Thessaloniki

Champions League third qualifying round draw

NYON, Switzerland (AP) - Draw made Monday for the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round:<p>First-leg games, Aug. 7-8<p>Second-leg games, Aug. …

Soccer

Benfica drawn to play Fenerbahce in Champs League qualifiers

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Two-time European champion Benfica has been drawn against Fenerbahce in the Champions League third qualifying round.<p>As runner-up in the Portuguese league last season, Benfica fell into the qualifying rounds because Russia's league is now ranked more highly and has three …

Soccer

The Latest: Merkel praises private migrant rescue groups

The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local):<p>5:30 p.m.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised the work of private groups rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, saying "they've saved an unbelievable number of lives."<p>Speaking to reporters in Berlin on Friday, Merkel said …

Angela Merkel

The Latest: Macedonian police find 44 migrants inside truck

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 10:44 p.m. Macedonian police say they have found 44 …

Greece

Lufthansa offer flights to 6 new destinations

Lufthansa will expand its offering Frankfurt and Munich to include six new tourist destinations.<p>The airline announced in a statement that the 6 new …

Air Travel

Greece Postpones Extradition Hearing For Alleged Georgian Crime Boss

Greece's Supreme Court has postponed an extradition appeal hearing for a Georgian citizen who is alleged to be the head of an international crime …

Crime

Patsas

This offal soup is a classic Greek hangover cure.<p>This 24/7 pastatzidiko is said to have the best patsas in Thessaloniki. They also serve a wide …

Food

Greek court rules to extradite cybercrime suspect to France

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A Greek court agreed Friday to extradite to France a Russian cybercrime suspect who also is wanted on criminal charges in …

Cybercrime

World Jewish Congress calls on Greece to commit to fighting antisemitism

"The consternation we feel following such a cowardly desecration is only compounded by the fact that this is not an isolated incident."<p>><br>• ><p>Gravestones …

Israel

Greek Holocaust Memorial Vandalized Twice In Two Weeks

(JTA) — A Holocaust memorial was vandalized in the Greek city of Thessaloniki.<p>The monument, located on the campus of Thessaloniki’s Aristotle …

Jewish Culture

Former Greek Army Chief Wants Referendum on ‘North Macedonia’ Deal

Former chief of the Hellenic Army General Staff Frangoulis Frangos made a public petition for a referendum on the Prespa agreement with the Former …

Europe

I Try To Take Pictures Of Ordinary Places With A Slight Dreamy Mood

Living in the same dirt city for almost 10 years, I’ve grown an affection for dark alleys and worn out buildings. I’ve always been fascinated by the …

Photography

Readout of the Vice President's Call with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Vice President Mike Pence congratulated Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on the historic agreement with Skopje to resolve the long-standing name issue. …

Europe

Western Balkan leaders aim for closer cooperation to boost growth

THESSALONIKI, Greece (Reuters) - Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania will work closer on energy and transport projects to better connect their economies, their leaders said on Wednesday after a summit in Thessaloniki.<p>"Railway, highway and port interconnectivity offers our region an important …

Europe

Greece hosts Balkan talks amid Macedonia name deal protests

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister has hosted a regional summit of four Balkan countries in the northern city of Thessaloniki, amid …

Europe

Rivlin condemns desecration of Holocaust memorial in Greece

A Thessaloniki Jewish community announcement attributed the vandalism to an outcome of bigotry and racism.<p>><br>• ><p>Gravestones broken in a Jewish cemetery …

Israel

Russia makes new request to Greece for cybercrime suspect

Russian authorities have sent a new extradition request to Greece for a Russian cybercrime suspect also sought on criminal charges by the U.S. and …

Cybercrime

Greece to extradite Georgian suspected crime boss to France

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have agreed to extradite to France the Georgian suspected head of an international crime ring …

Crime

Ferry Service Connects Greece’s Thessaloniki with Cyclades, Crete

For the first time in ten years, a ferry service was launched on Saturday connecting Thessaloniki, in northern Greece with the Aegean islands and …

Greece

Second Year of HRC’s Global Partnerships in Pride Supports Advocacy and Visibility Around the World

The second year of HRC’s Global Partnerships in Pride program is underway. The program, which launched last year, will provide support to many of …

LGBTQI

New protest in northern Greece against Macedonia name deal

About 2,500 people, waving Greek flags and chanting "Macedonia is Greek," marched through the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki Wednesday to …

Europe

Migrant Smuggling Car Crashes in Greece; 2 Dead, 8 Injured

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a vehicle carrying 10 migrants has crashed in rainfall on a highway in northern Greece, killing two …

European Union

Delivery from Greece

If you are sending your DAWA samples from Greece, we recommend you use Carel Transport and Logistics.<p><b>Please contact:</b><p>Ersie Michou – Branch …

Wine

France Joins US, Russia, Asks Greece for Cybercrime Suspect

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — France has joined the U.S. and Russia in seeking the extradition from Greece of a Russian cybercrime suspect arrested in …

Money Laundering

The two victims were verbally abused before being thrown into the sea

Four people have been detained by police after attacking and throwing two men into the sea during a Pride Parade.<p>The four people are suspected of …

Crime

Greeks clash with police over Macedonia name deal

ATHENS (Reuters) - Dozens of Greeks clashed with police on Monday when they tried to storm a presentation by the ruling Syriza party aimed at explaining the virtues of a deal to change the name of Macedonia.<p>Protesters are silhouetted against burning dumpsters during clashes in a protest against the …

World News

Police fire tear gas at Greek protest of Macedonia name deal

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek riot police have fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse people who threw stones during a protest of Greece's name deal with neighboring Macedonia.<p>No arrests or injuries have been reported from Monday's clashes in Thessaloniki, the capital of Greece's …

Teargas

Refugees in an 'enemy country': Exiled Turks in Thessaloniki

They learned at school that Greeks were their enemies. Now many exiled Turks have found refuge in Thessaloniki. Florian Schmitz met some of them.<p>The …

Greece

Magnitude 5.4 quake rattles Greece, no injuries reported

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck off southern Greece Monday but no injuries or damage were reported, Greek authorities …

Natural Disasters

Two men were thrown into the sea in a brutal hate crime during Pride

Four people have been arrested for an attack against two people marching in a pride parade in Greece.<p>Over the weekend, two men marching in …

LGBTQI