Posts Tagged Greece

Smoke blankets Athens from wildfire on Evia island

Robie de Guzman   •   August 13, 2019

A large wildfire on Greece’s Evia island on Tuesday (August 13) fanned by strong winds blanketed the capital Athens some 110 kilometers (70 miles) away. The fire, which generated thick...

Fire, torrential rain batter Greece, leave 7 dead

Robie de Guzman   •   July 12, 2019

At least five fires have southern Greece alight on Wednesday afternoon due to high temperatures and gale force winds, while at the same time a strong storm hit northern Greece...

Death toll from cold front in Greece rises to three

admin   •   January 7, 2019

The death toll from the cold front which has been battering Greece in the first days of the new year rose to three on Sunday, local authorities said. Firemen retrieved...

Waterspouts spotted on Lake Zurich and off coast of Corfu

admin   •   August 29, 2018

Waterspouts were spotted in Switzerland on Sunday (August 26) and in Greece on Monday (August 27), eyewitness videos show. Daniel Gerstgrasser, who lives near Lake Zurich, captured the natural phenomenon...

Seahorse population in northern Greece thrills experts

admin   •   August 8, 2018

Experts in the marine community are in fact fascinated by the accumulation of a large population of seahorses in a remote gulf in the Chalkidiki peninsula in north-eastern Greece, an unusual...

Sadness, anger at candlelight vigil outside parliament for Greek fire dead

admin   •   July 31, 2018

    Several hundred Greeks holding candles gathered silently outside parliament on Monday (July 30) evening to commemorate those who died in a deadly wildfire. Standing around a heart shape...

Deadly Greek fires kill at least 20, residents flee homes

admin   •   July 24, 2018

  At least 20 people died and more than 100 were injured on Monday (July 23) as a wildfire swept through a small resort town in eastern Greece with many...

Historic deal ends Macedonia name dispute

admin   •   June 18, 2018

Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) sealed a historic agreement on Sunday, putting an end to years of disputes over the use of the name Macedonia. According...

Greek ship ferries hundreds more migrants to mainland

admin   •   September 2, 2015

A ship bringing about 1,800 migrants and refugees from an eastern Greek island to the port of Piraeus arrived on Tuesday night, the Greek coastguard said. Greece has seen a...

Special Report: The man who cost Greece billions

admin   •   July 21, 2015

Once again Alexis Tsipras was struggling to make a decision. For hours on July 13, the Greek prime minister and Europe’s leaders had been trying to thrash out a new...

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