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German far-right extremist arrested on Kos

A German national was arrested on the island of Kos in the early morning hours of Friday.  Against the 30-year-old man there was an international arrest warrant for participating in a far-right extremist organization. German police officers had traveled to Greece to arrest him and th eoperation was carried out …

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Shipwreck off Kos: 106 migrants incl 20 children on board

One hundred and six migrants, including 20 children, were located by the Greek Coast Guard in a rocky area northwest of the island of Kos late on Saturday.Kos and were transferred to the Kos Identification Center. A  sailing boat was found to have half-sunk on the shore where the migrants …

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375 migrants onboard of Turkish-flagged vessel disembark on Kos

375 migrants on board of a Turkish-flagged cargo ship disembarked at the port of the island of Kos in the early morning hours of Sunday and were transferred to the local Reception and Identification Migrant Center, Greece’s Migration and Asylum ministry said in a statement on Sunday. A woman had …

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Earthquake rattles with 5.2R Nisyros, felt on Kos and the Dodecanese

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale rattled the island of Nisyros and the islands of the Dodecanese five minutes after 2 o’ clock Thursday noon. The earthquake epicenter was located in the sea area 32 km North-West of the island of Nisyros. Its focal depth was 150.7 km. …

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Greece to construct new refugee & migrants centers on 3 islands

Greece will build three controlled-access refugee and migrants facilities on the islands of Samos, Kos and Leros in eastern Aegean Sea. For this purpose the European Union has approved 130 million euros. At the same time, Greece continues decongestion of the islands camps, while refugee and migrants flows have significantly …

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First confirmed coronavirus cases on Mykonos and Kos, authorities on alert

Heath and local authorities are urging residents on the island of Mykonos to stay at home, after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed on Thursday. 69-year-old woman was transported from Mykonos to a designated hospital in Athens earlier on Thursday. The woman was initially in the health center of …

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Storm strikes Rhodes: Floods, power outages, one woman dead (videos)

Roads in the city of Rhodes and in villages turned into rivers when storm “Geryon” hit the island in the south Dodecanese early Monday evening. One woman with disabilities was found dead in her flooded home in Ialyssos. Local authorities urge citizens to not move around. The 75-year-old woman died in …

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Tsunami Drill on the island of Kos to test warning devices Nov 19

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and authorities at the island of Kos will carry out a tsunami emergency drill on November 19, 2019 to test the Tsunami Last Mile (TLM) warning and response services that were set up at the Dodecanese island last August. The capital of Kos …

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Kos: Toddler drown, 2 missing when Coast Guard rams refugee boat

One toddler drown, another one and one man are missing, and nine people got injured when a vessel of the Greek Coast Guard rammed a boat carrying refugees and migrants off the island of Kos in the early morning hours of Wednesday. On board of the boat were 34 people. …

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Frustrated Thomas Cook customers complain about lack of information about their repatriation

Unprecedented chaos and many frustrated Thomas Cook customers at the airport of the island of Corfu after the company’s collapse that cancelled flights to and from UK. Many did not know about the collapse. They complained about the lack of information regarding their repatriation. Dozens of holidaymakers flocked to the …

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Thomas Cook: 50,000 holidaymakers stranded in Greece. What To Do

Thomas Cook collapse: Repatriation of stranded tourist to start soon. Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis has estimated that some 50,000 holidaymakers are stranded in Greece. They are to be repatriated in the coming days, Theoharis told Skai TV on Monday morning. The first 22,000 are to be repatriated over the …

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Business with migrants: Policeman arrested on Kos, doctors on Samos

On two islands in the eastern Aegean Sea, Greek Police has cracked down illegal networks that were earning money from asylum seekers facilitating them either to fly to European countries or to be relocated to the mainland. On the island of Samos, it was doctors, nurses and other personnel that …

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