Police uncover illegal excavation for antiquities in northern Greece

Six people were arrested on Wednesday for conducting illegal excavations in search of antiquities under the ground floor of a listed building in the town of Veria, northern Greece.

The suspects - four Greeks, aged 68, 42, 38 and 32, and two foreign nationals, aged 33 and 31 - were collared during a raid by police at the building which is located in the town's historic quarter.

Skier killed in accident in northern Greece

A 22-year-old man died in the early hours of Thursday from injuries sustained in a skiing accident, the ANA-MPA news agency has reported.

The young man was on a late-night skiing excursion with friends at Tria-Pente Pigadia in Naoussa, northern Greece, when he apparently lost control and smashed into a tree at great speed during a downhill run.