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UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

Greek PM says he will revive bid for German WWII reparations

Greece’s prime minister says his government will formally revive a long-standing demand for Germany to pay vast reparations for the World War II Nazi occupation.


Greece looks to repay IMF early as bond yields tumble

The Greek government on Monday said it is in talks with European bailout lenders to repay its debts to the International Monetary Fund early as market borrowing rates have tumbled …


Greek state school teachers clash with riot police in Athens

Protesting Greek school teachers have clashed with police in central Athens during a demonstration against government plans for hiring new teachers.


Greek authorities say lost ancient city of Tenea is located

Greece’s culture ministry said Tuesday that archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost city that the ancient Greeks believed was first settled by Trojan captives of war …


The military draft is making a comeback in Europe

For many young Europeans, a post-high-school “gap year” has become a rite of passage, with many enjoying a year to travel the world and celebrate their newfound freedom. But a …


100 years in Spokane: City converts hotel to flu hospital as cases mount; both congressional candidates ill

City health officials were converting the Lion Hotel on South Lincoln Street in to a temporary Spanish flu hospital.


Three people missing after storm pounds Greece with heavy rain

Greek authorities are looking for three missing people on a Greek island after a rare and powerful Mediterranean storm dumped heavy rain on the region.


Greek public order minister resigns after deadly forest fire

Greece’s public order minister resigned Friday over the deadly forest fire that killed at least 87 people in a seaside area near Athens last week, after spending days defending the …


Greece: Divers recover body offshore of where wildfire raged

Coast guard divers recovered a body Monday near an area of Greece ravaged by a deadly wildfire a week ago the search for more victims focused on the coastline where …


Death toll from Greek wildfire reaches 91 as village grieves

Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing Sunday, …


Arson linked to deaths in Greek town built like ‘fire trap’

Greek authorities said Thursday there were serious indications that a deadly wildfire that gutted a vacation resort near Athens was started deliberately, while experts warned that the devastated coastal town …


Cries for help at sea: Fisherman describes Greek fire rescue

The cries for help pierced the choking smoke. Dozens of people bobbed in the sea, forced by the vicious flames into the water. Children held onto adults, and people who …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Twin wildfires near Athens kill 20, gut vacation resorts

Gale-fanned wildfires raged through holiday resorts near Greece’s capital, killing at least 20 people by early Tuesday and injuring more than 104, including 11 in serious condition, in the deadliest …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

Reports: Former Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss signs with Olympiacos

Nigel Williams-Goss has agreed to a three-year contract with Olympiacos for more than $2 million, according to Sportando. Eurohoops.net reported the same dollar figures but said the ex-Zag and the …


Ex-Gonzaga standout Kyle Wiltjer joining pro team in Spain

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer will spend next season with Unicaja Malaga, the Spanish professional team announced.


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Silas Melson signs with pro team in Greece

Former Gonzaga guard Silas Melson has signed with Lavrio, a professional team in Greece.


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

Greek government survives no-confidence vote over Macedonia deal

Greece’s left-led coalition government survived a no-confidence vote in parliament Saturday brought over a deal to end a decades-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia concerning the latter’s name.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Macedonian president won’t sign off on name deal with Greece

Macedonia’s president said Wednesday that he would not sign off on a historic deal that would change the country’s name, the most potentially disruptive reaction so far to the agreement …


Northern light: Macedonia makes name change deal with Greece

Greece and Macedonia reached an agreement Tuesday to end a bitter 27-year name dispute that had kept the smaller and younger country out of international institutions such as NATO, the …


Cleaning the seabed: Divers halt the carnage of ‘ghost’ nets

There are ghosts in the ocean. Silent killers carried by the currents, wrapping themselves around reefs and claiming the lives of millions of marine creatures great and small, from sponges …


Macedonian PM says Greece agrees to discuss proposed name

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said Saturday he is ready to go ahead with a new name for his country in order to solve a decades-long name dispute with Greece …


Greece: 16 migrants die as smuggling boat sinks in Aegean

A smuggling boat sank Saturday off a Greek island, killing at least 16 migrants including children, and a search-and-rescue operation was underway to find two others believed missing.


Greeks rally over name dispute with neighbor Macedonia

Tens of thousands of flag-waving Greeks gathered in the northern city of Thessaloniki on Sunday to demand that Macedonia change its name because it’s also the name of the Greek …


Greeks face more pain, protests as bailout nears end

Greek lawmakers, eying the end of eight years of bailout programs, approved more austerity measures late Monday, as strikes and mass protests brought much of Athens to a standstill.


Strikes, rallies, clashes in Greece at anti-austerity protests

Police fired tear gas in brief clashes with protesters and strikes halted ferries and disrupted public transport Friday, as unions stepped up protests against a new austerity bill that will …


Greece: austerity protesters reach prime minister’s office

Anti-austerity protesters in Greece reached the entrance of the prime minister’s official residence Wednesday, as demonstrations have intensified against a new austerity bill due to be voted in parliament next …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

EU: Greece bailout planners failed to anticipate recession

Auditors from the European Union’s executive Commission say massive bailout programs for Greece were not properly planned and failed to anticipate the recessionary effect of austerity measures.


Greeks clean up, mourn after floods kill 16; 4 still missing

Rescue crews scoured floodwaters Thursday for residents missing after flash floods cut a swathe of destruction near the Greek capital, killing at least 16 people and tossing cars into buildings …


Former Gonzaga standout Kyle Wiltjer joins pro team in Greece

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer announced Sunday that he has signed with Olympiacos B.C., a traditional EuroLeague power.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 4:56 p.m.

Greece aims for quick austerity review as bailout end nears

Bailout negotiators have returned to Greece to try and reach a deal by the end of the year on the terms for the next loan payout, as the debt-plagued country …