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Turkish warship warns Greek ship not to enter its waters

Turkish warship warns Greek ship not to enter its waters The Turkish Defense Ministry says one of its warships issued a warning to a Greek research vessel to prevent it entering what Turkey considers its territorial waters By ANDREW WILKS Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 2:46 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

Greece hosts 6 female Afghan lawmakers on their way to US

Greece hosts 6 female Afghan lawmakers on their way to US Greek authorities say six female lawmakers from Afghanistan have arrived in Greece as part of the wider evacuation effort and are expected to travel to the United States after a short stay ByThe Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 1:32 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Greek authorities begin moving migrants into new camp

Greek authorities begin moving migrants into new camp Greek authorities have begun moving asylum-seekers living in a squalid camp on the island of Samos into a new facility on the island, where access will be more strictly controlled ByThe Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 2:43 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Greece opens new migrant camp on island to reduce crowding

Greece opens new migrant camp on island to reduce crowding Greece has opened a new migrant camp on the island of Samos that replaces an obsolete and once overcrowded facility ByThe Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 5:18 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA view of the new multi-purpose reception and …

Europe’s Med leaders pledge cooperation on climate, security

Europe’s Med leaders pledge cooperation on climate, security The leaders of Europe’s Mediterranean countries have pledged to expand cooperation in the fight against climate change and to back common security and defense initiatives in the European Union By DEREK GATOPOULOS and ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 7:05 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Small plane crashes off Greek island, both on board dead

Small plane crashes off Greek island, both on board dead Greek authorities say a small private plane has crashed into the sea off Greece’s Aegean Sea island of Samos, killing both people on board ByThe Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021, 8:13 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ATHENS — A small private …

Greek leader vows crackdown against migrant traffickers

Greek leader vows crackdown against migrant traffickers Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has promised to “break and smash” the human trafficking networks that smuggle migrants across the border from Turkey By BY COSTAS KANTOURIS Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 1:26 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressGreece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis …

Turkey slams Greek ‘dreams’ to extend territorial waters

Turkey slams Greek ‘dreams’ to extend territorial waters Turkey’s defense minister says the country will never accept Greek moves to extend its territorial waters in the Aegean sea, dismissing any possible effort by Athens as “empty dreams.” By SUZAN FRASER Associated PressSeptember 9, 2021, 3:06 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

After huge wildfires, Greece creates climate crisis ministry

Greece creates climate crisis ministry after huge wildfires Greece’s center-right government has created a new ministry to address the impact of climate change By DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated PressSeptember 6, 2021, 11:23 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:07 On Location: September 6, 2021 Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.The Associated …

Rights body raps Greece over migrant rescue crackdown

Rights body raps Greece over migrant rescue crackdown Europe’s top human rights body has called on Greece’s parliament to withdraw articles included in draft legislation that would impose heavy penalties on nongovernmental organizations that carry out unsanctioned rescue operations of migrants at sea By DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 2:30 PM• 3 min readShare …

Greek officials say shot migrant found at border with Turkey

Greek officials say shot migrant found at border with Turkey Greek authorities say police patrolling the northeastern land border with Turkey have found a migrant with a gunshot wound to the leg who was believed to have crossed into Greece illegally ByThe Associated PressSeptember 2, 2021, 6:14 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

New Greek health minister apologizes over Holocaust remarks

New Greek health minister apologizes over Holocaust remarks Greece’s new right-wing health minister has apologized for past remarks and avowed his “absolute respect” for Holocaust victims and his opposition to antisemitism ByThe Associated PressSeptember 1, 2021, 4:37 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressNew Health Minister Athanassios Plevris arrives at …

After massive Greek fires, retired admiral to head security

Greece struggles to shake up safety agency after huge fires Greece’s center-right government replaced top public security officials following the country’s multiple devastating wildfires this month By DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated PressAugust 31, 2021, 4:11 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA man walks next to a burnt forest in Vilia …

US senator Menendez criticizes Turkey under Erdogan

US senator Menendez criticizes Turkey under Erdogan Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Menendez has criticized Turkey, saying that its current leadership is not committed to the principles of democracy and rule of law By ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressAugust 27, 2021, 11:56 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Turkish drones in northern Cyprus heighten regional unease

Turkish drones in northern Cyprus heighten regional unease An air base hosting Turkish drones in the breakaway northern third of Cyprus is ratcheting up unease among neighboring countries By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS, SAMY MAGDY and JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated PressAugust 25, 2021, 12:08 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NICOSIA, Cyprus — An …

Greece wildfires: Firefighters get upper hand on 2 blazes

Greece wildfires: Firefighters get upper hand on 2 blazes Firefighting aircraft and ground forces in Greece have gained the upper hand over two new blazes that broke out in areas already scarred by major wildfires this summer By ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 6:51 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Turkish leader: EU must act to forestall Afghan migrant wave

Turkish leader: EU must act to forestall Afghan migrant wave Turkey’s president has told Greece’s prime minister that the European Union should assist Afghans both inside Afghanistan and in neighboring countries if it wants to avoid a new influx of migrants By ELENA BECATOROS and SUZAN FRASER Associated PressAugust 20, 2021, 6:58 PM• 4 min …

Greek wildfire abates but hundreds of firefighters battle on

Greek wildfire abates but hundreds of firefighters battle on A major wildfire that has ravaged a pine forest and burned homes northwest of the Greek capital appears somewhat abated, although hundreds of firefighters are still working to fully contain the blaze By ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressAugust 20, 2021, 5:22 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare …

French Riviera wildfire not spreading but still uncontrolled

French Riviera wildfire not spreading but still uncontrolled Firefighters have tamed but not fully controlled a huge wildfire blazing through the backcountry of the French Riviera ByThe Associated PressAugust 20, 2021, 5:01 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:13 Wildfires explained by Ginger Zee ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee explains how …

Greek wildfires: Major blaze on the wane, but not controlled

Greek wildfires: Major blaze on the wane, but not controlled A Greek minister says a major wildfire that has ravaged a pine forest for four days, burnt homes and led to the evacuation of villages northwest of Athens is on the wane, but not yet under control By SRDJAN NEDELJKOVIC and ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressAugust …

Wildfire raging near French Riviera kills 2, injures 27

Wildfire raging near French Riviera kills 2, injures 27 A wildfire near the French Riviera has killed two people and is still burning out of control By DANIEL COLE and SYLVIE CORBET Associated PressAugust 18, 2021, 7:16 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:17 On Location: August 18, 2021 Catch up on …

Greek wildfires: Big blaze threatens village outside Athens

Greek wildfires: Big blaze threatens village outside Athens A major wildfire burning northwest of the Greek capital is devouring large tracts of pine forest for a third day and threatening a large village ByThe Associated PressAugust 18, 2021, 7:06 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA wildfire burns a forest …

Firefighters in Greece beat back large blaze outside Athens

Firefighters in Greece beat back large blaze outside Athens Hundreds of firefighters backed by more than 30 water-dropping planes are gaining ground against a large forest fire burning for the second day northwest of Athens that has led to the evacuation of a nursing home and several villages By ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressAugust 17, 2021, …

Thousands evacuated in French Riviera due to forest fire

Thousands evacuated in French Riviera due to forest fire French President Emmanuel Macron says firefighters have been able to “stabilize” a wildfire that is racing through forests near the French Riviera By DANIEL COLE and ANGELA CHARLTON Associated PressAugust 17, 2021, 5:38 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:05 On Location: August …

Israel asks allies for help as wildfires rage near Jerusalem

Israel asks allies for help as wildfires rage near Jerusalem Israel has appealed to its international allies for help in fighting wildfires raging outside of Jerusalem ByThe Associated PressAugust 16, 2021, 7:18 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:13 On Location: August 16, 2021 Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.The …

Greece wildfires: Winds fan 2 new blazes outside of Athens

Greece wildfires: Winds fan 2 new blazes outside of Athens More wildfires have broken out in hard-hit Greece, with two blazes triggering the evacuation of 11 villages southeast and northwest of Athens, the Greek capital By ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS Associated PressAugust 16, 2021, 7:07 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Greek wildfires a major ecological catastrophe, PM says

Greek wildfires a major ecological catastrophe, PM says Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says the devastating wildfires that burned across the country for more than a week amount to the greatest ecological catastrophe Greece has seen in decades By ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressAugust 12, 2021, 4:43 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Greek wildfires: Multinational force works to tame flare-ups

Greek wildfires: Multinational force works to tame flare-ups Hundreds of firefighters from across Europe and the Middle East are working alongside Greek colleagues in rugged terrain to contain flare-ups of the huge wildfires that have ravaged Greece’s forests for a week By PETROS KARADJIAS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS Associated PressAugust 11, 2021, 5:15 PM• 6 min …

‘We fought a great battle’: Greece defends wildfire response

‘We fought a great battle’: Greece defends wildfire response As Greece’s massive wildfires are being largely tamed, the country’s civil protection chief has strongly defended the country’s firefighting efforts By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressAugust 10, 2021, 7:15 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:06 On Location: August 10, 2021 …

Fire devours Greek island’s forests; residents urged to flee

Fire devours Greek island’s forests; residents urged to flee Pillars of billowing smoke and ash are blocking out the sun above Greece’s second-largest island as a days-old wildfire devours more pristine forests and triggers more evacuations By NICOLAE DUMITRACHE and ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressAugust 8, 2021, 8:21 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …