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Stories with place: Greece
  • Olympiakos beats Levadiakos with 2 late goals 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 5:45 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Defending champion Olympiakos struggled to beat stubborn Levadiakos 2-0 in the Greek league Saturday.

  • Young migrant killed by gunshot, authorities now say 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 4:23 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - A teenage migrant was found dead with a gunshot wound on a yacht approaching a Greek island on Saturday after smugglers clashed with Greece's coast guard, authorities said.

  • Greek election could result in new, big coalition govt 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 2:26 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's outgoing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, is banking on his popularity to win a national election next month and strengthen his grip on power after purging his radical left Syriza party of dissenters.

  • Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 4:28 pm

    VIENNA - Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.

  • Former PM Tsipras' popularity tanks ahead of Greek elections story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 4:11 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's former governing radical-left party is unlikely to win an outright majority in a crucial national election next month, and its lead over the opposition conservatives has narrowed, early opinion polls showed Friday.

  • Exhausted migrants scuffle at Greek-Macedonian border 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 12:30 pm

    IDOMENI, Greece - Scuffles and limited fights broke out Friday among more than 1,000 people at Greece's northern border with Macedonia as exhausted, thirsty migrants jostled to get into position to cross.

  • The Latest: Red Crescent: At least 105 dead in sea off Libya story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:47 am

    GENEVA - Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.

  • Greek economic growth in second quarter revised up 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 6:25 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's statistics agency says the country's economy grew slightly faster than earlier forecast in the second quarter of the year.

  • UN refugee chief seeks better EU cooperation on migrants 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 4:18 pm

    GENEVA - The Europe Union's asylum system is "completely dysfunctional," the head of the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, urging the bloc to better coordinate its response to the influx of thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Africa and the Middle East.

  • UN's Cambodian soldiers clear land mines in divided Cyprus 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 9:28 am

    MAMMARI, Cyprus - Cambodian army Lt. Sovannara Leang says helping clear ethnically-divided Cyprus of land mines has hit home with him.

  • How China's tremors could weaken the world's major economies story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 6:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - China is exporting something new to the world economy: Fear.

  • Greece: Newly formed party receives mandate to form gov't story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 11:13 am

    ATHENS, Greece - A new anti-austerity party formed by rebel lawmakers who quit the governing left-wing Syriza was given its chance Monday to seek government coalition partners and prevent Greece from holding its third national vote this year, although chances of averting the election are virtually nil.

  • Hundreds close roads in Greece to protest gold mine closure 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 10:50 am

    THESSALONIKI, Greece - Greek police have arrested two union leaders after hundreds of miners blocked roads to protest the temporary closure of a controversial gold mine in northern Greece.

  • Anti-mining protesters clash with Greek police; 78 arrested 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 4:01 pm

    THESSALONIKI, Greece - Police in Greece say they have arrested 78 anti-mining protesters, mostly foreigners, involved in clashes outside a Greek gold mine.

  • Thousands of migrants head closer to EU from Macedonia story has photos
    Updated: Aug-23-15 2:35 pm

    GEVGELIJA, Macedonia - Thousands of beleaguered migrants - mostly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans fleeing bloody conflicts - crammed into trains and buses in Macedonia that brought them one step closer to the European Union on Sunday, a day after they stormed past police trying to block them from entering the country from Greece.

  • Thousands of migrants rush past police into Macedonia story has photos
    Updated: Aug-22-15 3:02 pm

    GEVGELIJA, Macedonia - Thousands of rain-soaked migrants on Saturday rushed past Macedonian riot police who were attempting to block them from entering Macedonia from Greece. Police fired stun grenades and dozens of people were injured in the border clashes.

  • Greek election looms as parties struggle to form government story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 2:10 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's main opposition party launched efforts to form a new government Friday following Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' resignation, but made no progress in what appears a doomed task - which will pave the way for another potentially destabilizing election.

  • What Greece's new elections mean for the bailout 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 11:58 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has resigned and called new elections - just as the country was starting to tap its new bailout package.

  • Chaos at Macedonian train station packed with migrants story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 5:37 am

    GEVGELIJA, Macedonia - With her 10-day-old baby in her arms, Amina Asmani fought her way past baton-wielding Macedonian riot police and boarded a train that took her a step closer to her dream destination: Germany.

  • Eurozone economy resilient in face of Greece, survey shows 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 5:16 am

    LONDON - The 19-country eurozone economy was resilient in the face of the recent crisis in Greece, which saw the country on the brink of a euro exit, a closely watched survey showed Friday.

  • Q&A: How turbulence in China stocks masks a bigger story 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 3:49 pm

    NEW YORK - Doubts about China have rattled investors' nerves this summer. A plunge in the country's high-flying stock market along with sudden drops in its currency have heightened fears about the world's second-largest economy.

  • Greece resists efforts to renegotiate regional airports deal 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 10:50 am

    ATHENS, Greece - The Greek government is resisting efforts by a state-controlled German company to renegotiate aspects of its concession to operate 14 prime Greek regional airports.

  • In Greece, red tape, typos add to Syrian refugees' ordeal 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 9:16 am

    IDOMENI, Greece - According to their Greek travel papers, the two young Syrian brothers are both 110 years old, born to different parents. The officials who processed them upon arrival were so overwhelmed by the crush of migrants entering Greece that they botched the paperwork.

  • Welcome mat fraying as more migrants reach Greek island story has photos
    Updated: Aug-18-15 1:14 pm

    LEROS, Greece - The islanders bring food, drinks, clothing and necessities like diapers and toothpaste to the migrants huddled on this tiny outcrop in the Aegean Sea. The generosity comes naturally to residents of Leros: The island once took in political prisoners banished here by Greece's former military rulers, a tradition that breeds a sense of duty to welcome migrants fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

  • Spanish lawmakers overwhelmingly approve Greek bailout 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 11:52 am

    MADRID - Spanish lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved the government's support for the 86 billion euro ($93 billion) bailout package for Greece.