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Deadly Moscow subway crash kills at least 12

A rush-hour subway train derailed Tuesday in Moscow, killing at least 12 people and injuring as many as 150 when a Moscow underground train derailed between two stations, the Emergencies Ministry said.
July 15, 2014

Staten Island man receives high school ring he lost in 1972 from person who found it in Greece

Stan Ostapiak had his high school ring stolen on his wedding day in 1972. It seemed lost forever until a Greek man discovered it in his father's possessions. He mailed the ring to Ostapiak two weeks ago.
New York Daily News: July 15, 2014

Patient who accused heart surgeon of blackmail dies

A 66-year-old man who last week accused a senior heart surgeon and department chief at Athens's Evangelismos Hospital of demanding a bribe to perform life-saving surgery, died on Monday after undergoing a quadruple bypass.
eKathimerini: July 15, 2014

Ypsilanti History: Why is the community named after a man who never set foot in North America?

The city of Ypsilanti is named for a man who had nothing to do with the founding of the community, and was never in North America.
The Ypsilanti Courrier: July 15, 2014

Ex-Thessaloniki mayor's jail term for embezzlement lightened

Former Thessaloniki Mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos had his life sentence for embezzlement reduced on Monday to a maximum sentence of 20 years by a court in the northern city.
eKathimerini: July 14, 2014

Greek firefighters battle bushfire near Athens

A massive bushfire is threatening houses near the Greek capital, Athens, with more than 100 firefighters struggling to contain the flames.
July 13, 2014

Greek workers face arrest for being on strike

A law selling off one-third of Greece's Public Power Corporation (PPC) to private investors was recently rushed through parliament by the government following demands by the Troika, which has been effectively decreeing policy in the country since 2010.
EUObserver: July 13, 2014

Greece battles to defuse ticking debt bomb

Dimitris Pikrodimitris took out a mortgage four years ago when he was drawing an annual income of 27,000 euros ($36,720).
The Daily Star: July 13, 2014

Protests over Sunday shop opening in Athens, Thessaloniki

A rally held by the Private Employees Federation, against the opening of stores on Sundays, was concluded at a downtown Athens location on Sunday afternoon.
July 13, 2014

Two dead in migrant shipwreck in Aegean

At least two migrants of unknown nationality died on Friday while trying to cross the Aegean Sea, the Greek coastguard said,
July 11, 2014