January 21, 1996
Regarding the river Hercules diverted, as one of his 10 labors, to clean out the Aegean Stables ("Bankruptcy Bons Mots," Palm Latitudes, Dec. 3): Hercules' 11th labor was learning how to spell Augean. Of course, the Aegean Sea could use a little cleaning out. Lionel Richman Los Angeles
April 29, 1989 |
A strong earthquake jolted central Greece on Friday but no damage or injuries were reported. The Athens Seismological Institute said the magnitude 5.0 quake, which occurred at 7:02 a.m., was centered in the Aegean Sea, about 85 miles north of the capital.
June 10, 1990 |
An Austrian tourist died and her husband was missing after a chartered yacht collided Saturday with a freighter and sank in the Aegean Sea, an official said. It was unclear what caused the accident off Cape Sounion, 45 miles southeast of Athens, the Merchant Marine Ministry said. Two other passengers were slightly injured when the yacht, the Greek Aghena, collided with the freighter Anastassia K.
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March 31, 1988 |
Greece and Turkey began talks in Athens on Wednesday on military exercises in the Aegean Sea, officials said. They will also discuss disputed boundaries of international airspace over the Aegean, and a committee of Turkish and Greek diplomats and military experts will report on their findings in May, the officials said. The 3-day talks are the first since the Greek and Turkish prime ministers agreed in January to try to ease tensions between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries.
February 19, 1987
The Socialist government will push legislation giving it a controlling interest in the joint U.S., Canadian and West German oil and gas consortium operating in the northern Aegean Sea. The surprise decision comes as Greece is seeking to attract more foreign investments. "This decision is exclusively dictated by the national importance of the north Aegean oil fields," Industry and Energy Minister Sakis Peponis said.
June 4, 2008 |
The mayor of a tiny Aegean Sea island was charged with breach of duty after conducting Greece's first same-sex marriage ceremonies in defiance of a prosecutor's order designating such nuptials as illegal. Mayor Tasos Aliferis of Tilos held the civil ceremonies for a gay couple and a lesbian couple shortly after dawn, provoking the wrath of conservative church officials and the country's justice minister. "This is a huge step forward for human rights in Greece," said Evangelia Vlami, one of the newlyweds.