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Iran lodges protest over ship seized in Greek waters

May. 27, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state media reported Friday that Tehran has demanded the release of a ship seized by Greek authorities in their waters allegedly under pressure by Washington last month. The foreign ministry summoned the Swiss envoy, who represents the United States in...

Violent protest in Greece over planned campus police force

May. 26, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Riot police in this northern Greek city fired tear gas to disperse crowds attacking them with gasoline bombs and stones late Thursday during a protest against government plans to introduce policing on university campuses. About 5,000 members of left-wing...

Greece tells UN that Turkey is challenging its sovereignty

May. 26, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has told the head of the United Nations that Turkey is directly challenging its sovereignty over islands in the eastern Aegean Sea, and pursuing a hostile and “revisionist” policy that is destabilizing the region. The four-page letter to...

Iranian oil tanker's cargo seized in Greece after US request

May. 26, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The crude oil cargo of an Iranian-flagged tanker that was stopped in Greek waters last month has been seized and is being transferred to another vessel following a request from the U.S., a Greek official said Thursday. The official said following a “judicial...

EXPLAINER: What Turkey's Erdogan could gain in NATO debate

May. 26, 2022 07:52 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Within a two-week span, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused a stir by throwing a wrench in Sweden and Finland’s historic request to join NATO, lashing out at fellow alliance member Greece and announcing plans for a new incursion into Syria. Erdogan...

Iran summons Greek diplomat over seizing of ship's cargo

May. 25, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned the chief of Greece's diplomatic mission for allegedly seizing cargo from a vessel flying the Iranian flag in Greek waters, state media reported Wednesday. The IRNA news agency reported that an Iran-flagged ship had to stop in...

Greek leader urges students to sustain, strengthen democracy

May. 23, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told graduates of Boston College in his commencement address Monday that it is their sacred duty to protect democracy in an age when it is coming under increasing stress. The future of democracy looked unassailable when his...

Turkey's Erdogan says he will no longer talk to Greek PM

May. 23, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday he would cease talking to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and cancel a key meeting between their two governments, accusing the Greek leader of antagonizing Turkey. In a televised address following a...

Greece prevents hundreds from entering by sea from Turkey

May. 23, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard on Monday prevented at least 590 migrants from illegally entering the country's waters in the eastern Aegean Sea from neighboring Turkey in assorted vessels, authorities said. A coast guard statement said the migrants were believed to...

After string of adventures, ancient gold ring back in Greece

May. 20, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A more than 3,000-year-old gold signet ring that was stolen from an Aegean island in World War II, crossed the Atlantic, was bought by a Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian scientist and ended up in a Swedish museum has found its way back to Greece. It was the...