ATHENS, Greece (AP) — If Tottenham wants to repeat its run to the Champions League final, coach Mauricio Pochettino knows his players have to learn a lesson from Wednesday's group...
EU’s Tusk: North Macedonia is ready for EU membership talks
SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk says North Macedonia is ready to start membership talks with the European Union, following a deal the country reached with...
Greek island ferry crews to launch 24-hour strike Sept. 24
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Ferry services to Greek popular island destinations face severe disruptions next week due to a strike called by the country's powerful seamen's union.
Greek schools to stop recording pupils’ faith, nationality
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Education Ministry says it's agreed to remove all references to schoolchildren's religious faith and nationality from school records and...
Greece: Biker hurt after man’s fatal fall from bridge
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say a motorcyclist is being treated with non-life-threatening injuries after a man who suffered a fatal fall off a highway flyover hit his passing...
Greece seeks Europe’s OK to repay part of IMF loans early
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has asked its European creditors to approve the early repayment of part of its bailout loans from the International Monetary Fund, the country's finance minister said...
Greece: Time for EU to step up and deal with migration issue
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Greece's migration policy minister says the European Union's Mediterranean states are in a better position to convince other EU partners to help them cope with migrant...
Firefighting reinforcements sent for Greek island blaze
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say they are reinforcing firefighting forces tackling a large forest fire on the western island of Zakinthos, where a tourist resort was...
Greece: Israeli kayakers rescued on island hop
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard says 12 Israeli tourists have been rescued after they got caught in high winds during a kayak trip between two islands in the eastern Aegean...
The Latest: Woman gives birth after airlift from rescue ship
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local):
The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders says a 23-year-old woman who was airlifted off...
Greece: 8 migrants injured, 2 seriously, in crash
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say eight migrants have been injured, two of them seriously, in a car crash on a highway in northern Greece.
Greece: British Museum “damp” insults Parthenon Sculptures
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Culture Minister says alleged damp in a section of the British Museum housing the Parthenon Sculptures is an "insult" to the 2,500-year-old works for whose return...
The Latest: Malta lets 5 more refugees in, still blocks ship
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local):
The last five migrants stranded aboard a German charity rescue boat are being taken to Malta.
Greece: Turkey ‘continues to provoke’ over Cyprus
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister said Tuesday that Turkey "continues to provoke" in its approach towards ethnically divided island nation of Cyprus and that Ankara was becoming...
Greek authorities investigate missing military materials
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's navy says military and police officials are looking into the disappearance of "military material" from a naval facility on the eastern Aegean island of...
Turkey: Turkish Cypriot power parity key to new peace talks
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Relaunching talks to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus encountered another obstacle Monday when Turkey's foreign minister said Greek Cypriots had to agree Turkish Cypriots...
Czech Republic, US complete World Cup quarterfinal field
The Czech Republic and the United States completed the field on Monday for the quarterfinals of the basketball World Cup.
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The MVP exits: Giannis, Greece fail to advance at World Cup
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo now has a little more time to get ready for the NBA season.
Greece must restore its credibility, new prime minister says
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister said financial reforms such as reducing taxes, fighting bureaucracy and attracting investment must be implemented before the country asks its...
France, Australia into World Cup quarters; US must wait
France and Australia reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday. They join Serbia, Spain, Poland and Argentina in the final eight.
Americans top Antetokounmpo, Greece at World Cup 69-53
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The MVP was good. The USA was better.
And the Antetokounmpo getting talked about most by the Americans when this much-anticipated World Cup matchup was over wasn't...
Germany ready to assist Greece in tackling migrant arrivals
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it is closely watching as the number of migrants reaching the Greek islands has seen a jump.
Government spokeswoman Martina Fietz said the increase...
MVP vs. USA: Americans to face Antetokounmpo at World Cup
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The U.S. men's basketball team figured that it would eventually cross paths with Giannis Antetokounmpo at this World Cup.
Greece beats New Zealand for final spot in 2nd round of WCup
Greece is headed to the second round of the World Cup after beating New Zealand 103-97 on Thursday in a showdown between teams that both had a shot at advancing.
Greek authority rules against recording of faith at school
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's independent privacy authority has ruled it unconstitutional and illegal for school authorities to keep records of pupils' religious faith.
Scuffles follow youth protest at Greek island migrant camp
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say scuffles have broken out at an overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos after about 50 unaccompanied minors protested to demand their...
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Mainland bound: Greece moves migrants out of island camps
NEA KAVALA, Greece (AP) — A ship carrying more than 780 asylum-seekers who had been in a camp on the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos arrived in Greece's northern mainland port of Thessaloniki...
1,500 asylum-seekers being transported to Greek mainland
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — About 1,500 asylum-seekers were being transported from Greece's eastern Aegean island of Lesbos to the mainland Monday as part of government efforts to tackle massive...
The Latest: 635 migrants from Lesbos reach Greek mainland
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):
A ship carrying 635 people, mostly Afghan families, from a congested camp on the...
Greece ends crisis-era capital controls
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has formally ended the last remaining banking restrictions imposed four years ago during a financial crisis that saw the country nearly crash out of the...
Greek police detain 38 migrants, 2 alleged traffickers
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki say they have arrested the driver of a van carrying 26 migrants — 23 of them from Pakistan and three from...
NBA MVP Antetokounmpo, Greece open World Cup with easy win
SHANGHAI (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo stole the ball at one end, dribbled behind his back around midcourt, kept going and took off from just below the foul line before unleashing a dunk.
Greece to tighten borders, speed asylum-seeker deportations
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister and his national security advisers decided Saturday to transfer refugees from overcrowded migrant camps on its eastern islands to the mainland and...
Greek leader convening security officials over migrant spike
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is convening a meeting of his top security officials for Saturday to discuss a spike in migrant arrivals to the country's eastern...
German far-right hopeful faces new extremism claims
BERLIN (AP) — A regional leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany party on Friday dismissed new reports of ties to extremists groups that opponents say should disqualify him from being...
Prosecutor drops Greek central bank chief’s corruption probe
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek prosecutor has dropped an investigation into alleged involvement of the country's central bank chief in a politically-charged pharmaceutical bribery...
Greek leader wants talks with Germany on war reparations
BERLIN (AP) — Greece's newly elected prime minister has said during a visit in Berlin that he hopes Germany will agree to start negotiations on war reparations.
Capsule previews for the basketball World Cup
SHANGHAI (AP) — It is gold or bust for U.S. as the two-time defending World Cup champions try to become the first nation to win three straight.
Greek police say 6 migrants killed, 10 hurt in road crash
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek police say six migrants have been killed and another 10 injured when a smuggling jeep carrying them through northern Greece crashed into an irrigation...
Greece to scrap last capital restrictions dating from crisis
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister says the country will soon lift the last remaining restrictions imposed on bank depositors more than four years ago at the height of the country's...
2 divers found dead in underwater cave off Greek island
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say two foreign nationals have been found dead in an underwater cave off the island of Karpathos, in southeast Greece.
The Latest: 30 migrants found in truck in North Macedonia
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local):
Police in North Macedonia say a patrol has discovered 30 migrants in an abandoned truck parked on a...
Wildfires burning across Greece; 2 arrested for arson
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's fire service says it has arrested two people in southern Greece suspected of starting fires, one of them who did so three times.
Iranian oil tanker pursued by US says it is going to Turkey
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey after...
Streak ends: US men’s basketball falls to Australia, 98-94
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The World Cup is a week away, and the United States is no lock for gold.
Australia delivered that message to the world on Saturday.
The Latest: Greece resuming migrant deportations to Turkey
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the plight of migrants arriving in Europe (all times local):
Greece says it is resuming deportations of migrants to Turkey in an effort to address...
2 shot dead in Greece following argument over truck parking
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in northern Greece have arrested a man suspected of fatally shooting two neighbors following an argument over where they parked a heavy vehicle.