Aging voters in Greece keep traditional campaigning alive

Europe 05/23/19, 08:07

In the mountainous Evrytania region of Greece, fir trees cover the hills, deer and wolves roam the lush landscape and waterfalls add to the dramatic scenery, earning it the nickname "Little Switzerland."Harder to find, however, are young people.The area — ...

Hunger-striking Greek extremist wins new hope of jail leave

Europe 05/23/19, 04:04

A lawyer for a Greek far-left extremist jailed for 11 murders says Greece's supreme court has ordered lower judges to reconsider his request for a temporary leave from prison, which had earlier been rejected.Dimitris Koufodinas is serving 11 life terms ...

Greece: Supreme court hears appeal for far-left killer

Europe 05/21/19, 10:55

Greece's supreme court on Tuesday examined the rejection of a furlough request by a hunger-striking extremist serving multiple life sentences for the killing of 11 people by Greece's deadliest militant organization.Dimitris Koufodinas, a hitman for the now defunct November 17 ...

Georgia athletic board approves naming field for Dooley

Football 05/03/19, 16:05

The Georgia athletic association's board of directors has unanimously endorsed naming the field at Sanford Stadium in honor of former longtime coach Vince Dooley.The athletic board's vote came in a teleconference meeting on Friday led by University of Georgia president ...

Backed by Russian billionaire, Greek city celebrates title

Soccer 04/22/19, 10:30

Tens of thousands of fans in Greece's second-largest city partied through the night and into Monday after PAOK Thessaloniki became the first team outside Athens to win the Greek league title in more than three decades.In wild scenes of celebration, ...

Swift eager to show he can be Georgia’s No. 1 tailback

Football 04/20/19, 02:17

D'Andre Swift's long wait has ended.Finally, the junior stands alone atop Georgia's depth chart at tailback. Swift has seized the opportunity this spring.Georgia coach Kirby Smart said Swift "has set himself apart from the other offensive players because of his ...

Lightning hits Acropolis in Greece injuring 4, site intact

Europe 04/17/19, 11:10

A lightning bolt struck the Acropolis in Athens during a rainstorm Wednesday, lightly injuring two visitors and two guards but causing no damage to the country's most famous ancient site, Greek officials said.A culture ministry statement said the citadel's lightning ...

Greek police arrest suspect in Greek-Australian’s murder

Europe 04/05/19, 10:25

Greek authorities said Friday they have arrested and charged a Bulgarian man over the suspected contract killing of a Greek-Australian who was fatally shot outside his home in an Athens seaside suburb last year.The suspect's brother is also wanted on ...

Georgia QB Fromm likes learning new tweaks to offense

Football 03/27/19, 14:23

Georgia's offensive coordinator, top three wide receivers and a 1,000-yard rusher have all departed since the end of the 2018 season.The turnover has created the opportunity for changes in the Bulldogs' offense. That excites quarterback Jake Fromm, who is a ...

Greek PM: Turkish fighter jets harassed helicopter

Europe 03/25/19, 07:09

Greece's prime minister says Turkish fighter jets harassed the helicopter he was traveling on during a visit to a remote Greek island to celebrate independence day.Alexis Tsipras said he was "welcomed" by Turkish fighter jets violating Greek airspace during his ...

Hand grenade thrown at Russian Consulate in Greece

Europe 03/22/19, 02:28

An object thrown at the perimeter fence of the Russian Consulate in Athens was a hand grenade that exploded without causing any injuries, Greek police said Friday.Authorities sent a bomb disposal team to the consulate after cameras showed two people ...

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