Anger Over Old Terrorists Upsets New Friendship Between Greece, U.S. (The Wall Street Journal)

ATHENS—The potential release from prison of a notorious Greek terrorist is drawing protests from the U.S., testing the Greek government’s newly close relations with Washington.

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Low Voter Turnout Puts Macedonian Name Change in Doubt (The Wall Street Journal)

Low turnout cast doubt over the results of a referendum in which Macedonian voters overwhelmingly backed a deal to change the country’s name to North Macedonia and clear a path for the country to join the West’s most powerful clubs.

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U.S. Takes on Russia’s Favorite Money Haven: Cyprus (The Wall Street Journal)

NICOSIA, Cyprus—On Good Friday, top managers of this island’s largest bank were at Greek Orthodox churches when their phones began to buzz. Their largest shareholder, Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, had just been sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury.

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Proposal for rapid screenings of refugees at sea draws fire (Al Jazeera)

Europe’s increasingly hardline refugee policy is raising concerns about the transparency of search and rescue in the Mediterranean, now that all vessels operated by aid organisations have been put out of action.

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Greece’s Left-Wing Leader Builds Alliance With U.S., Europe in the Balkans (The Wall Street Journal)

NEW YORK—Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed to ratify a landmark pact with neighboring Macedonia regardless of domestic political risks, as part of a strategy to stabilize the Balkan region in cooperation with the U.S. and European Union.

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Greece Mourns Wildfire Victims (The Wall Street Journal)

ATHENS—Greece began over the weekend to bury the victims of the devastating wildfires that raged through crowded resort areas, as the death toll continues to rise.

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La Grèce tente de panser ses plaies grâce à une solidarité populaire (La Tribune de Genève)

À peine le deuil national terminé après les feux meurtriers, les vieux démons politiques se réveillent.

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Greek authorities lost in red tape over fire evacuation drill (Reuters)

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece has a civil protection plan. But the long document was virtually worthless on Monday as a killer fire burnt at least 83 people to death.

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Twin wildfires near Athens kill 24, gut vacation resorts (The Associated Press)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Gale-fanned wildfires raged through holiday resorts near Greece’s capital, killing at least 24 people by early Tuesday and injuring more than 100, including 11 in serious condition, in the country’s deadliest fire season in more than a decade.

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Greek Wildfires Devastate Resort Area Near Athens (The Wall Street Journal)

ATHENS—Uncontrolled wildfires intensified near Greece’s capital, killing at least 49 people and injuring dozens more as gale-force winds raged through holiday resorts in country’s deadliest fire season in more than a decade.

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