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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."...

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...

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...

Greek bond sale marks milestone in nation's recovery

Mar. 5, 2019 2:30 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece successfully launched its first 10-year bond auction since 2010 on Tuesday, as it seeks to gradually regain the confidence of international investors and wean itself off bailout funds. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the issue attracted strong interest from investors,...

EU urges Greece to step up reforms to get debt relief

Feb. 28, 2019 12:35 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The European Union's top finance official says the Greek government can step up its reforms to qualify for a large debt relief payout in 10 days. Finance Commissioner Pierre Moscovici visited Athens a day after the European Commission said Greece had fallen behind on at least six...

EU unhappy with Greek reforms, debt relief in doubt

Feb. 27, 2019 12:48 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece's bailout creditors say the country has fallen behind on several key reforms that have been set as a condition for debt relief worth nearly 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion). Valdis Dombrovskis, a European Commission vice president, said Wednesday that plans by the Greek government to...

Greece's central banker protests, says minister is meddling

Feb. 19, 2019 11:16 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's central bank chief asked Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to intervene on Tuesday after a cabinet minister phoned him to tell him how to do his job and then allegedly leaked the conversation to the press. In a statement, bank chief Yiannis Stournaras deplored the deputy...

Pitino's Greek team reaches final after walkout on refs

Feb. 14, 2019 9:43 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rick Pitino is back in a final. However, the Greek team he's coaching reached the final after their opponents walked out at halftime because of poor officiating. Greece's government has condemned a walkout by the basketball club Olympiakos during the Greek Cup semifinal game on...

Greece's government condemns basketball team's walkout

Feb. 14, 2019 8:36 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government has condemned a walkout by the basketball club Olympiakos during a Greek Cup semifinal game against rival Panathinaikos following complaints over the refereeing. Olympiakos forfeited the game at Olympic Stadium in Athens on Wednesday, leaving at halftime and...