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Fishing boat carrying 283 migrants to Europe safely reaches southern Greek island

Jul. 08, 2024 04:56 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fishing boat carrying nearly 300 migrants to Europe has safely reached a southern Greek island after a large rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea, Greek authorities said Monday. There were no immediate reports of injury or ill health among the 283...

4,000-year-old Greek hilltop site mystifies archaeologists. It could spell trouble for new airport

Jun. 11, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A big, round, 4,000-year-old stone building discovered on a Cretan hilltop is puzzling archaeologists and threatening to disrupt a major airport project on the Greek tourist island. Greece's Culture Ministry said Tuesday that the structure is a “unique and...

Martian skies over Athens? Greece's capital turns an orange hue with dust clouds from North Africa

Apr. 23, 2024 14:39 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Skies over southern Greece turned an orange hue on Tuesday as dust clouds blown across the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa engulfed the Acropolis and other Athens landmarks. Strong southerly winds carried the dust from the Sahara Desert, giving the...