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Fire rages on Greece’s Evia, threat to people averted

08 August, 2019 11:19 am 11:19 am

ATHENS (Reuters) – Aircraft sprayed water early on Wednesday in a bid to douse the flames of a huge wildfire on the Greek island of Evia that had prompted the evacuation of villages and spurred an appeal from authorities for assistance from European partners. A state of emergency has been declared in regions of the … Read More


Explosive device close to church wounds two in central Athens

12 December, 2018 2:40 pm 2:40 pm

ATHENS (Reuters) – An explosive device wounded a police officer and a civilian when it detonated outside a church in central Athens early on Thursday, police and state media said. The blast occurred around 7 a.m. local time (0500 GMT), just before the church was due to open to the public for a service at … Read More


West Nile virus cases in Greece jump in 2018

08 August, 2018 9:33 am 9:33 am

ATHENS (Reuters) – Eleven people have died and 107 infected by the mosquito-borne West Nile virus in Greece so far this summer, authorities said, the highest number of reported cases since 2012. Outbreaks of the West Nile virus have been recorded in Greece since 2010, when they peaked at 262 cases including 35 deaths, according … Read More