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UN agencies urge Greece to shed light on migrant shipwreck that killed hundreds one year ago

Jun. 14, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The United Nations' refugee and migration agencies on Friday criticized Greece's failure over the past year to shed light on one of the worst migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea that left hundreds dead. UNHCR and IOM stressed the “critical"...

Unions in Greece call widespread strikes, seeking a return to bargaining rights axed during bailouts

Apr. 17, 2024 09:04 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Strikes called by Greece’s largest labor union halted ferries, disrupted public transport services and left some state-run hospitals running on emergency staffing levels in Athens and elsewhere Wednesday. The General Confederation of Greek Labor, GSEE, led...

Eid prayers held in a historic former mosque in northern Greece for the first time in 100 years

Apr. 10, 2024 06:42 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Stars of David adorning the balconies along the top of the building catch the first glimmers of the dawn light as worshipers pass through the gates of the historic Yeni Cami, or New Mosque, for morning prayers. Wednesday marked the first time since...