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Dervenohoria blaze brought under control, pockets of flames remain

The large wildfire at Dervenohoria, in the prefecture of Boeotia, which has been burning since Saturday was finally been brought under control on Tuesday evening,
June 29, 2016

LGBTI community concludes four-day 'Thessaloniki Pride' festivities with parade

Representatives of the LGBTI communities in Greece, Croatia, Albania, Kosovo, FYROM, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Turkey, Bulgaria, Montenegro participated in the main "Pride" parade in the center of Thessaloniki
June 27, 2016

Greeks welcome Brexit vote as snub to overbearing Brussels

Worn down by years of EU-mandated austerity, many Greeks on Friday welcomed Britain's decision to leave the European Union as an overdue slap in the face for a Brussels bureaucracy they say is out of touch with ordinary people.
Reuters: June 24, 2016

Second firefighter dies tackling Cyprus forest fires

A second firefighter has died in Cyprus from injuries sustained while trying to tackle one of the island's biggest forest fires in years.
BBC: June 21, 2016

56,814 identified migrants and refugees in Greece

A total of 56,814 identified refugees and migrants were on the Greek territory on Friday.
June 17, 2016

Dozens of migrants stuck in Greece queue for access to asylum

Dozens of migrants and refugees stuck in Greece queued up in Athens on Monday to register for access to its asylum system, a new process that Greece hopes will speed up their relocation to other EU member states
Reuters: June 13, 2016

Obama: Orlando massacre case of 'homegrown extremism'

President Barack Obama says the deadly Orlando nightclub shooting appears to be a case of "homegrown extremism," with no direct evidence the gunman was part of a larger plot.
June 13, 2016

Birthday celebrated via Skype for 2-year-old stranded in Iran

Relatives of a British-Iranian mother detained without charge in Iran have celebrated her 2-year-old daughter's birthday with a party outside the Iranian Embassy in London.
June 13, 2016

Refugees from Syria and Iraq leave voluntarily from the camp at Polykastro

Ten buses with 423 refugees from Syria an Iraq left on Monday from the informal camp set at a gas station's parking lot at Polykastro near Idomeni.
June 13, 2016

Floods, strikes, terrorist threats - Euro 2016 debuts in France

The floodwaters are receding and sunbathers are back in Paris parks, but the Seine River still laps over arteries that normally host cars and skateboarders.
June 10, 2016