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ATHENS, Greece | 2 Greek journalists detained after minister files complaint

ATHENS, Greece — The publisher and editor in chief of a Greek newspaper have been detained over an article that alleges mishandling of European Union funds meant to improve conditions in migrant hotspots across the country. The journalists were detained following a complaint by Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, whose ministry is handling the EU funding. … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | 2 Greek journalists detained after minister files complaint

ATHENS, Texas | O’Rourke ignores attacks ahead of Texas Senate race debate

ATHENS, Texas — Democrat Beto O’Rourke’s mother is typically asked how her son got his name or if he was a troublemaker. But in a rural county Donald Trump overwhelmingly won in 2016, a supporter brings up different family history: Accusations her son pushed a project that would benefit his wealthy father-in-law. It’s a decade-old … Continue reading ATHENS, Texas | O’Rourke ignores attacks ahead of Texas Senate race debate

ATHENS, Greece | Greece: Violence at rallies to mark rapper’s killing

ATHENS, Greece — Violence has broken out at rallies in several Greek cities organized to mark the fifth anniversary of the killing of rapper Pavlos Fyssas that triggered a crackdown against the extreme right political party Golden Dawn. Clashes between protesters and police occurred near Athens and in the cities of Patras and Thessaloniki, where … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece: Violence at rallies to mark rapper’s killing

ATHENS, Greece | New twist in tug-of-war for Russian cybercrime suspect

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s supreme court has approved a Russian extradition request for a bitcoin fraud suspect, adding a new twist to competing cases in three countries that want to prosecute the detained computer expert on their turf. The decision published Friday upheld a lower court ruling allowing 38-year-old Alexander Vinnik to be tried in … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | New twist in tug-of-war for Russian cybercrime suspect

ATHENS, Greece | Greek police recover Aphrodite stolen from island museum

ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities have recovered a 2,000-year-old statue of Aphrodite, the ancient goddess of love, which was among a batch of antiquities stolen from a museum storeroom on the island of Santorini. Police say a man who had allegedly been trying to sell the 80-centimeter (31-inch) marble work was arrested Tuesday in the … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek police recover Aphrodite stolen from island museum

ATHENS, Greece | US military chief visits Greece amid strain with Turkey

ATHENS, Greece  — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has begun a two-day visit to Greece, starting off a week of high-level contacts between the two countries amid increased strain between the United States and Turkey. Gen. Joseph Dunford arrived Monday and is scheduled to meet his Greek counterpart Adm. Evangelos Apostolakis … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | US military chief visits Greece amid strain with Turkey

ATHENS, Greece | Robbery on Greek island, once used as leper colony

ATHENS, Greece — Authorities have reported a robbery on a tiny Greek island once used as a leper colony. Police said Monday that power tools were used to break into the archaeological site at the tiny uninhabited island of Spinalonga over the weekend. Cash from ticket sales to visitors was found missing. State television reported … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Robbery on Greek island, once used as leper colony

ATHENS, Greece | Greece wants new talks with Britain on Parthenon Sculptures

ATHENS, Greece — The Greek government has launched a new bid to engage Britain in talks over the return to Athens of a celebrated group of ancient sculptures originally ornamenting the Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis. Greece’s culture minister has written her British counterpart to formally propose negotiations on the future of the works — … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece wants new talks with Britain on Parthenon Sculptures