Greek strike to close Acropolis, other key sites on Oct. 11

Entertainment 10/04/18, 09:39

A Greek union representing staff at the country's ancient sites and state-run museums has called a 24-hour strike for Oct. 11.The protest is likely to close the ancient Acropolis in Athens that day along with multiple sites around Greece that are popular with tourists.The union announced the strike Thursday. It ...

Champions League: Semedo rescues Benfica to beat AEK 3-2

Soccer 10/02/18, 17:23

Substitute Alfa Semedo rescued 10-man Benfica with a late goal to beat AEK Athens 3-2 Tuesday as the Greek champion was punished for chaotic defending with a second Champions League defeat.AEK's Viktor Klonaridis, left, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal next to his teammate during a Group E Champions ...

3 people missing after storm pounds Greece with heavy rain

Europe 09/30/18, 10:05

Greek authorities are looking for three missing people on a Greek island after a rare and powerful Mediterranean storm dumped heavy rain on the region.A firefighter tries to drain water from a house after a storm hit Kalamata town, southwest of Athens, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. A powerful Mediterranean storm ...

Swift runs for 2 TDs as No. 2 Georgia tops Tennessee, 38-12

Sports 09/29/18, 19:11

D'Andre Swift ran for two touchdowns, including a late 14-yarder to ice the game, and No. 2 Georgia used dominant defense to overcome a sluggish offensive start in a 38-12 win over Tennessee on Saturday.Freshman quarterback Justin Fields scored on runs of 12 and 15 yards, and Isaac Nauta had ...

Powerful storm in Mediterranean brings heavy rain to Greece

Europe 09/29/18, 05:30

A powerful Mediterranean storm has brought torrential rain to southern Greece, as civil protection services remained on alert across most of the country despite news that the storm's intensity weakened as it moved eastward.The storm, called Zorba, moved past the southwestern tip of the Peloponnese on Saturday as winds of ...

Powerful storm rolls across south Greece, outages reported

Europe 09/28/18, 04:09

Toppled trees hit power lines and caused outages in parts of Athens as a powerful storm rolls across southern Greece.Schools in the Greek capital and several other parts of the country were closed Friday, and civil protection services were on alert through the weekend. Winds were expected to reach up ...

Cyclone warning as gale-force winds batter Greece

Europe 09/27/18, 05:20

Meteorologists are warning of a high probability of a tropical-like cyclone forming in the Ionian Sea to the southwest of the Greek mainland, as gale-force winds continued to batter the country and forced the closure of most schools.A ferry remains docked due to bad weather at the port of Rafina, ...

Greece imports referees as fix for soccer violence

Soccer 09/24/18, 06:02

When Greek league rivals AEK Athens and PAOK Thessaloniki met last season, a disallowed goal late in the match — which was, finally, allowed — threw the sport into chaos.PAOK's owner stormed onto the field in protest with a gun strapped to his belt, the league was suspended for two ...

Walk into my parlor: Greek spiders spin giant web over shore

Europe 09/21/18, 11:23

It's not quite the World Wide Web — but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start.Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes and low vegetation in ...

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