Category Archives: ATHENS, Greece

Greek far-left killer in intensive care after hunger strike

Greek authorities say a far-left extremist convicted of 11 murders has been placed in intensive care after a 15-day hunger strike that has triggered violent protests by political sympathizers. Continue reading

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Greek court: 9 jailed ahead of Erdogan visit not terrorists

A Greek court has cleared of terrorism and criminal arms charges nine people arrested in Athens ahead of a 2017 visit by Turkey’s president and accused of belonging to a Turkish militant group. Continue reading

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The Latest: Greek government survives confidence vote

The Latest on a government confidence vote in Greece (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Greece’s left-wing government has survived a confidence vote called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras nearly two weeks before the European Parliament elections. Continue reading

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

A Greek far-left extremist serving 11 life terms for a string of murders is vowing to continue “until the end” with a hunger strike after judges rejected his bid for new leave from prison. Continue reading

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Greece’s Tsipras faces confidence vote after backing ally

Greek lawmakers are holding a vote of confidence in the left-wing government, after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras turned a censure motion against a junior minister into a test of his entire administration. Continue reading

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Greek far-left extremist in hospital after hunger strike

Officials say a far-left Greek extremist serving 11 life terms for a string of assassinations is in the hospital following a five-day hunger strike over prison authorities’ refusal to grant him temporary leave. Continue reading

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Greek court reduces sentences over migrant’s fatal stabbing

A Greek appeals court has reduced from life to 21 years and five months’ imprisonment the sentences imposed on two men convicted of the fatal racist stabbing of a Pakistani migrant in 2013. Continue reading

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Greek man arrested over child’s freak Easter Sunday shooting

Greek police say they have arrested a man suspected of firing his gun in the air during Orthodox Easter celebrations and accidentally shooting in the head an eight-year-old girl playing in an adjacent village. Continue reading

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Greek bishop skips holy object’s arrival at military airport

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. Continue reading

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