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Fire Breaks Out in Western Greece’s Achaea

A relatively large wildfire broke out in Greece's Achaea region, near Patras, in Western Greece on Monday. The fire broke out at approximately 13:35 local...

Greek FM Condemns Torching of Turkish Diplomats’ Cars in Thessaloniki

Two cars belonging to Turkish nationals, most likely diplomats, were set on fire in Thessaloniki, in Macedonia, Greece, in the early hours of Monday. The first...

Man Dies After Falling Onto Metro Station Rail Line in Athens

A tragic incident took place in Athens on Saturday morning, when a man, whose age is still unknown, was found dead on the railway...

Austerity’s Harsh Impact on Greece’s Public Services Revealed

According to data released Thursday by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), significant declines in state funding for public services were recorded between 2015...

Halkidiki Fire Reportedly Extinguished

After a treacherous 24-hour period, Greece's fire brigade revealed some good news, announcing on Friday that "there is no active fire front in the...

Fire Brigade Operations Center Reports Increase of Arson Cases and Wildfires in 2016

There was a 22.8 pct increase in the number of forest fires that broke out in 2016 compared with the previous year causing a...

Dervenohoria Wildfire Swells, Fears for Nearby Ammunition Factory [pics]

A wildfire at Dervenohoria, raging since 10:40 pm on Saturday, noted a resurgence on Monday afternoon due to a change in wind direction causing...

Chalkidiki Fire Around Porto Carras Turns 1,500,000m2 to Ash

Around 1,500,000 square meters of land were reduced to ash as a forest fire spread around the second peninsula of Chalkidiki, northern Greece. The...

Police Stage Occupation of SYRIZA Offices Ahead of Govt Pension Reform

15 uniformed officials, mainly police officers belonging to the Hellenic Federation of the Police (POASY) and unionists from the Greek Coast Guard and Fire...

Kefalonia Fire Under Partial Control

A big fire that broke out in the afternoon of Aug. 17 in the region of Kouroupata on Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian...

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