3,000 pressed into battle against raging Portugal wildfires

Aug 16, 2017

3,000 pressed into battle against raging Portugal wildfires

Around 3,000 firefighters in Portugal were struggling to put out more than 150 wildfires raging across the country Tuesday, as persistent hot and dry weather stoked the flames, officials said. In one case, around 800 firefighters supported by air units were needed to finally bring ...

Greece battles big brush fire south of Athens

Aug 1, 2017

Greece battles big brush fire south of Athens

Dozens of firefighters are battling a large brush fire south of Athens, though no inhabited areas are in immediate danger, Greek authorities said Monday. The fire service said that by late Monday, when nightfall prevented water-dropping aircraft from operating, the situation had improved considerably and ...

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 among ...