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Greek Crew Held Hostage by Pirates off Coast of Nigeria

The Greek government announced on Sunday that three sailors who are Greek nationals have been held hostages for the last several days by pirates in Nigeria, off the coast of West Africa. The drama all began weeks ago, more specifically on...

Golden Dawn Members to Enter Prison on Friday

The 37 members of the neo-Nazi party golden Dawn who were convicted in October will be transported to prison on Friday. The convicts were held at police headquarters in Athens after the court upheld their prison sentences on Thursday, rejecting...

Cypriots Furious Over Allegations of Corruption

Hundreds of people gathered in Nicosia on Wednesday to protest the alleged widespread corruption among politicians and lawyers surrounding the Golden Visa program. Politicians, including the president of the Cyprus Assembly, are under pressure to resign following the Al Jazeera...

Trafficking Ring Ferrying Migrants From Greece to Italy Discovered

On Saturday, July 18, Greek authorities announced that they had arrested six suspects involved with trafficking migrants from Greece to Italy, using sailboats to cross the border. According to officials, members of the trafficking ring had bought at least four...

45-Year-Old Man Attacks Greek Tax Office Employees with Axe

In a shocking series of events, police arrested a man who barged into a tax office in Kozani, Thessaloniki on Thursday and began to viciously attack employees there with an axe. The attack occurred on Thursday during normal business hours...

Police Arrest Two Bulgarian Men in Attempted Kidnapping in Pyrgos

Two men from Bulgaria have been taken into custody after allegedly attempting to kidnap a fourteen-year-old boy in Pyrgos. The crime occurred on Thursday, June 25. The men were arrested on Friday after the potential kidnapping target recognized one of...

Afghan Migrant Kills Teenager in Moria Camp on Lesvos Island

A 16-year-old Afghan teenager was stabbed and killed early Wednesday morning by a 20-year-old Afghan man a short distance from the north gate of the Moria Reception and Identification Centre (RIC) on the Greek island of Lesvos. The 16-year-old was...

Greece Confiscates Tons of Contraband Antiseptic Gels, Masks from China and Turkey

Greece's Economic Crime Prosecution Corps (SDOE) announced on Wednesday that they have confiscated tons of antiseptic gel, face masks and other personal protective equipment originating from China and Turkey. The SDOE's Attica division carried out a search on a company...