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Search & Rescue operation for tourists on boat off Skopelos island

A Search and Rescue Operation was launched by the Greek Coast Guard on Monday afternoon in the sea area north off the island of Skopelos in the Sporades group. The SAR was launched after two tourists on an inflatable boat sent an SOS signal. It was short before 5 p.m. …

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Airtickets.gr suspends operation. What will happen with the acquired tickets

Greek online travel agency Airtickets.gr suspends their operation after years of successful presence in the online travel industry. Tripsta S.A., the parent company  that controls “Airtickets” and “Travelplanet24” announced the suspension on Thursday, adding however, that acquired tickets will be served. The suspended operation leaves 180 without work and triggers …

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Tsipras tells Macron “Greek Armed Forces will not be involved in Syria operation”

Developments in Syria were among others, the subject of discussion between the leaders of Greece and France. In a telephone conversation with the French President on Friday,  Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Emmanuel Macron that Greek Armed Forces will not participate in a possible military operation in Syria, state broadcaster …

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Turkey’s Coast Guard obstructs Greece’s refugee rescue off Chios (video)

Turkish Coast Guard attempted to hinder a refugees rescue operation off the island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea on Wednesday noon. Moreover, the TCG vessel tried to rammed a Greek coast guard boat involved in the rescue operation, initial reports by local media said. Earlier, the TCG had …

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Dozens of migrants rescued in S&R operation NW off Samos

Dozens of migrants and refugees on an inflatable boat were accompanied to the port of Karlovasi on the island of Samos on Monday morning. One of the passengers had reportedly called the international rescue phone number saying that they were in dire situation. A Search and Rescue operation was launched …

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Club Casino in Loutraki resumes operation after temporary suspension

The Club Hotel Casino Loutraki has announced the reopening of Loutraki Casino as the reasons leading to temporary suspension have been eliminated. At the same time, the company noted that the Athens Administrative Court of First Instance partially accepted its request and suspended the decision of the Supervisory and Game …

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Greece’s anti-terror police detains 6 members of far-right group

Greece’s anti-terrorism police has launched a big operation in Athens and in one city in the province.  The operation started in the early morning hours of Tuesday and is on developing. Six people have been detained so far, they are reportedly members of a far-right organization. According to media information, …

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Huge anti-terror operation in Athens, nine people linked to “foreign organization” detained

A huge operation of Greek anti-terror police in at least two suburbs of Athens has been taking place since early Tuesday morning. At least nine foreign nationals have been detained. The case is linked to ‘terror organization outside Greece’, police sources told media. According to first information: The huge anti-terror …

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Large part of Blue Star Patmos detached; Video towboats in action

Towboats managed to detach the largest part of the passenger ferry BLUE STAR PATMOS from the reef. The ferry ran aground just before entering the port of Ios in the early morning hours of Wednesday. However the bow remained stuck and a new operation took place on Saturday by a …

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Greek Air Force recovers crashed Mirage 2000 from a depth of 580m VIDEO

From a depth of 580 meters, teams of the Greek Air Force recovered important parts of a Mirage 2000 that crashed into the sea area between the islands of Skopelos and Euboea. The Mirage 2000 crashed into the sea on May 29 2017. The 28-year-old pilot was rescued with a …

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Dramatic horse rescue out of a 20-meter deep well VIDEO

It took a well organized operation, three vehicles of the Greek Fire brigades, seven fire fighters and  several men of the EMAK, the rescuers of  the Greek fire brigades, to bring the unlucky horse back to earth surface. The dramatic horse rescue was captured on a video by a local …

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Greek police clears out migrant camp at Hellinikon airport, tension with reporters

Greek police along with authorities representatives, officials from the International Organization for Migration and interpreters, conclude the clearing out of a makeshift migrants camp at the premises of the old Athens airport Hellinikon. Buses arrived at the camp on Friday morning, by noon they had left the area with 168 …

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Soldiers safely diffuse 250-kg WWII bomb, transfer it for controlled detonation (pictures)

Greek soldiers safely defused a 250-kilo bomb from the World War II found under a petrol station in Thessaloniki. Prior to the bomb neutralization operation, more than 72,000 people, including refugees and migrants form a hot spot nearby, were evacuated. “End good, all good!” Sunday afternoon, Regional Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas …

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Greece WWII Bomb: Phase I of neutralization concluded, 72,000 evacuated (pcts, video)

Thousands of Greeks evacuated their homes on Sunday morning to allow army experts defuse a World War II bomb found under a petrol station in Kordelio suburb of Thessaloniki, in Northern Greece. Refugees and migrants in the hot spot Softex, an abandoned factory, were also evacuated. In the biggest evacuation …

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Greece evacuates 72,000 people after WWII bomb found under fuel station(picts, videos)

The biggest evacuation of civilians in peacetime is underway in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, after authorities discovered  a 250-kilo unexploded bomb from the Second World War. More than 72,000 people are expected to leave the suburb of Kordelio and surrounding area and return to their homes after army …

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UPD 10 dead, 340 rescued after boat carrying 700 migrants sinks off Crete

Four bodies were recovered and more than 300 people have been rescued so far after a boat carrying some 600-700 migrants sank 75 nautical miles south of Crete in the area of Kalon Limenon. The 25-meter long vessel has reportedly sent a distress signal early Friday morning. The boat was …

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