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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...

Prominent Member of So-Called ''Greek Mafia'' Arrested in Glyfada

A prominent member of the so-called ''Greek Mafia,'' an organized group which engages in criminal activity, was arrested on Friday in Glyfada, Attica. A man who is believed to be among the leaders of the group was arrested as the...

Pirates Release Captured Crewmembers of Greek Tanker ”Happy Lady”

The eight crewmembers of the Greek-flagged tanker "Happy Lady," among them five Greek nationals who had been kidnapped by pirates in an attack near the coast of Cameroon, were released on Wednesday. The tanker was attacked while it lay at...

Eight Crew Members Abducted From Greek Tanker in Cameroon

Eight seamen, including five Greeks, were kidnapped after the tanker ''HAPPY LADY'' was attacked early on Tuesday some two nautical miles southwest of Limboh, Cameroon, where it was anchored. According to media reports, one of the Greek nationals has been...

Government Pledges More Security as PM Mitsotakis Presents New ''DIAS'' Police Unit

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, accompanied by Citizen's Protection Minister Michael Chrysochoides, presented the new ''DIAS'' police unit on Monday in Athens, pledging more security on the streets of Athens and in Greece overall. ''DIAS'' is an already-existing motorcycle unit...