For years, the nation known until recently as the Republic of Macedonia has worked to gain NATO and European Union membership, with efforts blocked by Greece because of a dispute over its name. But in February, the country adopted a…
By Christopher Livesay
In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department reports employers added a net 136,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent--a new 50-year low. But factories shed 2,000 jobs amid fears the manufacturing sector is now…
A ship carrying 635 people, mostly Afghan families, from Lesbos reached the northern port city of Thessaloniki Monday evening. From there, authorities said, the asylum-seekers were being bussed to a camp in Nea Kavala in northern Greece that already holds…
By Costas Kantouris, Associated Press
Cruise liners offer scenic views you can’t replicate from land, but they also cause downstream consequences. In Europe, some beautiful waterfront cities are joining forces to limit the impact of thousands of passengers being disgorged onto their picturesque streets. Special…
By Malcolm Brabant
By Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press
Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1, which is tied to a sanctioned organization, appears headed for a Greece port.
By Ciaran Giles, Associated Press
The vessel left Gibraltar after having been detained for a month in the British overseas territory for allegedly attempting to breach European Union sanctions on Syria.
By Malcolm Brabant
Greece’s highest court is considering a case about Athenians’ visual access to the landmark Acropolis. Its decision could set a precedent about preserving historic skylines -- and potentially ban construction of high-rise buildings. The matter prompts a fundamental question: is…
By Elena Becatoros, Associated Press
Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected on a pledge to cut bailout-era taxes and ease draconian budget targets set by Greece's creditors during the years of financial rescue.
By Elena Becatoros, Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has conceded his country’s parliamentary election and said he phoned conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis to congratulate him on his victory.
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