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Greek top court clears way for U.S. extradition of Russian cybercrime suspect

ATHENS Greece's top court cleared the way on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian man, also wanted in Moscow, suspected of having laundered billions of dollars in the digital currency bitcoin.

Bulgaria says border treaty revision not beneficial for regional stability

SOFIA Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry said on Friday any discussion about a revision of the treaty defining the borders of its neighbors Greece and Turkey would not help stability in the region.

World, Turkey, Dec 08 2017

After stinging Athens, Turkey's Erdogan woos crowds in northern Greece

KOMOTINI, Greece Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan gave out toy cars and dolls to children on the final leg of a visit to Greece on Friday, a trip meant to boost ties but which has exposed the deep rifts between the two neighbors.

World, Dec 08 2017

Greece and Turkey trade barbs as Erdogan visits Athens

ATHENS Greece and Turkey squared up over old disputes on Thursday during a state visit to Athens by President Tayyip Erdogan that quickly descended into verbal sparring over a list of historical grievances. | Video

World, Turkey Dec 07 2017

'This is not a life': migrants stranded on Greek island

LESBOS, Greece Syrian migrant Bashar Wakaa and his heavily pregnant wife are days away from the birth of their third child, stranded on the Greek island of Lesbos in a muddy, garbage-strewn olive grove with no running water or toilets. | Video

World, Syria Dec 07 2017

Greek police fire teargas at protesters on anniversary of riots

ATHENS Greek police fired teargas on Wednesday at youths marching in Athens to mark the ninth anniversary of the killing of a teenager by police in an incident that sparked the worst riots for decades in a country with a history of street violence.

World, Dec 06 2017

Greece, Turkey seek closer ties with Erdogan visit, but no quick fixes

ATHENS/ANKARA Turkish President Tayip Erdogan will make a historic visit to Greece this week, a sign that relations between the two countries are improving, although a long list of grievances remains on both sides.

World, Dec 06 2017

Nine charged over links to banned Turkish group detained pending trial

ATHENS A Greek court on Monday ordered the detention of nine Turkish citizens pending trial for terrorism-related offences, including links to a banned militant group behind a series of suicide bombings in Turkey.

World, Dec 04 2017

Greece, lenders reach deal on reforms under bailout review

ATHENS/BRUSSELS Greece and its euro zone creditors reached a preliminary deal on Saturday on reforms Athens needs to roll out under its bailout program, a move that could pave the way for the country to leave the aid plan in August.

Dec 03 2017

Turkey's Erdogan to make historic visit to Greece next week

ATHENS Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Greece on Dec. 7-8, Greek sources said on Friday, in the first visit by a Turkish president in decades that have seen ties at times severely strained over issues from Aegean Sea rights to ethnically-split Cyprus.

World, Dec 01 2017