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Snow, Sandstorm Hit Greece in a Single Day (photos)

The weather split Greece into two halves on Thursday as the north experienced heavy snowfall, whereas a sandstorm and mini-heatwave hit the south and in particular the island of Crete. The contrast in the weather was predicted by a Greek...

Greek-Designed Aircraft Takes Off (video)

A two-seat airplane made in Florina, northern Greece -- a labor of love for a retired Greek policeman turned designer -- is ready for the market This is the third aircraft designed and made by Giorgos Iliopoulos, according to the...

Border Police 'Lay Down the Law' for Albanian …Herb Tea Smugglers

Border police in Florina and Kastoria have arrested more than seven Albanian nationals in the last month for illegal smuggling in the Prespes region, confiscating more than 200 kilos of contraband goods. Instead of the usual drugs or cigarettes,...

Poison Possible Culprit in Death of Brown Bear Found Near Florina

A brown bear was discovered dead in the outskirts of Florina, in northern Greece on Tuesday. A veterinarian is examining how the brown bear, a protected species, died just a day after the authorities were alerted to a bear being spotted near...

Low Temperatures Send Bears at Arcturus Sanctuary of Nymfaio into Hibernation

The bears in the Arcturus Sanctuary of Nymfaio, Florina, have started  hibernating because the very low temperatures and the snow alerted their biological clock. "The oldest bears first went to sleep followed by the younger ones who had come from the...

'Those Who Cannot Pay Security Contributions Can Move to Bulgaria,' Says Security Fund President

"Those who cannot afford to pay their security fund contributions, they can take their families and move to Bulgaria," said the President of Freelance Professionals Security Organization (OAEE), Dimitris Tsakiris. The provocative statement of the OAEE chief was made during...

Prokopis Pavlopoulos Sends a Message of Unity and Humanity From Florina

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said that the only globalization that had any real meaning in our times was not economic but one of humanism and democracy. Addressing a seminar on the refugee crisis held in Florina on Sunday, he...

Used to Human Care, Patrick the Orphaned Bear Returns to Arktouros' Refuge After One Month in Nature

Familiarity with humans didn’t help a young orphaned bear rehabilitate in the wild which chose instead to return to its carers at the wildlife refuge Arktouros in Florina, in northwestern Macedonia, after spending a month in the forest. Patrick, as...

Patrick the Βear Released into the Wild After a Year in Human Care

An orphaned young bear which was rescued in the mountains of Florina in northwestern Macedonia on March 2015 was released back into the wild on Wednesday after a year in the care of an environmental center. Patrick, the bear, who...

Protesting Greek Farmers Leave Athens and Return to Roadblocks

Greek farmers have left Athens after massive protest rallies outside the Greek Parliament during the weekend and returned to the roadblocks on national highways across Greece. Farmers protest against proposed security fund and tax reforms that affect their sector. They...