Athens' Grand Walk Pedestrian, Bike Way Trial Extended
A Weakened Tropical Storm Isaias Lashes Virus-Hit Florida
After SYRIZA Softness, New Democracy Gets Tough on Terrorism Prisoners
Greece Inaugurates Its First Underwater Museum off Alonissos Island
Greece Closes Lesbos Refugee, Migrant Camp Medical Care, COVID-19 Center

SpaceX Guiding NASA Astronauts to 1st Splashdown in 45 Years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The first astronauts to ride a SpaceX capsule into orbit headed toward a retro-style splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday afternoon to close...

With Loan Money Gone, Restaurants Are at Mercy of Coronvirus

NEW YORK — The check has arrived and beleaguered restaurant owners across America are looking down on their empty wallets.

Despite COVID-19 Threat, Black Voters Wary of Voting by Mail

DETROIT — Despite fears that the coronavirus pandemic will worsen, Victor Gibson said he's not planning to take advantage of Michigan's expanded vote-by-mail...

After Passengers Pay for COVID-19 Tests, Jet2 Cancels Cyprus Flights

Passengers who paid up to the equivalent of $261.71 for COVID-19 tests required for them to fly to Cyprus were furious after the British tour operator Jet2 canceled all fights and holidays to island until Aug. 17.

Cyprus Makes Mask-Wearing Compulsory in Large indoor Spaces

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus is making mask-wearing compulsory in all indoor areas where people gather in large numbers and ramping up random coronavirus testing at two main airports.

Putin Wants to Play Peacemaker in Turkish-Cypriot Drilling Standoff

NICOSIA -- As Turkey picked up drilling for oil and gas in Cypriot sovereign waters, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to step in and try to calm the waters, even as Turkey said it would later proceed with an energy hunt in Greek waters after pulling back.

Greece Inaugurates Its First Underwater Museum off Alonissos Island

ATHENS -- Greece inaugurated its first underwater museum, at the site of an ancient shipwreck off the uninhabited islet of Peristera, near Alonissos island, in a unique opening...

Women in Olive Oil: New Group Becomes a Global Movement

In April 2020, Jill Myers founded Women in Olive Oil (WIOO), starting with a small Facebook group that expanded globally in just a few days. On Facebook, WIOO summarizes its goal:...

US Task Force Leader Says Pandemic in New Phase

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- White House coronavirus task force leader Dr. Deborah Birx says widespread coronavirus infections in urban and rural America mark a “new phase&rdquo...

Pope Francis Called on Politicians to Create Jobs so that Economies Can Relaunch

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called on politicians to create jobs so that economies can relaunch from the lockdowns imposed to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

South Africa Passes Half a Million Coronavirus Cases

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa exceeded half a million confirmed cases of the coronavirus, even as President Cyril Ramaphosa said he sees “promising signs” that...

Tokyo Reports 292 Cases as Concerns Mount

TOKYO — Confirmed coronavirus cases are hovering at near record levels in Japan, raising worries the pandemic may be growing more difficult to control.

India’s Coronavirus Caseload Crossed 1.75 Million

NEW DELHI — India's coronavirus caseload crossed 1.75 million with another spike of 54,735 in the past 24 hours.

Australia Media Say COVID-19 Restrictions to Be Tightened

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian media are reporting that coronavirus-forced restrictions in Melbourne could be tightened from next week as authorities try to stem the...