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Stories with place: Athens
  • new storyGreek coast guard picks up nearly 2,500 migrants in 3 days story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 6:13 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Greece's coast guard picked up nearly 2,500 migrants from the sea in dozens of search and rescue operations over the weekend, part of a relentless flow of people seeking the safety of Europe after facing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Even with banks open, Greek firms paralyzed by restrictions story has photos
    Updated: Aug-07-15 11:34 am

    THESSALONIKI, Greece - Panagiotis Papadopoulos, the owner of a Greek company that builds and exports glass products like shower cabins, has been waiting three weeks to pay a supplier in Bulgaria.

  • Refugee children at risk in migration-overwhelmed Greece 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 5:13 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Thousands of child refugees and migrants entering Greece are at risk of exploitation and disease as local authorities are overwhelmed by the wave of immigration, an international charity said Wednesday.

  • Total reboot: How to fix Greece's economy story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 11:37 am

    ATHENS, Greece - After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet.

  • Elite runners dropped from Athens Marathon 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 10:17 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Organizers of the Athens Marathon say the elite competition has been dropped from this year's race due to financial difficulties.