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Train to nowhere

The image of Greek government officials standing in a freshly delivered yet motionless metro car during yet another "unveiling" of the still under-construction subway system in the northern port city of Thessaloniki is rich in political context.

Thomas Cook expands in Greece

Leading British tour operator Thomas Cook announced this week that it has acquired two new properties in Greece, which will take its total number of hotel units in this country to four.
The operator has bought out Casa Cook Kos, a 100-room unit that it has been operating on the Dodecanese island and which has been the most profitable unit bearing the company's name.

4.1-magnitude quake hits Kyllini

A 4.1-magnitude earthquake shook the port town of Kyllini in western Greece on Wednesday.

According to the Athens' Geodynamic Institute, the tremor, whose epicenter was 10 kilometers east of Kyllini, was recorded at a depth of 8 kilometers.

No injuries or damages were reported.

Coast guard rescues 63 migrants off Chios and Samos

Sixty-three migrants were rescued in two separate operations in the eastern Aegean on Tuesday, the Greek coast guard said in an announcement.

The first operation concerned a motorized rubber dinghy that was sailing off the northeast coast of Samos in the early hours of Tuesday, carrying 34 people on board.

6.1 Magnitude Earthquake in Panama

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled homes in southwest Panama on Sunday near the border with Costa Rica, damaging buildings and injuring at least two people, but there were no immediate reports of fatalities, authorities said. The quake struck some 4 miles southeast of Plaza de Caisán, Panama, at a depth of about 12 miles, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported.