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Police say Greek man detained in American scientist's death

Jul. 15, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek man has been detained for questioning in the slaying of an American scientist on the island of Crete, police said Monday. Authorities said the 27-year-old man detained Monday was one of 10 people interviewed over the weekend for the investigation of Suzanne Eaton's slaying. He...

Italian police clear migrant squatters amid burning debris

Jul. 15, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Migrants and squatters set up burning barricades at an abandoned school outside Rome on Monday after police were ordered to clear the site. Residents set fire to tires, mattresses, and garbage to try and deter the police in riot gear. But authorities doused the blaze and proceeded with the...

The Latest: Greece vows to speed up migrant deportations

Jul. 15, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe migration issues (all times local): 4 p.m. Officials from Greece's new conservative government have vowed to speed up the asylum process for migrants and refugees and restart deportations to neighboring Turkey despite renewed tension between the two NATO members. Prime...

Greece announces bond issue, first under new government

Jul. 15, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say the country is planning tap financial markets with the issue of a 7-year bond, the first under the new conservative government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mistotakis. In a notice released Monday, Greece's Public Debt Management Agency named banks in charge of...

Turkish Cypriot leader renews pitch for joint gas committee

Jul. 13, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Turkish Cypriot leader on the ethnically divided island of Cyprus reissued a proposal Saturday to establish a joint committee with Greek Cypriots in offshore gas drilling activities amid an escalating tussle over energy reserves. Mustafa Akinci conveyed the idea to the east...

Strong 4.7 magnitude tremor shakes western Greece

Jul. 13, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Scientists say a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 has struck western Greece. Athens' Geodynamics Institute reports that the tremor struck at 6:08 p.m. (1508 GMT) Saturday about 30 kilometers (19 miles) northwest of the city of Agrinio at a depth of 28 kilometers...

Greece recognizes Venezuela's Guaido as interim president

Jul. 12, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new government says it is recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president, saying this would align Greece with the European Union's joint position. The foreign ministry announcement Friday reverses the previous government's position,...

Greece: Emergency declared after deadly storm hits resorts

Jul. 11, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A state of emergency has been declared in an area of northern Greece after a violent storm tore through seaside resorts, killing six tourists. A fisherman, who had been missing, was also found dead Thursday taking the death toll to seven. The widespread damage wrought by the...

5 dead from storms on northern Greece

Jul. 10, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Powerful storms raged over Greece's northern Halkidiki region Wednesday, leaving at least five people dead and 20 injured as trees and electricity pylons toppled. Power was knocked out and roads were blocked. Police and the Fire Service said the deaths occurred late Wednesday in...

In Greece, 8 migrants hurt when high winds topple tree

Jul. 10, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in southern Greece say eight migrants have been injured by a fallen tree caused by high winds north of Athens. The incident occurred Wednesday at a camp for migrants and refugees in Inofyta, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from of the Greek capital. The Fire Service said the...