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ATHENS, Greece | Greece: Retrial ordered over Texas tourist killing

ATHENS, Greece — A prosecutor in Greece has ordered the retrial of seven suspects on murder charges over the fatal beating of Texan tourist Bakari Henderson on an island resort last year. The six men — five Serbian nationals and a British man of Serbian origin — were jailed from five to 15 years last … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece: Retrial ordered over Texas tourist killing

ATHENS, Greece | Greece: Creditors approve U-turn on pension cuts

ATHENS, Greece— Greece’s bailout creditors have approved a request by the country to scrap pension cuts planned in 2019 after the country delivered a strong budget performance. In a report published Wednesday, the European Commission said the previously agreed cuts were no longer considered necessary for Greece to meet a primary budget surplus of 3.5 … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece: Creditors approve U-turn on pension cuts

ATHENS, Greece | Greek police arrest man who had the top of an ancient column

ATHENS, Greece — Greek police say they have arrested a 51-year-old Greek man in  possession of a valuable archaeological artifact — the top of an ancient Ionic column. The arrest took place on Oct. 30, when police raided the suspect’s flat in the Athens area of Monastiraki, below the Acropolis, but was announced Saturday. The … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek police arrest man who had the top of an ancient column

ATHENS, Greece | Drunken driver chase ends in Greek parliament courtyard

ATHENS, Greece — Greek police says they have arrested a drunken driver who led officers on a pre-dawn high-speed car chase through Athens before smashing through a barrier into the courtyard of parliament. Police said Monday that the 59-year-old Greek man was hospitalized with minor injuries after the collision. Tests there allegedly showed that he … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Drunken driver chase ends in Greek parliament courtyard

ATHENS, Greece | Greek strike to close Acropolis, other key sites on Oct. 11

ATHENS, Greece — A Greek union representing staff at the country’s ancient sites and state-run museums has called a 24-hour strike for Oct. 11. The protest is likely to close the ancient Acropolis in Athens that day along with multiple sites around Greece that are popular with tourists. The union announced the strike Thursday. It … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek strike to close Acropolis, other key sites on Oct. 11

ATHENS, Greece | Bronze swords, other items found in plundered Greek cemetery

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s culture ministry says archaeologists have found an undisturbed grave with pottery, weapons and jewelry at a heavily plundered cemetery that is more than 3,500-years old. The ministry said in a statement on Thursday the discovery was made at the Mycenaean-era cemetery near the village of Aidonia and the ancient Nemea site … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Bronze swords, other items found in plundered Greek cemetery

ATHENS, Ga | Swift runs for 2 TDs as No. 2 Georgia tops Tennessee, 38-12

ATHENS, Ga. — D’Andre Swift ran for two touchdowns, including a late 14-yarder to ice the game, and No. 2 Georgia used dominant defense to overcome a sluggish offensive start in a 38-12 win over Tennessee on Saturday. Freshman quarterback Justin Fields scored on runs of 12 and 15 yards, and Isaac Nauta had a … Continue reading ATHENS, Ga | Swift runs for 2 TDs as No. 2 Georgia tops Tennessee, 38-12

ATHENS, Greece | After 3 years, Greece ends limits on bank cash withdrawals

ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities say they will soon lift restrictions on domestic cash withdrawals imposed more than three years ago to prevent a bank run by depositors at the height of the country’s debt crisis. The finance ministry said Thursday that from Oct. 1 depositors will face no limits on withdrawals from bank accounts … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | After 3 years, Greece ends limits on bank cash withdrawals