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ATHENS, Greece | Greece’s Aegean in $5.8 billion deal for new Airbus planes

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s dominant Aegean Airlines says it has signed a 5 billion-euro ($5.8 billion) deal with Airbus to buy up to 42 new A320 neo passenger aircraft. Aegean chairman Eftychios Vassilakis said the company will be buying 30-42 planes in an investment necessary to expand competitiveness and serve more and longer destinations. … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece’s Aegean in $5.8 billion deal for new Airbus planes

ATHENS, Greece | Greek phone executive’s death in wiretap case ruled murder

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek prosecutor has brought murder charges against unknown perpetrators over a telecoms executive’s death — initially dismissed as suicide — on the eve of a major wiretap scandal in 2005. The charges formally filed Thursday mean that Greek judicial authorities will now try to establish who was responsible for the … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek phone executive’s death in wiretap case ruled murder

ATHENS, Greece | Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek anti-terrorism police arrested an extreme far-right lawmaker on treason-linked criminal charges Monday, more than two days after he evaded arrest by speeding past a series of police highway checkpoints. Constantinos Barbaroussis was charged in Athens with committing preparatory acts for high treason over his exhortations last week for the armed … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges

PSARADES, Greece | Border lake backdrops sealing of Greece, Macedonia name deal

PSARADES, Greece (AP) — The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia endorsed an agreement to resolve a long fight over the Macedonia name Sunday during a signing ceremony filled with history and symbolism. The Greek village of Psarades, located on the shores of Great Prespa Lake, was picked for the occasion since the borders of … Continue reading PSARADES, Greece | Border lake backdrops sealing of Greece, Macedonia name deal

PSARADES, Greece  | Greece, Macedonia to sign deal ending yearslong name dispute

PSARADES, Greece  —Greece and Macedonia have signed a deal that, if ratified, will resolve a decades-old dispute concerning Macedonia’s name. Under the agreement, Greece’s northern neighbor will be renamed North Macedonia — move the two countries’ leaders said would be the beginning of closer, friendly relations and an example to all Balkan nations. The deal … Continue reading PSARADES, Greece  | Greece, Macedonia to sign deal ending yearslong name dispute

ATHENS, Greece | Greece refuses to extradite slain reporter’s source to Malta

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Supreme Court has rejected a second bid by Malta for the extradition of a Russian whistleblower who helped a murdered Maltese journalist investigate money-laundering in high places. Thursday’s ruling upheld an earlier decision in April by a lower court, which had judged the Maltese extradition request bid vague and irregular. … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece refuses to extradite slain reporter’s source to Malta

ATHENS, Greece | The Latest: And the name is: Republic of Northern Macedonia

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the long-running name dispute between Greece and neighboring Macedonia (all times local): 8:05 p.m. The prime ministers of Greece and Macedonia say they have agreed on “Republic of Northern Macedonia” as the new name for the Balkan country, ending a bitter 27-year dispute that had prevented the former … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | The Latest: And the name is: Republic of Northern Macedonia

ATHENS, Greece | The Latest: Greece, Macedonia reach deal to end name dispute

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the long-running name dispute between Greece and neighboring Macedonia (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The prime minister of Greece says his country has reached an agreement with Macedonia to end a decades-old dispute over the neighboring country’s name. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Tuesday that a deal had … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | The Latest: Greece, Macedonia reach deal to end name dispute