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British airline passenger faces charges after flight was diverted

A British man has been charged in Thessaloniki with several offenses after his flight from London to Cyprus was diverted, police said. One of the charges, a felony, is endangering transportation and passenger and crew safety. The charges were pressed after the 22-year-old man faced a prosecutor Saturday. The easyJet …

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British historian Mark Mazower receives honorary Greek citizenship

Internationally acclaimed British historian and award-winning author Mark Mazower was sworn in as a Greek citizen on Monday, in recognition of his “exceptional contribution” to Greece. At a special event, 63-year-old Mazower was sworn in as a Greek citizen by Interior Minister Makis Voridis. Specializing in Balkan and Greek history, …

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Young British mom brutally murdered during burglary; baby unharmed

A 20-year-old British mother was brutally murdered during a violent burglary in the family’s home in Glyka Nera suburb in North-East Athens on Tuesday morning. The woman was found strangled in her bed with her 11-month-old baby laying next to her. The baby was unharmed. Her Greek husband was tied …

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Mysterious death of British expat on his sailing boat in Souda port

Authorities investigate the mysterious death of a 74-year-old British expat whose body was found in his sank sailing boat in the port of Souda near Chania on the island of Crete. The sank yacht was discovered early morning Sunday near Vlite by fishermen. The body of the man was recovered …

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British tourist injured as storm rages in camping in south Peloponnese

A British tourist was injured when a tree fell during a storm on her tent in Giannitsochori by Ilia in the early morning hours of Thursday. A wind hose hit the camping site while the woman was sleeping. According to local media, the woman suffered fractures in the legs and …

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Speed boat kills British national on the island of Corfu (UPD)

Tragedy on the island of Corfu: A British national was found dead in the sea area of Avlaki in the north-east of the island in the Ionian Sea. According to preliminary information, the woman was hit by the propeller of a speed boat. Vessels of the Coast Guard have recovered …

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Emergency landing at Corfu airport after British passenger runs amok (UPD)

An aircraft flying the route Istanbul-Manchester made an emergency landing at the airport of the island of Corfu on Wednesday evening after a passenger ran amok. Due to an “emergency” situation, the aircraft was exceptionally allowed to land at the airport I. Kapodistrias as Greek airports are closed to flights …

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British tourist drowned at beach by Heraklio on Crete

A 65-year-old British tourist drowned Saturday noon at the beach of Stalida by Heraklio on the island of Crete. The man was found dead a few meters away from the beach. According to local media information, the lifeguard on duty at the beach saw a man floating face down in …

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65-year-old British woman dies in home fire in Glyfada, Athens

A 65-year-old British woman died in a fire in her home in Glyfada suburb of Athens, the Fire Service said in a statement. The fire broke out in the early morning hours of Friday, around 2 a.m. Fire fighters found the woman’s body after they had extinguished the fire. Χωρίς …

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Skiathos: British woman killed when husband’s car runs over her

A British man ran over his wife with the family car on the island of Skiathos late on Tuesday night, after a night out. The 58-year-old woman, also a British national, died on the spot. The couple have been living in Panorama area on the island for quite some time, …

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Tragic end for young British tourist missing in Northern Greece

The body of the young British hiker who went missing in Northern Greece on Sunday, September 8th 2019, was found on Wednesday. The body was found in a difficult to access mountainous area “Astraka” on Pappigos Mountain in Epirus. According to local media information, the 26-year-old man had most likely …

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Halkidiki: Manhunt to catch driver who hit British couple, killing man

Greek authorities have launched a manhunt to catch the driver of a vehicle that hit a British couple of tourists in Halkidiki, leaving behind a dead man and an injured woman. Police calls on eyewitness for help to identify the car and the driver. The traffic accident occurred at 8:30 …

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Shock on Corfu: Man confesses rape of 14-year-old British girl

Shock on the island of Corfu: a 32-year-old man was arrested by Greek police on Friday morning for the rape of a 14-year-old British girl. According to local media, the man of Albanian nationality was working in the hotel where the victim was spending her summer vacations with her family. …

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