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  • Austin Jan 13

    Greek Court Indefinitely Postpones Retrial in US Tourist’s Beating Death

    A Greek court on Monday indefinitely postponed the retrial of seven suspects on murder charges over the 2017 fatal beating of a Texan tourist on an island resort. The postponement was granted following a request by some of the defendants’ lawyers, who were trying separate cases on the same day. Monday’s postponement was the second, after the court in the…

  • Greece Jan 8

    Greek Court Postpones Retrial in US Tourist’s Beating Death

    A Greek court has postponed the retrial of seven suspects on murder charges over the 2017 fatal beating of a Texan tourist on an island resort. It is to allow a lawyer newly hired by the victim’s family to familiarize himself with the case. The court on Wednesday postponed the case until Jan. 13. Six of the men, five Serbian...

  • Tom Hanks Dec 28, 2019

    Greece Gives Actor Tom Hanks Honorary Greek Citizenship

    Tom Hanks may officially consider himself Greek. Greece’s president has signed an honorary naturalization order allowing the 63-year-old actor to claim Greek citizenship.

  • Dec 2, 2019

    Ballroom Dancers Say Immigration Clampdown Hurting Business

    When no Americans replied to her ads seeking a dance instructor, studio owner Chris Sabourin looked overseas. But she was stymied again by a federal tightening of visa application rules she and others contend is hampering the ballroom dance industry. Sabourin had to eventually give up after a year and thousands of dollars trying to hire a top ballroom dancer...

  • Nov 23, 2019

    Tougher US Asylum Policy Follows in Europe’s Footsteps

    Nkeze wasn’t home when Cameroonian militants came knocking, probably to deliver their signature ultimatum to join their separatist movement or have his writing arm cut off. The 24-year-old economics student escaped to Douala, the country’s largest city, only to learn that the government wanted to arrest him for participating in a university protest. He then flew to Ecuador and traveled...

  • Nov 15, 2019

    American IS Suspect Repatriated From Turkish-Greek Border

    An American citizen suspected of being an Islamic State group member was deported to the U.S. on Friday after spending five days in no man’s land between Turkey and Greece, the Turkish interior minister said. Suleyman Soylu said the suspect — identified by local media as 39-year-old Muhammad Darwis B. — had been put on a plane to the U.S....

  • Nov 3, 2019

    In Fading Ritual, WWII Rescuer Reunites With Jews She Saved

    One by one, the 40 descendants of a group of Israeli siblings leaned down and hugged the elderly Greek woman to whom they owe their very existence, as she sat in her wheelchair and wiped away tears streaking down her wrinkled face. Clutching the hands of those she hid, fed and protected as a teenager more than 75 years ago,...

  • Oct 28, 2019

    Christie Brinkley’s Ex Engaged to 21-Year-Old ‘Soulmate’

    Peter Cook is ready to say “I Do” to a special someone.
    The famous ex of Christie Brinkley is engaged to 21-year-old college student Alba Jancou, according to Page Six.

  • Oct 11, 2019

    Ethiopian PM Wins Nobel for Efforts to End Eritrea Conflict

    Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of his efforts to end his country’s long-running border conflict with Eritrea. The Norwegian Nobel Institute on Friday also praised the “important reforms” that Abiy, Ethiopia’s leader since April 2018, has launched at home.

  • Oct 6, 2019

    Tens of Thousands of Goats Munch Greek Island Into Crisis

    With oak and chestnut forests, waterfalls and rugged coastline, Samothraki has a wild beauty and a remoteness that sets it apart from other Greek islands. There are no package holidays here or even a reliable ferry service to the mainland. Island authorities hope to achieve UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status. Yet still, the natural environment is under threat from an insatiable...

  • Oct 6, 2019

    Controversy Stalks Nobel Peace, Literature Prizes

    Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science. The revamped panel at the Swedish Academy who will hand out the Nobel Literature prizes Thursday for both 2018 and 2019 would relish arguments about the winners, rather than intrigue about the #MeToo scandal that forced the institution to suspend the prize last...

  • Oct 6, 2019

    Pompeo: State Dept. Will Follow Law as Dems Seek Documents

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the State Department intends to follow the law in the House impeachment investigation and vigorously defended President Donald Trump, dismissing questions about the president’s attempts to push Ukraine and China to investigate a Democratic political rival. The Trump administration and House Democrats often disagree about what the law requires, leaving open the question of...

  • Oct 5, 2019

    Trump Seethes Over Impeachment Inquiry and Slams Critics

    President Donald Trump is seething over an impeachment inquiry into his conduct after Democrats subpoenaed the White House about contacts with Ukraine and he signaled his administration would not cooperate. In a series of tweets Saturday sent as the presidential motorcade ferried him to his Virginia golf course, Trump defended his comments and lashed out at critics, including a past...

  • Oct 5, 2019

    Security Forces Kill More Than 80 in 5 Days of Iraq Protests

    Iraqi protesters pressed on with angry anti-government rallies in the capital and across several provinces for a fifth day Saturday, setting government offices on fire and ignoring appeals for calm from political and religious leaders. Security agencies fatally shot 19 protesters and wounded more than three dozen in a sustained deadly response that has claimed more than 80 lives since...

  • Oct 5, 2019

    Pompeo Blasts Ukraine Critics for ‘Silly Gotcha Game’

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday defended the Trump administration’s approach to Ukraine, which is driving an impeachment inquiry in Congress, and called it typical of the transactional way countries deal with one another. Pompeo said the focus from the media and commentators on President Donald Trump and Ukraine is “wrong” because it doesn’t “impact real people’s lives.”...

  • Oct 2, 2019

    Pompeo Admits to Being on Ukraine Phone Call With Trump

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted to being a participant of a call at the center of an impeachment probe into President Donald Trump. A whistleblower alleged that Trump tried to use his office for political gain during a call with newly elected Ukrianian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

  • Oct 1, 2019

    Pompeo Receives Italian Cheese Gift in Protest of Possible Tariffs

    An Italian journalist handed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a piece of Parmesan Reggiano cheese to take back to President Donald Trump. The cheese is one of the products that could be affected by possible new tariffs on European Union products.

  • Sep 27, 2019

    Report: 58% of Europe’s Native Trees Face Extinction Threat

    An international conservation group is warning that more than half of the European tree species that exist nowhere else in the world are threatened with extinction. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature said in a new report Friday that 58% of the continent’s 454 native trees are threatened and 15% are “critically endangered” – one step away from...

  • Sep 22, 2019

    Greek Police Make Arrest in 1985 Hijacking of TWA Flight 847

    Greek police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect in the 1985 hijacking of a flight from Athens that became a multi-day ordeal and included the slaying of an American. Police said a 65-year-old suspect in the hijacking was arrested Thursday on the island of Mykonos in response to a warrant from Germany. Lt. Col. Theodoros Chronopoulos, a police spokesman,...

  • Sep 3, 2019

    Iran Oil Tanker Pursued by US Turns Off Tracker Near Syria

    An Iranian oil tanker pursued by the U.S. turned off its tracking beacon, leading to renewed speculation on Tuesday that it will head to Syria. The disappearance of the Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, follows a pattern of Iranian oil tankers turning off their Automatic Identification System to try and mask where they deliver their cargo...

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