Loukoumades Mafia Busted By Greek Police
Greek police have broken up the "loukoumades mafia" which has been operating in numerous locations across Chalkidiki, Northern Greece.
Turkish Cypriot Leader Resigns After Compromising Sex Video Surfaces
Turkish Cypriot leader Ersan Saner resigned on Wednesday after a compromising video appeared on social media on Tuesday evening. Saner's National Unity Party (UBP) had withdrawn from the Turkish-occupied Cyprus "government" last week. The government of the breakaway part of...
Godfathers Banned at Sicily Baptisms Due to Mafia Exploitation Fears
Catholic church leaders have banned the naming of baptismal godparents in one Italian diocese amid concern that their role can be exploited by the Mafia. Earlier this month, the Roman Catholic dioceses of Catania, in Sicily, put a three-year...
Mafia-Style Execution of Retired Boxer in Athens
Greece's police say that a 39-year-old man is dead after a drive-by shooting on Monday in what appears to be a mafia-style execution.
The Cycle of Insanity and Bloodshed
For a brief moment the Christmas spirit brings out the best in humanity but also reminds us of a growing inequality swept under the carpet. Festive family gatherings represent one side of the story but there is another side...
Possible Involvement of Former Greek Police Chief in 'Gypsy Mafia'
Information on the possible involvement of a former police chief in the so-called "gypsy mafia" has been forwarded to the prosecutor's office by the Hellenic Police Internal Affairs Directorate. The information comes in the form of recorded conversations in which...
Police Shed Light on 'Greek Mafia' Prison Operations
After the information provided by the cousin of Panagiotis Vlastos -- mastermind of Greece's largest criminal organization -- police are trying to shed light on the modus operandi of the "Greek mafia." "It is a labyrinthine mafia that in the past...
Police Decipher Mafia Code Resembling Ancient Greek
The Italian police authorities have managed to crack a three page document describing a Mafia initiation ritual, written in a code that resembles ancient Greek and Egyptian hieroglyphics. The document was found in Rome during an investigation into the murder of a...
Greek Companies Launder Money for Bulgarian Mafia
An estimated twenty five Greek companies provide cover for the Bulgarian mafia, acting in northern Greece. The information comes from a joint probe of Bulgarian and Greek police, cited by the Bulgarian 24 Chassa (24 Hours) daily. The Greek companies...