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Brothers, basketball focus of Antetokounmpo family's 'Rise'

Jun. 23, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

Giannis Antetokounmpo didn’t watch this year's NBA Finals. The series he dominated last year like few players have was too stressful to view as a fan. “Like, I get too tensed up, because I just start sweating on the couch,” Antetokounmpo said. He prefers being on...

Greece: Stranded on tiny island, migrant mother gives birth

Jun. 22, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say a woman from Eritrea has given birth on an uninhabited rocky islet after traveling with other migrants from nearby Turkey. A coast guard official said 29 Eritreans ‒ 24 men and five women ‒ were spotted Wednesday during a patrol...

Europe wildfire risk heightened by early heat waves, drought

Jun. 22, 2022 04:34 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Extended drought conditions in several Mediterranean countries, a heat wave last week that reached northern Germany and high fuel costs for aircraft needed to fight wildfires have heightened concerns across Europe this summer. And it's only June. ...

Greek coast guard rescues 108 migrants; 4 missing

Jun. 19, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities said Sunday they have rescued 108 migrants from a sailboat that was found rudderless and leaking water in the Aegean Sea in near gale force winds. The rescued migrants — 63 men, 24 women and 21 children — have told authorities there four...

EU: Turkish Cypriots must curb migrants arrivals to Cyprus

Jun. 18, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Breakaway Turkish Cypriots on ethnically-divided Cyprus must do their share in stemming migrant arrivals, a senior European Union official said Saturday, as the number of asylum-seekers has shot up significantly so far this year. European Commission Vice...

Greece, Cyprus won't follow Turkey in tension-raising talk

Jun. 17, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The leaders of Greece and Cyprus sought Friday to tamp down tensions with neighboring Turkey amid increasingly belligerent rhetoric from the Turkish president, insisting that the best way to counter such talk is through “calm and composed determination.” ...

Turkish, Greek defense ministers meet amid renewed tensions

Jun. 16, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The defense ministers of Greece and Turkey met Thursday on the sidelines of a NATO meeting amid renewed tensions between the neighboring countries and allies, Turkey’s defense ministry said. The discussion in Brussels between Turkey’s Hulusi Akar and...

In energy-strapped Europe, coal gets a Greek encore

Jun. 16, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

KOZANI, Greece (AP) — At Greece's largest coal mine, controlled explosions and the roar of giant excavators scooping up blasted rock have once again become routine. Coal production has been ramped up at the site near the northern Greek city of Kozani as the war in Ukraine forced many European...

Italy creates new museum for trafficked ancient artifacts

Jun. 15, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy has been so successful in recovering ancient artworks and artifacts that were illegally exported from the country it has created a museum for them. The Museum of Rescued Art was inaugurated Wednesday in a cavernous structure that is part of Rome's ancient Baths of...

Greek PM: Despite heat, tensions with Turkey have been worse

Jun. 14, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sought to reassure his compatriots late Tuesday that despite strong rhetoric from Turkey, relations are not at the low of 2020 when the neighbors' warships were shadowing each other in the eastern Mediterranean. In an...