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, ...

Update: Migrants gather in Greece for Balkan crossing

Europe 04/04/19, 10:31

The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local):5:25 p.m.Hundreds of migrants are gathering outside a camp near the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, planning a long trek through heavily guarded Balkan borders to seek asylum in Europe's ...

Greek police use safe driving to stop migrant-smuggling

Europe 03/27/19, 03:12

Police in northern Greece have adopted a new tactic for disrupting gangs that smuggle people into the country from across the land border with Turkey, an increasingly popular route: stopping drivers who work for the gangs and charging them with ...

Greek president, jeered by name deal foes, denounces Nazism

Europe 01/27/19, 17:21

About 250 nationalist protesters gathered in Greece's second-largest city Sunday to denounce the ratification of a deal to normalize relations with neighboring Macedonia, jeering at "traitor politicians" as some public officials left a concert hall after an International Holocaust Remembrance ...

Greek lawmakers to vote on Macedonia name change deal

Europe 01/25/19, 04:55

Greek lawmakers are to wrap up three days of acrimonious parliamentary debate with a vote on a deal normalizing relations with Macedonia, under which Greece's northern neighbor will rename itself North Macedonia and Athens will drop its objections to the ...

Greek protest against Macedonia deal ends in violence

Europe 12/14/18, 15:22

Police in northern Greece have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse anti-government protesters opposed to a proposed agreement with neighbor Macedonia that would end a decades-long name dispute.A woman holding a religious icon shouts slogans in front of ...

Greece: More than 100 people detained during rioting

Europe 12/07/18, 05:42

Greek authorities say more than 100 people were detained during rioting in Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki following events marking the 10th anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager.Police said Friday that 66 people were detained ...

Greek police deploy for marches on teen death anniversary

Europe 12/06/18, 06:30

Greek authorities are deploying about 2,500 police in Athens to monitor demonstrations marking the 10th anniversary of the fatal police shooting of a teenager that sparked Greece's most extensive riots in decades.Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Athens and the ...

Greek high school unrest amid fears of far-right resurgence

Europe 11/29/18, 09:00

Led by a horseman draped in a Greek flag, about 1,200 high school students marched through the northern city of Thessaloniki on Thursday to protest government efforts to end a three-decade-old dispute with neighboring Macedonia.Protesters waved Greek flags, shouted slogans ...

Greece: Police, anarchists mark 1973 uprising with clashes

Europe 11/17/18, 14:22

Greek police say clashes have broken out between police and anarchists in Athens and Thessaloniki on the anniversary of a 1973 student uprising against the military regime that ruled Greece.Riot policemen try to avoid petrol bombs thrown by hooded youths ...

Greek, Italian presidents attend WW II commemoration parade

Europe 10/28/18, 09:55

Italy's President Sergio Mattarella has attended Greece's annual military parade commemorating Greece's entry into World War II — against Italy.People holding Greek flags watch a military parade at the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. The ...

Waiting for arrest, migrants camp near Greek police station

Europe 10/08/18, 07:43

Several hundred asylum-seekers are camped outside a police station in Greece's second-largest city Thessaloniki, lining up to be arrested and formally processed, as a surge in illegal migration in northern Greece has overwhelmed authorities.Kurdish migrants wait outside a police station ...

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 ...

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