- China stocks extend fall, investors jittery after big tumble Updated: May-28-15 11:22 pm
HONG KONG - Chinese stocks fell again Friday as investors remained jittery a day after a sharp sell-off. Other major Asian benchmarks climbed.
- Greece could use 'Zambia' option as progress on deal unclear Updated: May-28-15 4:29 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece and rescue lenders remained at odds over whether the two sides are close to a breakthrough in negotiations, as the International Monetary Fund confirmed Thursday that Athens had the right to ask for "bundled" repayments next month.
- Top finance officials debate what's needed for global growth Updated: May-28-15 3:03 pm
DRESDEN, Germany - Economic growth that's not as strong as everyone would like. Volatile markets. A potential financial blowup in Greece.
- Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal possible by June 30 Updated: May-28-15 10:38 am
ATHENS, Greece - Iran's foreign minister on Thursday held out hope that a "sustainable, mutually respectful" deal can be struck with world powers in talks over his country's nuclear program before the deadline of June 30.
- Cyprus leaders look to open 2 more crossings across divide Updated: May-28-15 9:35 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The leaders of Cyprus' rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities on Thursday agreed to open two more crossing points across the island's north-south divide as reunification negotiations ramped up.
- Greece: Nearly 12,000 immigrants entered illegally in April Updated: May-27-15 3:32 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's coast guard says nearly 12,000 immigrants were arrested entering the country illegally last month - an almost seven-fold increase from the previous year.
- Falling museum visitor grabs at, smashes ancient Greek vase Updated: May-27-15 3:10 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's culture ministry says a millennia-old pottery vase in a southern museum has been damaged after a visitor who lost her balance tried to hold onto the exhibit and crashed down with it.
- EU migration plans under fire from UN chief, member states Updated: May-27-15 1:26 pm
BRUSSELS - European Union plans to destroy the boats of smugglers bringing desperate migrants across the Mediterranean and share the refugee burden more evenly came under fresh fire Wednesday from within and outside the EU.
- A guide to Greece's debt crisis and what's at stake Updated: May-26-15 1:41 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece is out of cash to repay debts due as soon as next week.
- AEK Athens returns to top league after financial collapse Updated: May-26-15 10:48 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greek club AEK Athens has returned to the country's top soccer league, two years after financial collapse sent it to a lower league.
- Olympiakos beats Xanthi 3-1 in Greek Cup final Updated: May-23-15 4:56 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Olympiakos won the Greek Cup for a record 27th time by beating Xanthi 3-1 in the final in Athens' Olympic Stadium Saturday.
- Greece escapes soccer suspension, FIFA happy with changes Updated: May-22-15 9:35 am
ATHENS, Greece - FIFA says it is satisfied with changes made to sporting law in Greece, and has dropped a threat to suspend the country from international competition.
- Merkel warns 'whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks Updated: May-22-15 6:49 am
RIGA, Latvia - With Greece facing a potential default in two weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday sought to add urgency to the talks between the country and its international creditors, warning that "very, very intensive work is still needed."
- Despite growth uptick, full recovery still far for Europe Updated: May-20-15 11:10 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Europe's economy has been down so long, even a bit of growth looks like recovery.
- Filmmakers defend a language switch at English-heavy Cannes Updated: May-19-15 6:25 pm
CANNES, France - The Cannes Film Festival is as close to the movies' answer to the United Nations. The filmmakers and media of the world are usually represented in one way or the other. The Croisette, Cannes' seaside promenade, is usually a babble of tongues.
- The shellfish giant: 'The Lobster' makes a big Cannes splash Updated: May-17-15 3:10 pm
CANNES, France - Yorgos Lanthimos has people in Cannes imagining themselves as animals.
- Greek mayor relents in controversy over Holocaust monument Updated: May-17-15 2:08 pm
KAVALA, Greece - Faced with blistering criticism over objecting to the presence of the Star of David on a monument dedicated to Holocaust victims, the mayor of Kavala in northern Greece told protesters Sunday that the dedication ceremony, originally set for this Sunday, will take place "very soon."
- Greece says court bid for Parthenon Marbles still an option Updated: May-15-15 3:31 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's culture minister said Friday he has not ruled out court action to try and force the return of the ancient Parthenon sculptures from the British Museum in London, but diplomacy seems like the most effective option.
- Greece: Religious relics displayed at hospital causes spat Updated: May-15-15 12:14 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Hundreds of worshippers have gathered at a chapel on the grounds of Greece's largest cancer hospital to view a silver chest with the remains of a 3rd century saint that has been put on display there despite protests.
- Traffickers swindle migrants, sending them back to Greece Updated: May-15-15 11:46 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece - After a seven-month quest to escape war in Syria, Dia Kasam thought she and her two sons were finally on their way, headed by train into Serbia and from there on to Germany to reunite with her sick husband and their three other children.
- Scuffles at trial of Greek extreme-right Golden Dawn party Updated: May-15-15 8:16 am
ATHENS, Greece - Lawyers representing Greece's extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party demanded a change of venue Friday for security reasons after party leaders and members on trial were threatened by suspected members of a leftist group being led to another courtroom.
- Greek deputy finance chief sues German paper over cash claim Updated: May-15-15 6:49 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's deputy finance minister has sued Germany's tabloid Bild newspaper over a story that appeared this month alleging he sent tens of thousands of euros to a bank account in Luxembourg at a time when his government had been appealing to Greeks to keep their savings in the country.
- IOC strips US of Olympic relay medals in Gay doping case Updated: May-13-15 3:31 pm
LONDON - The entire U.S. men's sprint relay team was stripped of its silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday as a result of Tyson Gay's doping case.
- Turkey, Greece welcome relaunch of Cyprus unity talks Updated: May-12-15 9:25 am
ANKARA, Turkey - The foreign ministers of Greece and Turkey on Tuesday welcomed a decision by Cyprus' rival Greek and Turkish communities to relaunch stalled talks aimed at reunifying the island, calling it an opportunity that should not be squandered.
- A look at what Greece has to pay in coming weeks Updated: May-11-15 12:11 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece faces a tough debt repayment schedule in 2015, adding pressure on it to reach a deal with bailout lenders.