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Protesters clash with Greek police over university eviction

Jan. 15, 2022 12:48 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A protest march by 1,500 far-left activists in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki turned violent Saturday towards its end, when some protesters threw firebombs and rocks at riot police, who responded with stun grenades and tear gas. Police prevented...

Greek crews find 2nd body where torrent swept away migrants

Jan. 13, 2022 08:24 AM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have found the body of a woman believed to be the wife of an Iranian who drowned crossing a rain-swollen torrent, as the couple and several other migrants trekked through the hills of northern Greece to avoid police patrols. The fire...

Migrant drowns in swollen torrent as storms lash Greece

Jan. 12, 2022 13:57 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — One man was swept away and drowned and a woman was missing after a group of migrants trekking through the hills of northern Greece to avoid police patrols crossed a swollen torrent amid rainstorms Wednesday, authorities said. Police said the Iranian...

Greek TV comedian arrested over sex video allegations

Dec. 22, 2021 13:36 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A popular Greek TV comedian was arrested Wednesday following allegations that he posted sex videos of his former partners on the internet without their consent. Police and court officials in the northern city of Thessaloniki said the 58-year-old man was...

Greece: 3 jailed pending trial for attack over virus checks

Dec. 13, 2021 18:23 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Court authorities in the northern Greek town of Katerini late Monday jailed three people pending trial over an attack on a high school principal by vigilantes opposing virus restrictions. Another eight suspects were released on condition that they...

Greece: 11 held for attack on principal over virus checks

Dec. 10, 2021 11:31 AM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in northern Greece arrested 11 people Friday after a high school principal was handcuffed by alleged members of a self-styled vigilante group that opposes pandemic restrictions. The incident occurred near the city of Katerini, 430 kilometers (270...

Minor clashes at marches honoring Greek youth shot by police

Dec. 06, 2021 14:26 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police fired tear gas Monday to disperse youths attacking them with firebombs and stones in the northern city of Thessaloniki at a march marking the 13th anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager. No arrests or injuries were reported...

Flight carrying over 100 evacuated Afghans reaches Greece

Nov. 22, 2021 14:54 PM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — More than 100 Afghans believed to have been at risk from the Taliban were granted temporary shelter Monday in Greece after being evacuated on a special flight to the northern city of Thessaloniki. Greek officials said among the 119 people on...

Greece: Vehicle carrying migrants crashes; 7 dead, 8 injured

Nov. 19, 2021 02:54 AM EST

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say seven migrants have been killed and eight others injured after the driver of the vehicle they were traveling in lost control and crashed near a highway toll station in northern Greece. Police said Friday the vehicle...

Greeks hold peaceful march on deadly uprising anniversary

Nov. 17, 2021 15:34 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Some 20,000 people marched peacefully through Athens on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of a bloody anti-dictatorship uprising in 1973, police said. More than 5,000 police were deployed to keep order, as violence involving anarchist demonstrators...