Greece News

Tents Set Up for Homeless After Earthquakes in Greece

Greek authorities set up tents Tuesday for those left homeless by a series of earthquakes on the western island of Kefalonia and were sending in dozens of prefabricated classrooms so children can go back to school safely. A strong quake …

Emergency Declared on Quake-Hit Greek Island

Schools were ordered closed and a state of emergency was declared on the Greek island of Kefalonia on Monday after an earthquake damaged homes and injured at least seven people. Hundreds of the island’s residents slept in their cars after …

10 Seamen Missing After Ship Sinks Off Greece

Greek authorities say ten Syrian seamen are missing after two cargo ships collided off southern Greece and one of them sank. A Merchant Marine Ministry statement says the accident occurred before 7 am Monday some 78 miles (125 kilometers) southwest …

Powerful Quake Shakes Areas of Greece and Turkey

A powerful earthquake shook Greece’s island of Rhodes and southwestern Turkey on Sunday. No deaths or serious damage were reported, but officials said six people were hurt in Turkey by jumping out of buildings. The Athens Geodynamic Institute says the …

Greece: Train Hits Rail Car, 2 Injured

A passenger train struck a rail car north of the Greek capital Tuesday, lightly injuring two people, officials said. National rail operator Trainose said a suburban rail train traveling from Athens to the central city of Halkida struck the side …

Greece: Government Building Gutted by Arson Attack

Police in Greece say a government administrative building was gutted in an arson attack. The offices near central Athens used by the government’s Public Sector Reform Ministry were attacked early Monday. Police said small cooking gas canisters were used to …

Magnitude 5.3 Quake Off Greek Islands, No Injuries

Greek authorities say an earthquake with preliminary 5.3-magnitude has shaken the southern Aegean Sea islands, but no injuries or damage have been reported. The Athens Geodynamic Institute says the undersea earthquake occurred Thursday between the popular tourist resort islands of …

Greece: Arsonists Target Deputy Minister Office

Police in Greece say an incendiary device caused minor damage at the entrance of an apartment block which includes the political office of the country’s deputy foreign minister. No one was hurt in the attack outside the office of Mariliza …

Greek Cup Victory Leads to Riots, Fire

Greek police say suspected soccer hooligans have set fire to the office of an AEK fan club in Athens, two days after the team’s Greek Cup final victory over Atromitos ended in riots. A police statement says nobody was injured …