News archive of September 2018

Erdoğan meets Merkel in Berlin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met with Germa Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sept. 29 at a working breakfast to discuss bilateral and international issues.

Polls Open in Fateful Macedonian 'Name' Referendum

A total of 3,480 polling stations opened at 7am on Sunday for the referendum in Macedonia in which some 1.8 million voters will have the right to decide whether or not they support the "name" agreement reached this summer with Greece.

Voters will have to answer the question: "Do you support EU and NATO membership by accepting the deal between Macedonia and Greece?"

Powerful storm in Mediterranean brings heavy rain to Greece

A powerful Mediterranean storm brought torrential rain to southern Greece as civil protection services remained on alert across most of the country Saturday despite word that the turbulent weather had lost force as it moved east.

Man killed in migrant camp brawl identified as 31-year-old Syrian

A man who was killed in a violent altercation at a migrant processing center north of Athens has been identified as being a 31-year-old Syrian national.

Police sources confirmed that the man died of massive head injuries probably sustained during a brawl, allegedly between rival groups of Syrian and Afghan residents at the camp.

Croatians March in Defence of Abortion Rights

Hundreds of abortion rights activists and supporters marched through the centre of the Croatian capital, Zagreb, on Saturday, calling for abortion rights to be upheld. 

Storm hits Greek capital with downpours, gale-force winds as it continues east [Live]

Mediterranean cyclone "Zorbas" shifted deeper into Greece on Saturday afternoon, bringing showers and gale-force winds to Athens, the central and northeastern Peloponnese and Evia, after tearing up trees and disgorging fishing boats and pleasure yachts across the coast of the southern Peloponnese.

West Nile virus linked to 31 deaths in Greece this year

Four people died this week as a result of complications after contracting the West Nile virus, bringing the death toll across Greece from the beginning of the year so far to 31, according to authorities.