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Greece: Public workers strike over new labor law

Jun. 16, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 24-hour strike in Greece disrupted transportation and other services as public sector workers walked off the job to protest a new labor law that lawmakers were due to vote on later Wednesday. The strike affected all modes of public...

Turkey seeks US support to maintain troops in Afghanistan

Jun. 14, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday his country would need “diplomatic, logistic and financial assistance” from the United States if it were to maintain troops in Afghanistan to protect and run Kabul's international airport, following the withdrawal of...

The Latest: Biden pays tribute at NATO’s 9/11 memorial

Jun. 14, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

The Latest on the NATO summit taking place in Brussels: ___ BRUSSELS — President Joe Biden has paid tribute at NATO’s 9/11 memorial as he wraps up his meeting with members of the military alliance. Biden crossed himself and...

The Latest: Djokovic gives racket to supportive young fan

Jun. 13, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 9:40 p.m. Novak Djokovic says he’s grateful to a young boy who offered vocal support and advice throughout the French Open final. Moments...

North Macedonia: Police find 82 migrants hidden in vehicles

Jun. 12, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say officers discovered 82 migrants hidden in vehicles in two separate operations Friday. Police said a joint team of border officers from North Macedonia and Slovenia found 62 people hidden in a truck on the main...

The Latest: Djokovic downs Nadal to reach French Open final

Jun. 11, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Thirteen-time champion Rafael Nadal has lost to Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinals. Nadal lost their 58th showdown 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2. ...

Greece willing to back 'positive' EU agenda for Turkey

Jun. 11, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister said Friday that his government is willing to back the European Union’s “positive” agenda for relations with Turkey, signaling a further easing of tension between the neighboring countries. Greek Prime Minister...

Greek unions strike, seek return to pre-pandemic work rules

Jun. 10, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Widespread strikes in Greece brought public transport and other services to a halt Thursday as the country’s largest labor unions protested employment reforms they argue will make flexible workplace changes introduced during the pandemic more permanent. ...

Europe tells tourists: Welcome back! Now work out the rules

Jun. 10, 2021 03:35 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Europe is opening up to Americans and other visitors after more than a year of COVID-induced restrictions, in hope of luring back tourists — and their dollars — to the continent's trattorias, vistas and cultural treasures. But travelers will need patience to figure out...

Greece taps markets for 4th time in 2021, raises 2.5bn euros

Jun. 09, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece raised 2.5 billion euros ($3.1 billion) on Wednesday after reopening a 10-year bond auction, with demand reportedly more than 10 times the received amount. Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said the yield at the latest auction was close...