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Ten EU nations causing 'high concern' over Covid-19

Ten countries in the 27-member European Union face a Covid situation of "high concern", the bloc's diseases agency said Friday, warning the pandemic was worsening across the continent

A man is tested at a Corona testing station in Duisburg, western Germany, on 12 November, 2021, amid the ongoing coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic

Strong quake hits Greece's biggest island of Crete, one person killed

The quake, which sent people out of their homes and public buildings and caused considerable damage, was described by a Greek seismologist, Efthymios Lekkas, as a "thunderbolt" with strong aftershocks

Strong quake hits Greece's biggest island of Crete, one person killed

European Commission recommends restrictive visa measures for Bangladeshis

European Commission recommended stricter visa policies for Bangladeshi nationals. If this recommendation results in a decision at the European Council meeting next month, it may be difficult for ...

European Commission recommends restrictive visa measures for Bangladeshis

After wildfires, Greek PM says climate crisis demands radical action

Mitsotakis, who has approved a 500-million-euro ($587 million) aid budget for Evia and the Attica region around Athens, said the protracted heatwave had turned forests into powder kegs

After wildfires, Greek PM says climate crisis demands radical action

'Heaven to hell': Greek beekeepers lament tradition lost to fire

Greece -- along with Turkey, Italy, Spain and Algeria -- has been hit by a savage fire season that prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described as the "greatest ecological disaster in decades"

'Heaven to hell': Greek beekeepers lament tradition lost to fire

Greece wildfires 'slowly coming under control': Mayor

Hundreds of firefighters were battling to control two massive wildfires in Greece on Wednesday, one raging for nine straight days that have left hundreds homeless and caused incalculable damage

Children pour water after a forest fire near in the village of Kastri on Evia (Euboea) island, on 10 August, 2021

Hundreds flee, homes destroyed as forest fires ravage Greek island

Hundreds of Greek firefighters fought desperately Sunday to control wildfires on the island of Evia that have charred vast areas of pine forest, destroyed homes and forced tourists and locals to flee

This picture taken near the village of Gouves, on Evia (Euboea) island, second largest Greek island, on 8 August 2021 shows a raging wildfire.

Mass evacuations as Greek fires rage, but Turkey saved by the rain

Thousands of tourists and residents were evacuated and a thick cloud of smoke and ash hung over Athens as "nightmarish" forest fires raged in Greece Saturday, while heavy rains brought some relief to ...

Firefighter spray water as the forest fire spreads near houses in Thrakomakedones, near Mount Parnitha, north of Athens, on 7 August 2021.

Cyprus talks can resume only on two-state basis: Erdogan

Turkey is the only country to now recognise breakaway north Cyprus. It says the only viable option to heal decades of estrangement is for rival Greek Cypriots and the international community to ...

Cyprus talks can resume only on two-state basis: Erdogan

Dozens of wildfires under control in Greece

Greece faces forest fires every summer, fanned by dry weather, strong winds as temperatures soar well above 30 degrees Celsius. In 2018, 102 people died in the coastal resort of Mati, near Athens, in ...

Dozens of wildfires under control in Greece
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