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July 24, 1992 | Associated Press
An earthquake measuring 5.6 rocked the northern Aegean Sea region Thursday, but police said no injuries or damage were reported.
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January 27, 2013 | By David Lamb
ISTANBUL, Turkey - We slipped out of Istanbul at dusk, gliding across the Bosporus strait toward the Aegean Sea, Asia on the left bank, Europe on the right, four masts towering 204 feet overhead, polished teak floors underfoot, the notes of Buddy Justineau's piano drifting out from the lounge: “You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh…” The Bosporus, which connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, is the world's...
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TRAVEL
May 11, 1986 | GEOFFREY DEAN-SMITH, Dean-Smith is a Los Angeles free-lance writer.
Lying in the southeasterly area of the Aegean Sea are the Dodecanese group of islands. One of them, Patmos, is set like a rare and priceless jewel into the clearest waters in all of Greece. Only about 13 square miles, it is one of the smallest of the Aegean Islands. Its coastline is studded with hundreds of beautifully formed bays that sparkle in the pure gold light from a warm and friendly sun. It is probably the light in Patmos, as much as anything else, that brings the realization that one is experiencing a place of such phenomenal beauty that it caused one American businessman to announce, "It's like looking at life through a thousand different rainbows."
WORLD
June 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
MAGAZINE
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
NEWS
April 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
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.
NEWS
June 10, 1990 | Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1988 | From Reuters
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.
BUSINESS
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.
WORLD
June 4, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
January 7, 2007 | Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press
Unlike its larger, postcard-perfect neighbors in the Aegean Sea, Keros is a tiny rocky dump inhabited by a single goatherd. But the barren islet was of major importance to the mysterious Cycladic people, a sophisticated pre-Greek civilization with no written language that flourished 4,500 years ago and produced strikingly modern-looking artwork.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2000
Peace is breaking out on the southern flank of NATO, with longtime Aegean Sea adversaries Greece and Turkey promising to enter a "new era" of friendly relations. Cooperation between the two countries, which came close to a war less than four years ago, is significant and may well hold the key to the resolution of territorial disputes in the Aegean and the reunification of Cyprus.
MAGAZINE
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
NEWS
November 13, 1995 | JACK SMITH
Our cruise ship, Renaissance Six, sailed through the Aegean Sea, anchoring at such historic spots as Mykonos and Santorini and docking at Rhodes and at Kusadasi, where we made a shore excursion I have already described. We sailed the last afternoon through the Dardanelles, a 40-mile strait that is the historic graveyard of armies, and finally docked at Istanbul. Istanbul is probably the most exotic large city in the world.
NEWS
July 24, 1992 | Associated Press
An earthquake measuring 5.6 rocked the northern Aegean Sea region Thursday, but police said no injuries or damage were reported.
NEWS
June 10, 1990 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
May 16, 1985 | From Reuters
Greece has refused refueling facilities to a British merchant ship taking part in NATO exercises, a virtually unprecedented snub of one Atlantic Alliance state by another, NATO sources said today. They said the ship Green Rover had asked at the beginning of the week to refuel at Souda Bay, Crete, where Greek and U.S. forces have major facilities. Greece refused the request and the ship, taking part in the NATO exercise Distant Hammer, had to go to the Turkish port of Izmir, the sources said.
NEWS
March 29, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
Greece and Turkey backed away Saturday from a threatened confrontation over oil drilling in disputed waters of the Aegean Sea. Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou described himself as "restrainedly optimistic" that the crisis between the two countries had passed after Turkey said it was canceling plans to send an oil research ship into parts of the Aegean where both counties claim mineral rights.
NEWS
August 3, 1989 | From Times wire services
An Olympic Airways plane carrying 34 people crashed into the Aegean today near Samos island in thick fog, officials reported. Searchers reported finding no survivors. The plane was flying from Salonica in northern Greece to the eastern Aegean island, said Nikos Gelestathis, minister of transport and communications. He told reporters that search planes spotted life jackets, presumably from the plane, one to two miles off Samos' northwest coast, but that no survivors had been found.
NEWS
April 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
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.
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