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Iran seizes 2 Greek tankers in Persian Gulf as tensions rise

May. 27, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seized two Greek oil tankers Friday in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf, officials said. The action appeared to be retaliation for Athens' assistance in the U.S. seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged...

14-year-old Athens boy arrested for shooting 2 other boys

May. 27, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A 14-year-old Athens boy was arrested Friday for shooting two other teens over a social media post earlier this week, police said. Athens-Clarke County police charged the boy as a juvenile with four counts of aggravated assault. His name was not released because...

Greece prevents hundreds from entering by sea from Turkey

May. 23, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard on Monday prevented at least 590 migrants from illegally entering the country's waters in the eastern Aegean Sea from neighboring Turkey in assorted vessels, authorities said. A coast guard statement said the migrants were believed to...

Boys to Men: Georgia program teaches responsibility, respect

May. 22, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Reginald Willis and a group of Barnett Shoals Elementary School kids arrived in Atlanta in early May to tour the World of Coca-Cola, and then the Civil and Human Rights Museum. The day of adventure was marked with fun and life lessons for the group of boys who...

Kemp and Walker look to victory in Georgia as primaries near

May. 21, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two Republican frontrunners are hoping to clinch primary majorities as candidates make their final pitches to Georgia voters on Saturday ahead of Tuesday's election. Gov. Brian Kemp and former football star Herschel Walker hope to win GOP majorities and...

Vangelis, the Greek 'Chariots of Fire' composer, dies at 79

May. 19, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Vangelis, the Greek electronic composer who wrote the unforgettable Academy Award-winning score for the film “Chariots of Fire” and music for dozens of other movies, documentaries and TV series, has died at 79. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and...

Greece: Chopper pilot jailed for life over UK wife's killing

May. 16, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek helicopter pilot was sentenced to life in prison Monday for killing his British-Greek wife in their home on the outskirts of Athens and trying to mislead police for weeks by claiming she was killed by intruders in a brutal house invasion. An Athens...

Greece: Man, believed homeless, crushed in 'robot dumpster'

May. 16, 2022 07:28 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Authorities in northern Greece say a man has been killed in an automated dumpster after opening the bin and looking inside, apparently in search of food. Police said the unidentified man, believed to be homeless and aged around 40, was was trapped in...

Georgia filmmaker releases short film about mental health

May. 14, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Pamela Perrine has been making short films since she moved to Watkinsville about six years ago, and now her latest effort is available for public viewing on YouTube. “The Journeyman,” which Perrine directed and wrote, was previously screened at four film...

Greece to extend base access deal with US military

May. 12, 2022 07:07 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is extending a bilateral military agreement with the United States for five years, with officials from the country’s center-right government arguing that enhanced alliances within NATO will help stabilize the region rattled by Russia's war in Ukraine and tension in...