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  • Cuban art thief suspect arrested in Greece 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:43 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Police in Greece say a Cuban man has been arrested near Athens on suspicion of stealing 71 paintings and artwork from the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana.

  • Biden meets Balkan leaders at summit on refugees, threats story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:22 pm

    ZAGREB, Croatia - Former Balkan rivals on Wednesday pledged joint efforts with the United States and the European Union in protecting European borders from a record surge of asylum-seekers amid fears that Islamic militants may have infiltrated the flow.

  • Germany gives Greece 10,000 records on possible tax cheats 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 1:12 pm

    BERLIN - Germany has shared some 10,000 records on possible Greek tax cheats with Athens.

  • Greece: Conservative leader quits after vote fiasco 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 10:55 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Greek opposition leader Evangelos Meimarakis has stepped down as head of the country's conservative New Democracy party after a leadership election was called off at the weekend due to an embarrassing computer system failure.

  • Greece: Bomb explodes at industry federation, no one hurt story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:15 am

    ATHENS, Greece - A time bomb exploded outside the building of the Federation of Greek Enterprises, near Parliament in central Athens, police said, causing damage but no injuries.

  • Greece cleared to get next batch of bailout loans 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 2:55 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece was formally cleared Monday to get the next batch of bailout loans due from its third financial rescue after the cash-strapped country implemented a series of economic reform measures that European creditors had demanded.

  • Election of new leader for Greek opposition party postponed 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 5:15 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's main opposition New Democracy party says its election of a new leader has been postponed because of a computer system malfunction.

  • Panathinaikos-Olympiakos match aborted after violence story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 6:16 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - The Greek league match between host Panathinaikos and archrival Olympiakos was postponed after home fans clashed with police before the game and threw flares at Olympiakos players as they walked out onto the pitch.

  • Who were the Paris attackers? Many crossed officials' radar story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 10:46 am

    PARIS - French police and prosecutors, friends and families, and journalists have unveiled details about the men accused of carrying out the attacks in Paris. Altogether, authorities say that three teams participated in the bloody assault. At least one suspected participant remains at large.

  • 2 strong aftershocks hit western Greek island of Lefkada 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 5:10 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Two strong aftershocks have rocked the western Greek island of Lefkada, where a 6.1-magnitude quake killed two people this week and caused extensive damage.

  • Migrants fear Paris attacks have multiplied their woes 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 1:12 pm

    PRESEVO, Serbia - At the tender age of 16, Ahmad Fawad has three fears: He fears the Taliban gunmen who killed his family members in Afghanistan. He fears that once-welcoming European countries are shutting the doors after the carnage in Paris. And he fears that the very extremists who attacked his family at home are moving alongside him in the flow of humanity bound for Europe.

  • Merkel: Solution to refugee crisis at EU's exterior borders 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 7:33 am

    BERLIN - Europe's migrant crisis will be resolved at the EU's exterior border and beyond, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart said Thursday.

  • Passport in Paris attacks fuels fears of Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 5:55 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - After the bombs and Kalashnikov fire of the Paris attacks, a mere document - a passport - found near the body of an attacker is generating a new wave of dread throughout Europe and beyond. But whether the document ended up there by chance, or was part of an elaborate plot to sow panic, is not clear.

  • Protesting Greek farmers clash with police in central Athens 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 7:55 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Greek farmers protesting over planned tax and pension reforms demanded by the country's bailout creditors have clashed outside parliament with police, who used tear gas to disperse them.

  • Thousands march in Greece to honor 1973 student uprising 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 11:18 am

    ATHENS, Greece - About 16,000 people marched to the U.S. Embassy in Athens under tight police security on Tuesday to commemorate a student uprising that was crushed by Greece's military regime in 1973.

  • Migrant boat overturns near Greek island, at least 9 dead 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 6:27 am

    ATHENS, Greece - A plastic boat carrying migrants capsized in the eastern Aegean Sea near the Greek island of Kos on Tuesday, killing at least nine people including four children, authorities said, as thousands of people continued to risk the short sea crossing from Turkey in unseaworthy vessels.

  • The Latest: UN rights chief rejects anti-migrant moves 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 9:58 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - The latest news as hundreds of thousands make their way across Europe in search of safety and a better life. All times local.

  • Focus on passport in Paris highlights lack of migrant checks 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 5:59 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - The focus on a Syrian passport found near the body of a suicide bomber in the Paris attacks highlights an uncomfortable reality: European authorities are completing few checks on the hundreds of thousands of people moving across their territory fleeing war and poverty.

  • Public services grind to halt in Greek general strike 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 8:51 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Clashes briefly broke out Thursday between riot police and protesters in central Athens during the first general strike since the country's left-led government initially came to power in January.

  • Eurozone economic lift-off still appears a long way off 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 6:11 am

    LONDON - The eurozone economy can't achieve lift-off, it seems, despite a number of tail-winds.

  • 7 children among 14 dead in migrant boat sinking off Turkey 
    Updated: Nov-11-15 10:24 am

    ANKARA, Turkey - A wooden boat carrying dozens of migrants sank off the Turkish coast on Wednesday, killing 14 people including seven children stuck inside the vessel's cabin, officials and reports said.

  • Syria's swimming sisters find new home in German waters 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 2:23 am

    BERLIN - Sarah and Ysra Mardini pull bathing caps over their long, black hair and slide into the water, disappearing among the throng of swimmers with powerful, practiced strokes.

  • Border play center provides some respite for young refugees 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 9:37 am

    IDOMENI, Greece - As thousands of refugees wait long hours to cross the Greece-Macedonia border to head to more prosperous northern European countries, some respite is on offer for the youngest.

  • Olympiakos beats Iraklis for 10th win in a row 
    Updated: Nov-08-15 3:36 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Olympiakos beat Iraklis 2-0 Sunday to maintain its perfect record in the Greek league after 10 rounds.

  • Turkey opens military areas in Cyprus to search for missing story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 6:34 pm

    NICOSIA, Cyprus - Turkey has granted access to 30 suspected grave sites in military-controlled areas in northern Cyprus, a move that will significantly speed up exhumation work, an official with a committee searching for missing persons on the war-divided island nation said Thursday.