Archaeologists believe they have found the precise location of he Acra, a fortified Hellenistic citadel erected in the heart of Jerusalem by the Seleucid conquerors, after they first destroyed he city in 168 BC.
Greek divers trawled the Aegean Sea on Monday for survivors of the country`s worst maritime accident involving refugees, as officials reacted with despair at the scene of the tragedy in which 15 babies and children drowned.
German lawmakers approved a hard-won bailout extension for Greece Friday in a move Germany`s finance chief called "not easy" but necessary, lifting the last hurdle to keeping a crucial lifeline open to Athens.
A former Greek finance minister went on trial Wednesday for allegedly shielding relatives hiding money in Switzerland, in a case closely watched for proof that the eurozone straggler is serious about tackling tax evasion.
The leader of Spain's anti-austerity party on Sunday hailed a clear election victory by its Greek radical left-wing ally Syriza, saying it would free Greece from austerity politics which he said were dictated by Germany.
Fighter jets dispatched by Libya's internationally recognised government bombed a Greek-owned tanker ship at an eastern city controlled by Islamist extremists on Monday, killing two crew members and wounding two, Libyan and Greek officials said.