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  • Greek lawmaker gets jail leave for city seat

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The jailed spokesman of Greece's extreme right Golden Party was been granted a brief leave from prison on Friday to take up his seat on Athens' new city council, after the party won 16 percent of the capital's vote capital in May municipal elections. Parliament member...

  • Fire in Greece abates after threatening 4 villages

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have brought under partial control a large forest fire that threatened villages near a major archaeological site in the south of the country. The fire brigade says that nearly 200 firefighters and soldiers are striving overnight to fully extinguish the...

  • Greek archaeologists enter large underground tomb

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity. The Culture Ministry said Monday that archaeologists have partially investigated the...

  • Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public's imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace. The Culture Ministry appealed Thursday for "understanding" while the...

  • Greek economy contracts at slowest rate since 2008

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's economy is shrinking at its slowest rate in nearly six years, official figures showed Wednesday, reinforcing hopes that the end of the country's punishing recession is in sight. The Statistical Authority said Greece's economy was only 0.2 percent smaller in the...

  • Athens Olympics leave mixed legacy, 10 years later

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. The crumbling miniature theater is inscribed with the words "glory, wealth, wisdom, victory, triumph, hero, labor" — and it is where visiting Olympic officials...

  • Greek PM says important tomb found in northern dig

    AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating an ancient mound in northern Greece have uncovered what appears to be the entrance to an important tomb from about the end of the reign of warrior-king Alexander the Great, officials said Tuesday. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, who visited...

  • Juncker: Greece offered example to Argentina

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's recent efforts to get its public finances into shape could have been the model for recently defaulted Argentina to follow. That's the view of Jean-Claude Juncker, the man who is due to take over the European Union's executive branch in November. After talks with...

  • Greece to help 'hundreds' of Chinese leave Libya

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With the violence in Libya escalating to its worst level since the 2011 ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, governments from around the world are scrambling to evacuate their citizens from the country, many seeking help from nearby Greece. A Greek government official told...

  • Greece: Farm owner cleared over migrant shootings

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A court in southern Greece on Wednesday convicted two employees at a strawberry farm for shooting and wounding 28 migrant workers protesting unpaid wages, but the farm's owner and head foreman were cleared. The shotgun attack occurred last year in Manolada, 260 kilometers...



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