News archive of August 2018

Filmmaker Costa-Gavras target of Twitter hoax

A fake Twitter account attributed to newly appointed Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba on Thursday incorrectly announced the death of France-based Greek filmmaker Costa-Gavras.

The news was picked up by major news networks before it was proven to be a fake account set up by Italian journalist Tommaso Debenedetti.

Medical association calls for West Nile virus action plan

With the death toll from the spread of the West Nile virus in Greece rising this week to 17, the Athens Medical Association (ISA) is urging authorities to draft an emergency action plan to deal with what it describes as a growing threat to public health.

Demolitions of illegal constructions in Attica begin

An illegally constructed building in a forested area off the Athens-Sounio coastal road was demolished on Wednesday - the first of some 3,200 unlicensed buildings the government plans to raze in Attica.

Bosnia Searches for Mass Grave of Women and Children

Bosnia’s Institute for Missing Persons is excavating the site of a suspected mass grave containing 29 Bosniak women and children killed in the village of Zecovi in the Prijedor area in July 1992.

Brnabic: We have to discover the fate of the missing

During the commemorative session in the Belgrade City Council on the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared Brnabic said that it was time for the "new generations to grow up unburdened by hate, who wouldn't bear the guilt for the events that happened before they were born."

US-flagged yacht with 71 migrants stopped in Greek waters

Authorities in western Greece have arrested two people for allegedly trying to smuggle 71 migrants out of the country on a US-flagged yacht.

The Greek merchant marine ministry said the yacht was stopped in the Gulf of Patras following a tip-off. The vessel is believed to have been heading for Italy.

Panasonic to Move Europe Headquarters from UK to Amsterdam due to Brexit Fears

Panasonic plans to move its European headquarters from Britain to the Netherlands later this year over concerns about potential tax issues related to Brexit, a company spokeswoman said Thursday.

"We will move our European headquarters to the Netherlands," the spokeswoman told AFP, confirming a report in the Nikkei business daily about the Japanese electronics giant's decision.

Bulgarian WWE Star was Originally Supposed to be a Comedic Act

As we all know, Rusev has transitioned from being one of WWE's best heels to now becoming a top SmackDown Live act infamous for his "Rusev Day" gimmick.

Rusev originally debuted on the main roster as a dominant Russian heel, accompanied by Lana. However, it would be impossible to fathom that back then, the creative team had an entirely different direction planned out for him.

Bryan Ferry | Athens & Thessaloniki | September 11 & 13

English legend Bryan Ferry brings his "elegant, seductive croon" to Greece as part of an ongoing tour of the UK and Europe, with a career-spanning show. The iconic singer will appear at Athens Herod Atticus Theater on Tuesday, September 11, and at Thessaloniki's Dasos Theater on Thursday, September 13.

Boris Berezovsky | Athens | September 4

The Warsaw Philharmonic and acclaimed Russian piano soloist Boris Berezovsky will appear at the Herod Atticus Theater for a single show on Tuesday, September 4.