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Belarus hijacks Ryanair passenger flight with fake bomb threat to arrest dissident journalist

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko scrambled a fighter jet to force a Ryanair flight travelling from Greece to Lithuania to land in Minsk so he could arrest a dissident journalist who is now facing the death penalty following an ‘outlandish’ bomb scare. Ryanair flight FR4978, carrying 171 passengers, had been flying from Athens to Vilnius when […]

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Greece: ‘Several active and scattered’ blazes continue burning for the third day near Athens

Hundreds of firefighters have battled a forest fire west of Greece’s capital Athens for a third day, and brought the main front of the blaze under control as weather conditions improved. Backed by 16 aircraft and by the army, more than 270 firefighters fought the fire on the Geraneia mountain range, described by authorities as […]

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Greece: Prominent journalist shot dead by bike-borne assassins in Athens

A prominent Greek journalist has been shot dead near his home in the capital, Athens, in a rare crime targeting a member of the media that shocked colleagues. Giorgos Karaivaz, who specialised in crime reporting and worked for private station Star TV, was returning home from work when he was ambushed by two individuals on […]

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Turkey and Greece accuse each other of pushing migrant boats

Greece accused Turkey of pushing boats carrying migrants into Greek waters, a claim that Turkey has strongly rejected. Greece and Turkey disagree on a range of issues, including energy resources in the Mediterranean Sea, and tensions between the NATO allies rose last year when thousands of asylum seekers in Turkey tried to storm the Greek […]

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Greece: 2,500-year-old bronze bull figure washes up following heavy rain

A bull bronze figure believed to be at least 2,500 years old was recovered in Greece followiGreece: 2,500-year-old bronze bull figure washes up following heavy raining heavy rain near the ancient site of Olympia. Burn marks on the statuette suggest it may have been one of thousands of offerings to the Greek god Zeus. The discovery […]

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‘I’m in pain’: Hundreds of people march against police brutality in Greece

Police in Athens clashed with youths protesting against an incident of police violence that prompted widespread condemnation and putting the police under spotlight. At least 5,000 people took part in a march on Tuesday in the capital’s Nea Smyrni neighbourhood amid an uproar after a video on social media showed a police officer beating a […]

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Powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Greece, sending people in panic

A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake rattled central Greece on Wednesday sending people running in panic. Tremors were felt across the country and as far as Albania, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit after midday and was at a depth of 10km, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The epicentre was 20km […]

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Grammy-nominated Scottish musician Sophie Xeon, tragically dies aged 34

Grammy-nominated Scottish musician, record producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ, Sophie Xeon died in a “terrible accident” on Saturday morning aged 34, according to a statement from the musician’s record label Transgressive. “Tragically our beautiful Sophie passed away this morning after a terrible accident. True to her spirituality she had climbed up to watch the full […]

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Death toll from Aegean Sea earthquake rises to 85

The casualty after the powerful earthquake hit the Aegean Sea has risen to at least 85. On Monday, a three-year-old girl was rescued from a collapsed building in the western Turkish city of Izmir. Rescuers pulled the girl, Elif, out of the rubble, then took her on a stretcher to an ambulance as emergency crews […]

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Powerful earthquake hits Turkey and Greece, triggers mini-tsunami. Scores injured.

A powerful earthquake caused chaos in Turkey and Greece. Land near Turkey’s Aegean coast and north of the Greek island of Samos shook destroying a number of houses. 7.0 magnitude tremor was centred off Turkey’s Izmir province, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The USGS said the quake struck at a depth of 10km and […]

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King of Netherlands comes under severe criticism for vacationing in Greece amid pandemic

The king of Netherlands, Willem-Alexander and his wife were forced to cut short their vacation to Greece on Friday after coming under criticism for traveling during the coronavirus pandemic. “We see the reactions by people to reports in the media,” Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima said in a statement published by the Royal House […]

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Cyclone Ianos: Rare Mediterranean hurricane sweeps Greece, 3 dead

Three people died  after a rare hurricane-like storm swept across Greece, flooding streets and homes and cutting power. At least two people remain missing Hundreds of people became trapped as Cyclone Ianos, known as a “medicane” – Mediterranean hurricane – hit areas north of Athens before heading south. As Ianos churned eastwards overnight Friday and […]