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  • new storyUNHCR concerned about conditions of evacuees from Idomeni 
    Updated: May-27-16 5:41 am

    GENEVA - The U.N. refugee agency is expressing concerns that migrants and refugees who have been moved to several sites with "sub-standard conditions" after being evacuated from a makeshift camp near Greece's border town of Idomeni.

  • Greece planning cautious return to bond markets in 2017 story has photos
    Updated: May-26-16 1:47 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece is planning a gradual return to international debt markets next year, a senior Finance Ministry said Thursday.

  • Greek archaeologist claims he's found the tomb of Aristotle 
    Updated: May-26-16 11:53 am

    THESSALONIKI, Greece - A Greek archaeologist who excavated the birthplace of Aristotle in northern Greece in the 1990s says a destroyed structure he discovered may have been the tomb of the ancient philosopher and teacher of Alexander the Great.

  • Council of Europe: Detention of lone minors 'unacceptable' 
    Updated: May-26-16 10:01 am

    ATHENS, Greece - It is "unacceptable" for any unaccompanied refugee and migrant children who arrive on the continent to be held in detention centers, one of Europe's top human rights officials said Thursday, calling on European countries to ensure such children can be housed in special facilities and quickly reunited with their families.

  • What next for Greece? Loan averts crisis but debt still huge story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 3:51 pm

    FRANKFURT, Germany - It's all but official: this summer's Greek crisis has been called off.

  • Official: Greek efforts to handle refugee crisis significant story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 12:07 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece has faced major problems in dealing with the refugee crisis but has made a significant effort to handle the issues, a leading European human rights official said Wednesday.

  • Magnitude 5.5 quake off Crete, no damage, injuries reported 
    Updated: May-25-16 6:11 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Greek authorities say a strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.5 has occurred off the southern island of Crete, but no damage or injuries have been reported.

  • Investigators search wreckage of EgyptAir plane, test DNA story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 4:12 pm

    CAIRO - A French ship joined the international effort to hunt for the black boxes and other wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804 Monday, searching for clues to what brought the plane down, as Greek and Egyptian authorities diverged on what happened to the plane during the crucial final minutes before it crashed into the Mediterranean, killing all 66 people on board.

  • IMF calls for 'unconditional' debt relief for Greece 
    Updated: May-23-16 2:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund is calling on European creditor nations to commit to "upfront unconditional" debt relief for Greece as part of an international rescue program for the debt-laden nation.

  • Correction: Cyprus-Parliament-Elections story story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 2:32 pm

    NICOSIA, Cyprus - In one version of a story May 22 about parliamentary elections in Cyprus, The Associated Press erroneously switched the descriptions of northern and southern Cyprus.

  • The Latest: EgyptAir plane had overheated engine in 2013 story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 1:40 pm

    PARIS - The Latest on the investigation into EgyptAir flight 804, which crashed into the Mediterranean Thursday, killing all 66 on board (all times local):

  • Newborns among residents of sprawling Idomeni refugee camp 
    Updated: May-23-16 12:32 pm

    IDOMENI, Greece - The women walked across the Syrian border into Turkey heavily pregnant, crossed the Aegean Sea in perilous journeys that risked their own lives and those of the babies they carried, because they dreamed of their children being born in a better world - in a peaceful, prosperous country in central or northern Europe.

  • Dressed to Protest: Greek anger spreads to middle class 
    Updated: May-23-16 11:27 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Alexis Tsipras doesn't wear a tie, but a growing number of his critics do.

  • Arianna Huffington reminds graduates: Get some rest 
    Updated: May-22-16 7:08 pm

    WATERVILLE, Maine - Arianna Huffington advises college graduates that if they want to be a force for change, get plenty of rest.

  • The Latest: First audio from EgyptAir flight released story has photos
    Updated: May-21-16 8:35 pm

    CAIRO - The Latest on the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 (all times local):

  • What caused EgyptAir plane crash? A look at likely scenarios 
    Updated: May-20-16 12:36 pm

    STOCKHOLM - While nothing can be ruled out yet, what's known about the erratic behavior of EgyptAir flight 804 before it crashed suggests the cause was human rather than technical, or potentially a combination of both, aviation experts told The Associated Press.

  • Refugees tell of being pushed back into Greece from Balkans story has photos
    Updated: May-20-16 6:59 am

    IDOMENI, Greece - Anwar Ismail Murad passed almost effortlessly along what has become known as the Balkan route, heading north from Greece to Macedonia, through Serbia, Croatia and on to Slovenia. He reached there on Feb. 14, when the border was still open, but that's where his dream abruptly died.

  • Divide over fiscal policies, currencies at G-7 in Japan story has photos
    Updated: May-20-16 12:49 am

    SENDAI, Japan - Japan faces a challenge in bridging a widening divide over how to revitalize sluggish growth at a meeting Friday of finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Seven industrial nations.

  • UEFA calls September vote to replace Platini; Van Praag in 
    Updated: May-18-16 9:07 am

    BASEL, Switzerland - UEFA will elect a new president on Sept. 14, with former FIFA candidate Michael van Praag first to declare plans to replace Michel Platini in a contest likely to have several contenders.

  • Vargas shines as AEK wins Greek Cup story has photos
    Updated: May-17-16 4:49 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Midfielder Ronald Vargas set up a goal in each half for AEK Athens to beat Olympiakos 2-1 and win the Greek Cup on Tuesday, ending a tournament marred by violence and administrative disputes.

  • Work starts on new pipeline bringing Azeri gas to Italy 
    Updated: May-17-16 10:39 am

    THESSALONIKI, Greece - Construction work is starting on a new pipeline project bringing Azeri gas through northern Greece and Albania to Italy, reducing Europe's energy dependency on Russia.

  • 10-man PAOK snatches 1-1 draw at Panathinaikos 
    Updated: May-15-16 6:29 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Playing with 10 men for 70 minutes, PAOK snatched a 1-1 draw at Panathinaikos in the second round of the Greek league playoffs Sunday.

  • In Greek seaside resort, refugees see dreams put on hold 
    Updated: May-14-16 6:26 am

    MYRSINI, Greece - At the end of a long, straight road on the coastal flats between the southern Greek village of Myrsini and the Ionian Sea sits a refugee shelter that could have popped out of a travel brochure.

  • Seattleites help Syrian refugees here and overseas 
    Updated: May-14-16 3:05 am

    SEATTLE - Su Olsen did not know where she was going, though she was leaving in a week. It would be somewhere in Greece, she knew that much. The 70-year-old jewelry maker from Bainbridge Island had been so moved upon reading about the refugees flooding there from Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East that she decided she had to help, in person, the Seattle Times reported (http://bit.ly/23HP3Bb).

  • Greek ambassador back in Austria after spat over migrants 
    Updated: May-11-16 11:37 am

    VIENNA - The Greek ambassador returned to Austria on Wednesday, formally ending strains that began after the shut-down of the migrant route to central Europe left tens of thousands of people stranded in Greece.