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Lack of communication between Fire Service and Police during deadly Athens wildfire

Official documents proving the disorganization of Fire Service and Police on the day of the deadly wildfires in Athens are on their way to prosecutor investigating the causes and responsibilities that led to the death 0f 91 people. There was no proper coordination, no organization and no communication between the …

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PM Tsipras replaces chiefs of Fire Service, Police over Athens wildfires tragedy

In an extraordinary meeting of the Greece’s Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA) on Sunday afternoon, the chiefs of the Fire Service and the Police were replaced. The decision comes 14 days after the deadly wildfires where at least 90 people lost their lives in an area just …

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Fire Service leadership under fire for Athens wildfires as blames fly around

Twelve days after the deadly wildfires in Athens and the list of errors apparently committed by Greek authorities is seemingly getting longer. Fire Service, Police and Regional Government are throwing responsibilities about the tragedy with 87 dead in East Attica on 23. July 2018 on each other. Based on fire …

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Thessaloniki lawyers on strike over police brutality against colleague

Lawyers in Thessaloniki will abstain from their duties in the city’s courts on Monday, July 9th 2018, to protest an assault incident by a policeman against one of their colleagues. The incident took place on June 29. A policeman reportedly grabbed a female lawyer from the arm and dragged her …

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Greece and FYROM sign Macedonia agreement as protesters clash with police (videos, picts)

While officials from Athens and Skopje were celebrating the “historic agreement,” protesters clashed with police nearby and in some villages church bells rang in mourning. In the small village of Psarades at the Prespes Lake, Greece and FYROM signed the Macedonia agreement that will rename the Former Yugoslav Republic of …

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Macedonia protesters clash with police until late Saturday, one injured (videos)

One protester was injured during clashes with police outside the Greek Palriament in Athens on Saturday. Clashes started early in the afternoon and continued until in the night, during and after the no-confidence vote against the government over the Macedonia agreement. Again and again, groups of protesters tried to raid …

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Police arrests two after attack at Hellenic-American Union in Athens

Greek police has arrested two people for the attack at the building of the Hellenic American Union (HAU) in Kolonaki district of Athens on Tuesday. An 26-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were arrested on charges of property damage, theft, bodily harm and insubordination. Police detained the two, after a …

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Murderer of 13-year-old Roma girl surrenders to police after a week

The murderer of the 13-year-old Roma girl has surrendered to police a week after the tragedy.  The local butcher was taken to police station in Amfissa, Central Greece late on Monday. He was allegedly hiding on the mountain for a week allegedly fearing retaliation by the small Roma community. The …

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Night watchman arrested for stealing antiquities from Santorini Museum

Police has arrested a night watchman at the archaeological museum of Santorini for stealing antiquities. Together with an accomplice, the  watchman has been stealing antiquities from the Museum’s storage room for about one year. In a cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, police raided the man’s home on Saturday and …

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Greece police arrests 2 men in mob attack against Thessaloniki mayor Boutaris

Two people have been arrested as suspects participating in the attack against the mayor of  Thessaloniki, Yiannis Boutaris.  The two are a 20- and a 36-year-old man who has been known to police for thefts, media report adding that police has identified another eight persons from the rich attack footage …

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Greek police arrests 13 Greeks, one Albanian on “terror funding” charges

In a large scale operation, the counter-terror department of the Greek police has arrested 14 people on charges of funding a terror organization and money laundering. The operation was launched in the early morning hours of Tuesday in Attica and in regions outside the Greek capital, although exact locations have …

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Protests on Lesvos turn ugly when far-right extremists attack journalists, policemen (picts, videos)

A group of some 80 far-right extremists have attacked journalists and photo reporters covering the visit of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to the island of Lesvos on Thursday night. According to athensnewsagency, the extremists threw stones and flares at journalists and police, targeted also locals opposing the violence. The owner …

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UPD Foreign national, 46, arrested for wildfire in Ilia on Sunday

A 46-year-old foreign national was arrested by police in Pyrgos, following charges by the Fire Service that he accidentally caused a fire in the Frixa area in Andritsena-Krestena, in Ilia Predecture in South-West Peloponnese. The man will be led before a prosecutor on Tuesday morning, athensnewsagency reported. The nationality of …

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