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Athens, Skopje play down Macedonia name row before ministers meet

ATHENS Greece sent draft proposals to Macedonia for settling a decades-old dispute over the use of that name by the ex-Yugoslav republic, drawing a cautiously positive response from Skopje two days before their foreign ministers meet.

Russian source in Maltese scandal surrenders to Greek police

ATHENS A former bank employee who ignited a political scandal in Malta when she became a source for an investigative journalist who was murdered last year has surrendered to Greek police and been arrested at Malta's request, a senior Greek police official said on Tuesday.

World, 9:00am EDT

At least 16 dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

ATHENS Sixteen people, including at least five children, drowned on Saturday when the small boat they on capsized in the Aegean Sea, Greek coast guard officials said.

World, Mar 17 2018

Greek court rejects extradition of Turkish coup fugitives

ATHENS A Greek court on Friday dismissed a Turkish demand for the handover of eight Turkish soldiers accused by Ankara of having played a direct role in the abortive coup against President Tayyip Erdogan in 2016.

World, Mar 16 2018

Greece can do more to weed out corruption, watchdog agency says

ATHENS Greece should tighten the rules of conduct for its legislators and judiciary to prevent corruption, a senior official in the Council of Europe's anti-corruption agency said in an interview.

World, Mar 15 2018

At least 11 asylum seekers injured in clashes on Lesbos, MSF says

ATHENS At least 11 asylum seekers were treated after clashes with police in a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Wednesday and about 200 women and children were evacuated to a nearby warehouse, aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said.

World, Mar 14 2018

Greek port on edge as more migrants try to stow away to Italy

PATRAS, Greece The migrants bolted across a street and clambered over a fence into the Greek port at Patras, scouting around for trucks to stow away in. | Video

World, Mar 14 2018

Far-right Greek MP gets suspended sentence for mayor assault

ATHENS A lawmaker from Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party was given a suspended prison sentence on Monday for trying to hit the mayor of Athens in a 2013 incident linked to the group's anti-immigrant activities.

World, Mar 12 2018

Post-bailout credit line for Greece probably not needed: rescue fund head

ATHENS Greece will probably not need a precautionary credit line after its bailout ends in August if the country sticks to reforms, the head of Europe's rescue fund said in an interview released on Saturday.

Mar 10 2018

Turkish Cypriots vow to launch gas search unless Greek side pulls back

NICOSIA Turkish Cypriots will launch their own exploration for oil and gas around Cyprus if Greek Cypriots persist with their own plans, their foreign minister said on Friday, as an uneasy standoff lingered over offshore resources.

World, Mar 09 2018