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The Latest: New Zealand's biggest gun show is canceled

Mar. 17, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand (all times local): 10 a.m. The organizers of New Zealand's largest gun show say they have canceled the event to show respect for victims of the Christchurch massacre and because of "elevated security risks."...

Panathinaikos-Olympiakos game abandoned after clashes

Mar. 17, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek league rivals Panathinaikos and Olympiakos had their soccer game abandoned on Sunday after fans from host Panathinaikos clashed with police outside Athens' Olympic Stadium, and attempted to attack the Olympiakos bench inside the stadium. With tear gas heavily used as police...

Mourners pay tribute to New Zealand victims, await burials

Mar. 17, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of people paid tribute Sunday at makeshift memorials to the 50 people slain by a gunman at two mosques in Christchurch, while dozens of Muslims stood by to bury the dead when authorities finally release the victims' bodies. Hundreds of flowers were piled up amid...

4.5-magnitude quake strikes Greek island; no damage reported

Mar. 17, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek geological experts say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 has hit the western island of Zakynthos, but no damage has been reported. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics reported that the temblor struck at 1:49 p.m. (1149 GMT) Sunday. The epicenter was 16 kilometers...

Police in North Macedonia arrest man smuggling 5 migrants

Mar. 16, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have arrested a man suspected of smuggling five migrants from Greece, headed north toward Serbia. Police said Saturday that one Afghan citizen and four Pakistanis were discovered during a routine checkup on a car late Thursday on the main...

AP PHOTOS: Masks at heart of Greek Carnival tradition

Mar. 16, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

NAOUSSA, Greece (AP) — Springtime in northern Greece is ushered with loud and colorful festivals, many hailing from centuries-old traditions, later tied to the religious calendar. In villages across the region, there are drums, ear-piercing pipe music, customs passed on from grandparents, and what many...

Greece backs Bolivian leader's call for Venezuela dialogue

Mar. 15, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Friday backed calls by Bolivia's left-wing President Evo Morales for a negotiated settlement to the severe political and financial crisis in Venezuela, in what marks a different approach to that pursued by key European allies. Many European Union countries are among 50...

Bolivia's Morales, in Greece, backs Venezuela's Maduro

Mar. 14, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Bolivia's left-wing president on Thursday compared Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to an erstwhile colonial viceroy and spoke out against any military intervention in the troubled country. "Are we returning to colonial times?" Evo Morales said in a speech in Athens, during a...

Brexit uncertainty means anxiety for some UK students

Mar. 14, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

CANTERBURY, England (AP) — It bills itself as the U.K.'s European university because of its study centers in France, Italy, Belgium and Greece. But now the uncertainty over Brexit is creating anxiety for students at the University of Kent. There is disappointment and anger at lawmakers as they wrangle over...

'Zorba the Greek' composer Theodorakis leaves hospital

Mar. 14, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An Athens hospital statement says "Zorba the Greek" composer Mikis Theodorakis has been discharged after undergoing surgery to have a pacemaker installed. The 94-year-old Theodorakis was admitted to a private hospital Feb. 26 and had the pacemaker implanted last week. He left hospital...