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High-ranking Police Officer in Chania in custody for extortion

A high-ranking officer of the Greek Police in Chania, Crete, was remanded in custody following his seven-hour testimony to an investigator and a prosecutor. The 53-year-old officer, a native of Chania has been charged with felony charges such as repeated extortion, bribery of an employee, and breach of duty. He …

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Beach in Chania evacuated due to landslide risk after earthquake

An evacuation operation of beach “Glyka Nera” near Sfakia in the south coast of Chania Prefecture  was carried out on Tuesday morning, due to the fear of a landslide, following the strong earthquake on Sunday. Teams of the Port Authority and Police went to the beach and advised the bathers …

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Gorges in Chania shut down also Aug 14; Samaria Gorge maybe longer

Gorges in the Chania Prefecture, Crete, will remain closed to visitors also on Monday, August 14, 2023, local authorities have announced. Deputy Regional Governor of Chania ordered the shutdown of all gorges in the region after the earthquake on Sunday morning. The Samaria Gorge shut down at 11 p.m., immediately …

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Genetic material at Chania reproduction clinic to be preserved

Steps will be taken to preserve the genetic material held in cryo-storage at the assisted reproduction clinic based in Chania on the island of Crete,  head of the Hellenic Authority for Medically Assisted Reproduction Nikolaos Vrachnis said on Friday. Owner of the controversial clinic, medical and other personnel have been …

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Migrant child dies after days without food & water at the sea

A  4-year-old girl was airlifted from a boat south of Crete to the hospital of Chania, earlier on Tuesday. The child was onboard of a boat carrying migrants. The girl was unconscious when the crew of a helicopter of the Greek Air Force picked her up. The child was without …

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Two cruise-ships dock at Souda port, Crete, due to strong winds

Two cruise-ships made an unscheduled arrival at the port of Souda, Chania on the island of Crete, due to the strong winds blowing in the Aegean Sea. According to the chief of the Port Fund of the region of Chania, Dimitris Virirakis, the two cruiships, «MSC SINFONIA» and  «RHAPSODY OF …

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Chania airport temporarily closed after US Air Force fighter jet reports landing problem

The airport of Chania was closed on Monday afternoon after a US Air Force fighter jet reported a technical problem that would hindering it form landing. Arrivals and departures were temporarily halted, while also vehicle traffic to and from the airport was stopped. According to local news website flashnews.gr, it …

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Court vindicates two animal shelters on Crete after false charges

Α local court on Crete unanimously ruled in favor of the directors of two animal shelters in Chania region, dismissing all charges of profiteering from the placement of animals, mostly dogs, abroad. The presidents of two animal welfare associations that maintained their accommodation in Souda and Nerokourou, as well as …

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