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08/15/2018 07:36 AM
US ambassador congratulates foreign ministry on soldiers' release

The US ambassador to Greece has tweeted his congratulations to the Greek Foreign Ministry upon the release of two Greek soldiers freed after months of detention in a Turkish prison.


08/15/2018 04:01 AM
Body with gunshot wounds found in Athens

Police in Athens have launched a criminal investigation after a man’s body was found with a bullet wound to the head in the city centre.


08/15/2018 03:54 AM
Fire death toll at 96

The death toll in last month’s deadly wildfire in eastern Attica rose to 96 on Tuesday, after a 68-year-old burns victim succumbed to his injuries.


08/15/2018 02:51 AM
Two Greek soldiers released from Turkish jail return home

Two Greek soldiers freed after months in a Turkish prison returned to Greece by government jet early Wednesday after their unexpected release by a provincial court.


08/14/2018 06:36 PM
Kammenos invites Turkish counterpart to visit Greece

Greece’s defense minister said that he has extended an invitation to his Turkish counterpart following Tuesday’s release of the two Greek soldiers from Turkish jail pending trial.


08/14/2018 12:35 PM
Greek soldiers released from Turkish jail pending trial

Two Greek servicemen who had been detained in Turkey since early March for accidentally crossing the border in bad weather have been released from jail pending trial, Anadolu agency reported on Tuesday evening.


08/14/2018 11:22 AM
Turkish FM accuses Greece of escalating tensions in Aegean

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has accused Greece of escalating tensions in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, claiming that Turkey has always stood by Greeks in their times of difficulty. 


08/14/2018 08:15 AM
Last wave of Athenians leave for holidays

The coast guard and traffic police were on standby on Tuesday to facilitate a final wave of people leaving the capital for their summer vacations ahead of the August 15 national holiday. 


08/14/2018 08:12 AM
Gov’t urged to improve accessibility for disabled

The president of Greece’s Union of Municipalities and Communities (KEDE), Giorgos Patoulis, has urged the government to improve accessibility for disabled people. 


08/14/2018 08:09 AM
Smuggler nabbed while trying to unload migrants on Kos

Coast guard officers on Tuesday were questioning a 41-year-old suspected people smuggler who tried to unload 55 undocumented migrants on the Dodecanese island of Kos on Monday. 


08/14/2018 08:04 AM
Officials meet on Lesvos to discuss monuments damaged by 2017 quake

Local authorities and government officials held a meeting on Tuesday in the village of Vrisa on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos to discuss the fate of monuments that were damaged in the devastating earthquake that struck last year. 


08/14/2018 07:22 AM
Relatives testify in Attica fires inquiry

The death toll from last month’s wildfires on the outskirts of Attica rose to 95, following the deaths of two burns victims, as a large blaze that broke out on the island of Evia on Sunday was brought under control on Monday. 


08/14/2018 05:07 AM
Tensions looming in East Med

Amid a freeze in confidence-building measures ordered by the Hellenic Armed Forces General Staff (GEETHA) over the detention of two Greek soldiers and reports of Turkish vessels harassing Greek fishermen in the eastern Aegean, Athens is now bracing for Ankara’s plans in coming days to drill for gas deposits in the Eastern Mediterranean and, possibly, within Cyprus’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).


08/14/2018 03:43 AM
Weather warning for August 15

The authorities have issued a weather warning for Wednesday (August 15), with heavy rain and storms expected in the northwest of the country, with the possibility of hailstorms and strong winds.


08/14/2018 03:28 AM
US ambassador sees Greece as pillar of stability

Greece is a “pillar of stability,” US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt said on Monday, after he inaugurated a new museum in a border village in north-western Greece.


08/13/2018 03:59 PM
Trump signs defense policy bill suspending sale of F-35 jets to Turkey

US President Donald Trump has approved a defense budget law delaying the delivery of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey.


08/13/2018 03:34 PM
Greek fishermen harassed by Turkish vessels

Greek fishermen on the Dodecanese chain of islands in the southeastern Aegean say they are being harassed by Turkish Coast Guard vessels escorting Turkish fishing boats into Greek territorial waters.


08/13/2018 03:33 PM
Greek gov’t moving to change narrative

Still reeling from the political backlash of last month’s devastating wildfires, the government is reportedly seeking to shift the focus of attention to Greece’s official exit from its bailout program next week.


08/13/2018 12:30 PM
Gov’t accused of West Nile ‘indifference’

The national federation of Greek hospital workers (POEDIN) has expressed alarm over the rise of West Nile virus cases and accused the government and the Attica Regional Authority of “proverbial indifference.” 


08/13/2018 12:26 PM
Authorities nab dozens of forged passport holders

Dozens of foreign nationals have been arrested at airports across western Greece this year while attempting to use fake passports to travel, it emerged on Monday.