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Government Reintroduces Criminalization of Blasphemy; Toughens Pedophile Sentences

Greek Minister of Justice Costas Tsiaras announced in Parliament on Monday that the government intends to bring forward some landmark changes to the country's Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Codes. Among the most prominent changes will be the resumption of the...

Large Anti-Terror Operation Underway in Athens; 3 Arrested So Far

A large anti-terror police operation has been underway in Greece since Friday, it was made public on Saturday afternoon. Thus far, two men and a woman have been arrested. The two men are accused of taking part in terrorist acts...

Greek Police Bust Group Smuggling Migrants Through Europe

Greek police busted a major group that was illegally smuggling migrants to other EU member states, by offering them fake travel documents. More specifically, the Security Office of the Central Port Authority of Piraeus along with a Greek Police's special...

Greek Oil Tanker Attacked By Pirates in Togo; Four Crew Members Kidnapped

According to an official statement issued by the Navy of Togo, a Greek oil tanker was attacked by pirates off the shores of the west African nation in the early hours of Monday. The criminals who went aboard the Greek...

Greek Police Discover 105 kg of Cocaine; Three Foreign Nationals Arrested

Greek police recently discovered and confiscated 105 kilograms (231 pounds) of cocaine, according to information made public by police authorities on Thursday. The Drug Prosecution Division of the Attica Police Department stormed an apartment in Agios Demetrios, Athens, where they found...

One Ton of Cannabis Found By Greek Coast Guard Near Alonnisos Island

Greek Coast Guard authorities discovered large quantities of drugs in a cave on the islet of Piperi, near the island of Alonnisos, in the Northern Sporades archipelago on Monday. According to their announcement, the Coast Guard sized a total of...

Europol and Greek Police Dismantle Massive Baby-Selling Network in Thessaloniki

According to an announcement made on Thursday, Greece's national police and the EU's law enforcement agency Europol dismantled a 66-member organized crime group believed to be involved in trafficking human beings, illegal adoption and money laundering on Monday. The network, which...

Man Shoots Mother and Son Dead Over Parking Disagreement Near Kavala

An insignificant row over a parking spot turned into a tragic double homicide in the town of Chryssoupolis near Kavala in Northern Greece on Thursday. A 42-year old man shot his neighbor and his mother dead following a heated argument they...

Michael Chiklis Featured in “10 Minutes Gone” Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TNFcyEN-3w Michael Chiklis stars alongside Bruce Willis in the new trailer for the crime thriller "10 Minutes Gone". Chiklis plays main character Frank, a man who has lost ten minutes of his memory after a bank robbery gone wrong. He has...

Mayor of Overcrowded Mykonos Pleas for Additional Police Officers

Mykonos is flooded with tourists each and every summer -- and although this is expected, there are still not enough police officers to handle the overwhelming crowds. The situation has come to such a head that Mayor Dimitris Tzanos...