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The Latest: Refugees who paid for trip left on Greek highway

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The Latest: Refugees who paid for trip left on Greek highway


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3 injured at Athens march held in memory of musician killed by neo-Nazi

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3 injured at Athens march held in memory of musician killed by neo-Nazi


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Greece botched oil spill response: Environment groups

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Greece botched oil spill response: Environment groups


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It’s all Greek at one of Utah’s largest cultural festivals

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It’s all Greek at one of Utah’s largest cultural festivals


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Invest in Greece, you won't regret it: Greek PM says

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Invest in Greece, you won't regret it: Greek PM says


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France's Macron urges greater European investment in Greece

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  • The Latest: Refugees who paid for trip left on Greek highway
    The Latest: Refugees who paid for trip left on Greek highway

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to the large numbers of refugees and migrants who have tried to reach or entered Europe (all times local): Authorities say 77 refugees and migrants were found walking along a highway in Greece after smugglers they had paid to drive them to Athens dumped them hundreds of kilometers away. Police said Wednesday that there were 37 children and teenagers among the group of 65 Iraqis and 12 Syrians
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Politics & Government

  • Canadian mining firm threatens to suspend Greece investment
    Canadian mining firm threatens to suspend Greece investment

    , richmond.com

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold on Monday threatened to suspend a major investment in Greece in 10 days, accusing the government of delaying permits and licenses. One of Greece's largest foreign investors, Eldorado operates mines in northern Greece that have faced vehement opposition from parts of local communities on environmental grounds, with protests often turning violent. "This decision is not one that we have taken lightly," Eldorado President and CEO George Burns told reporters in Athens
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Sports

  • Greek federation accuses Bucks of staging Antetokounmpo's absence
    Greek federation accuses Bucks of staging Antetokounmpo's absence

    , sltrib.com

    Athens, Greece • Greece’s basketball federation has accused the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA of hatching a plan to prevent All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo from playing in the European championship. The saga started Saturday about an hour after Antetokounmpo posted on Facebook and Instagram that he was unavailable because of a knee injury, with the Greek federation attacking the Bucks and the NBA in a statement, describing an “organized and well-staged plan” to keep Antetokounmpo from playing in the Eurobasket at the end of the month
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Business

  • France's Macron urges greater European investment in Greece
    France's Macron urges greater European investment in Greece

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — France's president has called for greater European investment in Greece to help offset the cash-strapped country's increasing reliance on non-European countries, notably China. Addressing a round-table of Greek and French business leaders on Friday, Emmanuel Macron said Greece was "forced" to choose non-European investors "because the Europeans were not there." That, he added, showed that "the Europeans have no faith in Europe
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Society & Culture

  • 3 injured at Athens march held in memory of musician killed by neo-Nazi
    3 injured at Athens march held in memory of musician killed by neo-Nazi

    , timesofisrael.com

    ATHENS, Greece — Stone-throwing youths injured three people and clashed with riot police Monday during an Athens protest march in memory of an anti-fascist musician killed four years ago by a supporter of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. Police used stun grenades to disperse the rioters in the capital’s western suburb of Keratsini. Two bystanders were injured by flying stones, and a member of a Greek TV crew covering the march was beaten up by protesters
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Utah festival’s ‘Ion’ gives Greek tragedy a funky 1950s flair in a production that breaks all the rules
    Utah festival’s ‘Ion’ gives Greek tragedy a funky 1950s flair in a production that breaks all the rules

    , sltrib.com

    As the lights come up, a group of characters stand strung out across the stage reading newspapers with their backs to the audience. A burst of wind blows the papers away, and the play begins. This playful, free-spirited image sets the tone for the Classical Greek Theatre Festival’s buoyant production of Euripides’ seldom-staged “Ion. .” In its 47th year, the festival is the longest-running celebration of Greek tragedy in the country
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Law & Crime

  • Petrol bombs and tear gas in Athens rally to mark rapper killing
    Petrol bombs and tear gas in Athens rally to mark rapper killing

    , channelnewsasia.com

    ATHENS: Greek police fired tear gas at protesters who hurled petrol bombs in Athens on Saturday during a rally marking four years since the killing of an anti-fascism rapper by an ultranationalist Golden Dawn supporter. The killing of Pavlos Fyssas, who performed under the stage name Killah P, had sparked protests across Greece and led to an investigation into Golden Dawn for evidence linking it to violent attacks
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