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Greek foreign minister resigns over Macedonia deal dispute

Oct. 17, 2018 12:53 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's foreign minister resigned Wednesday following a disagreement with the defense minister over the handling of a deal for Greece to drop its objections to neighboring Macedonia joining NATO if the small country's name is changed. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accepted Foreign...

Greek foreign minister resigns after disagreement over Macedonia name change deal; prime minister to take over ministry

Oct. 17, 2018 8:41 AM EDT
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek foreign minister resigns after disagreement over Macedonia name change deal; prime minister to take over ministry.

US 'disappointed' by Macedonia opposition party stance

Oct. 17, 2018 8:08 AM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The United States' assistant secretary of state has written to Macedonia's main opposition party leader expressing disappointment in the party's refusal to back a name changing deal with neighboring Greece in exchange for NATO membership. Wess Mitchell urged VMRO-DPMNE leader...

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...

Ancient mariners: Greek navy offers taste of life in galleys

Oct. 16, 2018 9:10 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — For a NATO-member warship, Greece's Olympias is pretty unusual. It's got a zero carbon footprint, no whale-zapping sonar and an antiquated propulsion system. The 37-meter (121-foot) wooden vessel moored off southern Athens is an experimental reconstruction of the trireme, the sleek...

About 200 migrants wade across river into Greece from Turkey

Oct. 16, 2018 8:00 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Authorities say about 200 migrants have crossed into Greece from the northeastern land border with Turkey, an unusually large number of arrivals in that area in a single morning. Police said the migrants were mostly families with children and were found early Tuesday after...

Greece: Molotov cocktails injure 4 police officers

Oct. 15, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say four police officers were injured when a police station in central Athens was attacked with Molotov cocktails. Police said about 30 people participated in the assault near Omonia Square that also damaged several vehicles outside the police station on Monday....

Macedonian lawmakers debate putting new name in constitution

Oct. 15, 2018 7:54 AM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's parliament started Monday to debate constitutional amendments that are part of an agreement with neighboring Greece to rename the country "North Macedonia," changes that would go a long way to ensuring the country can join NATO. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev's left-led...

The Latest: Spain says 3 migrants dead, 17 missing at sea

Oct. 13, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Spain's maritime rescue service says it has recovered the bodies of three migrants but feared that another 17 were missing in the Mediterranean Sea. The service says that its rescue craft found the bodies in...

Greek police say 2 officers part of drug trafficking ring

Oct. 13, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say two policemen were involved in a drug trafficking ring that moved large amounts of cocaine, cannabis and other drugs. Police said Saturday that a Friday operation in the Athens area and in the central Greek region of Thessaly netted nine suspects, including one police...