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Government Minister Claims Arson is Behind Zakynthos Fires

While visiting Zakynthos island, Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis, who is also the local Parliament member, said of the multiple wildfires: "This is planned." The Civil...

Greece Asks Southern States to Choose Germany as post-Brexit EU Agency Host

The Greek government is hoping to create a southern EU alliance for a vote in order to relocate a London-based EU agency to Germany's...

Syrian Refugee Couple’s “Big Fat Greek Wedding” in Lesvos

Having received an official recognition by a Greek county court of a right to receive a civil marriage license, two Syrian refugees were married...

German Court Convicts Smugglers Over Migrant Deaths in Lesvos

A court in southern Germany has convicted three Syrian men over the drowning deaths of 13 migrants off the coast of Greece, in Lesvos...

NBA Star Hollis Thompson Signs with Olympiacos Piraeus

NBA star Hollis Thompson is bringing his talents to Greece and Piraeus. Unable to settle a deal with an NBA team this summer, Thompson has...

Greece Assists Albanian Firefighting Efforts with Two Planes

According to a press release of the European Commission, Greece has contributed two airplanes to combat the wildfires that are blazing in the southern part...

Greek Coastguard Seizes 2 Tons of Marijuana on Italian Yacht

Greek authorities announced that they have seized roughly two tons of Albania-grown marijuana on an Italian-flagged yacht destined for the Aegean Sea islands. The coastguard...

Athens Metro Expansion Project Receives Four Bids

Four bidders have expressed interest in Greece's tender for a €1.45 billion ($1.70 billion) project to expand the Athens metro, state-owned Attiko Metro announced...

Iran Drops Panionios Footballers for Playing Against Maccabi Tel Aviv

Iran has dropped midfield duo Haji Safi and Masoud Shojaei from the national team after they played in a UEFA Europa League game against...

Attica Bank Sells Non Performing Loans Portfolio

Non-systemic Greek lender Attica Bank has announced the sale of a non-performing loan (NPL) portfolio, a development that was approved by the Bank of...

West Nile Mosquito Fever Kills Two People in Greece

The Greek Center for Disease Control and Prevention has registered 20 cases of West Nile fever in the country since the beginning of this...

Prank Call Causes Delays in Ships departures from Santorini

A call from an unknown man warning of an explosive device inside a ship waiting to sail for Piraeus from the port of Santorini...

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