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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

U.S. Department of State News:Macedonia’s Referendum on the Prespa Agreement

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The United States welcomes the results of the Republic of Macedonia’s September 30 referendum, in which citizens expressed their support for NATO and European Union (EU) membership by accepting the Prespa Agreement between Macedonia and Greece.  The United States strongly supports the Agreement’s full … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News:Macedonia’s Referendum on the Prespa Agreement

ATHENS, Greece | 3 people missing after storm pounds Greece with heavy rain

ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities are looking for three missing people on a Greek island after a rare and powerful Mediterranean storm dumped heavy rain on the region. The storm has been moving slowly in a northeasterly direction, affecting Aegean Sea islands as well as Greece’s central mainland. It is expected to hit parts of … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | 3 people missing after storm pounds Greece with heavy rain

PIRAEUS, Greece | The Latest: Croatia detains 2 migrants for hijacking bus

PIRAEUS, Greece — The Latest on Europe’s migrant crisis (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Croatian police say they have detained two migrants from Syria for hijacking an empty a bus. Police say the bus was stolen from a village near the Bosnian border early on Tuesday before police spotted it on a nearby road and … Continue reading PIRAEUS, Greece | The Latest: Croatia detains 2 migrants for hijacking bus

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, 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