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Ryanair airplane makes emergency landing in Corfu airport

A Ryanair airplane made an emergency landing in the airport of Corfu on Wednesday afternoon, June 28. The plain was bound for Milan in Italy, when the pilot reported an engine failure immediately after the take-off at 7:00 p.m. from Corfu airport, website enikos.gr reported. According to state broadcaster ERT, …

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Missing Polish woman on Kos: One man arrested

A 32-year-old man was arrested on the island of Kos, as the main suspect in the disappearance of 27-year-old Polish national Anastasia-Patricia Rubinska, who have been missing since Monday, June 12. The woman was working at a hotel on Kos and was living together with her boy friend, also a …

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Two injured in helicopter on emergency landing on Kefalonia

Two men were injured after a helicopter made an emergency landing in a field on the island of Kefalonia on Thursday morning. The two Greek men, the pilot and one passenger, aged 60 and 65 years old, were transferred to the local hospital where they are reportedly being treated for …

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Greece’s EMAK rescues little girl, man from the rubble (video)

In a dramatic operation, EMAK rescuers from the Greek Fire Service managed to free a 6-year-old girl from the rubble of her collapsed home in the Turkish city of Iskenderun in the Hatay province on Tuesday afternoon local time. Using special equipment, the team had opened a 7-meter-deep passage to …

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Greece sends rescue teams to earthquake-ridden Turkey

Greece is sending special search and rescue forces to Turkey after a 7.8 Richter earthquake devastated large areas in the South-East and North Syria, having trapped thousands of people in the debris early Monday morning. Greece is one of the first countries to respond to turkey’s appeal for help and …

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Envelope with suspicious white powder sent to SYRIZA HQ

A suspicious envelope with white powder arrived at the headquarters of Greece’s  main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZA, on Tuesday morning. The envelope did not had the sender’s name on it, something that made it suspicious when it arrived at the offices at Koumoundourou Square in downtown Athens. The envelope was …

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Court rules compensation to relatives of Mati disaster victim

An Athens court has ruled that the state must pay 300,000 euros in emotional distress damages to the relatives of a 77-year-old woman who died in the eastern Attica wildfires of Mati on 23 July 2018. Five relatives of the victim, who died after leaving her home in the settlement …

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Protests and clashes with police after death of Roma boy

Carrying banners and shouting “Murderers” thousands of Greeks protest in Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities for the death of 16-year-old Kostas Fragoulis, an unarmed Roma boy shot in the head by a police officer.   At the time, angry members of Roma communities across the country have started fires and …

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Landslide in western Greece damages two houses; phenomenon ongoing

A significant landslide phenomenon is underway near the town of Arta in Epirus, western Greece.  has caused structural damages to two homes. The local mayor has alerted the state authorities. The phenomenon has swept away one house that ended up on top of another causing serious material damages. Nobody has …

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Arson attack on an Italian embassy vehicle in Athens

Unknown arsonists have set fire to a car belonging to a diplomat of the Italian Embassy in Athens in the early morning hours of Friday. The Greek Foreign Ministry condemned the attack. The vehicle was parked in the parking lot of an apartment building in Papagou suburb in the north …

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Tank truck overturns on Athens-Thessaloniki highway; traffic stopped

A tank truck transporting flammable material overturned in Gyrtoni by Larissa, Central Greece, on Wednesday. The heavy traffic accident forced authorities to close both directions of the Athens-Thessaloniki national highway in the area due to possible explosion risk. The accident took place at the 367. km Athens-Thessaloniki highway at the …

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Watch STORM EVA Live – Civil Protection instructions

Storm EVA has already started to affect Greece and rainfalls have been recorded in the Ionian islands and parts of the West of the country since Saturday morning. Watch Live STORM EVA Saturday noon, the National Meteorological Service EMY has updated its RED ALERT emergency bulletin from Thursday, however, there …

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Storm EVA: 112 Alert sent to residents of Ionian islands, other regions

An emergency 112 alert message was sent per sms to residents of the northern Ionian Islands and Epirus, warning them of dangerous weather conditions from the early morning hours of Saturday, November 5, 2022. The Alert message called on residents to avoid unnecessary travel unless absolutely necessary. Short after 8 …

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