Tagged: Greece

Weather forecast: Rain on Tuesday

Rain and winds from variable directions are forecast for Tuesday. Wind velocity will reach 7 on the Beaufort scale. Snow or rain in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from -04C to 05C. Snow in the mountainous and semi mountainous areas and rain in the lowlands of western and eastern Greece with […]

Turkish cargo jet crash kills at least 30 in Kyrgyzstan

A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 30 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport administration, the plane was supposed to make a stopover at Manas, near […]

UNCHR calls on Greece to fix ‘dire’ situation for migrants

Governments along the Western Balkan route into the European Union must do more to help migrants and refugees who are dying in the cold winter weather rather than just violently push them back from the border, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, adding that the “situation in Greece is dire.” “Children are particularly […]

Greece’s consumer price index flat in December

Greece’s annual headline consumer price index was unchanged at zero percent in December year-on-year, with the annual pace of deflation slowing sharply from -0.9 percent in November, statistics service data showed on Wednesday. The data also showed the European Union-harmonized inflation rate turned positive in December at 0.3 percent from -0.2 percent in November. Consumer […]

Greece sends navy ship to help freezing migrants

Greece’s navy has sent a tank landing ship to the island of Lesvos to house refugees and migrants during a cold snap that has triggered public health warnings. The vessel has docked and is due to provide accommodation for about 500 migrants. A medical association on Lesωos said Tuesday that conditions at the main camp […]

Greek police sees active group behind attack at PASOK offices

Police investigating an armed attack on police guarding the headquarters of PASOK in central Athens early on Tuesday morning, which injured an officer, believe the Revolutionary Self-Defense urban guerrilla group, which struck the same offices in 2014 and has also hit foreign embassies in Athens, is probably behind the assault. There had been no claim […]

Weather Forecast: Rain, snowfall

Clouds and rain in the south and northwestern winds are forecast for Wednesday. Wind velocity will reach 8 on the Beaufort scale. Scattered clouds and snowfall in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from -8C to 6C. Partly cloudy with possibility of rain in the western parts with temperatures between 06C to […]

Much of Greece struggling to cope with bad weather

As the cold snap that gripped Attica began to subside on Tuesday, other parts were struggling to cope with the consequences of heavy snowfall, including power and water cuts, while some areas were cut off from the rest of the country. The front line in terms of disruptions was on the central Aegean island of […]

Two AK-47s and 100.000€ in Roupa’s hideouts

Assault rifles, guns, hand grenades and ammunition were hidden in Roupa’s hideouts. And not only that, as underneath her 6-year-old child’s mattress she had hidden 100.000€. What troubles the Greek authorities is the fact that among the 10 fake IDs they found, there are two with the photos of two so far unknown males. It […]

Police believe Greece’s ambassador to Brazil killed near Rio

Authorities believe that Greece’s missing ambassador to Brazil was killed at the home that his wife kept in the Rio de Janeiro area, a police investigator said Friday. Kyriakos Amiridis went missing on Monday in the city of Nova Iguacu, 25 miles (41 kilometers) north of Rio de Janeiro. Greece’s Embassy in Brasilia said the […]

Weather Forecast: Snowfall and low temperatures

Snowfall, very low temperatures and gusty northerly winds is forecast for Thursday. Wind velocity will reach 8 to 9 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy and light snow in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from -06C to 04C. Sleet in the western parts and temperatures between -05C and 09C. Snowfall in […]

Weather Forecast: Sleet, snow

Snow, sleet or rain and northerly winds are forecast for Wednesday. Wind velocity will reach 7 to 8 on the Beaufort scale. Clouds in the morning and snowfall in the afternoon in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from -05C to 08C. Rain or sleet in the western and eastern parts of […]

Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy and northerly winds are forecast for Tuesday. Wind velocity will reach 6 on the Beaufort scale. Clouds and light rain in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from -03C-05C. Mostly fair in the western and eastern parts with temperatures between 02C-15C. Rain over the Aegean islands and Crete, 06C-14C. Partly […]

Greece reports H5N8 bird flu in wild swan, OIE says

Greece has reported a case of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus in a wild bird, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing official information from Greece. The virus was found in a wild swan in the Evros river delta in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, the Greek Ministry of Rural […]

City of Athens enacts measures to protect homeless from plummeting temperatures

The City of Athens has announced measures to protect the homeless from plummeting temperatures forecast for the next few days. The municipal authority said that its community centers on the corner of Mamouri and Dymis streets and at 35 Alexandras Avenue will be kept open overnight until the cold snap subsides. The municipality’s homeless shelter […]

Schaeuble to Die Zeit: Without billions in aid Greece would have defaulted long ago

An end-of-year “tit-for-tat” between official Athens and Berlin resurfaced this week, with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble quoted by Die Zeit as asking, rhetorically, why Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is blaming Berlin for wanting to hurt Greek pensioners. “Our efforts are aimed at Greece being able to stand on its feet again,” Die Zeit […]