ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is on track for a general election July 7, three months ahead of schedule, after the country's president accepted a request Monday by left-wing Prime Minister Alexis...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has a meeting set with Greece's president to ask him to call an early national election by dissolving parliament.
Greek president, jeered by name deal foes, denounces Nazism
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — 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 Day performance.
Greece makes 3 migrants citizens for their wildfire rescues
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Three migrant fishermen received Greek citizenship Wednesday for helping rescue dozens of people who were forced into the sea by flames from a summer wildfire that caused 100 deaths.
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos hosted a ceremony for Gani Xheka, 35, from Albania and Egyptians Emad El Khaimi, 50, and Mahmoud Ibrahim Musa, 46, both to honor them and for "sending a message to Europe" to counter anti-immigrant sentiment.
Greek, Italian presidents attend WWII commemoration parade
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday attended Greece's annual military parade commemorating Greece's entry into World War II — against Italy.
Mattarella appeared at the parade in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, at the invitation of Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who later hailed his counterpart's presence.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Wednesday demanded that Greece arrest and start legal proceedings against far-right demonstrators who burned a Turkish flag during a protest in Athens.
Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, told reporters that Turkey "strongly condemns" Monday's flag-burning incident, which he said amounted to a hate crime.
"It is our expectation that the Greek authorities find the perpetrators and bring them before justice," he said.
The Latest: Erdogan’s visit to Greece starts on tense note
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Greece (all times local):
The first official visit by a Turkish president to Greece for six decades has got off to a tense start, with Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeating comments about the need to "update" the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne that delineated the borders of modern Turkey, among other issues.
Erdogan to visit Greece at a time of frosty ties with EU, US
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is rolling out the red carpet for a visit this week by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hoping to improve often-frosty ties between the two neighbors and NATO allies at a time when Turkey's relations are being tested with both the European Union and the United States.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The presidents of Germany and Greece have opened an art exhibition co-hosted by the two countries.
Documenta 14, a multimedia exhibition showcasing over 160 international artists, will run in Athens and in Kassel, Germany.
Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Athens on Friday on a two-day official visit to Greece. He met President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and held talks with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
German president in Greece to open art exhibition
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has begun a two-day visit to Greece where he will open an art exhibition being co-hosted by the two countries.
Steinmeier met Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Friday and held talks with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Obama arrives in Greece at start of his final foreign tour
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — President Barack Obama has arrived in Greece on the first stop of his final foreign tour as president.
Air Force One touched down midmorning in Athens after an overnight flight from Washington. On his first day in Greece, Obama will meet with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, plus hold a news conference with Tsipras.
Obama heads to Greece on first leg of final overseas trip
WASHINGTON (AP) — His presidency winding down, Barack Obama headed out on his last official overseas tour hoping to reassure America's allies of the steadiness of U.S. resolve and its reliability as a security partner in a time of surging extremism and a host of global challenges.
Obama took off from an air base in suburban Maryland at nightfall Monday on the way to his first stop — in Greece — on his three-nation tour.
Russia’s foreign minister: US can’t solve world crises alone
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday said the next U.S. administration would have to work with Moscow to solve world crises, and argued that the peace process in Syria had been "sabotaged" by other countries involved in talks.
Days before the U.S. presidential election, Sergey Lavrov made the remarks on a visit to Greece, a NATO and European Union member that has maintained close ties with Russia.