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1 year 5 months ago

Thousands of Greeks protest planned gold mine

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - More than 10,000 people have taken to the streets of Greece's second largest city to protest a planned gold mine they see as an environmental risk. Police blocked the crowd's march to the Canadian Consulate in Thessaloniki, but Saturday's protest took place and ended peacefully. Eldorado...

2 years 11 months ago

US stocks slide as Greek debt worries grow

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are tumbling as investors worry that Greece won't qualify for a new installment of emergency funds in time to avoid defaulting on its debt. Investors also appear pessimistic about a Federal Reserve policy decision expected Wednesday. The Fed has hinted it might take new...

4 years 3 months ago

Stray dogs join protests in Greece

They roam the streets of Athens unperturbed, a blue collar around their necks indicating that they have been neutered by the city authorities. Athens' stray dogs naturally seek company. And there's no better place to find lots of it than at one of Athens' many demonstrations. Photographers have documented the...

4 years 10 months ago

Europe fails to agree on bluefin tuna ban

A sharply divided European Union failed Tuesday to protect the threatened bluefin tuna, as the bloc's Mediterranean nations refused to back even a temporary a ban on catching the fish prized by sushi aficionados. The EU's executive commission urged EU governments to agree to a temporary ban until the...

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