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Metadrasi provides translators, transport and helps find homes for unaccompanied minors

An NGO helping migrant and refugee children in Greece has won the world’s biggest annual humanitarian award.

Metadrasi received the $2m Hilton humanitarian prize for its “innovative approach to welcoming refugees and protecting unaccompanied minors”, the Conrad N Hilton Foundation said.
Greek NGO helping child refugees wins $2m humanitarian prize
#Globaldevelopment #Greece #Refugees #Migration #Europe #Worldnews
 
Firefighters optimistic they will tame giant blaze on Thursday, as winds die down. #Greece #Europe #Environment
 
Over 200 firefighters battling wind-fanned blaze backed by 75 fire trucks, five water-bombing helicopters and six jets. #Europe #Greece
 
Repeal of law dating from 1970s was a key part of Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s election campaign

Greece’s newly elected, centre-right government has ignored leftists’ protests to overturn a law that had prohibited police from entering universities.

In a stormy debate preceding Thursday’s vote, the prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, insisted the old law – regarded as sacrosanct in a country that had once known military rule – had turned campuses into dens of criminality and no-go zones for police.
Greece scraps law banning police from university campuses
#Greece #Highereducation #KyriakosMitsotakis #Worldnews #Education #Europe #AlexisTsipras
 
New ruling centre-right party fulfills key campaign pledge but opposition decries move. #Europe #Greece
 
Dr Natalie Christopher, 34, is believed to have gone missing after going for early morning run on Aegean island

Greek authorities are searching for a British woman believed to have gone missing after going for an early morning run on the Aegean island of Ikaria.

More than 24 hours after Dr Natalie Christopher was first reported missing, the quest to locate the 34-year-old intensified as officials in Athens dispatched a helicopter equipped with infrared cameras to join the search operation.
British woman missing on Greek island of Ikaria
#Greece #UKnews #Europe
 
A year after Greece’s deadliest wildfire tore through coastal towns near Athens, killing 102 people, the road to normality for survivors is long and scarred by scorched homes and barren land. The resort of Mati, a wooded area overlooking sparkling sea east of the capital, was popular with children at summer camps. On the first anniversary of the disaster, it resembles a ghost town

Smoke over the Parthenon temple in Athens from a wildfire that killed 102 people in 2018, and the same view of the temple a year later

A house burns following a wildfire at Neos Voutzas, near Athens, and the house rebuilt a year later

An electricity pole standing among burnt trees and newly grown bushes a year later on the same slope in Neos Voutzas, near Athens

A damaged house in the village of Mati, near Athens

A field where 26 bodies were found in the village of Mati, near Athens, and the same location a year later

The burnt tables and chairs of a seaside cafe in Mati, and the same cafe in 2019

A stretch of coastline near Mati

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Lawyer for man who admitted crime says islanders feel sense of responsibility for her death

The lawyer of a man who has admitted raping and killing the acclaimed American scientist Suzanne Eaton while she attended a conference on Crete says the crime has left locals struggling with feelings of guilt and shame.

Almost three weeks after the body of the 59-year-old California biologist was found in a cave, people on Crete remain profoundly shocked, the attorney Pantelis Zellios told the Guardian.
Crete 'struggling with shame' after rape and murder of US scientist
#Greece #USnews #Europe #Worldnews
 
Economists say few businesses show enough profit to pay tax anyway, and more reforms are required. #Europe #Greece #Business&Economy
 
Tremor causes people to run out of buildings and problems in telecommunications. #Europe #Greece
 
Leftwing parties must grapple with victory as well as defeat | Letters
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/14/leftwing-parties-must-grapple-with-victory-as-well-as-defeat
#Europe #Syriza #Labour #EuropeanUnion #Greece #YanisVaroufakis #Portugal #JeremyCorbyn #Politics #Brexit
 
Syriza’s defeat shows the left needs a plan to hold on to power, not just win it | Gary Younge
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/12/syriza-left-election
#Syriza #Worldnews #Greece #Europe #Politics #UKnews #USnews #JeremyCorbyn #BernieSanders #AlexisTsipras
 
#crete #greek #greece
 
Two children among dead after series of incidents in Halkidiki region, with dozens injured

Six tourists have been killed and dozens of people injured in fierce storms in northern Greece, authorities have said.

Strong winds and hail hit the popular Halkidiki region near the city of Thessaloniki late on Wednesday. Television footage showed overturned cars, fallen trees, torn roofs and mudslides.
Six tourists killed in fierce storms in northern Greece
#Greece #Extremeweather #Europe #Worldnews #CzechRepublic #Russia #Romania
 
Dozens more were injured when tornadoes and hailstorms hit Halkidiki region, popular with tourists. #Europe #Greece #Weather #Environment
 
#goldenDawn in #greece like #goldenDawnald #trump in #trumpland https://twitter.com/CJR/status/1149040863311474690 Nazis like to assassinate journalists (facts); Nazi Germany did so with glee. Even before the war.
 
If verified, the new analysis may prove that Homo sapiens began leaving Africa much earlier than previously thought. #History #Greece #Europe
 
Remains discovered on Mani peninsula could rewrite history of Homo sapiens in Eurasia

A broken skull chiselled from a lump of rock in a cave in Greece is the oldest modern human fossil ever found outside Africa, researchers claim.

The partial skull was discovered in the Apidima cave on the Mani peninsula of the southern Peloponnese and has been dated to be at least 210,000 years old.

500,000 years ago
Piece of skull found in Greece ‘is oldest human fossil outside Africa’
#Archaeology #Science #Anthropology #Greece #Europe #Evolution #Worldnews
 
The centre-right leader could mark a change in Greece's political culture after a decade of austerity measures. #Europe #Greece
 
Syriza is down but not out. Now it must fight Greece’s march to the right | Marina Prentoulis
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/09/syriza-greece-government-new-democracy-far-right
#Greece #Europe #Worldnews #Syriza #Thefarright
 
Male and female die in collision in northern Crete, with another woman seriously injured

Two Britons have been killed in a car crash in the popular Greek resort of Malia.

Local media reports said a male and a female died instantly, while another woman was seriously injured in the collision, on the northern coast of Crete, at about 6am local time on Monday.
Two Britons killed in car crash on Greek island
#Greece #UKnews #Europe #Worldnews
 
The three mistakes behind Syriza’s demise in Greece | David Adler
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/08/syriza-demise-greece-alexis-tsipras
#AlexisTsipras #Syriza #Greece #Europe #Worldnews
 
Early results from Sunday's snap election showed the ND party was tipped to win. #Europe #Greece
 
Centre-right New Democracy party projected to win the parliamentary election with about 40 percent of the vote. #Greece #Europe #Elections
 
Election turnout will be crucial as Alexsis Tsipras appeals to 500,000 first-time voters

Greeks have begun casting their ballots in an election called by the embattled prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, three months ahead of schedule.

Describing the election as “a day of democracy”, Tsipras urged the nation’s almost 10-million strong electorate not to waste the opportunity, appealing to young Greeks in particular to get to polling stations.
Greeks choose between beach and ballot in first post-debt bailout poll
#Greece #AlexisTsipras #Europe #Worldnews #Syriza
 
Energy minister says ship is doing final tests before it starts work, days after the EU called Ankara's actions illegal. #Cyprus #Turkey #Europe #EuropeanUnion #Greece
 
Charismatic prime minister was once a hero of progressives but is likely to lose election after years of political compromise

In Syntagma Square, all the way from the grubby marble stairs opposite the Greek parliament down to the bottom of the plaza, people have gathered. Some are holding flags – the red, white and purple flags of Syriza, the once-radical leftist party whose leader they have come to hear.

Hip-hop thunders from giant speakers. The air is heavy and hot. An expectant crowd has been kept waiting for over an hour in temperatures turbocharged by massive spotlights. By the time Alexis Tsipras appears, many are sweating profusely. Still they roar their approval. The countdown has begun.
Tsipras rallies faithful but Greece is set to reject his radical dream
#AlexisTsipras #Syriza #Greece #Europe #Worldnews
 
Opinion polls predict win for Kyriakos Mitsotakis' centre-right New Democracy over PM Alexis Tsipras' left-wing Syriza. #Europe #Greece #Elections
 
Opinion polls show opposition leading ruling left-wing Syriza and winning an absolute majority in 300-seat parliament. #Greece #Elections #Europe
 
President Mitsotakis promises to lower business tax by 20 percent, and social security contributions by 15 percent. #Europe #Greece #Politics
 
The 24-year-old Milwaukee Bucks star has won Most Valuable Player honours at the annual NBA Awards. #Sport #Basketball #NBA #Greece #Nigeria #Europe
 
War of words as Turkish vessel begins offshore operations in eastern Mediterranean

Greece and Cyprus have urged the European Union to take punitive measures against Turkey amid escalating tensions in the eastern Mediterranean over offshore energy reserves.

As Ankara upped the ante by announcing it would expand exploration for potentially lucrative gas resources in the region, the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, appealed to the EU “to unreservedly condemn the illegal actions of Turkey”.
Greece and Cyprus call on EU to punish Turkey in drilling dispute
#Turkey #Greece #Cyprus #Energy #Environment #Europe #Worldnews #Gas #Fossilfuels
 
Academy for parasitic elements that sue and harass engineers https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/patent-attorneys-academy-established-in-41490/ #greece #epo #swpats #patents #eu
 
Greek coastguard says 57 people rescued after boat sinks, while seven people, including two children drowned. #Greece #Refugees #Europe
 
The Antonopoulos brothers are leading a farming revolution in Greece, which has Europe's highest plant biodiversity. #Business&Economy #Environment #Greece #Farming #Food
 
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