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US Embassy to Close Immigration Office in Athens

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Athens will shut down operations on November 15, according to recent announcement released by the US Embassy. The last day the office will accept applications or petitions and be open to the...

Anarchists Splash Paint at US Ambassador's Residence in Athens

A group of anarchists threw paint and a smoke bomb at the official residence of the US Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, in central Athens in the early hours of Wednesday. According to preliminary reports, the group drove up on...

US Embassy Offers Ten Scholarships for Greeks to Study in the US

The U.S. Embassy in Athens announced on Wednesday the launch of a new program which will give the chance to ten Greek students to travel to the United States. The students will receive a one-year scholarship to study at...

$342 Million Renovation of U.S. Embassy in Athens Begins (photos)

The United States is committed to supporting Greece that is exiting its adjustment program, said U.S. ambassador to Athens, Geoffrey Pyatt, on Wednesday. "We have a stake in the economic success of Greece and its role as a pillar of...

U.S. Embassy Warns Visitors of West Nile Virus Threat in Greece

The US embassy in Athens has issued a health alert for visitors to Greece over the spread of the West Nile Virus, which has resulted in the death of at least 11 people. The alert says that 77 cases of...

Shots Fired at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara (video)

Several gunshots were fired from a vehicle at the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Monday, hitting a window in a security post but causing no casualties, broadcaster CNN Turk reported. It said police teams were searching for...

Fourth of July Marked by Reception at US Embassy in Greece (photos)

US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt hosted a reception to mark Independence Day on Tuesday with guests including politicians, entrepreneurs, artists and prominent Americans living in Athens. At his welcoming remarks at the ambassador's residence, Pyatt said that the United...

Greece Says US 'Misguided' Over Criticism of N17 Killer's Prison Leave

As November 17 hitman Dimitris Koufodinas returned to the Korydallos jail, west of Athens, after a 48-hour leave on Thursday, a Greek minister hit back at the U.S. for condemning his release. Koufodinas — currently serving a number of life sentences for crimes...

US Embassy Blasts Prison Leave for November 17 Killer

The U.S. embassy in Athens has issued a statement condemning the release of November 17 hitman Dimitris Koufodinas who walked out of Korydallos prison on Tuesday on a 48-hour leave. "We thoroughly condemn this third furlough granted to a convicted terrorist and...

Greek Police on Alert for Yearly November 17 March to US Embassy

More than 5,000 officers are on duty to police the march that will take place Friday afternoon in Athens, commemorating the anniversary of the student uprising against the Greek junta in 1973. The march will start at 3 pm local...