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The Latest: New Mexico preparing for 'vaccine hesitancy'

Apr. 21, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials say they are preparing to respond to pockets of vaccine hesitancy in some communities as overall interest increases in receiving the vaccine for COVID-19. State Health Secretary Tracie Collins said Wednesday that statistics on...

Greece to reopen tourism services on May 15

Apr. 21, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says its tourism services will open on May 15 when a ban on travel between different regions of the country will also be lifted. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made the announcement in a televised address Wednesday, adding that...

Cyprus president in Athens before Geneva talks

Apr. 21, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The president of the ethnically divided island nation of Cyprus met with Greece’s prime minister on Wednesday before informal talks to be held in Switzerland next week. The Geneva talks will be attended by representatives of Turkish Cypriots and...

The Latest: Hawaii eases virus rules for inter-island travel

Apr. 20, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials are moving forward with a plan to allow people who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to skip pre-travel testing and quarantine requirements for flights between islands. The rule, for now, is only for people who have received...

Greek Church to allow worshippers at Easter Week services

Apr. 20, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The powerful Church of Greece said Tuesday it would allow the faithful to take part in Orthodox Easter services next week but limit attendance and hold the services earlier in the day to conform with a government-imposed curfew. The decision comes...

In race to rearm, Greece seeks partnerships, more hardware

Apr. 20, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

ANDRAVIDA, Greece (AP) — Greece has vowed to expand military cooperation with traditional NATO allies as well as Middle Eastern powers in a race to modernize its armed forces and face its militarily assertive neighbor Turkey. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited...

Greece lifts quarantine requirement for US, EU, others

Apr. 19, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Monday lifted quarantine restrictions for travelers from most European countries, as well as Israel and the United States as it prepares to reopen tourism services next month despite an ongoing emergency in pandemic-related hospital care. ...

From Russia to Britain, Philip's royal ties spanned Europe

Apr. 17, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

TATOI, Greece (AP) — Prince Philip's life spanned a century of European history. His family ties were just as broad, with Britain's longest-serving consort linked by blood and marriage to most of the continent's royal houses. “If Queen Victoria is considered the...

The Latest: Crowds line streets to pay respects to Philip

Apr. 17, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England — Hundreds of people have lined the streets outside Windsor Castle to pay their respects to Prince Philip. Some held Union flags and clutched flowers, while others wore custom face masks featuring the royal’s photo. People poured into the town of...

Israel says it will 'definitely' stop Iran from getting bomb

Apr. 16, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister said Friday that his country was determined to stop Iran from building a nuclear weapon, after Tehran promised to step up its uranium enrichment process. “We will do whatever it takes to prevent the extremists (in...