Greece: Former defense minister arrested on money-laundering charge

ATHENS, Greece — A former Socialist defense minister was arrested in Athens Wednesday on criminal charges of money laundering in connection with alleged corruption over a submarine contract. Akis Tsochadzopoulos, 72, was remanded in police custody until Monday, when he will appear before a magistrate. A conviction on those chargee carry a maximum 10-year prison … Continue reading

Rioters clash with Greek police at Athens protest

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek riot police have fired tear gas to disperse rioters throwing petrol bombs and stones, as thousands protest in Athens against new austerity measures. No injuries or arrests have been reported. Police said the clashes came as some 7,000 people marched peacefully Friday on the first day of a 48-hour general strike … Continue reading

Greek deal to cut spending does not end debt drama

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — More than two years after it came clean about its addiction to debt, Greece may finally have begun its long and painful road to recovery. Greece’s fractious political leaders struck a deal Thursday to make deep cuts in government jobs and spending to help save the country from a default that … Continue reading