News archive of September 2018

Centennial of WWI armistice marked in Thessaloniki

Envoys from five allied countries on Saturday marked the centennial of the World War I armistice between Bulgaria and the Allied Powers in Thessaloniki.

Man fatally shoots half-sister, 11, in Argos

A 29-year-old man fatally shot his half-sister before turning the gun on himself at the home of his stepmother at Argos in the Peloponnese on Sunday, police said.

According to local reports, the man forced his way into his stepmother's home in the early afternoon and started a fire.

Firebombs hurled at police in Thessaloniki

Unidentified youths used homemade firebombs to target police stationed outside the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki early on Sunday.

The masked assailants lobbed Molotov cocktails at the police unit, prompting officers to respond with stun grenades and tear gas.

They also set fire to three garbage dumpsters before fleeing.

'Medicane' slows down before hitting Turkey's coasts

A powerful tropical storm, dubbed "Medicane," made landfall on Greece mainland on Sept. 29 and changed course before barreling toward Turkey's western coast. 

A vote on the people's future

Politicians of two parties from two neighboring countries, with courage, determination and a vision, decided to open a new chapter of collaboration, communication and the development of their relations as a whole, for the good of their people.

Five dead as migrant boat capsizes off Edirne

At least five people were killed when an inflatable boat carrying irregular migrants sank off Turkey's northwestern Edirne province, security sources said on Sept. 30.

Self-styled anarchists scatter fliers outside residence of US ambassador

Members of the self-styled anarchist group Rouvikonas scattered fliers outside the residence of US Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt in Athens Sunday.

The members of the group drove up to the residence on motorcycles and fled immediately after the stunt.

Turnout for FYROM's name change vote is low

A man casts his ballot for the referendum in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on changing the country's name that would open the way for it to join NATO and the European Union in Skopje. An election official said turnout in FYROM's name change referendum stood at 16 percent six hours before the polls close. [Reuters]

African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first

Watching the two little lion cubs boisterously play with each other at a conservation center outside of South Africa's capital Pretoria, it's hard to see anything out of the ordinary.  But these cubs are unique.