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At least 129 detained in large police sweep after shooting in downtown Athens

At least 129 people had been detained in downtown Athens by Friday afternoon as part of an ongoing police operation to find the culprits behind a shooting that left one dead and one injured in what authorities believe is a turf war between competing criminal gangs.

Hollywood star to run as torchbearer in Sparta for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Scottish actor Gerard Butler will be in Sparta on March 14 to run as a torchbearer for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, a local mayor said Thursday.

Speaking to state-run broadcaster ERT, Petros Doukas said the actor will also be in the city in June to attend the celebrations for the 2,500 years of the Battle of Thermopylae.

Greece-US relationship at historic high, says government spokesman

Greece and the United States are at one of the best, if not the best phase of their bilateral relationship, Greek government spokesman Stelios Petsas said ahead of a scheduled meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and US President Donald Trump in Washington on Tuesday.

Police looking for dumped body after 21-year-old confesses to murder

Police in Athens on Monday were searching the capital's main landfill in Fyli for the remains of a 52-year-old man after a 21-year-old confessed to murdering him, cutting up his body and disposing of it in the trash.

The 21-year-old man reportedly confessed on Saturday to stabbing his 52-year-old godfather to death in his sleep because the older man used to beat his mother.

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