Latest Mediterranean Sea News

Gunman captured after shootout outside US Embassy in Lebanon

Jun. 05, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

AUKAR, Lebanon (AP) — A gunman who attacked the U.S. embassy near Beirut was shot and captured by Lebanese soldiers after a Wednesday morning shootout that injured an embassy security guard, the military and embassy officials said. The attack took place as tensions simmered in the...

Greek defense team says 9 Egyptians accused of causing deadly shipwreck were misidentified as crew

May. 16, 2024 10:59 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The legal defense team for nine Egyptian men due to go on trial in southern Greece next week accused of causing one of the Mediterranean's deadliest shipwrecks said Thursday they will argue that Greece has no jurisdiction in the case, and insisted their clients were innocent...

Medifast: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 29, 2024 17:13 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — BALTIMORE (AP) — Medifast Inc. (MED) on Monday reported earnings of $8.3 million in its first quarter. The Baltimore-based company said it had profit of 76 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 66 cents per share. The...

Paris organizers take delivery of Olympic flame at Greek venue of first modern Games

Apr. 26, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Paris Oympics flame was formally handed to French organizers on Friday in the all-marble stadium where the first modern Games were held in Athens in 1896. Greek water polo player Ioannis Fountoulis, the last in a long line of torchbearers, used the flame...

Greek and Turkish delegations meet in Athens as part of efforts to improve often strained ties

Apr. 22, 2024 08:01 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Delegations from Greece and Turkey were meeting in Athens on Monday as part of long-standing efforts to improve often tense relations between the two neighbors, days after Turkey voiced objections over Greece’s plans to create marine nature reserves in the Ionian and...

Italian court drops charges against migrant rescue ship crews and ends long-running legal battle

Apr. 19, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — An Italian court on Friday dismissed a long-running case against rescue ship crews of three humanitarian organizations, dropping charges accusing them of collaborating with smugglers as they helped rescue thousands of migrants at sea. The judges in the Sicilian city of...

174 people stranded in the air are rescued, almost a day after a fatal cable car accident in Turkey

Apr. 13, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The last of 174 people stranded in cable cars high above a mountain in southern Turkey were brought to safety Saturday, nearly 23 hours after one pod hit a pole and burst open, killing one person and injuring seven when they plummeted to the rocks below. Interior...

Cable car accident in Turkey sends 1 passenger to his death and injures 7, with scores stranded

Apr. 12, 2024 17:39 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — One person was killed and seven injured Friday when a cable car pod in southern Turkey hit a pole and burst open, sending the passengers plummeting to the mountainside below, officials and local media said. Scores of other people were left stranded late into the night after the...

29 migrants rescued off small boat in trouble in the Mediterranean Sea south of Crete

Apr. 02, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A group of 29 migrants was rescued Tuesday off a crippled boat in the Mediterranean Sea south of Crete, Greek authorities said, on an increasingly busy migration route from North Africa to Europe. A coast guard statement said the boat was located about 23.5...

4 people die on Spain's coastlines after falling into sea during high winds

Mar. 28, 2024 22:10 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Four people have died after falling into the sea in three incidents on Spain's Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, emergency services said Thursday. The deaths came amid warnings of strong winds and widespread rain across many parts of the country and warnings of high...