02 Dec 2022

Two bombs target Italy’s embassy cars in Greece, no injuries

Two explosive devices targeted cars belonging to the Italian embassy in Greece. One bomb detonated without causing injuries, and the other did not go off. There are no immediate claims of responsibility and an investigation is underway.  The homemade bomb exploded around 4am local time on Friday and damaged a

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22 Nov 2022

Greece launches rescue operation for boat with hundreds of people

A rescue operation off the island of Crete is underway after a boat possibly carrying jhundreds of asylum seekers was seen drifting in rough seas. The coast guard said the passengers made a distress call during the night to alert authorities.  There were up to 500 people on board the

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24 May 2022

Turkey’s Erdogan says he will no longer talk to Greek PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of antagonizing Turkey and has said he will stop talking to the Greek leader as a result. The Turkish President also said he would cancel a meeting between the two countries after he said Mitsotakis recommended to

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25 Feb 2022

Greece approves its biggest naval modernisation in 20 years

Greek opposition parties and the Greek government have come together and approved the country’s biggest modernisation in 20 years. 2.26bn euros will be spent over the next four years in Greece to buy three Belharra frigates. These are built by France’s Naval Group and are considered to be state of

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18 Feb 2022

Greek ferry: Hundreds evacuated from Olympia blaze off Corfu

290 people on board a ferry that burst into flames near Corfu in the Ionian Sea were evacuated by Greek and Italian boats. A fire broke out on deck as the Euroferry Olympia had left Igoumenitsa in Greece and was on the way to the Italian port of Brindisi. Passengers

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03 Feb 2022

19 people found frozen to death, sparking diplomatic row between Turkey and Greece

After a rare winter storm caused both Turkey and Greece to be covered in snow, 19 people have frozen to death in a small Turkish town near the border between the two countries. Search and rescue activities were continuing in the region according to the governor’s office in the city

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09 Aug 2021

In Greece, Evia island residents forced to evacuate

Horrific wildfires in the Greek island of Evia have caused residents to flee to safety via ferries. More than 2,000 residents have already been evacuated, with elderly inhabitants being carried on to ferries due to the quality of the air and density of the smoke. Local officials claim that not

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02 Feb 2021

Greek Police to Introduce Live Facial Recognition

In Greece, law enforcement officers will receive new devices allowing them to carry out facial recognition and fingerprint identification in real-time. The live facial recognition technology is part of a 4.5 million euro smart policing project that was announced in 2017. The goal of this initiative is to identify and

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05 Nov 2020

Greece imposes lockdown to avoid worst at hospitals

Greece, still recovering economically from a massive recession just a few years ago has now re-entered a lockdown to prevent the further spread of the second wave of COVID-19 infections. The nationwide lockdown will hopefully reduce the number of patients in hospitals to avoid unbearable pressure and overcrowding. Greek Prime

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29 Sep 2020

U.S., Greece Formally Agree to Collaborate on Science and Technology

The US and Greece have formed a new agreement that will foster scientific collaboration and research between the two countries, aiming to advance research on several emerging topics. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a statement confirming that the US-Greece Science and Technology Agreement was officially

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