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Greek extreme right Euro-MP extradited to Greece

May. 15, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ioannis Lagos, a Greek far-right member of the European Parliament, was extradited to Greece Saturday to begin serving a 13-year prison sentence. Authorities said Lagos was to spend his first night in isolation in the high-security prison of...

Northam, state officials making trade mission to Europe

May. 15, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was set to depart for an international trade and marketing mission to Europe on Saturday. Northam and a delegation that includes Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball will visit Germany, Greece and Switzerland on...

Greece joins Mediterranean race to win back tourists

May. 14, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

NAXOS, Greece (AP) — In her kitchen, Kyriaki Kapri has enough food to feed an army. Piles of squid for frying, lemons to be quartered, thumb-thick potato wedges to make oregano-sprinkled French fries, and seafood for the dishes famous on the Greek island of Naxos. ...

Syrian family reunited, against the odds, in Greece

May. 13, 2021 06:27 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Torn apart in the deadly chaos of an air raid, a Syrian family of seven has been reunited, against the odds, three years later at a refugee shelter in Greece's second city of Thessaloniki, a centuries-old melting point of cultures overlooking the Aegean Sea. ...

The Latest: Louisiana kids can start vaccinations Thursday

May. 12, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS — Children as young as 12 can expect to start getting Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Thursday in Louisiana. The state health officer made the announcement Wednesday after federal advisers endorsed the vaccine for children aged 12 to 15. Dr. Joseph Kanter...

Greek soccer fans barge into Acropolis to mark league win

May. 12, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Fans of the Greek soccer team Olympiakos forced their way into the grounds of the ancient Acropolis in Athens Wednesday during celebrations for winning this year’s championship. The Culture Ministry said around 500 fans were involved in the...

Europe rights body worried by claims Greece ejects migrants

May. 12, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Europe's top human rights body has expressed “deep concern” at persistent allegations that Greek authorities have on several occasions illegally forced back migrants trying to clandestinely enter from neighboring Turkey. In a letter to...

Greece offers reward for arrests in 'barbaric' home invasion

May. 11, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities took the rare step of offering a cash reward for information leading to arrests for a “barbaric” home invasion on the outskirts of Athens in which burglars strangled a young mother next to her 11-month-old baby on Tuesday. The...

Europe's rights body fears virus measures hurting democracy

May. 11, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Europe’s leading human rights body warned Tuesday that threats to democratic rights and personal freedoms have worsened during the pandemic, with some governments using health restrictions as a pretext to advance undemocratic political agendas. ...

Greece welcomes young students back to school; courts reopen

May. 10, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece reopened primary schools and junior highs for in-person classes Monday for the first time in months, as the country eases coronavirus restrictions even as daily infections and deaths remain stubbornly high. Greek courts also restarted many...