ATHENS - Greek police clashed with stone-throwing demonstrators Wednesday as thousands marched through Athens to protest against austerity measures imposed by the government, which is struggling to contain the country's budget-deficit crisis.

ATHENS - Government offices shut, shops pulled down their shutters and flights were cancelled across Greece Wednesday in a 24-hour nationwide strike, piling pressure on the government as it struggles to battle its budget-deficit crisis.

ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said the strong support that voters gave his party in local elections Sunday is a clear indication of public backing for a wave of austerity measures to pull Greece out of massive debt.

ATHENS, Greece - A government official in Greece says authorities are inspecting a cargo ship suspected of carrying weapon parts from North Korea to Syria.

ATHENS - A man threw a shoe at Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou Saturday in protest against the socialist government's austerity measures.
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