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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...

Rocks Thrown at Police Squad, One Police Officer Injured in Athens' Exarchia Neighborhood

One police officer was injured on Sunday afternoon after a group of people threw rocks at members of Police's DIAS unit near Athens' Exarchia neighborhood. The incident took place around 4:45 pm local time after two police officers tried to...

Two Cop Killers Get Life in Prison, Third Acquitted Amid Outrage

Yiannis Savvidis and Andreas Pofidis were sentenced twice to life in prison plus 66 years, while the third accomplice Giorgos Emerzidis, was acquitted for the 2011 murder of the two police officers, that took place in Rentis, Athens. The Court...

Marousi Perpetrator Arrested After Attempt to Assault Another Woman

The 30-year-old Greek man who has been spreading terror in Marousi over the past few days attempted to assault another woman for the fourth time in a row, ultimately leading to his arrest. Marousi police authorities were on the hunt,...

Twelve Released Over Explosion at Athens Police Station

Twelve people were released early on Sunday after being rounded up by police on suspicion of placing self-made bombs outside the police station at the Dafni district of Athens on Saturday night. About 25 people wearing hoodies and helmets threw several...

Greek Police on Alert for New Terrorist Attack

The Greek counter-terrorism unit suspect that the attack at the Israeli embassy on Friday was the prelude of another, larger terrorist strike. After ballistic tests determined that the two AK-47 rifles that fired at the Israeli embassy were the same guns that...

Special Greek Police Units are Getting Old

The average age of Greek policemen belonging to the Riot Squad (MAT) and the DIAS motorcycle unit is rising alarmingly as fewer policemen choose to enter the special units. When DIAS was established in 2010, the average age of policemen was...

Professor Anastasia Ailamaki Thrives Abroad

Anastasia Ailamaki is a Greek professor from Chania, Crete, born in Cyprus. She is one of the many distiguished Greeks abroad, as a Carnegie Mellon University faculty member at the Computer and Communication Science department, where she works as a full time...

Arrest for 2011 Murder of DIAS Police Officers in Rendi

Greek Police announced the arrest at dawn on Thursday of a 26-year-old fugitive in the area of Acharnes in Athens, Greece, who has been convicted in absentia for the murder of two officers in a DIAS motorcycle patrol, carried...

Greek Police Face Austerity Protest Charges

More than 2 1/2 years after an anti-austerity protest in Athens, Greece, turned ugly and violent, 18 police officers were due to stand trial on Jan. 20 on brutality charges after images showed bloody confrontations with demonstrators. The events...