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Greece launches probe into plane crash that killed witness in Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial

Greece launched an investigation into the crash of a private plane from Israel that killed a prosecution witness in Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial. Haim Geron, a former senior official at Israel’s ministry of communications, and his wife Esther were killed when the single-engine Cessna 182 plane crashed late on Monday off the island of Samos. […]

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Brazilian wife of Greek ambassador sentenced to 31 years in prison over his murder

A Brazilian woman was sentenced to 31 years in jail for plotting to kill her husband, the former Greek ambassador of Brazil. In 2016, Kyriakos Amiridis’ charred remains were found in the boot of a burnt-out car in Rio de Janeiro. His wife Françoise de Souza Oliveira had been having an affair with a military […]

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Greece installs 40km long fence along Turkey border amid concern of surge in migrants from Afghanistan

Greece installed a 40km long fence and surveillance system along its border with Turkey amid concern over a surge of migrants from Afghanistan. “We cannot wait, passively, for the possible impact,” Greece’s Citizens’ Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis said on a visit to the region of Evros on Friday. “Our borders will remain inviolable.” His comments came […]

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Greece: New wildfires outside Athens threatens homes, villages evacuated

Powerful winds stirred two wildfires outside Athens, Greece, threatening homes and forcing the evacuation of villages. More than 500 wildfires have broken out in recent weeks across Greece, which, like other countries in the Mediterranean region including Turkey and Tunisia, has seen some of its highest temperatures in decades. On Monday, a blaze broke out […]

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Greece’s prime minister apologies for failure to tackle wildfires: ‘I understand pain of whose houses burnt’

Greece’s prime minister has apologised for failures in tackling the wildfires tearing across the country.Hundreds of firefighters have been battling huge blazes that have forced thousands of people to flee their homes and destroyed dozens of properties.”We may have done what was humanly possible, but in many cases it was not enough,” Kyriakos Mitsotakis said.Thick […]

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Greece Fire: Strong winds push flames towards villages; hundreds evacuated by ferry

Wildfires are continuing to rip through the Greek island of Evia with strong winds driving flames towards villages.More than 2,000 people have already been evacuated from the island, many of those by ferry.A number of wildfires have struck the country in recent days. One blaze in the northern suburb of Athens is said to have […]

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Greece Wildfire: Hundreds evacuated by the sea as fires encroach land

Thousands of people fled wildfires burning out of control in Greece and Turkey on Friday, as a protracted heatwave turned forests into tinderboxes and flames threatened populated areas, electricity installations and historic sites. On the Greek island of Evia, the coastguard mounted a major operation to evacuate hundreds of people by sea, using patrol boats […]

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Greece Wildfires: Massive blaze north of Athens forces hundreds to abandon their homes

A massive wildfire near a forest north of Athens, Greece has forced hundreds to leave their homes as the fires reached residential areas. Thick plumes of smoke passed over the capital on Tuesday and prompted multiple evacuations near Tatoi, 20km north of Athens. People fled their homes in cars and on motorcycles and headed towards […]

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Devastating wildfires sweep parts of Italy, Spain and Greece, thousands flee

Wildfires are sweeping across parts of southern Europe, tearing through the Spanish and Greek countryside and forcing around 1,000 people from their homes on the Italian island of Sardinia. Sardinia’s local government declared a state of emergency on Sunday, due to what it described as a “disaster without precedence.” “It is still not possible to […]

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Assassination of rare Mediterranean monk seal sparks uproar, Greek authorities search for killer

Greek authorities are searching for the killer of Kostis, a Mediterranean monk seal, which became the island’s symbol. Kostis was named after the fisherman who saved it after a storm in 2018. A Greek seal charity which looked after Kostis for several months as a pup thinks it was killed with a spear gun. The […]

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Athens police recover Picasso, Mondrian artworks stolen in 2012

A painting by Pablo Picasso that was stolen nine years ago during a heist was recovered. On Monday, police in Athens said Picasso’s Woman’s Head had been found along with a 1905 painting of a windmill by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. Both were taken, along with a third artwork, during an elaborate 2012 heist at […]

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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 […]