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Two truck drivers still trapped on Euroferry Olympia; number of missing unclear

At least two people, two truck drivers, are trapped on the burning Euroferry Olympia still Friday noon and are reportedly receiving instructions on how to reach the upper deck so that they can be evacuated with a helicopter. One of them is reportedly a Bulgarian national and the second one …

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Heavy rainstorm floods Crete, forces Heraklio airport to shut down (videos)

Torrential rainfalls on the island of Crete turned roads into rivers, flooded homes and businesses and forced the temporary shut down of the airport of Heraklio on Wednesday. Dozens of motorists were trapped in rushing waters as rivers and streams overflowed. Flooded passenger area and airport of Heraklio. State broadcast …

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Erdogan says “Turkey is boxed in” by the small Greek island of Kastellorizo

In the Eastern Mediterranean “they want to box us in on our shores with an island of 10 sq.km; this cannot happen.,” Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. “In order to support our independence we have the opportunity to use both our diplomacy and our military power. That …

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Fire in Athens hotel: People trapped, 20 evacuations, 5 in hospital (UPD)

People have been trapped in balconies and the roof top of Athenaeum Palace Hotel where a fire broke out at 11:40 noon on Thursday. Strong firefighter forces rushed to the hotel on Syggrou Avenue in the district of Neos Kosmos in south Athens. The firefighters are reportedly operating on two …

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Earthquake 6.4R devastates Albania: Many trapped in collapsed buildings

An earthquake measuring 6.4R hit Albania in the early morning hours of Tuesday, creating chaos and destruction. So far, 7 people have died, more than 325 have been injured. Dozens are still missing, trapped under tones of concrete and rubble. By Tuesday evening the number of dead had increased to …

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Several people injured, dozens trapped in wild fire in Penteli, East Attica

Several people suffered burning injuries and respiratory problems and dozens are trapped in the big wild fire on the mountain of Penteli in East Attica on Monday.  One fire fighter has been transferred to hospital with respiratory problems. Dozens are reportedly trapped in the fire areas, among them are elderly …

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Navy helicopter rescues Polish tourist trapped in Assos cliffs, Kefalonia (video)

The Greek Navy and the Air Force had to send helicopters to rescue a Polish tourist, a hiker, trapped in the inaccessible slopes and cliffs of Assos, on the island of Kefalonia on Wednesday. Initially, fire brigades units set for a search and rescue operation. The young hiker had called …

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Refugees and migrants flows increase again: 566 new arrivals in last five days

Refugees and migrants flow from Turkey to Greece started to rise again. In last five days, a total of 566 people arrived to the Greek islands on boat coming form Turkey. Most affected are the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos. It is unclear whether the flow increase is due …

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Refugee Crisis out of control: Emergency Plan, maybe State of Emergency and … Job Creation

Under the pressure of a Refugee Crisis that is keeps escalating into an unprecedented level due to the unwillingness of many European countries ot share responsibility, Greek Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas said on Sunday, that he has drafted and submitted an Emergency Plan to EU. The cost of the Emergency …

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Greeks trapped, worry about wages & pensions as Cypriot banks remain closed

Thousands of Greek employees and pensioners with accounts in Cypriot banks in Greece worry about their money. “Will the Cypriots banks explode in my hands?” a  retired neighbor asked me last night. Several months ago,  he opened a bank account at the branch of a Cypriot bank in Athens, because …

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