News archive of April 2024

Fascinating possibilities from microsatellites outlined at Delphi forum

Minister of Digital Governance Dimitris Papastergiou on Friday expounded on all the possibilities that low-orbit satellites offer. 

"When there are floods, fires, various urban planning issues, the solution comes from above," he said, speaking at the Delphi Economic Forum. 

Iran seizes cargo ship in Strait of Hormuz after threats to close waterway

Iran's Revolutionary Guards seized an Israeli-linked cargo ship in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, days after Tehran said it could close the crucial shipping route and warned it would retaliate for an Israeli strike on its Syria consulate.

Digitized Parliament archives open to all in September

Maria Kamilaki, linguist and deputy head of the General Directorate of Electronic Administration, Library and Publications at the Hellenic Parliament gave Kathimerini a guided tour through the history of the library and its archives. The public will have access to this rich and valuable archival material as of September, when its digitization is completed. [Nikos Kokkalias]

4.5 magnitude quake jolts Evia

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake jolted northern parts of Evia island early on Saturday morning.

The quake, which was also felt in Athens, occurred at 5.23 a.m. It was followed by seven aftershocks until 7.30 a.m., with the largest occurring at 6.36 a.m. and measuring 3.9.

The epicenter was located 2 kilometers southeast of Vasiliki Istiaia and had a focal depth at 18.7 kilometers.

Israeli envoy to Greece warns Iran against strike

Amid global fears of a large-scale upheaval in the Middle East, Israel's ambassador to Greece, Noam Katz, warned Iran not to attack Israel, saying it has the ability to react decisively.

Speaking at the ninth Delphi Economic Forum in Greece, Katz said Israel is a strong country, with "very strong defense measures and the ability to react." 

Greece-Turkey: Discussion on maritime zones delimitation should wait

It's been more than a year of calm waters between Greece and Turkey and suddenly tensions seemed to have flared up again.

Earlier this week, Turkey hit out at Greece for its plans to declare two marine parks in the Aegean and the Ionian seas ahead of the Our Oceans Conference taking place in Athens next week.