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Greece wildfires called Europe’s ‘deadliest’ in a century as rising death toll hits 91

The blaze that reduced the area to the east of Greece’s capital to resemble a post-apocalyptic landscape has killed 91 people, the Greek officials confirmed. The death toll is likely to rise. According to authorities, most of these people died as a result of the fire, while some drowned in the sea after fleeing the disaster.  The Greek Fire Service ...

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At least 20 killed, dozens injured by wildfires in Greece, authorities ask EU for help

Multiple wildfires across Greece’s Attica region have claimed the lives of at least 20 people. With dozens of others injured, authorities have warned of further casualties and pleaded for an EU-wide response. “Unfortunately, the number of confirmed deaths currently exceeds 20, with another 88 adults injured, 11 of whom are in serious condition,” the government spokesman, Dimitris Tzanakopoulos, said Tuesday ...

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‘No problem’: Tsipras cool with Germany sending migrants back to Greece to ‘share the burden’

Athens “doesn’t care” if some migrants return from Germany to Greece as part of a possible deal with Berlin, PM Alexis Tsipras said. His words are in sharp contrast with the mood on Greek islands overwhelmed by the migrant influx. “We don’t care about the fact that maybe we’ll have some returns from Germany if this will help, in order ...

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‘Northern Macedonia’: Balkan republic to change name after 26-yr dispute with Greece

Macedonia has agreed to change its name to Northern Macedonia in order to end a decades-old row with Greece, which among other things prevented the former Yugoslav republic from joining the EU and NATO. “Macedonia will be called the Republic of Northern Macedonia [Severna Makedonija],” Zoran Zaev, the country’s prime minister, announced Tuesday. The announcement came after telephone talks with ...

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Greece offers to boost resurgence of Russian shipbuilding

Athens is ready to create joint ventures for the construction and servicing of Russian ships in Greek shipyards, according to Greek prime ministerial adviser Dimitrios Velanis. Velanis, who’s an adviser on cooperation with Russia, talked to RIA Novosti ahead of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2018). He’s a member of the Greek delegation which will participate at the ...

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Russian 'bitcoin fraud' suspect held in Greece says prison security beefed up over ‘kill order’

Alleged bitcoin “crime mastermind” Aleksandr Vinnik, wanted in the US, has confirmed that he survived a murder attempt while in prison, adding that since then Greek authorities have beefed up security to protect him. Washington accuses Vinnik of laundering $ 4 billion with the help of the BTC-e bitcoin trading platform. The Russian denies any wrongdoing. Speaking to RIA Novosti ...

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Amid Prince Charles' visit, Greece demands return of Elgin Marbles looted by Brits 200yrs ago

Hosting Prince Charles and his spouse, the Greek president demanded that the UK return the precious Parthenon Marbles, which were seized in the early 19th century by Thomas Elgin and exhibited in the British Museum since then. Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos voiced the request for the return of the Parthenon Marbles in the middle of a visit by Prince Charles ...

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NATO bases upgraded under anti-migrant guise, US nukes now stockpiled in Greece – Communist chief

The leader of the Communist Party of Greece, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, has lambasted Athens for appeasing the US and EU governments, by allowing what he claims are American nukes in the country. In an interview with ANT1 TV, the Greek communist leader has once again claimed that there are more US and NATO military facilities in the country than is commonly ...

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