A teenage beachgoer killed by lightning on a beach in northern Greece 

A 13-year-old beachgoer died after being struck by lightning in northern Greece during a sudden summer rainstorm Friday, authorities said. A local official said the Greek girl had been swimming with her parents at Faros beach, near Poseidi in Halkidiki,…

Michael Mosley died of natural causes, police say

An initial post-mortem examination on the body of Dr Michael Mosley has concluded he died of natural causes, the BBC has been told. The TV presenter’s remains were found in a rocky area on the Greek island of Symi on…

Greece would offer major treasures to UK for Parthenon marbles, minister says

Greece is prepared to part with some of its greatest treasures to “fill the void” at the British Museum if the Parthenon marbles were reunited in Athens, the country’s culture minister has said. Speaking to the Guardian at the end…

Dogs attack 50-year-old Greek woman

A 50-year-old Greek woman has died after she was attacked by three shepherd dogs in her garden in the village of Neochorouda, Greece, Sky News reports Monday. According to police sources, the dogs escaped through a hole in their owner’s…

Greece continues battle against raging wildfires

Greece firefighters on Monday continue their battle against wildfires across the country, eight day since the first fire broke out near Athens. Firefighting planes and helicopters were deployed at first light on Monday to all the fire grounds, according to…

Greece ignored offer to monitor migrant boat, says EU border agency

Greece did not respond to an offer to send a plane to monitor a migrant boat that later sank with huge loss of life, EU border officials say. At least 82 people are known to have died in the incident…

Pakistan: 15 arrested in connection with Greece boat tragedy

Fifteen human traffickers, including a key suspect, have been arrested in Pakistan in connection with a Greece boat tragedy. This happened when scores of Pakistanis were killed and many went missing along with people from other countries, the Prime Minister’s…

At least 30 migrants feared dead in Canary Islands disaster

More than 30 migrants may have drowned after their boat sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the Canary Islands, two charities have said. Walking Borders and Alarm Phone said the boat was carrying around 60 people. Spanish authorities said rescue…

Freighter rescues 68 migrants from distress in the Aegean Sea

A passing freighter rescued 68 migrants whose boat was in distress off the Greek island of Kalymnos on Monday morning, Greek media reported. The people had started sail from the Turkish coast, the TV network MEGA reported, citing the coastguard.…

EU Commissioner calls on Greece to explain migrant ‘‘pushback’’ video

EU Home Affairs Commissioner, Ylva Johansson on Monday called on Greece to investigate media reports of 12 migrants being allegedly abandoned at sea by the Greek coast guard. Johansson tweeted that she wants the incident “fully and independently investigated” and…

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