News archive of January 2020

Reds beat Baskonia, Greens lose in Spain

The Greek-Spanish battles of this week in the Euroleague ended with a 1-1 score, as only Olympiakos got to score a Greek win, playing at home, while Panathinaikos suffered another road loss.

Olympiakos beat Baskonia 80-70 on Thursday in Piraeus to rise above it at the standings, on a 9-13 record.

The British Flag Was Removed from the European Institutions

Hours before Brexit the flag of the United Kingdom was taken down in the European institutions in Brussels and Strasbourg.

First, the British flag was taken down in front of the European Council in Brussels and then in front of the European Parliament buildings in Brussels and Strasbourg. Earlier this evening, the European flag was taken down in front of the British Office in the EU.

A Top Syrian Islamist has been Detained in France

A senior member of the Syrian Islamist group, Jaish al-Islam, has been detained in France and charged with war crimes and torture.

The man, born in 1988, is a former spokesman for the group and has been in France with a student visa under the Erasmus program. He was detained in Marseille.

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hit in Eastern Turkey

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale struck Sivrice, eastern Turkey, Istanbul Kandilli Research Center said.

The city of Sivrice is in the Turkish in Elazig province. The earthquake was registered at 18:36 CET at a 1.5 km depth.

Earlier this month, Elazig Province was hit by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that killed 41 people and injured more than 1,000.

Former Environment Minister Neno Dimov Investigated over Bansko Ski Resort Concession

The Prosecutor's office said on January 31 that it started a new investigation against former environment minister Neno Dimov in relation to the Bansko ski resort concession, BNT reported.

In a statement, the Prosecutor's office said that the investigation was being conducted by the Specialised Prosecutor's office.

Greece: 'Brexit day is a moment of sadness'

Greece described the day when the UK will officially leave the European Union as a "moment of sadness" and the beginning of a new relationship with the country in a statement issued Friday.

Anarchists barge into rector's office to protest honor for businessman

Members of the student arm of self-styled anarchist group Rouvikonas barged into the office of the rector of the University of Piraeus on Friday evening to protest a decision by the deanery to bestow an honorary doctorate on a businessman.

The assailants sprayed and painted slogans on the walls, while causing some damages.