Tuesday , September 22 2020

Greece

Six people evacuated from cut-off village Oxia in flooded Central Greece

Six people from the small village area of Oxia have been successfully airlifted to safety on Tuesday morning. Located on the mountains by Mouzaki, the village has been cut-off since Saturday after medicane Ianos struck the area causing extensive damage in the infrastructure. Two helicopters of the Fire Service brought …

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North Macedonia requests church autocephaly from Ecumenical Patriarch

North Macedonia’s President Stevo Pendarovski has appealed to the global seat of Orthodoxy in Istanbul to recognize the independence of his country’s Orthodox Church, Greek state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported on Monday. “I turn to you, on behalf of a large portion of my fellow citizens, who identify themselves as …

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Turkey’s sanctions block EU FMs from imposing sanctions against Belarus

European Union foreign ministers failed to overcome a diplomatic standoff over Belarus sanctions on Monday due to lack of unanimity. Belarus main opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya travelled to Brussels to try to convince the EU to follow through on its threat to impose sanctions on some 40 Belarusian officials over …

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6 remanded in custody for Moria blaze, 3 arrested for Samos reception center fire

Six Afghan nationals were remanded in custody by order of a prosecutor on the island of Lesvos on Monday. They were arrested last week on charges of arson and participation in a criminal group, for the fire that destroyed the Moria refugee camp earlier in September.  Four of the six …

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Greece’s travel receipts sink by 84.4% in July 2002 compared to July 2019

Receipts from travel services recorded a decrease of 84.4% in July 2020 when compared to the corresponding month of 2019, the Bank of Greece said in a report released on Monday. Following a 3-month lock down and travel restrictions due to the pandemic, Greece opened its gates to foreign tourists …

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453 new coronavirus cases and 6 more deaths in Greece in past 24 hours

Daily confirmed coronavirus cases exploded with 453 new cases recorded in Greece in the past 24 hours. Six more patients infected with Covid-19 lost their lives. Health authorities  announced on Monday that of the 453 new cases, 184 are in Kara Tepe refugees structure on the island of Lesvos and …

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IANOS leaves behind 3 dead, one missing and extensive destruction

Three dead people, one missing woman and extensive destruction is what Medicane Ianos left behind after it swept over Greece from Thursday night to Sunday. Over 8,000 homes and businesses are still under water in the Prefecture of Karditsa, Central Greece, three days after nature struck. Its rage started in …

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243 coronavirus cases confirmed in Kara Tepe, says gov’t spokesman

A total of 243 confirmed cases of coronvirus have been detected among refugees and asylum-seekers of Kara Tepe tent city on the island of Lesvos, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Monday. The data that will be announced on Monday afternoon by the National Health Care Organization EODY, Petsas added. …

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Russian PM Mishustin to visit Mt Athos on Thursday

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin will visit the monastic community of Mount Athos in northern Greece on upcoming Thursday. According to sources, Mishustin will stay at the Panteleimon monastery, where most of the monks are Russian, until Friday. Mount Athos is a male-only religious community that consists of 17 Greek …

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Erdogan sues Greek newspaper over offensive headline

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a lawsuit against the editors of a Greek newspaper for an insulting headline, state-run news agency Anadolu reported on Monday morning. Erdogan’s lawyers filed the lawsuit against the editors of conservative daily ‘Dimokratia’ went to print last thursday with a headline, that Ankara described as …

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