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  • Religion builds bridges in ethnically split Cyprus 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:40 am
  • FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus - An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus' breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots on this ethnically divided island.

  • PAOK fan arrested for Greek Cup anchovy stunt 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:26 pm
  • THESSALONIKI, Greece - Police in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki arrested a PAOK fan accused of dumping a crate of fish on the visiting Olympiakos bench, in a stunt that delayed a tense Greek Cup semifinal for more than an hour.

  • Greek court jails 2 for life for migrant's murder 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:22 pm
  • ATHENS, Greece - An Athens court has convicted two Greek men to life imprisonment for stabbing a Pakistani immigrant worker to death last year, during a spike in racist attacks in the recession-ravaged country.

  • Former Greece soccer captain enters politics 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:41 am
  • ATHENS, Greece - The captain who led Greece to the 2004 European Championship title is running for election next month to the European Parliament.

  • Former Greece captain Zagorakis enters politics 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:54 am
  • ATHENS, Greece - The captain who led Greece to the 2004 European Championship title is running for election to the European Parliament.

  • Greek short-term borrowing costs tumble 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:25 am
  • ATHENS, Greece - Greece's borrowing costs in a short-term debt sale have tumbled, days after the country returned to the international bond markets.

  • Migrant-smuggling suspect killed in Greece 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:53 am
  • ATHENS, Greece - Authorities say a suspected migrant-smuggler has been shot and killed in Greece after attempting to ram a pursuing coast guard vessel.

  • Olympiakos ends season with 1-0 win over Apollon 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 4:17 pm
  • ATHENS, Greece - Javier Saviola's close-range goal in the 88th minute helped already-crowned champion Olympiakos finish the season on a high note by beating Apollon 1-0 in the last round of the Greek league Sunday.

  • Rio 2016 Olympic crisis: 5 things to know 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:27 am
  • BELEK, Turkey - Blame it on Rio.

  • Merkel, in Athens, praises Greek reform progress 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:55 pm
  • ATHENS, Greece - Greece won praise Friday from German Chancellor Angela Merkel - the lead advocate of eurozone austerity - for its painful economic turnaround and successful return to markets.

  • Bach: IOC sending troubleshooter to Rio next week 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 8:05 pm
  • BELEK, Turkey - The International Olympic Committee is sending a senior troubleshooter to Brazil next week as part of a series of emergency measures to tackle the delays threatening the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • 12-week Welty arts festival set for Jackson in '15 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:08 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - An arts festival in Mississippi's capital city next year will celebrate the late Eudora Welty's legacy as a writer and photographer.

  • Car bomb explodes outside Bank of Greece 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:50 am
  • ATHENS, Greece - Suspected domestic terrorists detonated a car bomb outside a Bank of Greece building in the heart of Athens Thursday, causing damage but no injuries in a brazen attack hours before a landmark bond issue by the financially struggling country.

  • 5 Greece players to watch at the World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:12 am
  • ATHENS, Greece - With few famous players, Greece will rely heavily on a handful of team members who had a decisive role in qualifying for the World Cup.

  • Greek football still on map despite crisis 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:09 am
  • ATHENS, Greece - To an outsider, little has changed in Greek football in the last decade.

  • 'Engineer' finds blueprint for Greek success 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:09 am
  • ATHENS, Greece - Known as the "Engineer" in his native Portugal for his university education and careful planning, Fernando Santos has lived up to that reputation in Greece since taking over as coach of the national football team.

  • Colombia favored in Group C of World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:08 am
  • ATHENS, Greece - Colombia is the favorite in Group C, there's not much doubt about that. That leaves Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan to play for the group's other spot in the round of 16 at this year's World Cup in Brazil.

  • Getty Museum returns ancient manuscript to Greece 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 9:22 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - The J. Paul Getty Museum will return a 12th century New Testament manuscript to a monastery in Greece after museum officials said they only recently learned it was stolen decades before the museum acquired it in 1983.

  • Athens mayor candidates split on mosque referendum 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:52 pm
  • ATHENS, Greece - Athens' center-left mayor Giorgos Kamanis says Greece has an "international obligation" to build a mosque in the capital, criticizing a proposal by his main opponent in municipal elections next month to hold a city referendum on the project.

  • Greek journalist union condemns columnist's arrest 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:25 pm
  • ATHENS, Greece - A Greek journalists' union and the government have condemned the arrest of a journalist over an opinion column about a member of parliament.

  • Report: Iran summons Greek envoy over rights vote 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:04 pm
  • TEHRAN, Iran - An Iranian news agency is reporting that the country's foreign ministry has summoned the Greek ambassador in protest of a human rights resolution by European Parliament.

  • EU working with Russia, Ukraine to defuse crisis 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 1:52 pm
  • ATHENS, Greece - EU foreign ministers stressed the need Saturday for Russia to defuse tensions with Ukraine following a two-day informal meeting that ended with leaders insisting that all options remain on the table - including further sanctions.

  • Earthquake rattles southern Greece 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:54 pm
  • ATHENS, Greece - Seismologists say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 rattled southern Greece and was widely felt in the capital, Athens. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

  • Biden and Greek leader discuss economy and Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:19 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden has discussed Greece's economic future and the situation in Ukraine with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (ahn-TOH'-nees sah-mah-RAHS').

  • Amnesty International criticizes Greek police 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:35 pm
  • ATHENS, Greece - The rights group Amnesty International said Thursday it has found a culture of impunity and abuse within the Greek police, which it also criticized for inadequately responding to hate crimes and attacks by far-right groups on migrants and protesters.