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Cretan “bully” in temporary detention for attacking German tourists

The Cretan bully from Mylopotamos has been ordered to temporary detention for the attack of the German family and their exposure to danger a week ago. The 38-year-old gave a testimony that lasted six hours on Friday. He tried to convince the judicial authorities that it was the German tourists …

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Motorcyclist killed by a falling tree on Crete

A tragedy on the island of Crete has called for the intervention of the public prosecutor after a 51-year-old motorcycle rider was killed by a fallen pine tree. The father of three had halted at the red traffic light in Democratias Avenue, the most central road of Heraklio, on Thursday …

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Femicide in Greece: Two women stabbed to death on Crete & Zakynthos within 12 hours

Femicide: Two women were stabbed to death by their husbands within twelve hours. The victims were living on the islands of Crete and Zakynthos in the family homes. One woman had asked for divorce, the other one had filed to local police against her husband for domestic violence. A 56-year-old …

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ExxonMobil gets majority of exploration rights for Crete project

Hellenic Petroleum has announced announced that ExxonMobil acquired the majority of hydrocarbon exploration rights in the region of west and southwest of Crete, following the departure of TotalEnergies. ExxonMobil and TotalEnergies with 40% each, along with Hellenic Petroleum (20%) had the majority of hydrocarbon exploration rights previously. The Hellenic Petroleum …

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Earthquake strikes Arkalochori, Crete, with 4.5 Richter

A moderate earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale shook the town of Arkalochori on Crete at Wednesday noon. According to the Geodynamic Institute of Athens’ National Observatory that the earthquake epicenter was 10 km South-East of Arkalochori. Other seismic institutes gave the magnitude at 4.8 R. The tremor was …

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Fire in resort hotel near Heraklion, Crete

Strong forces of the Fire Department rushed to a multi-storey resort hotel in Kokkini Hani area of Hersonissos Municipality on the island of Crete on Monday afternoon. It was short after 5 o’ clock when the Fire Service was alerted. Thick smoke rose from the hotel and was seen in …

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