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At Least 24 Dead as Huge Fires Rage Near Greece's Capital

At least twenty-four people have died in huge fires raging out of control outside the Greek capital. Twenty deaths were confirmed by Greek government spokesperson Dimitris Tzanakopoulos while four more were found dead in the sea at the area of...

Catalonia to Vote on Independence from Spain on October 1st

Catalonia’s parliament has given the greenlight for an independence vote that Spain's government says is illegal. On Wednesday Catalan lawmakers passed a law to to establish an October 1 referendum on whether to declare independence from Spain. Spain's central government...

Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Hits North of Rhodes in the Aegean; At least 2 Dead

A magnitude 6.5 Earthquake hit east of the island of Kos and North of Rhodes in the Turkish side of Aegean Sea at 1:32am (local) on Friday, according to the Greek Department of Geophysics at the University of Athens. The...

Train Derailment in Greece Leaves 3 Dead

An intercity train traveling on the Athens-Thessaloniki route got derailed and eventually crashed into a house, a few hours after leaving Athens on Saturday. Three people lost their lives as a result of the accident and 10 more were injured,...

Explosion in Athens; One Dead, Six Injured

An explosion at a coffee shop in central Athens on Thursday morning left one dead and seven injured. The incident took place at 9:20 am at a Victoria Square coffee shop at Victoria Square, next to the subway station. A...

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Ioannina in Northern Greece

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit northern Greece, near the city of Ioannina at 11:14pm local time according to the Athens Institute of Geodynamics. The epicenter was located 10km deep in the village of Pogoni, north west...

Tsochatzopoulos' Wife Vicky Stamatis Escapes from Psychiatric Hospital

Guards at Athens' psychiatric institution "Dromokaiteion," realized early Thursday morning that Vicky Stamatis, wife of also jailed former Greek Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos, had escaped from the premises. The room where she was held was found empty and signs that the window latch was...

Sergio Markarian Takes Over Greece Captaincy

Sergio Markarian has been chosen to be the Greek national team's head-coach according to an official statement by the Greek federation (EPO). Nikos Kostenglou will be his assistant. It took them three months but finally the team's technical director Giorgos Karagounis...

Earthquake Shakes Athens

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.4 Richter, hit off the Attica province in Greece. The earthquake's epicenter was located 27Km East from Athens. According to the Euro-Med Seismological Center, the earthquake’s epicenter had a 10 kilometers depth. There...