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Greece: Ancient wrecks, pottery found at ships' 'graveyard'

Oct. 16, 2018 10:13 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek-U.S. team of marine archaeologists has located three more ancient shipwrecks with pottery cargoes, including 1,900-year-old branded designer lamps, and two from much later times in a rich graveyard of ships in the eastern Aegean Sea, a project official said Tuesday. All were...

Turkish interior ministry: 4 migrants dead, up to 30 missing after boat capsizes in the Aegean Sea

Oct. 10, 2018 4:55 AM EDT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish interior ministry: 4 migrants dead, up to 30 missing after boat capsizes in the Aegean Sea.

3 people missing after storm pounds Greece with heavy rain

Sep. 30, 2018 9:57 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities are looking for three missing people on a Greek island after a rare and powerful Mediterranean storm dumped heavy rain on the region. The storm has been moving slowly in a northeasterly direction, affecting Aegean Sea islands as well as Greece's central mainland. It...

Storm Zorba bears down on Greece, Athens area also alerted

Sep. 28, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have extended a severe weather warning to include greater Athens and most of southern Greece over the weekend as a second powerful storm — dubbed Zorba — heads eastward toward the country. The island of Crete, other southern islands in the Aegean Sea...

Fierce gales close schools on 3 Greek islands, halt ferries

Sep. 26, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Gale force winds predicted for parts of Greece, some exceeding 100 kph (62 mph), prompted authorities to halt ferry services and shut down schools on three islands Wednesday. The storm named Xenofon sent temperatures dropping from nearly 30 C (86 F) on Monday to 18 C (64 F) on...

The Latest: Greek officials: Migrant camp a health hazard

Sep. 10, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Greek regional authorities are threatening to shut a migrant camp on the Aegean Sea island of Lesbos unless the government takes quick action to improve conditions there. The northern Aegean regional authority says the Moria...