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Shipwrecked Migrants to Be Hosted in School Gym

A total of 130 immigrants, who were on a sailing boat that sent out an SOS signal when it took on water near Koufonissi off Ierapetra on the Greek island of Crete, will be put in an-indoor school gym...

Illegal Migrants Boat Burns off Crete

A boat carrying illegal migrants to Greece caught fire off the southern Aegean Sea island of Crete on June 23,  resulting in the injury of eight persons, according to Greek Coast Guard officials. The small vessel was spotted by Coast...

Earthquakes: 3.4-degree Tremor off Crete

A 3.4-degree Richter scale tremor occurred Monday at 3:18am local time off the island of Crete. The epicenter of the quake was 40 kilometers south-south-west of the city of Ierapetra, and its hypocenter was 5 kilometers below the surface, according...

Greek Army Called in to Help Fight Raging Fires

ARCADIA, Greece - A big fire tore through a forested area close to Anemodouri area here on Aug. 8, prompting Greek authorities to ask the army to help in efforts to put out the roaring blaze, while other fires...

International Gold Distinction for Alonissos and Samothraki Beaches

A Gold Medal was awarded to Alonissos and Samothraki islands by the Quality Coast association. This year's ceremony took place in Torres Vedras, Portugal. It was held under the auspices and the financial contribution of the European Union beaches and coastal...