Stories tagged: Greece
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 …
Tue., June 12, 2018, 11:50 a.m.
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 …
Fri., June 8, 2018, 11:57 a.m.
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 …
Sat., May 19, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
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 …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 6:29 p.m.
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.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 11:49 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:39 a.m.
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.
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 9 a.m.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
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.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:16 a.m.
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 …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
Trump hails Greece’s economic revival at White House meeting
President Donald Trump is welcoming Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the White House to address a range of economic and security issues – and perhaps make amends.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Greek PM: Creditor supervision of economy to end in 2018
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Saturday that the Greek economy is turning around and will no longer be under the supervision of the country’s creditors in 2018.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
At democracy’s birthplace, France’s Macron dreams of EU 2.0
Standing at a Greek site where democracy was conceived, French President Emmanuel Macron called on members of the European Union to reboot the 60-year-old bloc with sweeping political reforms or …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Wildfires tear across French island of Corsica and Greece
Wildfires are threatening homes south of Athens and a famed hikers’ route in Corsica as high winds and unusually hot weather hits many areas of Europe.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake
Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
Strong earthquake rattles Turkey, Greek islands; 2 killed, 120 hurt
A powerful earthquake struck Greek islands and Turkey’s Aegean coast early Friday morning, damaging buildings and a port and killing at least two people, authorities said.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
Looters strip Greek mountains of wild tea, rare plants
In the rugged, herb-scented mountains of northwestern Greece, where the border with Albania is a snaking invisible line, trouble is brewing over tea – the wild herbal variety.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 5:08 p.m.
Greece gets $9.5 billion, plus promise of future debt relief
Greece avoided another potential brush with bankruptcy after striking a deal Thursday with European creditors to tide it over for the rest of the year and gained assurances that its …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Greece puts faith in France to solve bailout impasse
France’s finance minister says Greece is on course to reach a crucial funding deal with bailout lenders this week.
Mon., June 12, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
10 hurt as 6.2-magnitude quake shakes Greek islands, Turkey
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 damaged scores of homes on the eastern Greek island of Lesbos Monday, injuring at least ten people. It was also felt in …
Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Greek ex-premier Papademos wounded in Athens bomb blast
A bomb exploded inside the car of former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday, wounding him and two Bank of Greece employees, officials said.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Greek police seize synthetic drugs worth millions, arrest 4
Greek authorities say they have broken an international ring that produced large quantities of a synthetic drug that is popular in the Arab world.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Greece targets the space race as well as innovative startups
Nikos Pappas, Greece’s Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media, is serious about going into space.
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Eurozone, Greece reach deal on return of bailout inspectors
Greece and its European creditors agreed Monday to resume talks on what reforms the country must make next in order to get the money it needs to avoid bankruptcy and …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 7:55 p.m.
‘Greek Freak’ Giannis Antetokounmpo got many assists growing up
He was just a scrawny, hungry kid, the son of migrants from Nigeria, trying to survive in Sepolia, a modest Athens neighborhood.