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Greece: Clashes at rally to mark police shooting anniversary

Dec. 6, 2019 3:04 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Clashes broke out in Athens and the port city of Patras late Friday, leaving at least two people injured, following protests held to mark the anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager that sparked major riots 11 years ago. In Athens, scores of youths set fire to trash...

Greece expels Libyan ambassador in dispute with Turkey

Dec. 6, 2019 10:26 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece ordered the expulsion of the Libyan ambassador Friday in the latest escalation of a dispute over a controversial deal signed between Libya’s U.N.-supported government and Turkey on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean. Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said the...

Greek authorities suspect arson in Athens hotel fire

Dec. 6, 2019 10:20 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece said Friday that arson is suspected in a fire at a luxury hotel in Athens that left three people hospitalized and had the fire department scrambling to evacuate guests and staff. Both police and fire department investigators suspect the fire the Athenaeum Palace...

Turkish parliament backs contentious deal with Libya

Dec. 5, 2019 12:40 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s parliament on Thursday endorsed a controversial deal on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean reached between Turkey and Libya's U.N.-supported government. Legislators approved the agreement which would give Turkey access to an economic zone across the...

Greek minister resigns over Columbia degree he never got

Dec. 5, 2019 11:26 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A junior cabinet minister in Greece’s center-right government has stepped down after confirming that he never received a degree for Columbia University studies listed on his resume. In a statement Thursday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis accepted the resignation of Antonis...

Fire in refugee camp on Greek island kills a woman

Dec. 5, 2019 8:12 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire that broke out early Thursday in a housing unit at a refugee camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos has left one woman dead, Greek authorities said, as the country’s prime minister met with top European officials to discuss issues related to migration and refugees....

At least 3 injured in Greece hotel fire in capital

Dec. 5, 2019 8:03 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A fire broke out at a luxury hotel in the Greek capital Thursday, with firefighters using ladders to help evacuate the building. At least three people were injured, authorities said. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the blaze at the Athenaeum Palace or how many people...

Greece repatriates remains of 6 soldiers from Cyprus

Dec. 5, 2019 5:13 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece is repatriating the identified remains of six soldiers who were killed in action in Cyprus during Turkey’s 1974 invasion that split the island nation along ethnic lines. The soldiers’ relatives were honored during a church service and ceremony in Cyprus on...

The Latest: Greece and Turkey note ‘differences’

Dec. 4, 2019 2:07 PM EST

WATFORD, England (AP) — The Latest on the NATO summit near London (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Greece’s new prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, says differences between Greece and neighbor Turkey “will continue to exist.” Mitsotakis said he had “open talks” with Turkish...

All 14 seamen saved from crippled freighter in Aegean gale

Dec. 4, 2019 10:04 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say rescuers have safely evacuated all 14 crew members of a crippled cargo ship that was listing heavily among gale-force winds in the Aegean Sea. A coast guard statement says two of the New Leo’s seamen will require hospital treatment for non-life-threatening...