News archive of June 2018

Leading anarchist cleared of incitement charges

A misdemeanors court on Saturday cleared a leading member of the anarchist group Rouvikonas of incitement charges, which had been brought against him after he openly threatened to "burn down" private broadcaster Skai.

Couple arrested in Thessaloniki over child exploitation

A 45-year-old mother and her 54-year-old partner were arrested on Saturday morning in Thessaloniki after they allowed a 23-year-old man to sexually abuse her daughter, aged between 12 and 14, on numerous occasions in exchange for money.

The abuse took place in the couple's apartment in the suburb of Neapoli. All three adults were to appear before a prosecutor over the weekend.

Greek lifeguards rescue tourist swept out to sea with inflatable lounger

A 19-year-old foreign national who had been swept out to sea at Artemida, eastern Attica while asleep on an inflatable lounger, was rescued by lifeguards on Saturday.

According to reports, his lounger deflated and he was unable to swim back to shore and temporarily lost consciousness.

Roma drug gang busted

Police have dismantled an organized criminal gang that distributed drugs around Athens, authorities said on Saturday.

The operation led to the arrest of 24 people, aged between 20 and 71, who have been charged with violating drug laws and illegal weapons possession.

'Cheap US dollar from Syria' new fraud trick in Turkey

Six people were arrested in the southeastern Turkish province of Şanlıurfa on June 30 over a fraud scheme that the victims initially believed they were buying "cheap" U.S. dollars smuggled from Syria.

US ambassador to Estonia resigns over Trump comments on EU

The U.S. ambassador to Estonia said he has resigned over frustrations with President Donald Trump's comments about the European Union and the treatment of Washington's European allies.

China's manufacturing slows down in June amid trade tensions

China's manufacturing activity decelerated in June as U.S.-Chinese trade tensions added to concern the economy is cooling due to tighter government controls on lending, a survey showed on June 30.

State of emergency decrees are law: Turkey's top court

Turkey's Constitutional Court officially recognized the state of emergency decrees in its ruling on June 30 as law, rejecting the request of the main opposition for their annulment.