June 9, 2000 |
A British defense attache was assassinated here Thursday, and Greek police found evidence pointing to the terrorist group November 17, whose members have eluded capture despite a 25-year legacy of bloodshed. Brig. Stephen Saunders, 52, the defense attache at the British Embassy, was gunned down by two assassins as he drove to work. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but police said ballistic tests showed that the spent shells found on the scene came from a .
June 13, 1998 |
Nearly two centuries ago, a British ambassador to Greece removed a set of marble sculptures from the Parthenon in Athens. Claiming smugly that the debased modern Greeks were not up to looking after the heritage of their classical forebears, Lord Elgin shipped the marbles home to enjoy the full protection of the British Empire.