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Greek leader vows crackdown against migrant traffickers

Sep. 12, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has promised to “break and smash” the human trafficking networks that smuggle migrants across the border from Turkey. Mitsotakis, in a news conference Sunday following his Saturday keynote speech...

Greece's economy to grow 5.9% in 2021, prime minister says

Sep. 11, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece's economy will grow 5.9% during 2021, far more than the original 3.6% estimate, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Saturday. Mitsotakis gave the keynote address at the Thessaloniki International Fair, where heads of government...

Moroccan arrested in Greece on suspicion of being IS member

Jul. 28, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A 28-year-old Moroccan man appeared in a court in the Greek city of Thessaloniki on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing after being arrested on suspicion of being a member of the Islamic State group. The man, who was not identified publicly,...

Greece: Tear gas fired during protest of vaccine mandate

Jul. 21, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters who gathered Wednesday in Athens to oppose coronavirus vaccination requirements proposed by the Greek government. The demonstration in front of the parliament building took place hours...

Plan to vaccinate teens triggers large protests in Greece

Jul. 14, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Thousands of anti-vaccine demonstrators gathered in Greece’s two largest cities Wednesday to protest plans to make coronavirus vaccines available to children 15 and older. The protests took place outside parliament in central Athens and in the...

Glue gaffe: 2 men freed in Greece after drug bust mix-up

Jul. 08, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A public prosecutor in northern Greece cleared two men arrested on drug trafficking charges after authorities acknowledged that a white substance seized in their car was adhesive powder and not cocaine, court authorities said Thursday. The...

Greek police arrest 2 trying to sell rare Roman-era statue

Jun. 27, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police said Sunday they have arrested two 56-year-old men for trying to sell a rare Roman-era statue of the Greek goddess Hecate for 40,000 euros (about $48,000). Police in Thessaloniki said they also arrested a 35-year-old farmer from...