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Turkey warns companies against energy exploration with Greek Cypriot government

ANKARA Turkey warned energy companies on Sunday against working with the Greek Cypriot government in carrying out exploratory drilling in the eastern Mediterranean, saying such activities could damage regional stability.

Troubled Greek jeweler Folli Follie seeks protection from creditors

ATHENS Troubled Greek jewelry maker Folli Follie has asked for protection from creditors in order to finalize a restructuring plan, it said in a statement on Thursday.

Nov 15 2018

Greece's 'red gold': saffron trade blooms in wilted economy

KROKOS, Greece Every autumn, Zisis Kyrou is more often found plucking flowers in northern Greece's purple saffron fields than in his office as a civil engineer. | Video

World, Nov 09 2018

Greece to take clergy off its payroll in deal with Orthodox Church

ATHENS Greece and its powerful Orthodox Church tentatively agreed on Tuesday to remove some 10,000 priests and auxiliary staff from the state payroll, in a deal that could pave the way for a clearer distinction between church and state.

World, Nov 06 2018

After Macedonia name accord, Athens and Skopje reconnect by air

ATHENS Greece and Macedonia have relaunched a passenger flight route between the countries after a 12-year interruption as the nations seek to mend ties after reaching an accord in June to end a decades-old row over the ex-Yugoslav Republic's name.

World, Nov 01 2018

Troubled Greek jewelry maker Folli appoints new chairman, deputy CEO

ATHENS Greek jewelry maker Folli Follie appointed Nicolaos Kanellopoulos as its chairman on Monday to replace one of its founders who stepped down last month amid an investigation into the company's finances.

Campaign Finance Oct 29 2018

Seeking a bargain, and taste of the good life, Chinese buy Greek homes

ATHENS Three times a week, hundreds of Chinese investors arrive at Athens airport to be greeted by Greek real estate agents who drive them straight into the city to view apartments for sale. | Video

Oct 29 2018

Vandalism and neglect haunt Libya's ancient heritage sites

SHAHAT, Libya Graffiti covers the ruins of Cyrene in eastern Libya, a city founded by Greeks more than 2,600 years ago that once attracted tourists but is now neglected and the target of vandals. | Video

World, Arts, United Nations, Libya Oct 27 2018

Powerful quake shakes western Greece, no major injuries

ATHENS A powerful earthquake shook western Greece early on Friday, damaging a port and a 15th century monastery, but causing no major injuries, officials and local media said.

Turkey won't allow Greek interference in East Med activities -minister

ANKARA/ATHENS Turkey warned Greece on Wednesday to stay out of its activities in the eastern Mediterranean, heralding a potential showdown with Cyprus over hydrocarbons research in a region thought to be rich in natural gas.

World, Turkey, Oct 24 2018