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Greek authorities evacuate island migrant camp after fire

Oct. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities are evacuating an overcrowded camp for asylum-seekers on the eastern Aegean island of Samos, where a large fire broke out following clashes between residents. Police said no injuries have been reported from Monday's fire at the Vathy camp, where more than 4,000...

Norway ends Spain's perfect record; Italy at Euro 2020

Oct. 12, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

Sergio Ramos was seconds away from celebrating his record for most appearances for Spain with a victory that would have ensured his country a spot at next year's European Championship. But Norway's last-gasp push for an equalizer paid off in their evenly fought qualifier on Saturday which finished 1-1. That ended...

Man accused of letting slave girl die extradited to Germany

Oct. 11, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Iraqi husband of a German woman who is being tried on charges that the couple allowed a 5-year-old Yazidi girl they kept as a slave to die of thirst in the hot sun has been extradited from Greece to Germany. Federal prosecutors said that the man, identified only as Taha A.J. in line with...

The Latest: Trump doubts public wants US involved in Syria

Oct. 10, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments on the Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria (all times local): 12:05 a.m. As Turkey's military incursion into Syria continues, President Donald Trump is telling reporters the U.S. has only two choices: Hit Ankara hard with financial...

Man admits selling deadly drugs to billionaire's son

Oct. 10, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man has pleaded guilty to selling a deadly mixture of drugs to the son of a Greek billionaire who died of an overdose while visiting the city. Terry Lee Christian pleaded guilty Wednesday to a drug distribution charge. Authorities say he sold 34-year-old Sokratis S. Kokkalis a...

Vehicle crammed with migrants crashes in Greece, 3 dead

Oct. 9, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say three people have been killed in northern Greece and another 12 were injured when a vehicle crammed with migrants crashed into an oncoming car and fell off a cliff. The collision took place late Wednesday near the village of Areti, some 40 kilometers northeast...

The Latest: EU's Tusk says Brexit part of brutality trend

Oct. 9, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The president of the European Union's council of national leaders says Brexit results from confrontational politics with "the ability to deal brutally with opponents, competitors, misfits or strangers." During a speech in Athens on Wednesday,...

In historic sale, Greek debt carries negative interest rate

Oct. 9, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — More than a year after Greece exited its bailout programs, investors made history in the country Wednesday by buying its short-term debt at a negative yield, meaning they volunteered at least in theory to get less money back than they paid. Greece's debt management agency said it...

USA softball coach: '20 team resembles '04 Olympic champs

Oct. 8, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ken Eriksen has flashbacks when he looks at the U.S. Olympic softball roster. Eriksen was an assistant coach in 2004 when the United States won gold in Athens. Now the head coach, he sees a similar talent level, demeanor and focus in the squad that will head to the 2020 Olympics in...

Egypt, Cyprus, Greece condemns gas exploration by Turkey

Oct. 8, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt, Cyprus, and Greece on Tuesday condemned an "unlawful and unacceptable" bid by Turkey to drill inside waters where Cyprus has exclusive economic rights. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi hosted a meeting Tuesday with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos...