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Greece Will Seize Ex-Minister's Foreign Properties

As former  Greek defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos remains in detention during an ongoing probe into charges he stole as much as 1 billion euros, or $1.27 billion, from defense contracts when he was in office, a magistrate investigating the...

In Crisis, Greek Football Teams Prefer Greek Players

ATHENS – The Greek economic crisis and days of austerity are making even its Super League soccer teams cutting back, preferring to sign homegrown players instead of dealing out big bucks to foreign players who have failed to help...

Russian Politician Savvidi Takes Big Stake in PAOK Football Club

Russian lawmaker Ivan Savvidi, after earlier talks failed, has acquired a controlling stake in Greece’s ailing football club PAOK for about 10 million euros ($12 million,) the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported, citing unidentified sources familiar with the...

PAOK Secures Top Spot in Europa League Group A

PAOK managed to win its Europa League group thanks to a 1-1 home draw against 10-man Rubin Kazan on December 15. The result was also enough for Rubin Kazan to reach the last 32 by finishing second. The result meant...