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Suspected Arsonist Caught on Camera in Penteli Fire Near Athens

An arson suspect was caught on camera on Thursday in relation to the fire that broke out on the densely-forested Mt Penteli just outside of Athens, Greece on Tuesday. According to the Greek television network Alpha, locals saw a man...

Blood of Christ Ancient Relic Returned by Thieves

Thieves have returned a gold shrine believed to contain vials of the blood of Jesus Christ stolen from a church in France. The 2,000-year-old reliquary, called the "Precious Blood of Christ," is among the Catholic Church's holiest relics. Thieves stole...

Caroline Crouch Killer Begs for Forgiveness, Has “No Excuses”

Babis Anagnostopoulos, the Greek helicopter pilot who killed his British wife Caroline Crouch last March, testified in court on Wednesday that he had "no excuses" for killing the young mother. Anagnostopoulos, 33, even begged for forgiveness for killing his wife,...

The Modern-Day Agatha Christie that Has Greeks Glued to their TVs

Every Friday evening, hundreds of thousands of Greeks are glued to their TV sets watching the latest episode of "Fos sto Tounel," or "Light in the Tunnel," by investigative journalist Angeliki Nikolouli. Nikolouli has earned a reputation as a hard...

Mother of Three Dead Children in Greece Detained

Roula Pispirigkou was detained on Wednesday for the homicide of her first daughter. The Greek mother from the city of Patra came under suspicion after all three of her children died within three years. Pispirigkou, 33, was detained by police...

Greece to Crack Down on Soccer Hooligans After Thessaloniki Murder

Greece is cracking down on soccer hooligans after the vicious murder of a young soccer fan in Thessaloniki by a fan of a rival team. Justice Minister Kostas Tsiaras, Civil Protection Minister Takis Theodorikakos, Deputy Minister of Sports Lefteris Avgenakis,...

Greek “Jane Doe” Victim in Mississippi Cold Case

A Greek "Jane Doe" was most likely killed in a murder that occurred in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1980. Fully ethnically Greek, she must have relatives in North America and Greece; discovering the victim's true identity is the quest of...

Suspected ISIS Member Arrested in Greece

A 40-year-old Iraqi man who is suspected of being a member of the Islamist terrorist group ISIS was arrested in Athens, Greece on Thursday. The man was originally arrested on December 7 for a series of crimes, including creating false...

Engineer Gets Even With “Porch Pirates” With Exploding Glitterbombs

At this most wonderful time of year, you'd like to think that no one would be enough of a Scrooge to steal from our very doorsteps, but you would be wrong; the people known as "porch pirates" do just...

Revenge Porn Makes Ugly Appearance in Greece

The issue of revenge porn, or the distribution of sexual images or videos of someone without their consent, is now the most discussed topic in Greece after TV host Stathis Panagiotopoulos was accused of uploading dozens of videos and...