceremonies to comply with national lockdown restrictions. ...

Greek Church tells priests to ignore pandemic closure order

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's powerful Orthodox Church is rebelling against a government order to briefly close places of worship under a weeklong drive...

Greece names first openly gay minister

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The center-right government in Greece named the country's first openly gay minister in a Cabinet reshuffle Monday. ...

The Latest: Ariz. gov. rejects call for online learning

PHOENIX — Arizona’s Gov. Doug Ducey has rejected the state’s top education official’s call for Ducey to order public schools to use only online...

New Year’s revelries muted by virus as curtain draws on 2020

This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other in most of the world, with many bidding farewell to a year they’d prefer...

No cafes, no tourists: Virus empties streets of old Athens

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It’s been a while since visitors to Greece sought out souvenirs in Athens’ oldest neighborhood. ...

The Latest: Coronavirus vaccine provided to US Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The justices on the U.S. Supreme Court are being provided with doses of the coronavirus vaccine. ...

Greece: French-made jets, upgrades will cost $2.8 billion

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government said Thursday it will pay 2.32 billion euros ($2.8 billion) for the purchase of French-made Rafale fighter jets...

Germany takes in sick kids, others from Greek migrant camps

BERLIN (AP) — A plane carrying 88 asylum-seekers, including 19 sick children, arrived in Germany on Thursday as part of the country's pledge to...

Antetokounmpo says he wanted to repay Milwaukee’s loyalty

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo said he appreciated the love the city of Milwaukee has shown him ever since his arrival as an 18-year-old...

EU plans to hit Turkey with more sanctions over Med drilling

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders early Friday gave the green light for the expansion of sanctions against Turkey over its exploration of gas...

EU border chief wins support amid migrant pushback reports

BRUSSELS (AP) — The EU’s top migration official confirmed Wednesday that she retains confidence in the embattled head of Frontex, amid pressure on the...

In Greece, political spat over lockdown turns personal

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Holiday goodwill during the coronavirus lockdown? In Greece, it’s been in short supply between the nation’s two leading politicians. ...

Erdogan calls for energy talks as EU considers Med sanctions

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday called for negotiations over energy exploration rights in the eastern Mediterranean, days ahead...

2nd body recovered off Greek island after migrant boat sank

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The body of a woman was recovered Thursday on the Greek island of Lesbos and identified as that of a...

32 migrants rescued, 1 dead off Greek island of Lesbos

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A search and rescue operation was underway in the eastern Aegean Sea on Wednesday after a dinghy carrying migrants either...

EU border chief urged to quit over migrant pushback claims

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers lashed out Tuesday at the head of Frontex over allegations that the border and coast guard agency helped...

IMF: Greek debt sustainable despite pandemic-linked spike

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The International Monetary Fund said Monday that Greece's huge public debt remains sustainable in the medium term despite “unprecedented uncertainty”...

Greece: Critics warn virus test price caps may slash testing

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — ...

Turkish research ship in port after Mediterranean survey

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish research vessel at the heart of a Mediterranean Sea energy dispute between Turkey and Greece is back in port...

Greece sets price limit on COVID-19 tests at private clinics

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government said Friday it is putting limits on how much private medical facilities can charge for coronavirus tests. ...

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...

Greece extends coronavirus lockdown by a week

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government spokesman on Thursday announced a weeklong extension to the country's current lockdown, due to the continued spread of...

Greece strike to disrupt public transport

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Airlines are rescheduling or canceling flights to, from and within Greece this week as air traffic controllers join a nationwide...

Greece faces renewed lockdown as pressure on hospitals rises

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece is set to extend its lockdown measures beyond the end of November given the spread of COVID-19 and the...

Virus deaths of senior Serb religious leaders triggers alarm

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — After the two most senior Serbian Orthodox Church leaders died within a month after testing positive with the coronavirus, health...

Speedboat taking migrants to Greece partially sinks; 1 dead

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A speedboat that appeared to have been smuggling migrants to the Greek island of Rhodes from nearby Turkey partially sank...

Greece: 2 private clinics appropriated to treat COVID-19

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities are taking over two private health clinics in the northern city of Thessaloniki as the region’s public hospitals...

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...

Greece’s archbishop hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The head of the Orthodox Church of Greece, Archbishop Ieronymos, has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with COVID-19, the Archdiocese...

Greece: No police custody for migrant unaccompanied minors

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is abolishing the practice of holding asylum-seeker children and teenagers who arrive in the country without parents or guardians...

Police fire tear gas to break up banned gatherings in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police detained several dozen people and fired tear gas in Athens Tuesday as hundreds of protesters defied a ban on...

Greek PM appeals for restraint during uprising anniversary

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister appealed to political parties Monday to show “self-restraint” in commemorations marking the 1973 crushing of a student...

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...

The Latest: India registers over 30,000 new virus cases

NEW DELHI — India has registered 30,548 new confirmed coronaviruses cases in the past 24 hours, the lowest in the last four months but...

Ancient Greek god’s bust found during Athens sewage work

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A bust of the ancient god Hermes, in good condition, was discovered in central Athens during sewage work, authorities said...

Erdogan backs two-state Cyprus deal, puts talks in doubt

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to throw into doubt a new bid to restart dormant Cyprus reunification talks, saying...

The Latest: Washington gov. may announces new restrictions

SEATTLE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has scheduled a news conference for Sunday morning as COVID-19 case numbers soar throughout the Pacific Northwest where...

Main cooperative selling mink to shut as virus forces cull

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The cooperative that sells nearly half of Denmark's mink furs, will “gradually downsize" and shut down over the next 2-3...

Officials: Blast at WWI ceremony in Saudi Arabia wounds 3

An explosion at a Saudi cemetery where American and European officials were commemorating the end of World War I wounded three people Wednesday, according...

Greece, Egypt seek Biden role in East Mediterranean dispute

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister said Wednesday that he expects U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration to play a more active role...

Fire burns tents, structures in Greek refugee camp

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire broke out in a refugee camp on the eastern Greek island of Samos on Wednesday, burning tents and...

Greek authorities arrest father of dead migrant child

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have arrested a migrant whose son died while attempting to reach a Greek island from the nearby Turkish...

The Latest: Alaska hits daily new coronavirus case record

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska on Saturday reported hitting a daily record in new coronavirus cases. ...

The Latest: Texas judge upholds El Paso business shut down

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas district judge on Friday upheld an order from El Paso County’s top elected official shutting down businesses while the...

Greece imposes lockdown to avoid worst at hospitals

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With a surge in coronavirus cases straining health systems in many European countries, Greece announced a nationwide lockdown Thursday in...

Greek authorities intercept boat carrying migrants to Italy

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coast guard towed a boat carrying 65 asylum-seekers to a port on the country's western coast after it was...

Europe tightens restrictions as virus hospitalizations rise

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Coronavirus cases hit new daily highs this week in Russia, and Germany and the U.K. announced plans Tuesday to expand...

Turkish rescuers pull girl from rubble 4 days after quake

IZMIR, TURKEY (AP) — Rescuers in the Turkish city of Izmir pulled a young girl out alive from the rubble of a collapsed apartment...

2 children pulled alive in dramatic Turkey quake rescues

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — When firefighter Muammer Celik reached a 3-year-old girl trapped for three days under the rubble of a deadly earthquake in...

Lyon man questioned by police over Greek priest shooting

GENEVA (AP) — A Greek Orthodox parishioner who was recently caught on video scuffling with a Lyon priest who was shot outside his church...

Small fire burns tents in squalid Greek island refugee camp

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A small brush fire that started at an overcrowded refugee center on Greece's eastern Aegean island of Samos has burned...

70-year-old pulled out alive in Turkey as quake toll hits 75

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Rescue workers in western Turkey extricated a 70-year-old man from a collapsed building Sunday, some 34 hours after a strong...

France: Suspect in priest’s shooting freed, search widens

LYON, France (AP) — French police on Sunday released an initial suspect in the shooting of a Greek Orthodox priest and widened their search...

The Latest: New Mexico governor: Stay home on Halloween

SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Saturday said the spread of coronavirus is out of control in New Mexico as she...

Orthodox priest shot at church in France, motive unknown

LYON, France (AP) — A Greek Orthodox priest was shot Saturday while he was closing his church in the French city of Lyon, and...

Death toll reaches 39 in quake that hit Turkey, Greek island

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) — Three young children and their mother were rescued alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in western Turkey on...

Quake strikes Turkish coast and Greek island, killing 19

ISTANBUL (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing at...

Greek navy minesweeper damaged after cargo ship collision

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek navy minesweeper and a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship collided Tuesday outside Greece's main port of Piraeus, leaving two navy...

Greece, Turkey wrangle over military games in eastern Med

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Monday denounced Turkey’s plans to carry out a maritime military exercise on Oct. 28, a Greek national holiday,...

NATO chief says Greece, Turkey agree to cancel war games

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that Greece and Turkey are going to cancel war games scheduled for next week on...

Trial of Russian in alleged bitcoin fraud to wrap in Paris

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors requested on Friday a 10-year jail term and a fine of 750,000 euros ($888,634) against Alexander Vinnik, who is...

Europe faces more curfews, restrictions as virus cases swell

ROME (AP) — Curfews were largely expanded Thursday across France, which registered some 41.600 new confirmed virus cases to approach a total of 1...

Dutch king expresses regret at Greek family vacation

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch king issued a video message Wednesday saying he had “regret in the heart” and he shouldn't have...

Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government says it has finalized plans to build a wall along its northeast border with Turkey, over concerns that...

Hardliner wins Turkish Cypriot leadership election

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A hardliner who won a Turkish Cypriot leadership election said Sunday he's ready to resume dormant talks aimed at ending...

Leftist versus hardliner in Turkish Cypriot leadership vote

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish Cypriots vote on Sunday in a leadership runoff that could decide whether they retain more control over their own...

10 arrested in North Macedonia migrant smuggling bust

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Ten men were arrested in North Macedonia on Thursday, accused of running a smuggling ring that brought in migrants...

Greek civil servants walk off job in 24-hour strike

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek civil servants walked off the job in a 24-hour strike Thursday over demands that include better pay for health...

France warns Turkey of EU sanctions over ‘provocations’

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — France warned Turkey on Thursday that it could face European Union sanctions for its “provocations,” after Ankara redeployed its search...

Greek Extreme-right party leadership sentenced to 13 years

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court sentenced the leadership of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party to 13 years in prison Wednesday, imposing the...

Turkey says Greece failed to fulfill promises, vows response

ANKAR, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused Greece and Cyprus of failing to fulfill “promises” made during negotiations within...

Greek man convicted of murdering US scientist on Crete

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 28-year-old man was convicted in Greece on Tuesday of raping and murdering American scientist Suzanne Eaton, who was killed...

Germany decries Turkey’s actions in eastern Mediterranean

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Tuesday criticized Turkey for “unilateral steps" in the eastern Mediterranean that are undercutting efforts to de-escalate...

Turkish, Swedish ministers trade swipes in tense meeting

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Sweden’s foreign minister on Tuesday subtly criticized Turkey over its curbs on freedom of expression, after her Turkish counterpart took...

Far-right EU lawmaker in Greek court for criminal trial

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A member of the European Parliament appeared in a Greek court Monday after being convicted last week of being a...

Greece calls new Turkish survey mission a threat to region

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece accused neighbor Turkey of undermining efforts to ease a crisis over eastern Mediterranean drilling rights Monday, after Ankara redeployed...

The Latest: S. Korea reports 97 new coronavirus cases

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has confirmed 97 new cases of the coronavirus, a modest uptick from the daily levels reported last week,...

Leftist, hard-liner in Turkish Cypriot leadership runoff

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A leftist incumbent will take on a hard-line challenger in a runoff to decide who will lead Turkish Cypriots in...

Greek court adjourns sentencing in Golden Dawn case

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court on Thursday adjourned the sentencing procedure for 18 former lawmakers of the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party...

Greek, Turkish foreign ministers meet as tensions ease

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey have met on the sidelines of a conference in Slovakia and agreed to...

Greek court rules that Golden Dawn party is a criminal group

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court ruled Wednesday that the far-right Golden Dawn party was operating as a criminal organization, delivering landmark guilty...

Greece recalls its ambassador to Azerbaijan

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Foreign Ministry says it is recalling its ambassador to Azerbaijan following what it says are “completely unfounded and insulting...

North Macedonia: 5 migrant smuggling suspects arrested

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Five men have been arrested in North Macedonia, accused of running a smuggling ring that brought migrants from neighboring...

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...

Greek premier meets with NATO chief over tension with Turkey

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister reiterated on Tuesday that his country is prepared to hold talks with fellow NATO member Turkey about...

Microsoft plans $1 billion data center venture in Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Microsoft has announced plans to build three data center sites in greater Athens, providing a badly needed investment of up...

Greece’s economy to shrink by estimated 8.2% this year

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s economy will contract by an estimated 8.2% this year due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic before picking...

The Latest: India records 75,800 new cases, recovery high

NEW DELHI — India has registered 75,829 confirmed coronaviruses cases in the past 24 hours, a day after crossing 100,000 fatalities. ...

Greek doctors march and measure to promote use of face masks

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Doctors marched with their families and a few friends in Greece's second-largest city Saturday not to protest, but to debunk...

The Latest: Key US senators test positive for virus

WASHINGTON — Two Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have tested positive for the coronavirus, raising questions about upcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearings...

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