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Wildfire raging in NE Greece; Egnatia highway partly closed; evacuations (videos)

A wildfire is raging out of control in a forest area in Melia, Alexandroupolis North-East Greece.The fire broke out earlier on Saturday and has forced the evacuation of seven villages as well as the closure of parts of Egnatia highway as strong winds are pushing the flames to the south. …

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Corfu fire: Evacuations as blazes approach villages

It was short after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25, when residents of Loutses in the north of the island of Corfu received a message to evacuate their village. “If you are in the Louches area, evacuate now to Arachavi. Forest fire in your area. You are following the instructions …

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First group of Greeks from Sudan arrive in Athens

Seventeen people, evacuees from Sudan, arrived at the 112 Combat Wing in Elefsina on Tuesday morning. After being evacuated from Sudan, they departed from Djibouti on Monday and made their way to Greece via Aswan in Egypt. Among the evacuees are 13 Greek nationals and four foreign spouses of Greek …

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23 Greeks evacuated from Sudan; FM thanks Italy, France, Germany for assistance.

A total of 23 Greeks have been successfully evacuated from Sudan so far, in convoys organized by France, Italy and Germany. Among them are five Greeks evacuated on a flight of an Italian military aircraft. All evacuees have been transported to Djibouti, where they will pick up by Greek military …

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Greece deploys transport aircraft for evacuation of Greeks and Cypriots from Sudan

Two military transport aircraft C-130 and C-27j left Greece on Sunday afternoon for Egypt in the context of the operation to rescue Greek but also Cypriot citizens from the civil war in Sudan, a total of 120-150 citizens wanting to leave the country. Earlier today, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias had …

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Greece joins EU efforts to evacuate civilians from Sudan, incl. 150 Greeks

The Greek government is actively engaged to evacuate Greek citizens from Sudan, however, the current circumstances in the country in the bring of civil war are grim. Nonetheless, there joint European Union efforts to evacuate some 1,000  European citizens once the conditions allow it. “If a safe way out is …

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UPDATE 3 Forest fire is raging on Thassos: Village evacuated; 2 injured (videos)

A forest fire on the island of Thassos is out of control on Thursday morning despite the strengthening of the fire fighting forces and the aerial means. One village has been ordered to evacuate. Two volunteers were injured. The fire broke out in a dense pine forest and in difficult …

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Forest fire on Zakynthos: Residents and tourists ordered to evacuate

Residents and tourists at the village Megala Alonia -Megaloni – were ordered to evacuate due to a wildfire that broke out in the northern part of  the island of Zakynthos short before Wednesday noon. Residents have received a message via the 112 emergency number to evacuate toward the village of …

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UPDATE Fire in West Attica forces evacuation, partial closure of Athens-Corinth highway

A forest fire broke out near the Elefsina toll station on the Athens-Corinth national highway, forcing authorities to shut down traffic in a part of the highway and ordering the evacuation of  a nearby settlement. The fire broke out in low vegetation area, three kilometers from the Elefsina toll around …

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Lesvos Fire: Hotel, Vatera village evacuated, two house burned down (vid)

LESVOS FIRE VATERA: A hotel facility was evacuated as the flames were nearing and the preventive evacuation of Vatera village was ordered Saturday noon as the big fire that broke in the morning in the area of Rogada Polichnitos was out of control. Two houses have been burned down. One …

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UPDATE: Two villages evacuated as forest fire rages on Samos

The villages of Makria Pounta and Limnionas were evacuated late on Wednesday as the fire that broke out on the island of Samos on Wednesday afternoon has been raging without a stop. The fire continued its destructive work, and orders were given to evacuate the villages of Limnionas and Makria …

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Greek Foreign Ministry evacuates 47 more people from Ukraine

The operation “Nostos 7” for the evacuation of 47 individuals from Ukraine, including one Greek citizen, 25 ethnic Greeks and one Swedish citizen, has been concluded successfully, the Greek foreign ministry announced on Wednesday. The evacuees crossed the Ukrainian-Moldovan border at midnight and were in Bucharest on Wednesday, the ministry …

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Forest fire on Samos island out of control; one suspect arrested

A forest fire has been raging on the island of Samos since 10 o’ clock Tuesday morning and is out of control also in early evening. A village nearby has been evacuated, support fire fighting forces are on the way to the island in the eastern Aegean Sea. One suspect …

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Greek FM Dendias contacts Ukrainian counterpart, OSCE for Consul protection in Mariupol

Diplomatic sources in Athens said on Sunday that there are no reports of an attack on the OSCE building, which houses the Consulate General in Mariupol. Earlier reports also by international media claimed that the OSCE building had come under fire. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is contacting international organizations …

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Greece’s humanitarian convoy with 100 Greek nationals and locals left Mariupol

Greece’s General Consulate in Mariupol was partly evacuated on Wednesday morning and a humanitarian convoy with Greek nationals and media correspondents as well as several ethnic Greeks residents of the area left for Moldavia. Mariupol in the East is been heavily under fire, and is surrounded by Russian troops, from …

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Euroferry Olympia: Two people still trapped on burning ship, reports of missing persons

Dozens of passengers and crew members were on board of the Euroferry Olympia have been evacuated from the burning ship and are reportedly on lifeboats and coast guard vessels sailing to the island of Corfu short after 10 o’ clock Friday morning. There are currently reports of some 11 missing …

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