Provinces of Greece

More than 120 migrants rescued in east Aegean on Monday morning

Greek coast guard officers located and rescued 121 migrants and refugees in two separate incidents in the eastern Aegean Sea on Monday morning.

The fist incident concerned an inflatable dinghy that had sailed from Turkey and was trying to reach the northern shores of Ikaria. It was carrying 49 unidentified migrants who have been transported to Vathy on the nearby island of Samos.

Greek fashion firms revitalize centuries-old silk tradition

At Kostas Mouhtaridis' silk factory in Soufli, the non-stop "clunk-click" of the weaving machinery is a loud but welcome sound.
The factory is a few hundred meters (yards) from the Evros River, which forms Greece's natural border with Turkey. It is one of Europe's most heavily militarized areas, patrolled constantly to deter illegal immigration into the European Union.

Teen death in amusement park attributed to excessive speed

The fatal fall of a 14-year-old girl from the "flying carpet" of an amusement park near the town of Almyros in Volos central Greece on August 30 was the result of the ride's excessive speed, a probe has found.
The probe, published over the weekend, found that the ride's engine produces 123 horsepower instead of 15 hp as declared to authorities.

Hundreds of migrants reach Lesvos; Moria bursting at the seams

Another 408 migrants reached the island of Lesvos by Friday noon, of which 73 arrived by sailboat, the general police directorate of the Northern Aegean said in a press release.

The new arrivals raise the total number of migrants living in the overcrowded identification center of Moria to 12,000, when the camp's capacity is for 3,000.

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