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Splendid Byzantine churches head Thessaloniki’s holy sites

Aug. 03, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Under fluttering strings of Greek and Byzantine flags, three men raised a party tent on the terrace of the 5th century Osios David church one recent Saturday, hoping it would shelter festivalgoers from the heat that already shrouded the view of Mount Olympus across the...

Greece: Cars hit wild boars, 2 people killed in road pileup

Jul. 12, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A three-car pileup caused by a pack of wild boars in northern Greece killed two people and left four more hospitalized, police said Tuesday. The accident happened shortly before midnight Monday on a two-lane road about 60 kilometers (37 miles) north of...

Greece: Serbian vacationer held on war crimes warrant

Jun. 27, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece have detained a 59-year-old Serbian man wanted in Croatia for alleged war crimes committed in 1991, during the bloody break-up of Yugoslavia. Authorities said the man, who has not been named, was detained Monday after crossing the border...

Greece: Cocaine found in banana shipment, 4 Britons arrested

Jun. 10, 2022 06:43 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say four British nationals have been arrested on drug smuggling charges after nearly 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of cocaine was found stashed in a shipment of bananas from South America. The suspects were arrested at a rental home...

2 killed as Greek police chase stolen car carrying migrants

Jun. 04, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Two people, one believed to be a migrant and the other the alleged trafficker, died Saturday in northern Greece while trying to evade a police checkpoint, police in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki said. Twelve more people riding in the passenger...

Violent protest in Greece over planned campus police force

May. 26, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Riot police in this northern Greek city fired tear gas to disperse crowds attacking them with gasoline bombs and stones late Thursday during a protest against government plans to introduce policing on university campuses. About 5,000 members of left-wing...