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US tells Greece any help to Iranian tanker may be ‘terrorism support’

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The US State Department has informed the Greek government of its ‘strong position’ regarding foreign states providing any assistance to Iranian oil tanker that was recently released by Gibraltar despite all Washington’s pressure. Any attempts to assist the vessel, which was renamed from ‘Grace 1’ to ‘Adrian Darya 1’ and is now reportedly heading towards Read More

Stranded migrants jump off rescue boat to try to reach Italy

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Migrants on a humanitarian ship off the Italian coast had to be chased down after they jumped into the sea in a desperate attempt to reach land. Four of them put on life jackets and jumped into the water as two crew members swam after them and brought them back to the boat. It comes Read More

Fire resurges on Greece’s Evia, challenges firefighters

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Aircraft and firefighters on the ground fought a blaze that burned large tracts of pristine pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Wednesday as the wildfire flared up again at different spots. A firefighting helicopter makes a water drop as a wildfire burns in the village of Makrimalli on the Read More

‘Mistake made’ after NZ mosque attack suspect sends letter from jail cell

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Officials in New Zealand have admitted making a mistake after the Christchurch mosque attack suspect was allowed to send a handwritten letter from his Auckland prison cell. The six-page letter written by Brenton Tarrant was posted on the controversial website 4chan earlier this week – a platform that contains threads on white supremacy. It comes Read More

WATCH plane enter ‘hellish’ BRIGHT ORANGE skies as it battles massive wildfires on Greek island

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Air tankers and helicopters were deployed to drop water over devastating wildfires raging on Eubea, Greece’s second largest island. The video provided by Ruptly video agency shows an air tanker in the sky, which quickly goes from light blue to hellish yellow and bright orange when the aircraft flies above the wildfire, dousing the blaze Read More

Fire rages on Greece’s Evia, threat to people averted

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Aircraft sprayed water early on Wednesday in a bid to douse the flames of a huge wildfire on the Greek island of Evia that had prompted the evacuation of villages and spurred an appeal from authorities for assistance from European partners. Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire burning near the village of Read More

Wildfire rages on Greek island of Evia, smoke reaches Athens

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ATHENS (Reuters) – A wildfire fanned by strong winds razed tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Tuesday, leading to villages being evacuated and to an appeal from the authorities for assistance from its European partners. Flames rise next to a house as a wildfire burns at the village of Kontodespoti, Read More

Wildfire rages on Greek island Evia, smoke reaches Athens

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The Acropolis hill with the Parthenon temple is covered with smoke from a wildfire burning the Island of Evia, in Athens, Greece August 13, 2019.REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS (Reuters) – A large wildfire fanned by strong winds burned tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday, with evacuation ordered of Read More

Greece battles wildfire on Evia island, smoke blankets Athens

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Smoke rises inside a burned house during a wildfire on Mount Hymettus, near Athens, Greece, August 12, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS (Reuters) – A large wildfire fanned by strong winds destroyed tracts of forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday, as authorities prepared to evacuate two villages potentially in the path Read More

Massive fire spreads rapidly in Athens suburb overnight, sparking evacuations (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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A huge blaze prompted early morning evacuations in a suburb of the Greek capital. At least 140 firefighters and 46 vehicles were dispatched to battle the wildfire. Locals in the city’s eastern suburb of Paiania were awoken by authorities in the middle of the night to evacuate their houses. However, a spokesman for the fire Read More