Thousands of tourists and residents were evacuated and a thick cloud of smoke and ash hung over Athens Saturday as forests fires that have already killed two people raged for an 11th day in parts of Greece.
"Last night was hell": Standing in front of his burnt warehouse, in the midst of charred pine trees, Christos Sfetsas deplores the "enormous damage" in his village on the outskirts of Athens....
Japan's northern Hokkaido region was supposed to offer cooler climes for next week's Olympic marathons and race walks, but now the area is battling a heatwave.
Greek firefighters said Sunday they were slowly bringing under control a major forest fire in a nature conservation area near Athens as the government promised financial aid to those affected.
15 Sep 2019
A force of over 160 firefighters on Sunday battled to contain a large fire near Athens blazing for a second day amid gale force winds, officials said. The fire department said the blaze burned in the mountains above Loutraki, a coastal resort some 62 kilometres (39 miles) west of Athens.
19 Jul 2019
A strong, shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Athens on Friday, knocking out phone connections and causing power outages and minor damage, as worried residents rushed into the streets.
14 Aug 2017
A wildfire was raging Monday on the coastal front of Athens, officials said, with summer homes under threat and a local village evacuated.
28 May 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday wraps up a two-day trip to Greece by visiting the monastic community of Mount Athos, one of Orthodox Christianity's holiest sites.