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U.S. Department of State News: Macedonia Implements Prespa Agreement

WASHINGTON – Jan. 12, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released the following statement today: The United States welcomes the decision by Macedonia’s Parliament to adopt the constitutional amendments needed to ratify the Prespa Agreement with Greece.  Macedonia’s leaders demonstrated vision, courage, and persistence in their pursuit of a solution to the name … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Macedonia Implements Prespa Agreement

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Greek protest against Macedonia deal ends in violence

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Police in northern Greece have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse anti-government protesters opposed to a proposed agreement with neighbor Macedonia that would end a decades-long name dispute. The protesters challenged a heavily patrolled police cordon late Friday in the northern city of Thessaloniki where left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Greek protest against Macedonia deal ends in violence

United States | Joint Statement Regarding the Inaugural United States-Greece Strategic Dialogue

United States – The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Greece on the occasion of the U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue. Begin Text: The Governments of the United States and Greece held the inaugural U.S.-Greece Strategic Dialogue in Washington, D.C. on December 13, 2018. U.S. Secretary … Continue reading United States | Joint Statement Regarding the Inaugural United States-Greece Strategic Dialogue

ATHENS, Greece | Greece frees 4 migrant charity workers pending trial

ATHENS, Greece— Greek authorities have released from pre-trial detention four members of a charity working with migrants who had been arrested in August for allegedly helping migrant smuggling. Among the four was Syrian refugee Sara Mardini, who gained international attention when she and her sister — both competitive swimmers — reached the Greek island of … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece frees 4 migrant charity workers pending trial

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