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Clashes break out at student protest in northern Greek city

Apr. 15, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Small groups of demonstrators clashed with police Thursday in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki at the end of a march to protest a new law allowing the policing of university campuses. About 7,000 people participated in the march, which...

Stores in Greece open amid virus surge to help save economy

Apr. 05, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Retail stores across most of Greece were allowed to reopen Monday despite an ongoing surge in COVID-19 infections, as the country battles to emerge from deep recession. Stores in greater Athens opened for pickup services only but remain closed in...

The Latest: Navajo Nation reports 4 new virus deaths

Apr. 03, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation on Saturday reported 18 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and four more deaths. The pandemic totals on the tribe’s reservation that includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah increased to 30,164 cases and 1,257 deaths. ...

Greece relaxes some lockdown measures, despite virus surge

Mar. 31, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is relaxing some coronavirus restrictions despite a surge in infections that's straining hospitals to their limits, with retail stores to reopen and people allowed to drive to places outside their home municipalities for exercise. Speaking...

Romanian man arrested in Greece over Swiss watch theft

Mar. 29, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have arrested a 48-year-old Romanian man wanted in Switzerland over the theft of four watches with a total worth of over 1 million euros ($1.1 million). The suspect, who was not publicly named in accordance with Greek law,...

3 migrants die in Greece after fire in abandoned building

Mar. 10, 2021 02:59 AM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece’s fire department says three migrants have been found dead following a fire in an abandoned building in the center of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. The three men, believed to have been from Algeria, had been living on the...

Greek far-left hit man on hunger strike denied jail move

Mar. 01, 2021 14:19 PM EST

Greece’s government Monday said it won't intervene to grant a prison-transfer demand by a convicted killer in a far-left extremist group who has been on hunger strike for more than seven weeks, triggering public protests as well as arson attacks. Doctors treating...

Thousands of students rally in Greece against new police law

Feb. 23, 2021 07:35 AM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — More than 5,000 university students and other protesters have gathered outside a courthouse in Greece’s second-largest city to rally against a new campus security law. Tuesday’s protest in the northern city of Thessaloniki, a gathering...

Greece: Dozens arrested in clashes over campus security law

Feb. 22, 2021 15:13 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police clashed with protesters and arrested 31 people in Greece’s second-largest city Monday during a demonstration against a new campus security law. Protesters occupied the principal’s building at the University of Thessaloniki in...