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 — a winding, three-hour drive from Athens — has the oldest ...

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 for his role as the main hit man for the ...

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 group which killed 23 people from 1975-2000, has been on ...

Antetokounmpo funds basketball court in fire-ravaged Greece

Sports 05/20/19, 13:01

Greek NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo has agreed to fund the construction of an indoor basketball court in a fire-ravaged area outside Athens where at least 100 people were killed last year.The mayor of the Rafina area where the fire occurred last July said on Monday the local authority accepted the ...

PAOK beats AEK 1-0 to win Greek Cup for its 1st double

Soccer 05/11/19, 17:27

PAOK won the Greek Cup for a third straight year with a 1-0 victory over AEK Athens in a nearly empty Athens Olympic Stadium on Saturday.Chuba Akpom scored the winner with an overhead kick in the 45th minute.PAOK also won the Greek league title this season for its first-ever double. ...

Greek far-left extremist to carry hunger strike ‘to the end’

Europe 05/10/19, 06:55

A Greek far-left extremist serving 11 life terms for a string of murders vowed Friday to continue "until the end" a hunger strike if his bid to get a new leave from prison isn't granted.Dimitris Koufodinas, chief hit man for the November 17 group that killed 23 people from 1975-2000, ...

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 Jere Morehead.The plan to dedicate Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium ...

Greek bishop skips holy object’s arrival at military airport

Europe 04/27/19, 16:00

A lantern carrying a flame lit in Jerusalem's Holy Sepulcher Church has been welcomed to Greece with honors reserved for visiting heads of state on the eve of Orthodox Easter. But a senior cleric boycotted the ceremony, miffed that the holy flame wasn't arriving at the airport within his territorial jurisdiction. Metropolitan ...

Holyfield’s 40 times make NFL draft decision a big gamble

Sports 04/22/19, 11:10

The fear of the unknown pushed running back Elijah Holyfield into the NFL draft instead of returning for his senior season at Georgia.His slow 40-yard times make that decision look like a risky gamble in this week's draft.Holyfield was timed at 4.78 seconds in the 40 at the NFL combine. ...

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, fans packed along the city's seafront — hundreds holding red ...

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 demeanor and body language."Georgia running back D'Andre Swift (7) runs ...

Greece: Acropolis closed for the day after lightning strike

Europe 04/18/19, 07:58

Authorities in Greece have closed the Acropolis in Athens to visitors for the day due to a severe weather warning, a day after a lightning strike at the ancient site left four people injured.The Culture Ministry said it ordered the closure Thursday after the country's civil protection agency said a ...

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 rod, which is set apart from the 2,500-year-old marble buildings, ...

More dolphins die in Aegean Sea; group suspects navy drills

Europe 04/08/19, 10:55

The Aegean Sea has seen a "very unusual" spike in dolphin deaths over the past few weeks, a Greek marine conservation group said Monday, adding that the rise could be linked to massive Turkish naval exercises in the area.Fifteen dead dolphins have washed up on the eastern island of Samos ...

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 suspicion of having helped plan the murder of John Macris, ...

Greece: Protesting migrants block Athens’ main train station

Europe 04/05/19, 08:11

Protesting migrants clashed with police in northern Greece for a second day Friday while migrants in Athens also blocked the city's main train station in demonstrations that authorities said had been triggered by false reports on social media that restrictions on travel to northern Europe had been lifted.The clashes occurred ...

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 football bookworm.Fromm made a strong first impression on coach Kirby ...

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 arrival Monday on the small eastern Aegean island of Agathonissi.The ...

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 on a motorbike throwing a small object in the early ...

Georgia’s Deandre Baker says he’s the top CB in NFL draft

Football 03/20/19, 15:42

Deandre Baker proclaimed himself to be the best cornerback in the NFL draft after using Georgia's pro day to improve his time in the 40-yard dash.Baker posted two unofficial times of 4.46 seconds in the 40 on Wednesday. He was timed at 4.52 seconds in last month's NFL combine in ...

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