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Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

Jun. 18, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek anti-terrorism police in Athens arrested an extreme far-right lawmaker on treason-linked criminal charges Monday, more than two days after he evaded arrest by speeding past a series of police highway checkpoints. Constantinos Barbaroussis has been charged with committing...

Macedonian government submits deal on new name to parliament

Jun. 18, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government on Monday set in motion the process of ratifying an initial agreement with southern neighbor Greece, under which it will change its name to "North Macedonia" and hopefully end a bitter 27-year dispute. Macedonian government spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski said a...

Border lake backdrops sealing of Greece, Macedonia name deal

Jun. 17, 2018 5:03 PM EDT

PSARADES, Greece (AP) — The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia endorsed an agreement to resolve a long fight over the Macedonia name Sunday during a signing ceremony filled with history and symbolism. The Greek village of Psarades, located on the shores of Great Prespa Lake, was picked for the...

Greek govt survives no-confidence vote over Macedonia deal

Jun. 16, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's left-led coalition government survived a no-confidence vote in parliament Saturday brought over a deal to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia concerning the latter's name. But the government suffered a loss in its parliamentary majority after lawmaker...

The Latest: Greek lawmakers reject no-confidence vote

Jun. 16, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on a no-confidence vote in the Greek parliament (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Greek lawmakers have rejected a no-confidence motion in the government brought by the main opposition party over a deal to change the name of Macedonia and end a decades-old dispute with Greece's...

Greek lawmakers reject motion of no-confidence in govt over deal to change name of northern neighbor Macedonia

Jun. 16, 2018 3:09 PM EDT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers reject motion of no-confidence in govt over deal to change name of northern neighbor Macedonia.

Europe's asylum and migration rules at a glance

Jun. 16, 2018 10:06 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe's diplomatic row over who should take in a rescue boat with hundreds of migrants onboard has drawn fresh attention to glaring gaps in the European Union's asylum rules. The so-called Dublin Regulation, a key component keeping Europe's passport-free travel area open, is under review,...

Disputed policies on migrants are the top threat to EU unity

Jun. 16, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Forget Brexit or a looming trans-Atlantic trade war. The diplomatic spat this week among Italy, Malta and France over who should take responsibility for some 630 people rescued at sea shows that the biggest challenge Europe faces today is migration. It's not about the hundreds of thousands...

Greek lawmakers mull no-confidence vote over Macedonia name

Jun. 15, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers debated a no-confidence motion against the government Friday over its tentative agreement to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia over that country's name. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' left-led government is expected to easily survive the vote set for...

Albanian police seize stolen religious icons, coins

Jun. 15, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police have seized 25 religious icons and 37 old coins they suspect were stolen in neighboring Greece to be sold on the black market. A national police statement issued Friday said police arrested two people and found the icons and coins at the suspects' homes on Thursday....