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Greece: Schools closed following quake in rare spot

Nov. 29, 2022 06:48 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities have ordered school closures following a magnitude 4.8 earthquake that struck an area in southern Greece where seismic activity is rare. The quake, east of the island of Evia, occurred at 6:32 a.m. Tuesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) northeast of...

Nearly half a ton of cocaine seized in Albania, 10 arrested

Nov. 25, 2022 10:04 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian authorities on Friday said they have seized 430 kilograms (1,000 pounds) of cocaine in a coordinated operation with neighboring Montenegro and other law enforcement international institutions. Albania’s corruption and organized crime squad said 10...

Greece: 7 Egyptians held, suspected of crewing migrant boat

Nov. 25, 2022 08:58 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they have arrested seven Egyptians suspected of having crewed a fishing boat crammed with nearly 500 migrants that lost steering in high winds off Crete and triggered a major rescue effort earlier this week. The seven were arrested on...

EU nations fail to close rift on gas prices as cold sets in

Nov. 24, 2022 11:28 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — On winter's doorstep, European Union nations again failed to bridge bitter disagreements over a natural gas price cap Thursday as they struggle to effectively shield 450 million citizens from massive increases in their utility bills. An emergency meeting of energy...

Greece: Migrant boat had sailed from Libya with 483 people

Nov. 24, 2022 04:38 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a dilapidated fishing boat crammed with migrants that was towed to port after losing steering in rough seas south of Crete was carrying a total of 483 people who had sailed from Libya. The coast guard said Thursday that those on board...

Greece: Boat with hundreds of migrants safely towed to port

Nov. 22, 2022 16:45 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A dilapidated fishing boat crammed with hundreds of migrants that lost its steering and had been drifting in the wind-lashed Mediterranean Sea south of the Greek island of Crete was successfully towed to port Tuesday, Greek authorities said. Greek Migration...

Egypt, Greece sign deals on migrant rescues, agriculture

Nov. 22, 2022 14:04 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt and Greece signed two bilateral deals on Tuesday, including a pact to improve cooperation in migrant search and rescue missions across the Mediterranean Sea, officials said. The deals, signed in Cairo, marked the second meeting the two countries’ foreign...

Greek child charity leadership axed following abuse claims

Nov. 21, 2022 11:59 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government on Monday axed a prominent private charity's leadership following a string of allegations that children in its care were subjected to physical abuse by staff members. The decision was made at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos...

Greek economic growth seen lower in 2023 amid energy woes

Nov. 21, 2022 09:43 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s economy is projected to grow by 1.8% next year, according to the country’s 2023 budget, slightly lower than the figures predicted last month as higher energy costs and inflation take a toll. The final 2023 budget submitted to parliament on Monday...

Eurovision winner Ruslana leads Ukrainians in Athens march

Nov. 19, 2022 15:51 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Several hundred Ukrainians and symapthizers protesting the Russian invasion were joined by Ukrainian singer and 2004 Eurovision song contest winner Ruslana on Saturday in a march through central Athens. The protesters ended up at Athens' central Syntagma...