Greece declares state of emergency on quake-hit Lesbos

Jun 14, 2017

Greece declares state of emergency on quake-hit Lesbos

Greek authorities declared a state of emergency on the island of Lesbos on Tuesday, a day after an earthquake killed one woman and displaced more than 800 people. The 6.2-magnitude undersea quake occurred south of Lesbos on Monday, but was felt as far away ...

Conservative ex-Greek leader Mitsotakis dead at 98

/ May 29, 2017

Conservative ex-Greek leader Mitsotakis dead at 98

Constantine Mitsotakis, a former conservative prime minister remembered for fierce confrontations with Greece’s liberal and socialist parties as well as early free-market reforms during a 60-year political career, died early Monday. He was 98. “Today at 1 a.m. Constantine Mitsotakis departed life, surrounded by ...

May 14, 2017

Greek train derails and hits house, killing two

A Greek express train slammed into a house after derailing near the northern city of Thessaloniki on Saturday afternoon, killing two people and seriously injured three others, the train’s operator said Sunday. Trainose did not identify the victims, but said the train driver was ...

World War II bomb defused in Greek city after 75,000 people evacuated

Feb 12, 2017

World War II bomb defused in Greek city after 75,000 people evacuated

Authorities in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki evacuated an estimated 75,000 people Sunday so army experts could defuse a 500-pound (227-kg) unexploded World War II bomb found under a gas station. The evacuation started at 7 a.m. Police went house-to-house ringing bells and ...