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Police in Greece say a Balkan drug feud led to dozens of killings across Europe

Mar. 01, 2024 10:01 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police on Friday announced the outcome of a yearslong, multinational investigation into feuding Balkan criminal gangs behind multiple killings across Europe. The probe, assisted by police agencies Interpol and Europol, has led to the arrests of 10 suspects. ...

Strikes halt trains and ferries in Greece a year after country's worst rail disaster that killed 57

Feb. 28, 2024 08:25 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Widespread strikes in Greece halted trains, ferries and much of the capital's public transport on Wednesday in protests timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the country's deadliest rail crash, which killed 57 people. The train disaster on the night...

Greek police carry out raids and arrests after resurgence in far-left militant attacks

Feb. 27, 2024 14:43 PM EST

Greek antiterrorism police carried out raids and arrests on Tuesday in connection with attacks claimed by far-left militants, including a parcel bomb mailed to a senior judge, officials said. The crackdown follows a resurgence in far-left militant violence in recent months, including...

Athens taxis on a 48-hour strike that will coincide with a nationwide public sector stoppage

Feb. 27, 2024 10:23 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Taxi drivers in the Greek capital began a 48-hour strike Tuesday, with the second day timed to coincide with a nationwide strike by public and some private sector workers that is expected to disrupt public transport, ground some flights and leave ferries tied up in port. ...

Greece says it’s hoping to nudge ally Armenia’s alliances westward

Feb. 27, 2024 09:22 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — NATO member Greece said Tuesday it wants to help traditional ally Armenia shift alliances westward, arguing that improved ties with the European Union would boost stability in the troubled Caucasus region. Armenia, which has close military and trade ties with...

Greece takes the helm in an EU naval mission in the Red Sea

Feb. 26, 2024 16:59 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece Monday formally agreed to participate in and lead a European Union maritime security operation in the Red Sea to protect commercial shipping from attacks by Houthi militants in Yemen. A security committee headed by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis...

Greek prime minister asks India to build global partnerships amid Ukraine and Middle East wars

Feb. 21, 2024 09:19 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday asked India to play a leading role in building international partnerships to meet the unprecedented challenges brought by the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East and changes in climate and energy security. "We...

'Without us, you don’t eat': Greek farmers drive tractors to parliament to demand financial help

Feb. 20, 2024 21:56 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Scores of bright-colored tractors were parked outside Greece's parliament Tuesday, horns blaring, as thousands of farmers angry at high production costs shifted their protests to Athens. “Without us, you don’t eat," one banner said. Some farmers carried...

Despite mounting criticism, Greece’s prime minister defends record on rule of law

Feb. 20, 2024 08:44 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister insisted Tuesday that the rule of law in the country was “stronger than ever,” despite mounting criticism from press freedom and human rights groups. Kyriakos Mitsotakis blamed political opponents for the criticism of his...

On the eve of Athens tractor protest, Greek prime minister rules out more concessions to farmers

Feb. 19, 2024 16:13 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister on Monday ruled out any further concessions to protesting farmers, on the eve of their planned rally that will see tractors converging on central Athens. Kyriakos Mitsotakis voiced hope that Tuesday's protest in the capital would mark...