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ATHENS, Greece | Greece: More than 100 people detained during rioting

ATHENS, Greece — Greek authorities say more than 100 people were detained during rioting in Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki following events marking the 10th anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager. Police said Friday that 66 people were detained in Athens during the violence that began Thursday afternoon, with 13 … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greece: More than 100 people detained during rioting

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Macedonia, Greece say progress made on school books talks

THESSALONIKI, Greece— Senior officials from Greece and neighbor Macedonia say progress has been made in talks to revise school books in the two countries as part of an effort to end hostility between the two countries. The two Balkan countries are seeking to end decades of tension with an agreement that would see Greece’s neighbor … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Macedonia, Greece say progress made on school books talks

THESSALONIKI, Greece | The Latest: Greece arrests 2 migrant traffickers

THESSALONIKI, Greece— The Latest on Europe‘s migration crisis (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Greek police say they have arrested two Pakistani migrant traffickers operating from Turkey. Police nabbed the suspects, 23 and 26, on Friday as they carried nine migrants from Pakistan and one from Bangladesh, across a river separating Greece and Turkey. The two … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | The Latest: Greece arrests 2 migrant traffickers

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Van carrying migrants crashes; boy killed, 27 others injured

THESSALONIKI, Greece— Greek police say that a 4-year-old Iraqi boy has been killed and 27 others injured when a van carrying migrants struck a truck while fleeing police in northern Greece. Police said Saturday that the two traffickers, including the 24-year-old Iraqi driver, were among the injured. The van, with Bulgarian license plates, failed to … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Van carrying migrants crashes; boy killed, 27 others injured

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Greek, Italian presidents attend WWII commemoration parade

THESSALONIKI, Greece  — Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday attended Greece’s annual military parade commemorating Greece’s entry into World War II — against Italy. Mattarella appeared at the parade in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, at the invitation of Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who later hailed his counterpart’s presence. “We are leaving behind what divided us. We … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Greek, Italian presidents attend WWII commemoration parade

THESSALONIKI, Greece | 11 killed in crash of car carrying migrants in Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece — A car carrying migrants collided with a truck in northern Greece on Saturday, killing 11 people, police said. Ten of the victims were believed to be migrants who crossed into the Greece from Turkey. The 11th person was the driver and a suspected migrant smuggler, police said. Police said the car in … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | 11 killed in crash of car carrying migrants in Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece | 11 suspected migrants killed in Greece car crash

THESSALONIKI, Greece — Greek police say they have recovered the bodies of 11 people believed to be migrants who recently crossed from Turkey, after the car they were travelling in crashed in northern Greece. Police said the crash occurred just after 5 a.m. (0200 GMT) Saturday near the town of Kavala. The car, which had … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | 11 suspected migrants killed in Greece car crash

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