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ATHENS, Greece | Wildfire forces Greek villages on island of Evia to evacuate

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s fire service says a wildfire raging on the island of Evia, in central Greece, has forced them to evacuate two villages and a monastery. No casualties have been reported so far. Traffic on the main road that runs across the length of the 180-kilometer (110-mile) island has been stopped near the … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Wildfire forces Greek villages on island of Evia to evacuate

ATHENS, Greece | Toll from Greek seaside resort wildfire rises to 94

ATHENS, Greece — Greek health officials say the death toll from the July 23 fire at the seaside resort of Mati, near Athens, has risen to 94 after a 57-year-old woman in intensive care died of her injuries. The Ministry of Health announced that the woman, who died Saturday morning, is the 11th person to … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Toll from Greek seaside resort wildfire rises to 94

ATHENS, Greece | Firefighter’s wife, baby among 93 victims of Greece blaze

ATHENS, Greece — The prime minister of Greece pledged Thursday to overhaul the national disaster response agency as authorities publicly named the people killed by the country’s deadliest forest fire in decades — victims whose ages ranged from 6 months to 95 years. The list, which included four families, was longer than it would have … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Firefighter’s wife, baby among 93 victims of Greece blaze

ATHENS, Greece | Greek police say mothers arrested for alleged baby-selling

ATHENS, Greece — Greek police say they have arrested nine people on suspicion of running a criminal ring that sold newborn babies to childless couples. A police statement issued Monday said the arrests followed an undercover operation by two officers who posed as a couple wanting to buy a baby. Police raided an apartment in … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek police say mothers arrested for alleged baby-selling

ATHENS, Greece | The Latest: Greek minister resigns in forest fire aftermath

ATHENS, Greece — The Latest on the fallout from Greece’s forest fires (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Greece’s public order minister has resigned in the aftermath of last week’s deadly forest fires near Athens that killed at least 87 people. A government statement says Nikos Toskas’ resignation has been accepted by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | The Latest: Greek minister resigns in forest fire aftermath

ATHENS, Greece | Greek far-left terrorist moved to minimum security prison

ATHENS, Greece — A Greek far-left terrorist serving multiple life terms for a string of assassinations was moved to a minimum-security prison Friday in central Greece, sparking outrage from the relatives of his victims. The November 17 group’s main hitman, Dimitris Koufodinas, 61, was transferred from the maximum-security Korydallos prison near Athens to an agricultural … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | Greek far-left terrorist moved to minimum security prison

ATHENS, Greece  | Bodies of 70 killed in deadly Greek wildfires identified

ATHENS, Greece — Authorities say the bodies of 70 people killed by Greece’s deadliest wildfire in decades have been identified, while forensic experts continue working to identify more remains recovered from the area. The coast guard said Tuesday it had recovered the body of a woman from the sea in the Saronic Gulf south of … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece  | Bodies of 70 killed in deadly Greek wildfires identified