Stories tagged: Greece
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.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
Greeks stage nationwide strike and demonstrations
A nationwide 24-hour general strike called by unions against austerity measures disrupted public services across Greece on Thursday, while thousands marched in protest in central Athens.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
Greek journalists on 24-hour strike to protest austerity
Greek journalists are striking to protest austerity measures, pulling all television and radio news broadcasts off the air a day before a nationwide general strike expected to shut down services …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 12:50 p.m.
Greece gets some short-term debt relief from eurozone
Greece’s creditors in the 19-country eurozone have agreed to give the cash-strapped country some short-term debt relief even though they remain to be convinced that the Greek government has delivered …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Greece sticks with high growth target in 2017 budget
The Greek government says the country’s economy is set to grow a decade-high rate of 2.7 percent next year despite maintaining high taxes linked to international bailout agreements.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
Clashes in Athens as 17,000 mark 1973 student uprising
Thousands of Greek protesters marched Thursday to the U.S. embassy in Athens, in an annual commemoration of a 1973 student uprising that was crushed by the military dictatorship which ruled …
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Violence breaks out in anti-U.S. protest as Obama visits Greece
Riot police are using tear gas and stun grenades in Athens to disperse about 3,000 left-wing marchers protesting President Barack Obama’s visit to Greece. This, after they tried to enter …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, midnight
Spokane teens volunteer at Greek refugee camps
After graduating in 2015, Spokane natives Cameron Conner and Grant Gallaher packed their tent and embarked on a volunteer mission that would take them to refugee camps near the Greek-Macedonian …
Mon., May 23, 2016, 7:04 p.m.
Women giving birth in Greek refugee camp lack hope for children’s future
Trapped by the closure of the Macedonian border, dozens of women have brought their children into the world in refugee camps in Greece, of which the largest is the sprawling, …
Mon., May 9, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Euro countries hold first talks on Greek debt measures
European finance ministers on Monday debated for the first time measures to ease Greece’s massive debt burden amid concern the International Monetary Fund might withdraw from the bailout talks.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 7:33 a.m.
Greek unions call 3-day general strike over austerity vote
Unions in Greece have a three-day general strike to protest a parliamentary vote on a new round of bailout austerity measures.
Wed., April 20, 2016, 9:10 a.m.
Backup flame for Rio lit in birthplace of ancient Olympics
Fire spurted from a concave mirror Wednesday as a priestess, kneeling in her long, pleated dress before a ruined Greek temple, focused the blazing sun’s rays on her metal torch.
Sat., April 2, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
Protests target migrants in Greece, Turkey
Protests against the presence, actual or impending, of migrants were staged in both Greece and Turkey Saturday, as the plan to send back migrants from Greece to Turkey is set …
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
At least 37 migrants drown trying to reach Greece
A boat carrying Syrians attempting the short sea journey from Turkey to Greece struck rocks and capsized at dawn on Saturday, causing at least 37 people to drown, among them …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 5, 2015, 6:08 p.m.
EU predicts 3 million migrants could arrive by end 2016
BRUSSELS – The European Union is predicting that 3 million migrants could arrive in the 28-nation bloc by the end of next year, with the refugee emergency already proving a …
Wed., Sept. 23, 2015, midnight
Get us to the Greek Dinner Festival
Backs bending, hands kneading, pins rolling. They’re getting into the groove, repeating the same movements until the flour is gone and the last bit of dough is folded and fried. …
Sun., Nov. 16, 2014, midnight
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The Austrians engaged in a pitched battle with the Greeks – in a Spokane coffeehouse on Main Avenue.
Mon., June 30, 2014, midnight
Costa Rica hangs on to beat Greece in shootout
RECIFE, Brazil – With his team down to 10 men for nearly an hour, Keylor Navas made sure Costa Rica’s last line of defense held firm. The goalkeeper came through …
Tue., June 24, 2014, midnight
Italy, Uruguay head Groups C and D battles today
Five teams are chasing two places in the knockout stage of the World Cup today. Here are the basic permutations:
Sun., June 15, 2014, midnight
World Cup roundup: Mario Balotelli goal gives Italy win over England
The heat and humidity of the jungle made its mark on the first World Cup match to be played in the Amazon rainforest, and so did Mario Balotelli. With players …
Sat., June 14, 2014, 2:55 p.m.
Colombia thumps Greece in FIFA World Cup Group C opener
Colombia started its first World Cup campaign in 16 years in dazzling fashion, beating Greece 3-0 to open Group C on Saturday in front of a big, loud pro-Colombian crowd.
Tue., May 6, 2014, midnight
Cougars sign Aussie guard
Women’s basketball: Washington State has again gone international with the signing of another recruit. The Cougars announced Monday that 5-foot-7 guard Krystle McKenzie, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, has signed a …
Mon., May 21, 2012, 6:54 a.m.
Ditch euro? Many Greeks already are
VOLOS, Greece — People in this central Greek city are rejecting the euro before it rejects them. Apostolos Arabatzis keeps bees on his farm outside Volos, and the honey from …
Thu., May 6, 2010, 11:53 a.m.
Stocks extend plunge on concerns about Greece
The stock market had one of its most turbulent days in history as the Dow Jones industrials dropped almost 1,000 points in less than half an hour on fears that …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2010, midnight
EU offers support, but no money, to Greece
BRUSSELS – European Union leaders faced down markets Thursday with a statement of support for Greece – but offered no detailed bailout for a debt crisis that has plunged the …
Thu., Feb. 11, 2010, midnight
Workers in Greece strike over cutbacks
ATHENS, Greece – A strike by civil servants shut schools and grounded flights across Greece on Wednesday, as unions challenged cutbacks aimed at ending a government debt crisis that has …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2010, midnight
EU’s current Achilles’ heel
BRUSSELS – Wealthy European nations were moving closer toward swallowing a bitter pill Tuesday: rescuing Greece from its overspending before its debts drag down the euro and stock markets all …