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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 | The Latest: Fierce protests underway at trade fair in Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece — The Latest on an international trade fair in Greece: (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Greek police say tear gas and stun grenades have been used to keep thousands of protesters from reaching a venue where Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is due to give a keynote address on the economy. The crowd of … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | The Latest: Fierce protests underway at trade fair in Greece

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

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Earthquake with magnitude of 5.0 jolts central Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece  — An earthquake with a provisional magnitude of 5.0 has shaken towns in central Greece. Police say there are no immediate reports of any serious damage or injury. The Department of Geophysics at the University of Thessaloniki said the quake occurred at 10:12 a.m. local time (0812GMT) 25 kilometers (15 miles) outside the … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Earthquake with magnitude of 5.0 jolts central Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Former Turkish lawmaker seeks political asylum in Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece— A pro-Kurdish former lawmaker convicted of insulting Turkey’s president has requested asylum in Greece after illegally crossing the border, Greek authorities said Friday. A police official said Turkish citizen Leyla Birlik, 44, surrendered to Greek police Wednesday near the northeastern town of Alexandroupolis, and was in the process of requesting asylum in Greece. … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Former Turkish lawmaker seeks political asylum in Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece | 2 Greek soldiers released from Turkish jail return to Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece  — Two Greek soldiers freed after months in a Turkish prison returned to their home country by government jet early Wednesday after their unexpected release eased tensions between the neighbors and historical rivals. Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said he phoned his Turkish counterpart to express his satisfaction with the soldiers’ release and invite … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | 2 Greek soldiers released from Turkish jail return to Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece | The Latest: Spain sets up migrant command center amid surge

THESSALONIKI, Greece — The Latest on Europe’s migrant crisis (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Spain is setting up a central operational command for migrant management amid a summer surge in arrivals from North Africa, which is placing a strain on public services. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Friday that the unit will coordinate Spain’s response … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | The Latest: Spain sets up migrant command center amid surge

THESSALONIKI, Greece | The Latest: Macedonian police find 44 migrants inside truck

THESSALONIKI, Greece  — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 10:44 p.m. Macedonian police say they have found 44 migrants hidden in a truck on a highway in center of the country. Police said Friday they had pursued the vehicle late Wednesday until the driver stopped the van near a … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | The Latest: Macedonian police find 44 migrants inside truck