Olympiakos beats Larissa 4-1 in Greek league opener

ATHENS, Greece — Olympiakos began the defence of its Greek league title by defeating visiting Larissa 4-1 on Saturday. Costas Fortounis opened and closed the scoring but it was defender Diogo Figueiras who made his mark in the game with two goals in three minutes – one for each side. Figueiras put the ball into…



Greek federation accuses Bucks of staging player’s absence

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s basketball federation has accused the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA of hatching a plan to prevent Giannis Antetokounmpo from playing in the European championship. About an hour after Antetokounmpo posted on Facebook and Instagram that he was unavailable because of a knee injury, the federation attacked the Bucks and the NBA…


Macron adds Greece to Europe-focused agenda after summer break

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron will visit Greece from Sept. 7-8, a source in the Elysee Palace said, as he seeks to build momentum behind a drive to deepen European integration. Macron’s aides have described a “very European” agenda after he returns from a holiday in southern France. He travels to Austria, Romania and […]


Migrants on Greek Islands Are Trapped and Desperate, Report Says

Thousands of asylum-seekers in Greece’s Aegean islands are stranded in appalling circumstances, according to a new report by Refugees International. Since a 2016 deal between the E.U. and Turkey, which aims to discourage migrants from crossing the sea to Greece, Turkey has agreed to take back migrants who arrived to Greek islands from its territory.…


Firefighters battle wildfires across Greece

By Phoebe Fronista and Alkis Konstantinidis ATHENS (Reuters) – Firefighters battled more than 90 forest fires across Greece on Monday, an outbreak fed by dry winds and hot weather that saw blazes burning near Athens, in the Peloponnese, and on the Ionian islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia. The fire near Athens was burning unchecked for […]


Cyprus police: Woman from China killed in boating accident

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus police say a woman originally from China has been killed in a speedboat accident in a remote corner of the east Mediterranean island. A Greek Cypriot man was driving the boat when the accident occurred late Monday afternoon off the coast of the Akamas nature reserve on the island’s northwestern tip.…


Archaeological sites in Athens to shut for strike

ATHENS, Greece — All archaeological sites and most museums in the Greek capital, including Athens’ famed Acropolis, will remain shut Thursday morning due to a strike by site guards demanding the payment of overtime and the hiring of more staff. The three-hour work stoppage starting at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) comes at the height of…