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Greek minister says Turkey's drilling tests EU's credibility

Jul. 19, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece's new defense minister says Turkey's illegal gas drilling off Cyprus is testing the European Union's credibility as a guardian of its members' energy interests in the Mediterranean. Nikos Panagiotopoulos said after talks with the defense minister of Cyprus on Friday that...

Strong quake hits near Greek capital of Athens, 4 hurt

Jul. 19, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake centered northwest of Athens shook Greece on Friday, causing frightened residents to run into the capital's streets and damaging several buildings. Authorities said four people were hospitalized with injuries, none of them serious. The Athens Institute of...

A strong earthquake has been felt in the Greek capital of Athens, causing people to run out into the streets

Jul. 19, 2019 7:19 AM EDT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake has been felt in the Greek capital of Athens, causing people to run out into the streets.

Greek police name suspect in US scientist's killing, rape

Jul. 18, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they have identified a suspect accused of the brutal killing and rape of American scientist Suzanne Eaton. In a statement Thursday, police identified the man as 27-year-old Yiannis Paraskakis, from the port of Chania on the island of Crete. Police have published...

The Latest: Greece: 10 arrested over migrants medical fraud

Jul. 18, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on migration flows to Europe (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A doctor, two medical staff members, and a translator have been arrested at a state-run camp for migrants and refugees in Greece, accused of issuing medical notes for non-existent conditions to exempt migrants from...

Greece gets nod from creditors to ease bailout-era taxes

Jul. 18, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Senior officials from Greece's creditor institutions are meeting in Athens with the country's new conservative government, which is planning to begin dismantling bailout-era taxes next month. Representatives of the European Commission, European Central Bank, the International Monetary...

15 killed as van carrying migrants crashes in eastern Turkey

Jul. 18, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A van carrying migrants rolled into a roadside ditch in eastern Turkey on Thursday, killing 15 people, a Turkish official said. More than 20 other people were also injured in the accident near the town of Ozalp, in Van province, close to Turkey's border with Iran, the province's...

New Greek PM calls bond auction "vote of confidence"

Jul. 16, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece launched a 7-year bond auction Tuesday, the country's third effort this year to raise money from international markets while improved borrowing rates provide an advantage. The auction aimed at raising 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion) followed 5-year and 10-year bond issues...

Greece: Suspect charged for US scientist's slaying in Crete

Jul. 16, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 27-year-old man was charged with murder and rape Tuesday in the killing of an American scientist who disappeared on the Greek island of Crete and whose body was found in a tunnel formerly used as a storage site during World War II. Crete police said a Greek man from the island...

Turkey: EU sanctions over gas drilling 'worthless'

Jul. 16, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Tuesday rejected as "worthless" an initial set of sanctions approved by the European Union against Ankara, and vowed to send a new vessel to the eastern Mediterranean to reinforce its efforts to drill for hydrocarbons off the island of Cyprus. EU foreign ministers on Monday...