Greek fire crews make progress on island blaze
Firefighters in Greece on Friday made progress against a four-day wildfire on the island of Evia that has burned through a pine forest and threatened villages, officials said.
EU water bombers join Greek firemen to douse island wildfire
Greece deployed Thursday nearly 400 firefighters backed by EU firebombers to try to put out a massive wildfire on the island of Evia burning through a pristine pine forest for the third day.
Greek PM cancels holiday as major island fire prompts evacuations
Hundreds of villagers were evacuated Tuesday and the Greek Prime Minister cancelled a vacation as firefighters battled a major wildfire on the country's second-largest island of Evia, authorities said.
Visit Egypt and see Nigeria’s backwardness: A 2019 Egypt Total AFCON diary
From the first moment of boarding the Egypt Air to when the flight landed at the Cairo International Airport, there was a seeming breath of fresh air. Though the atmosphere was charged, the freshness of the environment was welcoming.
Spain and Portugal eye hosting 2030 World Cup
Spain and Portugal's football associations announced on Saturday they are looking into the idea of bidding to stage the World Cup in 2030, without Morocco who had earlier been cited as a potential partner. "After holding several meetings in recent weeks, the football federations of Spain and Portugal confirm that they will begin a thorough…
Greek PM rejects EU criticism of pre-vote benefits
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday rejected EU criticism of tax cuts announced ahead of next month's election, warning voters that austerity could return if he loses.
Injury knocks out top seeds from Tombim Abuja Open
Injury has taken its toll on the top seeds at the ongoing ITF World Tennis Tour (Tombim Open) holding at the Tennis Complex of Abuja National Stadium, with the tournament number one rated star, Maximilian Neuchrist of Austria, out of the first round. Also affected are fourth seeded Tom Jomby of France and wild card entrant,…
What happened in Greece?
Syriza, Greece’s ruling party, is headed for electoral defeat, and to minimise the impact, the party may call early elections. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras narrowly won a confidence vote in January, averting snap elections, but ever since his party became a minority government, the stability of his country has been at risk. Almost like we…
Greek PM hails new ties during landmark North Macedonia visit
Greece's prime minister was greeted with hugs and selfies on Tuesday during his landmark visit to newly renamed North Macedonia, where the neighbours celebrated a new start after resolving their decades-long identity row.
Grenade blast outside Russian consulate in Greece: police
A grenade exploded early Friday outside the Russian consulate in Athens without hurting anyone, police said, an attack typical of domestic far-left groups.
Romance in Greece
For the next five months, I will be sharing travel stories and tips to hopefully inspire you to take a leap and explore some beautiful places around the world. The first travel theme, inspired by the month of February, is romance. For the honeymooners, lovers, or even a girl’s trip or bro-cation travelers, Greece should…