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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Greece's Lamda to develop former Athens airport 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:04 pm
  • ATHENS, Greece - Greece's state privatization agency has picked a Greek real estate company to develop a sprawling coastal Olympic complex and former airport, once earmarked as a metropolitan park but largely abandoned for the past decade.

  • Police close off Athens center for military parade 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 8:36 am
  • ATHENS, Greece - Tanks rolled down the street and military aircraft flew overhead as Greece celebrated its Independence Day with a military parade in central Athens Tuesday, with 3,000 police deployed to ensure the public was kept well away from dignitaries watching from in front of Parliament.

  • Greek police destroy bomb outside tax office 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 5:14 am
  • ATHENS, Greece - Police in Greece say they have destroyed a bomb by controlled explosion outside a tax office in western Athens, following overnight warning calls to a television station and news website. There was no damage or injuries.

  • Rescue lenders: Greece 'beginning to stabilize' 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 6:16 pm
  • ATHENS, Greece - Greece's rescue creditors say the country's economy is 'beginning to stabilize,' a day after reaching a key agreement to resume bailout loan payments.