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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

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Greece trade fair tally: 8 arrests, 15 injured officers

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Police in Greece’s second-largest city say a protest rally that determined nationalists staged near an international trade fair where the prime minister was keynote speaker resulted in eight arrests. Authorities in Thessaloniki estimated that 6,000 people attended Saturday rally opposing Greece’s agreement with neighboring Macedonia to end their long dispute over the … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Greece trade fair tally: 8 arrests, 15 injured officers

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Greece: Over 4,000 police on duty for trade fair protests

THESSALONIKI, Greece  — Thousands of police officers have been deployed to Greece’s second-largest city ahead of anti-austerity protests at a trade fair where Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to outline his post-bailout economic policy platform. The Thessaloniki police department said more than 4,000 officers will be on duty in the northern city on Saturday … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Greece: Over 4,000 police on duty for trade fair protests

Greece | The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Breaks Ground on the U.S. Chancery Major Rehabilitation in Athens, Greece

Greece – In a demonstration of enduring friendship and the important bilateral partnership, U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt broke ground today on the U.S. Chancery Major Rehabilitation in Athens, Greece. The major rehabilitation will provide a secure, modern, and sustainable platform for diplomacy. The project is expected to be completed in 2022. Ann Beha Architects … Continue reading Greece | The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Breaks Ground on the U.S. Chancery Major Rehabilitation in Athens, Greece

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 | Greek far-left terrorist moved to minimum security prison

ATHENS, Greece — A Greek far-left terrorist serving multiple life terms for a string of assassinations was moved to a minimum-security prison Friday in central Greece, sparking outrage from the relatives of his victims. The November 17 group’s main hitman, Dimitris Koufodinas, 61, was transferred from the maximum-security Korydallos prison near Athens to an agricultural … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek far-left terrorist moved to minimum security prison

RAFINA, Greece | The Latest: Candlelight vigil held for victims of Greek fire

RAFINA, Greece  — The Latest on the aftermath of the July 23 wildfire in Greece (all times local): 10:50 p.m. More than 500 people have gathered outside Greece’s parliament to attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of a wildfire near Athens a week ago. The fire killed more than 90 people and gutted seaside … Continue reading RAFINA, Greece | The Latest: Candlelight vigil held for victims of Greek fire