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Greek prime minister asks India to build global partnerships amid Ukraine and Middle East wars

Feb. 21, 2024 09:19 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday asked India to play a leading role in building international partnerships to meet the unprecedented challenges brought by the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East and changes in climate and energy security. "We...

'Without us, you don’t eat': Greek farmers drive tractors to parliament to demand financial help

Feb. 20, 2024 21:56 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Scores of bright-colored tractors were parked outside Greece's parliament Tuesday, horns blaring, as thousands of farmers angry at high production costs shifted their protests to Athens. “Without us, you don’t eat," one banner said. Some farmers carried...

Despite mounting criticism, Greece’s prime minister defends record on rule of law

Feb. 20, 2024 08:44 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister insisted Tuesday that the rule of law in the country was “stronger than ever,” despite mounting criticism from press freedom and human rights groups. Kyriakos Mitsotakis blamed political opponents for the criticism of his...

On the eve of Athens tractor protest, Greek prime minister rules out more concessions to farmers

Feb. 19, 2024 16:13 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister on Monday ruled out any further concessions to protesting farmers, on the eve of their planned rally that will see tractors converging on central Athens. Kyriakos Mitsotakis voiced hope that Tuesday's protest in the capital would mark...

A Greek militant group claims an attempted parcel bomb attack last week against a judge

Feb. 19, 2024 07:35 AM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — An anarchist group on Monday claimed responsibility for last week's attempted bomb attack against a senior judge in Greece, raising fears of a resurgence of violence by radical militants. Explosives experts defused the parcel bomb that was placed at a...

Greece just legalized same-sex marriage. Will other Orthodox countries join them any time soon?

Feb. 16, 2024 08:44 AM EST

Greece has become the first majority-Orthodox Christian nation to legalize same-sex marriage under civil law. At least for the near future, it will almost certainly be the only one. Eastern Orthodox leadership, despite lacking a single doctrinal authority like a pope, has been united...

Greece becomes first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage

Feb. 15, 2024 22:32 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Thursday became the first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage, despite opposition from the influential, socially conservative Greek Church. A cross-party majority of 176 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament voted late...

Greece becomes first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage

Feb. 15, 2024 16:46 PM EST
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece becomes first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage.

Greek lawmakers are debating a landmark bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Here's what it means

Feb. 14, 2024 10:18 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Lawmakers in Greece opened a two-day debate Wednesday on a landmark bill to legalize same-sex marriage. It would be the first Orthodox Christian country to do so. The Valentine’s Day session in parliament follows vocal opposition and protests from the church...

Protesting Greek farmers debate next moves after government offers some concessions

Feb. 13, 2024 10:30 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis offered some concessions Tuesday to farming unionists who are threatening to block roads around the country amid protests over high production costs. But it was unclear whether the representatives of farming...