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Threat of Tsunami Abates After 6.1 Earthquake Jolts Tokyo

Japan says that there is no risk of a tsunami after an earthquake measuring 6.1 hit the region of Tokyo on Thursday. The quake, registering a strong 5 on Japan's intensity scale, brought the strongest shaking to Tokyo's central wards...

Snow Storm Departs Athens, Leaving Suburbs in Darkness

The snow storm "Medea," which left Athens covered in snow Tuesday, passed through the city on Wednesday and is making its way toward Crete. The winter storm has left over 40,000 homes in Attica, especially in Athens' suburbs, without electricity...

Electricity Blackout on Crete After Power Plant Fire (video)

Many areas in central Crete continue to be without electricity on Friday as a fire engulfed a main power plant near Heraklion. Television footage shows black smoke coming out of the plant at Linoperasmata. Firefighters are battling to contain the...

Power Returns to Greek Island After 34-Hour Blackout

Electricity and water supplies were restored on the Greek island of Hydra on Monday afternoon, after a power outage since early Sunday morning. The Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE) apologized for the blackout and said it had restored a fault...

Hydra Island in State of Emergency due to Power and Water Outages

Attica Regional Governor Rena Dourou asked that a state of emergency be declared for Hydra, since the island has been without electricity and water since 5:30 am on Sunday. According to the Athens News Agency, the governor said the blackout is...

Massive Power Outage Hits Athens

Most parts of Athens were without electricity early Wednesday afternoon after a fault crippled the power supply system in the Greek capital. Suburbs from as far south as Glyfada to Kifisia in the north were all affected. According to the Independent...

Nationwide Blackout in Greek TV This Morning

Television screens across Greece went blank for several hours on Tuesday morning, as the country's digital signal provider, Digea, was trying to repair a serious technical problem. At the time of the blackout, which started at around 9:30 am and lasted...

Government Orders Electricity Workers Back to their Jobs

The Administrative Court of First Instance of Athens, Greece ruled on Friday night that the strike by Public Power Corporation (PPC) workers is illegal and abusive. Greek government ordered electricity workers back to their jobs on Saturday, by issuing a "civil mobilization...