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UN agencies urge Greece to shed light on migrant shipwreck that killed hundreds one year ago

Jun. 14, 2024 13:36 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The United Nations' refugee and migration agencies on Friday criticized Greece's failure over the past year to shed light on one of the worst migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea that left hundreds dead. UNHCR and IOM stressed the “critical"...

Heat forces Greek authorities to shut down Acropolis during afternoon hours for a second day

Jun. 13, 2024 15:27 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece closed down the Acropolis in Athens during the afternoon on Thursday for a second day as the country swelters under unseasonably high temperatures. The Culture Ministry said the hilltop citadel, which is Greece's most popular ancient...

Heat wave in Greece halts visits to Acropolis as drones with thermal cameras monitor temperatures

Jun. 12, 2024 09:49 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Athens announced the closure of the Acropolis for five hours on Wednesday due to heat wave temperatures that also shut many schools. The ancient site in the Greek capital — which drew nearly 4 million visitors last year — was closed from...

4,000-year-old Greek hilltop site mystifies archaeologists. It could spell trouble for new airport

Jun. 11, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A big, round, 4,000-year-old stone building discovered on a Cretan hilltop is puzzling archaeologists and threatening to disrupt a major airport project on the Greek tourist island. Greece's Culture Ministry said Tuesday that the structure is a “unique and...

The family of missing British TV presenter Michael Mosley confirm his death after his body was found on a Greek isle

Jun. 09, 2024 08:56 AM EDT
ATHENS (AP) — The family of missing British TV presenter Michael Mosley confirm his death after his body was found on a Greek isle.

Police say a body believed to be that of missing TV presenter Michael Mosley has been found on a Greek island

Jun. 09, 2024 04:19 AM EDT
ATHENS (AP) — Police say a body believed to be that of missing TV presenter Michael Mosley has been found on a Greek island.

Worries grow for British doctor and TV presenter who went missing in Greece

Jun. 07, 2024 09:16 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say an ongoing major search and rescue operation on the small eastern Aegean island of Symi has still not located British doctor and television presenter Michael Mosley, who went missing on Wednesday afternoon after reportedly going for a walk. ...

Greek authorities searching for missing British doctor who popularized fasting for weight loss

Jun. 06, 2024 11:41 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities confirmed Thursday that they are searching for Michael Mosley, a well-known British television doctor who popularized intermittent fasting for weight loss and long-term health. Greek police said a broad search and rescue operation has been...

Greece is buoyed by a Turkish official's comments about Parthenon sculptures taken by Britain

Jun. 05, 2024 11:02 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — One of the world’s most intractable cultural disputes is back in the spotlight after a Turkish official cast doubt on the existence of proof long cited by Britain that it had legally acquired the Parthenon Marbles, 2,500-year-old sculptures taken from the Acropolis in...

Greek extreme far-right leader to return to prison after judges rescind his early release

Jun. 03, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The head of Greece’s extreme far-right Golden Dawn party will return to prison after a council of judges rescinded his early conditional release on Monday. Nikos Michaloliakos was arrested in his Athens home following the decision, and will be taken back to...