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In heat emergency, southern Europe scrambles for resources

Aug. 02, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A heat wave baking southeast Europe has fueled deadly wildfires in Turkey and threatened the national power grid in Greece as governments scrambled Monday to secure the resources needed to cope with the emergency. Temperatures reached 45 C (113 F)...

Spain, Greece win water polo groups at Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 02, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Spain goalkeeper Unai Aguirre yelled and splashed toward his bench. He wagged his finger after a couple of saves. Forget about all the hard-throwing field players in water polo at the Tokyo Olympics. It's all about defense heading into the quarterfinals. ...

Antetokounmpo has something to declare on return to Greece

Aug. 01, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo definitely had something to declare on his triumphant return to Greece on Sunday. The NBA star carried the Larry O’Brien Trophy with him at Athens International Airport and said he hopes to win more titles with the Milwaukee...

Earthquake rattles Greek islands close to Turkey

Aug. 01, 2021 05:20 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 5.4-magnitude tremor occurred early Sunday in the Aegean Sea, near the small Greek island of Nisyros, west of Rhodes, the Athens-based Institute of Geodynamics reported. The quake's epicenter was 23 kilometers (14.3 miles) south southwest of...

Turkey evacuates panicked tourists by boat from wildfires

Jul. 31, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Panicked tourists in Turkey hurried to the seashore to wait for rescue boats Saturday after being told to evacuate some hotels in the Aegean Sea resort of Bodrum due to the dangers posed by nearby wildfires, Turkish media reported. Coast guard units led...

Wildfire in western Greece forces village, beach evacuations

Jul. 31, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A wildfire that broke out Saturday in western Greece forced the evacuation of four villages and people on a beach by the Fire Service, the Coast Guard and private boats, authorities said. The fire was in a mountain forest 30 kilometers (19 miles)...

Croatia beats Serbia 14-12 in rematch of Rio final

Jul. 31, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Marko Bijac is playing in his second Olympics with Croatia's water polo team, so the goalkeeper wasn't about to make too much of the team's victory over Serbia. Or any part of group play, really. “We need to be focused on our game and...

Death toll in wildfires that hit southern Turkey rises to 4

Jul. 30, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The death toll in wildfires raging in southern Turkey rose to four as fire crews on Friday battled blazes that burned down homes and forced people to evacuate villages and beach resorts. Firefighters were still tackling wildfires in 14 locations in...

In heat emergency, Greece adds checks for fires, power cuts

Jul. 30, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

ATHENS (AP) — Greek authorities ordered additional fire patrols and infrastructure maintenance inspections Friday as the country grappled with a heat wave fed by hot air from Africa that is expected to last more than a week. The emergency measures will also include...

Cyprus to start COVID-19 vaccination of children 12 and over

Jul. 30, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus will start the voluntary COVID-19 vaccination of children over age 12 next week using mRNA shots produced by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, authorities said Friday. Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela said that Cyprus is following other...