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Greece orders private doctors to join COVID-19 battle

Greece orders private doctors to join COVID-19 battle Greece’s health minister is requisitioning the services of private sector doctors from certain specialties in the wider Athens region to help fight a renewed surge in coronavirus infections that is straining hospitals to their limits ByThe Associated PressMarch 22, 2021, 4:44 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Italy rejects two-state deal for ethnically divided Cyprus

Italy rejects two-state deal for ethnically divided Cyprus Italy’s foreign minister says that his country strongly disapproves of any deal to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus that doesn’t conform to an already agreed-upon federal framework that’s spelled out in United Nations resolutions By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS Associated PressMarch 9, 2021, 4:46 PM• 3 min readThe Associated PressCypriot …

Cyprus, Israel, Greece sign deal on electric cable link

Cyprus, Israel, Greece sign deal on electric cable link Plans to connect Israel, Cyprus and Greece with a 2,000 megawatt electricity cable have taken a key step forward after the three countries signed an agreement to speed up technical work on the project ByThe Associated PressMarch 8, 2021, 2:28 PM• 2 min read NICOSIA, Cyprus …

North Macedonia police make big marijuana seizure, arrest 3

North Macedonia police make big marijuana seizure, arrest 3 Police in North Macedonia say they have cracked down on an international drug smugglers’ ring in two separate operations in the country’s south By KONSTANTIN TESTORIDES Associated PressMarch 7, 2021, 5:33 PM• 1 min read SKOPJE, North Macedonia — Police in North Macedonia said Sunday they …

Greek militant on hunger strike suffers kidney failure

Greek militant on hunger strike suffers kidney failure A hospital in central Greece says a far-left militant convicted of 11 murders is in critical condition after suffering kidney failure following 56 days of hunger strike ByThe Associated PressMarch 5, 2021, 6:31 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressRiot police stand …

Strong earthquake shakes central Greece, felt in Balkans

Greece: Thousands spend night outdoors after powerful quake Fearful of returning to their homes, thousands of people in central Greece are spending the night outdoors after a powerful earthquake, felt across the region, damaged homes and public buildings By DEREK GATOPOULOS and COSTAS KANTOURIS Associated PressMarch 3, 2021, 7:40 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Turkish research ship in port after Mediterranean survey

Turkish research ship in port after Mediterranean surveyThe Turkish research vessel at the heart of an energy dispute between Turkey and Greece is back at port ahead of a European Union summit where potential sanctions will be discussedBy ZEYNEP BILGINSOYNovember 30, 2020, 4:30 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE …

Greek military setting up field hospital for COVID-19 cases

Greek military setting up field hospital for COVID-19 casesGreece’s armed forces are setting up a field hospital with more than 50 beds in the northern city of Thessaloniki as part of plans to tackle a surge in the number of coronavirus infections and hospitalizationsBy COSTAS KANTOURISNovember 23, 2020, 2:03 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressMedical …

Speedboat taking migrants to Greece partially sinks; 1 dead

Speedboat taking migrants to Greece partially sinks; 1 deadGreece’s coast guard says a speedboat that appeared to have been smuggling migrants to the island of Rhodes from nearby Turkey partially sank before reaching land, leaving one person deadByThe Associated PressNovember 23, 2020, 12:23 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:33NOTIFIED: Nov. 23, …

Bulgaria is latest block in North Macedonia’s bid to join EU

Bulgaria is latest block in North Macedonia’s bid to join EUNorth Macedonia, kept out of the European Union for years by a dispute with Greece, hit yet another hurdle this week when Bulgaria blocked its progress toward membershipBy VESELIN TOSKOV Associated PressNovember 21, 2020, 12:09 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Barely out of crisis, Greek economy hammered by new lockdown

Barely out of crisis, Greek economy hammered by new lockdownGreece has downgraded its forecasts for the economy this year to include the impact of a second lockdownBy DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated PressNovember 20, 2020, 4:21 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressThe Parthenon temple is illuminated atop of the Acropolis hill …

Greece: No police custody for migrant unaccompanied minors

Greece: No police custody for migrant unaccompanied minorsGreece’s migration minister says the country is abolishing the practice of holding asylum seeker children and teenagers who arrive in Greece without parents or guardians in protective police custodyBy ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressNovember 18, 2020, 2:01 PM• 3 min readThe Associated PressFILE In this Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 …

Greek PM appeals for restraint during uprising anniversary

Greek PM appeals for restraint during uprising anniversaryGreece’s prime minister has appealed to political parties to how “self-restraint” in commemorations marking the 1973 crushing of a student uprising by the ruling military junta at the timeByThe Associated PressNovember 16, 2020, 3:28 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressPolice stand guard …

Officials: Blast at WWI ceremony in Saudi Arabia wounds 3

Officials: Blast at WWI ceremony in Saudi Arabia wounds 3Officials say an explosion at a Saudi cemetery where American and European officials were commemorating the end of World War I has wounded three peopleBy ANGELA CHARLTON and AYA BATRAWY Associated PressNovember 11, 2020, 5:09 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Greek authorities arrest father of dead migrant child

Greek authorities arrest father of dead migrant childGreek authorities have arrested the migrant father of a child who died while attempting to reach a Greek island from the nearby Turkish coast on suspicion of endangering a life, a crime that could carry a penalty of up to 10 years’ imprisonmentByThe Associated PressNovember 9, 2020, 3:04 …

Greek authorities intercept boat carrying migrants to Italy

Greek authorities intercept boat carrying migrants to ItalyGreece’s Migration and Asylum ministry says the country’s coast guard has towed a boat carrying 65 asylum-seekers to a port on the western coast of Greece after it was found to be in distress in the Ionian SeaByThe Associated PressNovember 5, 2020, 4:43 PM• 2 min readShare to …

Greek police arrest man as IS suspect on Tajikistan warrant

Greek police arrest man as IS suspect on Tajikistan warrantGreek police say they have arrested a 27-year-old man on an international arrest warrant issued by Tajikistan on suspicion of him being a member of the Islamic State groupByThe Associated PressNovember 5, 2020, 4:17 PM• 1 min read THESSALONIKI, Greece — Greek police said Thursday they …

Ship captain arrested after collision with Greek warship

Ship captain arrested after collision with Greek warshipGreece’s coast guard says authorities have arrested the captain of a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship that collided with a Greek navy minehunter outside the country’s main port of PiraeusByThe Associated PressOctober 28, 2020, 3:26 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressΑ damaged navy minesweeper is being towed near the port …

Greek court imprisons far-right Golden Dawn party leadership

Greek court imprisons far-right Golden Dawn party leadershipFormer lawmakers of Greece’s extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party have begun turning themselves in to authorities, after a court ordered their imprisonment following their convictions for running the party like a criminal organizationBy FANIS KARABATSAKIS and ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressOctober 22, 2020, 3:10 PM• 4 min readShare to …

Greece sells 15-year bond to bolster reserves amid pandemic

Greece sells 15-year bond to bolster reserves amid pandemicGreece’s finance minister says the country has raised 2 billion euros in a 15-year bond issue, taking advantage of low interest rates to bolster cash reserves amid the coronavirus pandemic and continuing tension with neighboring TurkeyByThe Associated PressOctober 21, 2020, 3:27 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressA …

Greece asks EU countries to halt military exports to Turkey

Greece asks EU countries to halt military exports to TurkeyGreece’s foreign minister says he has asked fellow European Union members to halt military exports to Turkey, amid a deepening dispute between Greece and its neighbor over maritime boundaries in the eastern MediterraneanBy ELENA BECATOROS and LLAZAR SEMINI Associated PressOctober 20, 2020, 2:10 PM• 3 min …

Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey

Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with TurkeyGreece’s government says it has finalized plans to build a wall along its northeast border with Turkey, over concerns that migrants may try to stage mass crossings into the European Union countryBy COSTAS KANTOURIS and DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated PressOctober 19, 2020, 2:55 PM• 3 min readShare …

Prosecutor recommends suspended sentences for Golden Dawn

Prosecutor recommends suspended sentences for Golden DawnA prosecutor has recommended all former lawmakers of Greece’s extreme right Golden Dawn party who have been sentenced to prison for leading or participating in a criminal organization should be allowed to remain free pending appealByThe Associated PressOctober 19, 2020, 12:44 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Leftist versus hardliner in Turkish Cypriot leadership vote

Leftist versus hardliner in Turkish Cypriot leadership voteTurkish Cypriots vote on Sunday in a leadership runoff that could decide whether they retain more control over their own affairs or steer even closer to an increasingly domineering TurkeyBy MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS Associated PressOctober 17, 2020, 10:36 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Turkey says Greece failed to fulfill promises, vows response

Turkey says Greece failed to fulfill promises, vows responseTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Greece and Cyprus of failing to fulfill “promises” made during negotiations within the European Union and NATO and said his country would continue to give them the response “they deserve.”By SUZAN FRASER Associated PressOctober 14, 2020, 2:13 PM• 3 min …

Turkish, Swedish ministers trade swipes in tense meeting

Turkish, Swedish ministers trade swipes in tense meetingSweden’s foreign minister subtly criticized Turkey over its curbs on freedom of expression, after her Turkish counterpart took a swipe at Stockholm’s policies during a joint news conference that quickly turned tenseByThe Associated PressOctober 13, 2020, 3:11 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Greece calls new Turkish survey mission a threat to region

Greece calls new Turkish survey mission a threat to regionGreece has accused neighbor Turkey of severely escalating tension and undermining efforts to ease a crisis over drilling rights in the eastern MediterraneanBy NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and SUZAN FRASER Associated PressOctober 12, 2020, 4:06 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA view …

Greek, Turkish foreign ministers meet as tensions ease

Greek, Turkish foreign ministers meet as tensions easeGreek and Turkish officials say the foreign ministers of the two countries have met on the sidelines of a conference in Slovakia and agreed to set a date for the start of a new round of exploratory talks between the twoBy ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressOctober 8, 2020, 2:28 …

North Macedonia: 5 migrant smuggling suspects arrested

North Macedonia: 5 migrant smuggling suspects arrestedFive men have been arrested in North Macedonia, accused of running a smuggling ring that brought migrants from neighboring GreeceByThe Associated PressOctober 6, 2020, 5:02 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article SKOPJE, North Macedonia — Five men have been arrested in North Macedonia, accused of …

2 Greek officers charged over shots in smuggling car chase

2 Greek officers charged over shots in smuggling car chaseTwo Greek police officers have been charged with attempted murder after they fired shots, during a high-speed chase, at a car driven by a smuggler that was crammed with 13 migrantsByThe Associated PressJune 10, 2020, 3:24 PM2 min read2 min read THESSALONIKI, Greece — Two Greek …