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Georgia university town is shaken by the killing of a nursing student who was out on a run

Feb. 24, 2024 23:30 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The killing of a nursing student in Georgia who was out running has shaken the university town of Athens. Laken Hope Riley, 22, who was studying nursing at Augusta University, went out for a run Thursday morning. After a friend told police she had not returned,...

Police arrest man in killing of nursing student at University of Georgia

Feb. 24, 2024 14:21 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A 26-year-old man was arrested Friday in the killing of a nursing student whose body was found on the University of Georgia campus, and police said he apparently did not know the victim, he acted alone and there was no further threat to the university community. ...

Police take suspect into custody after killing of a nursing student whose body was found on the University of Georgia

Feb. 23, 2024 17:45 PM EST
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police take suspect into custody after killing of a nursing student whose body was found on the University of Georgia.

Diana Shipping: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 23, 2024 09:10 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Diana Shipping inc. (DSX) on Friday reported earnings of $9.4 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Athens, Greece-based company said it had net income of 6 cents. The shipping company posted revenue of...

StealthGas: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 21, 2024 09:31 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — ATHENS, Greece (AP) — StealthGas Inc. (GASS) on Wednesday reported earnings of $8.9 million in its fourth quarter. The Athens, Greece-based company said it had profit of 25 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 29 cents per share....

On the eve of Athens tractor protest, Greek prime minister rules out more concessions to farmers

Feb. 19, 2024 16:13 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister on Monday ruled out any further concessions to protesting farmers, on the eve of their planned rally that will see tractors converging on central Athens. Kyriakos Mitsotakis voiced hope that Tuesday's protest in the capital would mark...

Greek farmers decide to take their protests to Athens and expand roadblock campaign

Feb. 15, 2024 10:26 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers angry at high production costs on Thursday said they would step up a roadblock campaign and take their protests to Athens, after rejecting government-proposed concessions. Following a nationwide meeting of farmer unionists near the town of...

Greek lawmakers are debating a landmark bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Here's what it means

Feb. 14, 2024 10:18 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Lawmakers in Greece opened a two-day debate Wednesday on a landmark bill to legalize same-sex marriage. It would be the first Orthodox Christian country to do so. The Valentine’s Day session in parliament follows vocal opposition and protests from the church...

Danaos: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 13, 2024 17:52 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Danaos Corp. (DAC) on Tuesday reported earnings of $149.9 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Athens, Greece-based company said it had net income of $7.70. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $6.99 per...

Protesting Greek farmers debate next moves after government offers some concessions

Feb. 13, 2024 10:30 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis offered some concessions Tuesday to farming unionists who are threatening to block roads around the country amid protests over high production costs. But it was unclear whether the representatives of farming...