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All of 17, Anisimova of US scores upset at Australian Open

Jan. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open. Anisimova showed precisely why there are those who consider her a possible future star, producing one spectacular shot after another...

The Latest: Cilic edges Verdasco in 5 at Australian Open

Jan. 18, 2019 9:02 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:57 a.m. Marin Cilic overcame a pair of match points — including one double-faulted away by Fernando Verdasco — and a two-set deficit for a 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8), 6-3 victory in the Australian Open's...

Greek islander famous for nursing refugee baby dies aged 90

Jan. 18, 2019 7:56 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An elderly Greek islander who unwillingly gained international fame for helping newly landed refugees at the height of Europe's immigration crisis has died aged 90. The United Nations refugee agency expressed sorrow at Lesbos resident Maritsa Mavrapidou's death Wednesday. It called...

Greek players making a name for themselves at Aussie Open

Jan. 18, 2019 1:53 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stefanos Tsitsipas earned more than $100,000 in prize money for winning his third-round match at the Australian Open. Just as important to the 20-year-old born in Athens, he's going to have a souvlaki named after him at a Greek restaurant in Melbourne. After his second-round...

Greece prepares massive print run on deal with Macedonia

Jan. 17, 2019 10:58 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government is to print tens of thousands of copies of an agreement to normalize relations with Macedonia, to inform the public ahead of a parliamentary debate on ratifying the deal. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office said Thursday the document will be distributed with...

Striking Greek school teachers shut down traffic in Athens

Jan. 17, 2019 9:39 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Striking school teachers and other Greek civil servants shut down central Athens for hours Thursday during a protest of new hiring criteria for teachers that were under consideration in parliament. About 3,000 people took part in the protest outside the parliament building, disrupting...

Greek PM survives confidence vote after coalition collapse

Jan. 16, 2019 4:51 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's left-wing prime minister narrowly won a confidence vote in parliament late Wednesday days after the governing coalition he leads collapsed over an agreement to end a long-running dispute over neighboring Macedonia's name. Lawmakers voted 151-148 on a motion called by Prime...

The Latest: Greek PM Tsipras survives confidence vote

Jan. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the confidence vote in Greece (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Greece's left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has narrowly won a confidence vote in parliament days after the governing coalition collapsed. Tsipras received the minimum 151 votes in Greece's 300-seat...

Greece's left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, survives confidence vote days after governing coalition collapses

Jan. 16, 2019 3:50 PM EST
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's left-wing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, survives confidence vote days after governing coalition collapses.

Greek tugboat found packed with cannabis, stimulants

Jan. 15, 2019 12:22 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they have seized 6.5 tons of cannabis and a large quantity of pills containing the banned stimulant Fenethylline hidden in a tug boat on the south coast of the island of Crete. The Coast Guard said Tuesday that the cannabis and an estimated 258,000 stimulant...