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Two Greek Pilots Killed in Albacete NATO Base [Video]

A day of mourning for the Hellenic Air Force. Two young, very experienced pilots lost their lives yesterday while on duty on a NATO exercise in Albacete, Spain, when their Greek Air Force two-seater F-16D Block 50 fighter jet...

'Norman Atlantic' Greek Victims Bodies Finally Arrive in Athens [Video]

Scenes bringing in mind ancient Greek tragedy were unfolded in Athens International Airport (AIA) "Eleftherios Venizelos" earlier today upon the arrival of the "Norman Atlantic" naval tragedy Greek victims’ bodies. The C-27J of the Hellenic Air Force carrying the...

'Norman Atlantic' Greek Victims' Bodies to be Repatriated

The Greek victims' three bodies of the "Norman Atlantic" naval tragedy will be repatriated with a Greek Air Force C-130, according to an announcement emerging from the country's National Defense Ministry. The flight will depart from the Bari airport within...

Burning Ferry Off Greece Towed Towards Albanian Coast, 11 Dead, Passenger List Unknown

The number of Greek survivors off the burning ferryboat "Norman Atlantic," has risen to 235 while the fate of dozens of passengers, due to the continuing confusion with the official passengers list remains unknown. Within the following hours, Italian navy...

Greek F-16 Crashes South of Crete

A Hellenic Air Force F-16 jet crashed off the southern coast of Crete in southern Greece earlier today due to mechanical failure during a scheduled training exercise, the Greek National Defense Ministry announced. According to the Ministry, the two...

700 Immigrants of M/V 'Baris' Safe in Crete [Video]

The 700 immigrants traveling on board the Kiribati-flagged cargo ship M/V "Baris" have finally been towed by Hellenic Navy frigate "Hydra" to safety at the port of Ierapetra, Crete, after three days floating adrift, while medical examinations found them Ebola-free, in relief...

700 Immigrants of M/V 'Baris' to be Tested for Ebola

In a basketball court in Ierapetra, Crete, will eventually be transferred the 700 immigrants from various countries that were on board the cargo ship M/V “Baris” since last week, while on Monday it sent an SOS signal as it was...

Ship with 700 Immigrants Adrift off Crete

A cargo ship carrying some 700 immigrants from various countries sails ungoverned 30 nautical miles southeast of Crete, Greece. M/V "Baris," which is bearing a Kiribati flag (a small Pacific Ocean island nation), is sailing adrift after a mechanical...

The Air Force Captain That Touched Greek Hearts

Sotiris Stralis, a Hellenic Air Force captain, moved all of Greece with a message he delivered to President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias during the October 28 national parade in Thessaloniki. During an air show yesterday at the northern Greek...

Turkish Ships Violate Greek Territorial Waters

Five Turkish naval vessels trespassed into Greek territorial waters Monday in the area of the Cyclades, as part of an exercise "Beyaz Firtina 2014" in the central Aegean. They gradually moved sequentially outside their designated areas and entered Greek territorial waters. The frigate Kemal...