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Police: Suspect in Scientist's Murder Hit Her Twice With Car

The 27-year-old has been arrested in connection with Suzanne Eaton's death

(Newser) - The 27-year-old man who had been questioned in the death of an American scientist on the Greek island of Crete has now been arrested, reports the New York Times . The man's name has not been released, but he is said to be the son of a priest who lives... More »

Sources: 27-Year-Old Admitted Murdering American Scientist

The Greek man has been detained in connection with Suzanne Eaton's death

(Newser) - A 27-year-old man suspected of murdering American biologist Suzanne Eaton in Greece has been detained, with local media alleging he has confessed to the crime, reports the BBC . On Monday morning ABC News reported by way of a source that Eaton had suffered defensive wounds inflicted by a knife. In... More »

'Something Complicated' Happened During Professor's Murder

Police say they have evidence that could identify killer of Suzanne Eaton

(Newser) - Police in Crete may be closing in on the killer of American professor Suzanne Eaton, who was found dead in a World War II bunker on the Greek island last week. A high-level police source tells ABC that the murderer could be identified by some "crucial evidence" left behind... More »

Scientist Found in Bunker Died From 'Criminal Act'

Suzanne Eaton was reportedly suffocated

(Newser) - The American scientist whose body was found in a World War II bunker on Crete nearly a week after she vanished died as the result of a "criminal act." A state coroner tells the AP he believes the death occurred near the time Suzanne Eaton was last sighted... More »

Missing American Scientist Found Dead in a Cave

Suzanne Eaton had been missing for a week in Crete

(Newser) - The search for an American scientist missing for a week on the Greek island of Crete has ended with a body. Greek newspaper Ekathimerini reports the body of Suzanne Eaton has been found in a cave about six miles from where she was last seen near Chania; Reuters describes the... More »

American Scientist Vanishes on Greek Island

Friends, family fear something happened to Suzanne Eaton while she was running

(Newser) - An American scientist vanished in Greece on Tuesday, and friends and family fear something may have happened to her while she was out running. Suzanne Eaton, a molecular biologist with Germany's Max Planck Institute, was on the island of Crete for a conference and disappeared near the port of... More »

Greece Raising Dozens of 'Harmful' Shipwrecks

Boats, some leaking petroleum, will be scrapped

(Newser) - The hulking remains of a cargo ship rise up through the water, listing to one side with a rusting hull exposed, its glory days of sailing the world's seas and oceans long gone. This is just one of dozens of abandoned cargo and passenger ships that lie semi-submerged or... More »

Woman's Sentence for Fudging School Record: 'Inhumane'

Now Greece and the world are paying attention

(Newser) - A woman in Greece has roused her nation—and now the world—after getting a 10-year sentence for altering her elementary-school record, the New York Times reports. "This decision is not simply inhumane," says the Hellenic League for Human Rights. "It is another very indicative sign of... More »

Have Arachnophobia? Steer Clear of Aitoliko

Webs cover the trees and shrubs of the Greek town as spiders feast on flies

(Newser) - It's not quite the World Wide Web—but the spiders of Aitoliko in Greece have made a good start. Spurred into overdrive by an explosion in the populations of insects they eat, thousands of little spiders in the western Greek town have shrouded coastal trees, bushes, and low vegetation... More »

The World's 'Biggest-Ever Financial Rescue' Is Over

8-year bailout era is officially over in Greece

(Newser) - "I wake up in the morning to a nightmare. How will I manage my finances and my responsibilities? This is what I wake up to every morning." That reality is not set to change for Yorgos Vagelakos, an 81-year-old retiree living in Athens—even as Greece's reality... More »

They Married Thursday, She Was a Widow Days Later

Irish newlywed among 81 dead in Greece wildfires

(Newser) - An Irish couple's idyllic Greek honeymoon has become a disaster from which only one will return. Days after arriving in the seaside resort of Mati, Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp became separated from his new bride as they ran to escape a fast-moving wildfire ; he is now among the 81 dead,... More »

As Flaming Pine Cones Rained Down, Their Only Option: Swim

Wildfire death toll in Greece now stands at 80

(Newser) - The death toll in Greece stands at 80 in the wake of devastating and fast-moving wildfires that struck near Athens Monday during what Reuters describes as a late afternoon siesta time. Much of the focus has been on Mati, a seaside town frequented by area tourists. Many fled into the... More »

Realizing Death Was Certain, 26 People Embraced

Deadly fires reportedly kill 60 people near Athens

(Newser) - "They had tried to find an escape route but unfortunately these people and their kids didn't make it in time. Instinctively, seeing the end nearing, they embraced." That's the head of Greece's Red Cross commenting on a devastating scene: A group of 26 people who... More »

Name Change Ends 27-Year Dispute Between 2 Countries

Macedonia agrees to become Republic of North Macedonia

(Newser) - Greece and Macedonia reached an historic agreement Tuesday to end a bitter 27-year name dispute that had kept the smaller and younger country out of international institutions such as NATO, the two countries' prime ministers announced. Greece's Alexis Tsipras and Macedonia's Zoran Zaev said the former Yugoslav republic'... More »

Region Known for Healthy Diet Now Known for Overweight Kids

For children, the 'Mediterranean diet is gone,' says researchers

(Newser) - The Mediterranean diet is seen as one of the world's healthiest. Now, however, a new report suggests a surprising irony: Kids who live in the Mediterranean region are among the most overweight children in the world. For example, 43% of 9-year-old boys and girls in Cyprus are overweight or... More »

Ancient City of Bargylia Could Be Yours for $8M

The property includes a theater, fortification walls, acropolis, and necropolis

(Newser) - The ancient Greek city of Bargylia in modern-day Turkey is on the market and could be yours for just $8 million, reports MNN . Located 19 miles from Bodrum on 300 acres overlooking the Gulf of Güllük, the property includes a theatre, fortification walls, acropolis, and necropolis, according to... More »

Thousands Watch Judas Effigy Burn in Easter Tradition

A town on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula has observed Orthodox Easter by burning an effigy of Judas

(Newser) - A town on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula has observed Orthodox Easter by burning an effigy of Judas. A fleet of about 20 small boats circled around a raft bearing a wire model of the apostle who betrayed Jesus Christ, then set the figure alight. On land in the town on... More »

Ancient Greek Monument Just Got Even More Impressive

It houses one of the world's oldest plumbing networks: scientists

(Newser) - The Greek island of Keros surely impressed ancient visitors, with terraces and buildings made of gleaming white stone jutting out of the Aegean Sea. As it turns out, what couldn't be seen may have been even more impressive, reports the Guardian . An international team has uncovered a sophisticated plumbing... More »

'Everything Is Lost. The Disaster Is Biblical'

Severe storm turned roads into rivers near Athens, killing 14

(Newser) - Greece declared a day of national mourning after floods on the outskirts of Athens left at least 14 dead Wednesday, flipping over cars, smashing into homes, and cutting off highway traffic. The flash floods turned roads into raging torrents of mud and debris inundated houses and businesses. Drivers scrambled out... More »

Tiny Stone Holds Unparalleled Ancient Greek Art

'It's brought some people to tears'

(Newser) - The director of the British School at Athens tells the New York Times it's "a masterpiece of miniature art." The woman who discovered it had an even more profound reaction. "Looking at the image for the first time was a very moving experience," Shari Stocker... More »

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