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3 ancient shipwrecks discovered off Aegean island of Kasos

Greece’s Culture Ministry says three shipwrecks from ancient and mediaeval times and large sections of their cargoes have been discovered off the small Aegean island of Kasos.


Pirates seize 4 aboard Greek-flagged ship off coast of Togo

Pirates seized four crew members from a Greek-flagged ship off the coast of Togo on Monday while authorities in neighboring Benin searched for nine people who were kidnapped from a …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019

Iranian tanker sought by US heading toward Greece

An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization has left Gibraltar and was heading Monday east into …


Fire rages out of control in Greek island nature reserve

More than a thousand firefighters battled wildfires Tuesday in Greece, with the largest burning out of control through a nature reserve on the island of Evia north of Athens causing …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Nigel Williams-Goss ready to begin NBA journey with Jazz

The former Gonzaga star jogs between five courts Monday at the HUB Sports Center to check on 122 youngsters at his third annual skills camp, leaning over to high-five one …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Nigel Williams-Goss joining Utah Jazz

Williams-Goss is joining the Utah Jazz on a three-year contract, according to multiple reports, two years after being drafted late in the second round by the NBA team.


Greece: Emergency declared after deadly storm hits resorts

A state of emergency has been declared in an area of northern Greece after a violent storm tore through seaside resorts, killing six tourists. A fisherman, who had been missing, …


Greek find called earliest sign of our species out of Africa

Scientists say they’ve identified the earliest sign of our species outside Africa, a chunk of skull recovered from a cave in southern Greece.


Conservative party wins Greek election, ousts left-wing PM

ATHENS, Greece – Conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis comfortably won Greece’s parliamentary elections Sunday, delivering a stinging blow to leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after a tumultuous four years in …


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019

Incoming Gonzaga recruit Oumar Ballo keeps Mali rolling at FIBA U19 World Cup

Ballo had 21 points, 17 rebounds and four blocked shots in an 84-74 victory over Puerto Rico 84-74 on Friday, lifting Mali into the semifinals. Mali had never advanced to …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

Hot weather in Greek capital shuts down Acropolis

Greece’s most famous archaeological site, the Acropolis in Athens, has shut down to visitors for four hours because of hot weather in the capital.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev helps Serbia stay unbeaten at FIBA U19 World Cup

Current and future Gonzaga players continue to be one of the major storylines at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Gonzaga’s Joel Ayayi scores 33 points in France’s loss to Serbia, Filip Petrusev

Joel Ayayi put on a show, but his Gonzaga teammate Filip Petrusev and Serbia got the win.


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev, Joel Ayayi guide respective teams to second World Cup wins

Gonzaga sophomores Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi helped their respective teams to wins Sunday for the second straight day at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece.


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019

Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev, Joel Ayayi off to strong start at FIBA U19 World Cup

Gonzaga sophomores Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi had strong first games Saturday at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Greece.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Gonzaga incoming freshman Anton Watson not picked for final USA U19 World Cup roster

The Gonzaga Prep standout was one of 18 finalists out of 31 training-camp participants, but wasn’t selected for the final 12-man roster announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Gonzaga-bound Anton Watson makes first cut for USA U19 squad

Gonzaga incoming freshman Anton Watson is one of 18 finalists for the USA U19 World Cup team.


Turkey: 12 dead, 31 rescued after migrant boat sinks

A boat carrying migrants to Greece sank off the Turkish coast on Monday, leaving at least 12 migrants dead, Turkey’s coast guard said.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

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 …