Firefighters were battling two large wildfires in Greece on Aug. 2, as the prime minister said the country was suffering its worst heatwave in more than three decades.
Fires have also raged across Turkey, Spain and Italy over the weekend with experts warning climate change was increasing both the frequency and intensity of such blazes.
US ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt on Friday reminded that the State Department last summer expressed concern over provocative Turkish actions in the wider region, especially in the maritime areas around Cyprus.The high-profile US diplomat made the statement during his appearance in the western port city of Patras for an event entitled "Regional Growth Conference".In response to a question,
An earthquake of magnitude 4,4 on the Richter scale rocked Greece shortly after midnight, the National Observatory of Athens reported. The epicenter is 17 kilometers north of the city of Agio and 32 kilometers from the city of Patras. The quake occurred about 4 kilometers deep, in mainland Greece near Nafpaktos. No casualties or injuries were reported.
By George Gilson
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis held consultations today with top members of the expert National Committee on COVID-19 just three days ahead of a potential super spreader event in the port city of Patras, Greece's third largest city and the largest in the Peloponnese with a population of 167,000 residents.