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Greece to ban spyware as wiretap scandal grows

Dec. 08, 2022 18:16 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Lawmakers in Greece are set to approve plans to outlaw commercial spyware following weeks of allegations that senior government officials may have been targeted. The revelations have hurt public support for the country’s center-right government as it faces...

Greece: 3rd night of riots over police shooting of Roma teen

Dec. 08, 2022 16:01 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Clashes broke out for a third night Thursday outside Roma settlements near Athens over the police shooting of a teenage Roma boy in northern Greece, after the government issued a public appeal for calm. Authorities ordered road closures lasting several hours...

Anarchists claim Athens arson attack on Italian embassy car

Dec. 08, 2022 09:53 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A little-known Greek anarchist group has claimed responsibility for an arson attack on an Italian diplomat’s car at her home in Athens. In a statement posted on a far-left website Thursday, a group calling itself “Revenge Cell Carlo Giuliani” said it...

Greece seeks 'win-win' deal on Parthenon Sculptures in UK

Dec. 06, 2022 15:53 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Cabinet ministers from Greece and the U.K. discussed Greece's bid to get the Parthenon Sculptures returned from London but gave no sign the world's thorniest cultural heritage issue was any closer to resolution Tuesday. Greek Alternate Foreign Minister...

Greece: Police officer appears in court over teen shooting

Dec. 06, 2022 15:27 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Clashes broke out Tuesday at a police station outside Greece's second-largest city of Thessaloniki as residents of a nearby Roma settlement protested the police shooting of a teenage driver during a chase over an unpaid gas station bill. Protesters...

Collins powers No. 8 NC State to 1st win over Georgia, 65-54

Dec. 05, 2022 22:42 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Mimi Collins scored 19 points and No. 8 North Carolina State earned the program’s first win over Georgia in 10 tries, posting a 65-54 victory on Monday night. Collins, a graduate transfer from Maryland, stepped into the starting lineup with senior Jada Boyd...

In Georgia, how sports explain a political battleground

Dec. 04, 2022 09:37 AM EST

SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — The reception area of a metro Atlanta office suite is a veritable museum of Herschel Walker’s football success for the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the NFL. The office is part of the Atlanta Braves' real estate development in the Major League Baseball franchise's new...

British Museum reportedly in talks on Parthenon Sculptures

Dec. 03, 2022 12:42 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British Museum has pledged not to dismantle its collection, following a report that the institution’s chairman has held secret talks with Greece’s prime minister over the return of the Parthenon Sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles. The report by the...

Georgia beats Florida A&M 68-46 for coach White's 250th win

Dec. 02, 2022 21:48 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Mardrez McBride had 15 points, nine rebounds and four steals, Jabri Abdur-Rahim added 14 points and Georgia beat Florida A&M 68-46 on Friday night for coach Mike White's 250th career victory. White, who has averaged more than 22 wins per season in 11...

Greece: Italian embassy vehicle destroyed in firebombing

Dec. 02, 2022 14:55 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An overnight arson attack destroyed a car used by a senior official at the Italian embassy in Athens, an incident that authorities in Greece and Italy strongly condemned Friday. Italian Prime Minister Premier Giorgia Meloni offered solidarity to the diplomat...