Latest Thessaloniki News

Car carrying migrants crashes in Greece; 1 dead, 9 injured

Oct. 19, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A vehicle carrying 10 migrants hoping to head from Greece north into the Balkans crashed in northern Greece overnight, leaving one person dead and nine injured, including one seriously, police said Tuesday. Police said Tuesday that the...

Bus tips into sinkhole as deadly storms lash Greece

Oct. 15, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A bus transporting oil refinery workers fell into a sinkhole in the center of Greece’s second-largest city Friday as storms continued to batter the country, damaging roads, closing schools and causing the deaths of at least two people. ...

Greece: Severe storm, floods batter Athens, fire-hit island

Oct. 14, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Severe storms swept across Greece Thursday, flooding hundreds of homes in Athens and prompting evacuations on the island of Evia that was ravaged by summer wildfires. Rescuers were also preparing to use helicopters to lift stranded people off...

For migrants in Greece, road to new life is through Albania

Sep. 30, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

IEROPIGI, Greece (AP) — In the early 1990s, tens of thousands of impoverished Albanian migrants slogged through the oak woods near the village of Ieropigi, dodging Greek border patrols to seek work in Greece after the collapse of communism in Albania. Thirty years...

6 arrested at Greek school protest backed by far-right group

Sep. 29, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in northern Greece have arrested six people and detained at least 59 others following clashes involving young people backed by an extreme right-wing political group. The youths entered a vocational high school and hurled gasoline...

The Latest: Washington state to give Pfizer boosters to some

Sep. 24, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington state Department of Health says it will immediately start offering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to certain people after recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other groups. State health...

Greek leader vows crackdown against migrant traffickers

Sep. 12, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has promised to “break and smash” the human trafficking networks that smuggle migrants across the border from Turkey. Mitsotakis, in a news conference Sunday following his Saturday keynote speech...

Greece's economy to grow 5.9% in 2021, prime minister says

Sep. 11, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece's economy will grow 5.9% during 2021, far more than the original 3.6% estimate, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Saturday. Mitsotakis gave the keynote address at the Thessaloniki International Fair, where heads of government...

Moroccan arrested in Greece on suspicion of being IS member

Jul. 28, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A 28-year-old Moroccan man appeared in a court in the Greek city of Thessaloniki on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing after being arrested on suspicion of being a member of the Islamic State group. The man, who was not identified publicly,...