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North Macedonia: Police find 82 migrants hidden in vehicles

Jun. 12, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say officers discovered 82 migrants hidden in vehicles in two separate operations Friday. Police said a joint team of border officers from North Macedonia and Slovenia found 62 people hidden in a truck on the main...

The Latest: Djokovic downs Nadal to reach French Open final

Jun. 11, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Thirteen-time champion Rafael Nadal has lost to Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinals. Nadal lost their 58th showdown 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2. ...

Greece willing to back 'positive' EU agenda for Turkey

Jun. 11, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister said Friday that his government is willing to back the European Union’s “positive” agenda for relations with Turkey, signaling a further easing of tension between the neighboring countries. Greek Prime Minister...

Greek unions strike, seek return to pre-pandemic work rules

Jun. 10, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Widespread strikes in Greece brought public transport and other services to a halt Thursday as the country’s largest labor unions protested employment reforms they argue will make flexible workplace changes introduced during the pandemic more permanent. ...

Europe tells tourists: Welcome back! Now work out the rules

Jun. 10, 2021 03:35 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Europe is opening up to Americans and other visitors after more than a year of COVID-induced restrictions, in hope of luring back tourists — and their dollars — to the continent's trattorias, vistas and cultural treasures. But travelers will need patience to figure out...

Greece taps markets for 4th time in 2021, raises 2.5bn euros

Jun. 09, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece raised 2.5 billion euros ($3.1 billion) on Wednesday after reopening a 10-year bond auction, with demand reportedly more than 10 times the received amount. Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said the yield at the latest auction was close...

Work on Greek migrant camp yet to begin 9 months after fire

Jun. 09, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Almost 9 months after a fire gutted a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, work on a new reception center has still not begun despite pledges to have the facility built before next winter, Greece’s migration minister confirmed Wednesday. Greek...

The Latest: Defending champion Swiatek into quarterfinals

Jun. 07, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 10:45 p.m. Defending champion Iga Swiatek reached the quarterfinals after beating unseeded 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine 6-3, 6-4 in the fourth round. ...

Greece says many migrants in Turkey could seek asylum there

Jun. 07, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Monday designated neighboring Turkey as a safe country in which to seek international protection for the majority of asylum-seekers departing its shores for Greece. A joint decree from the Greek foreign and migration ministries said the...

Greek man allegedly kills 2, self, over eviction threat

Jun. 06, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police on the Greek island of Corfu said Sunday that a Greek man facing eviction killed his landlady and another man who came to her rescue and then committed suicide. The deaths occurred shortly before noon Sunday, in the resort town of Dassia, in...