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Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

Jan. 20, 2022 04:08 AM EST

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party. The World Economic Forum in Davos. Europe’s largest...

Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

Jan. 20, 2022 03:08 AM EST

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party. The World Economic Forum in Davos. Europe’s largest...

Georgia QB Bennett announces he will return for 1 more year

Jan. 19, 2022 20:00 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett is returning for another season after leading the Bulldogs to their first national championship in 41 years. Bennett, who carried a flip phone and avoided social media during the 2021 season, made an exception to his policy by...

Greece boosts air force with advanced French jet fighters

Jan. 19, 2022 08:49 AM EST

TANAGRA, Greece (AP) — French-built fighter jets roared Wednesday over the Acropolis as Greece races to modernize its military and flaunts new security alliances aimed at checking neighboring Turkey. Six advanced Rafale jets, purchased from the French air force, flew in low...

TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankings

Jan. 17, 2022 22:05 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school boys and girls rankings for the week of Jan. 17. BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Richardson, 21-1; 2. Duncanville, 19-1; 3. Spring Westfield, 18-1; 4. Austin Westlake, 23-1; 5. Fort...

Celebrated Greek painter Alekos Fassianos dies at 86

Jan. 16, 2022 16:35 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Alekos Fassianos, one of the most important modern Greek painters, died Sunday at his home after a long illness, the state news agency ANA reported. He was 86. Alekos Fassianos was born in Athens on Dec. 16, 1935. He studied violin at the Athens Conservatory...

Earthquake rattles parts of Greece; no damage reported

Jan. 16, 2022 07:32 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake rattled northern Greece and was felt in the capital Sunday. There were no immediate reports of damage. The temblor occurred at 1:48 p.m. (1148 GMT; 6:48 a.m. EST) in the Aegean Sea near the Mount Athos peninsula at a depth of 19.3...

Western Circuit Bar remembers State Court Judge in Athens

Jan. 16, 2022 00:13 AM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — When State Court Judge Kent Lawrence died in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had forced the cancellation of traditional funeral services. On Monday, the Western Circuit Bar Association held a belated memorial service luncheon in Athens for the longtime Clarke...

Vanderbilt ends near 8-year drought beating Georgia on road

Jan. 15, 2022 20:53 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Wright scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Scotty Pippen Jr. scored 13 and Vanderbilt resumed its winning ways beating Georgia 73-66 on Saturday. The Commodores (10-6, 2-2) had won four in a row, including a victory at Arkansas to begin Southeastern...

Body pulled from river; may be that of missing man

Jan. 15, 2022 15:42 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia are working to determine if a body pulled from the Middle Oconee River is that of a man reported missing last month. The body was found Friday caught in a logjam in the river in Athens by searchers with the Athens-Clarke County fire and...