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Greek PM offers elections in 2015 for presidency vote deal

Athens - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Sunday offered to hold early elections in late 2015 to clinch a crucial presidential vote next week that could affect the country's economic future.

Skeleton from Greek mystery tomb to be identified next month

Athens - Details on the identity of a mystery skeleton found in a massive tomb dating from the era of Alexander the Great in Greece are to be revealed next month, the culture ministry said Friday.

Judge charged for planting drugs on woman who denied his advances

On Thursday, a former judge was found guilty on charges after he allegedly planted methamphetamine on a woman after she refused his sexual advances inside his chambers.

Greek presidential vote enters second round, fuelling economy fear

Athens - Greece's high-stakes presidential election went into a second round Wednesday after parliament failed to pick a head of state in a first ballot, fuelling concerns about the future of fiscal reforms.

Failure for presidential vote in Greece could lead to snap polls

Athens - Lawmakers from Wednesday will vote for a new Greek president in a ballot that will lead to snap general elections if they fail -- putting on the line years of efforts to turn around an economy in crisis.

At least five dead in Pennsylvania shooting spree

Five confirmed dead in a shooting spree that took place in four separate locations. Reports coming in say at least five have been confirmed dead. Authorities say death toll is likely to rise.

Greece faces tall order to prevent early elections: Analysts

Athens - Greece's embattled government will be hard-pushed to forestall early elections -- and a blow to fiscal reforms -- by steering a snap presidential ballot through parliament next week, analysts say.

The Dalai Lama not allowed to meet Pope Francis, was told 'No'

The Dalai Lama requested to meet Pope Francis but was refused the right to meet with him. The Dalai Lama was in Rome on Thursday for a Nobel Peace Prize winners' conference.

Far-left group suspected of Athens Israeli embassy attack

Athens - Greek police on Friday said a far-left group was likely responsible for a night-time gun attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens that saw the building sprayed with gunfire but no one hurt.

Watch Julien Dupont do motorcycle back-flips on roller coaster

When it comes to extreme sports Red Bull has long set the precedent. Watch Julien Dupont reach new heights while doing back flips while navigating a high-rise rollercoaster.

Plane crashes into Maryland home, 3 confirmed dead

Three passengers are confirmed dead after a small jet crashed into a Maryland residence on Monday. A possible fourth passenger has yet to be accounted for.

Clashes at Greek demos to remember teen killed by police

Athens - Demonstrations in Greece to mark the sixth anniversary of the death of a teenager at the hands of police descended into violence Saturday, with officers using tear gas and water cannon against protesters throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.

Greece's fight for Elgin Marbles gets backing from rival Turkey

Athens - Turkey on Saturday announced its support for Greece's fight to get back from Britain the famous Elgin Marbles -- ancient Greek sculptures also known as the Parthenon Marbles which were taken from Athens in the 19th century.

Great Horned Owl caught doing breast stroke

After narrowly escaping the attack of two falcons, a Great Horned Owl is caught swimming to safety in style. How you ask? By doing the breast stroke of course.

Dying to escape crisis-hit Greece

Rent - Strapped to the underbelly of a train, 23-year-old Ali Arzin from Afghanistan had hoped to cross the border of crisis-hit Greece into Macedonia and eventually reach another EU country.

Malnourished Indiana Girl, 15, found weighing only 35 lbs.

The discovery of a 15-year-old girl weighing a mere 35 pounds leaves the residents and authorities of Madison County, Indiana stunned.

Crew on migrant freighter charged by Greek authorities

Ier - Seven crew members from a freighter found drifting early this week with nearly 600 migrants on board have been charged with people smuggling, Greek authorities said on Saturday.

Syrian refugees beg to leave crisis-hit Greece

Athens - Some 200 Syrian refugees protesting in Athens on Friday asked to be allowed to leave Greece, fearing deteriorating conditions in the crisis-hit country.

700 migrants begin disembarking on Crete

- Around 700 migrants aboard a freighter that had been drifting in the Aegean Sea for two days began disembarking on the Greek island of Crete on Thursday, local officials said.

Thousands in Greek anti-austerity protests as reform talks stall

Athens - Thousands of Greeks demonstrated against a new bout of austerity on Thursday in a general strike as the government failed to break a deadlock with the country's international creditors.
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