Showing posts with label Greece. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Greece. Show all posts

Friday, May 11, 2018

Amid Prince Charles' visit, Greece demands return of Elgin Marbles looted by Brits 200yrs ago

Elgin Marbles looted by Brits 200yrs ago
Hosting Prince Charles and his spouse, the Greek president demanded that the UK return the precious Parthenon Marbles, which were seized in the early 19th century by Thomas Elgin and exhibited in the British Museum since then.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Deathly breath of the Greek god: Ancient ‘gate to hell’ still emitting poison gas centuries after mysterious deaths

Deathly breath of the Greek god
Scientists studying an [Greek] ancient site in Turkey, once thought to be a gate to hell, have found that the deaths recounted at the stone grotto in historical texts were most likely caused by noxious natural gas.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Greece Hit by 4.9-Magnitude Earthquake (local time: 06:02, Depth 10 km)

Greece Hit by 4.9-Magnitude Earthquake
A 4.9-magnitude earthquake occurred on Sunday near the Greek capital of Athens, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Giant 5km-wide asteroid to make closest approach to Earth in 40 years – just week before Christmas

L'astéroïde 3200 Phaeton
A massive asteroid which is about half the size of the space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs is expected to come the closest it’s been to Earth in almost half a century, astronomers say. The celestial body will fly by our planet as early as mid-December.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Death toll in Greek floods rises to 19 , 6 still missing

Death toll in Greek floods rises to 19
The death toll in flash flooding on the western fringes of the Greek capital Athens has risen to 19, fire service and coast guard said on Saturday.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Greece: Deadly floods hit Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara

Deadly floods hit Mandra, Nea Peramos and Megara
Floods caused by heavy rain have killed at least 13 people and caused destruction in three towns near the Greek capital, Athens, officials say.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Greek island Symi in state of emergency after devastating torrential rains

Greek island Symi
A state of emergency was declared on the Greek island of Symi on Tuesday after torrential rains and heavy flooding wreaked havoc on the Mediterranean isle, leaving much of its residents without power, officials said.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Crashing Chinese space station could rain fire on Europe

Tiangong-2
The European Space Agency (ESA) has already narrowed down the possible crash sites for the Chinese ‘Tiangong-1’ space station, including several European nations, which is due to meet its fiery end early in 2018.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Greece struggles to clean up oil spill

Greece struggles to clean up oil spill
A major clean-up operation which was underway on Thursday to address an oil spill that has spread across a large area of the Saronic Gulf will last for about three weeks, Greek Shipping minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis told a press briefing.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Kythera island declared in state of emergency amid raging wildfire

KYTHERA FIRES
Kythera island in the southwestern Aegean Sea was declared in a state of emergency on Saturday night due to a raging wildfire that burns since Friday, Greece's Civil Protection Service announced on Sunday.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Iran Starts Building Mideast’s Largest Solar Farm

Solar Farm
Iran’s energy minister on Thursday inaugurated a project to build the Middle East’s largest solar plant in the country’s southeastern province of Kerman.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Two New Earthquakes Hit Coast of Greek Island of Kos : Geodynamics Institute

Two New Earthquakes Hit Coast of Greek Island of Kos
 On Friday, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit the Turkish and Greek coastline of the Aegean Sea, leaving two people on the island of Kos dead and over a hundred more injured.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Two killed in 6.7-magnitude quake off Greece and Turkey resorts

6.7-magnitude quake off Greece and Turkey resorts
At least two people have been killed and dozens more injured on the Greek island of Kos, after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

One killed as strong earthquake hits E. Greece

At least one people was killed and another 11 were injured when an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Greece's Eastern Aegean Sea on Monday, said the Greek authorities.

Monday, June 12, 2017

One woman missing hours after strong quake hits Lesvos/Séisme de magnitude 6,3 en mer Egée ressenti en Grèce et en Turquie

Firefighters were searching for the resident of a partially damaged home in the village of Vrisa, on the island of Lesvos, on Monday afternoon in the wake of a strong earthquake that struck the area.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Gazprom Discusses Gas Deliveries to EU With Greece at SPIEF Forum

Gazprom chief executive Alexey Miller and Giorgos Tsipras, the Greek chief of international economic relations, on Thursday discussed gas deliveries to Europe at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia’s energy giant said in a statement.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Premier grand feu de forêt de l'année en Grèce

Un feu de forêt sévit depuis samedi après-midi sur l'île grecque de Zakynthos. Il s'agit du premier grand incendie de l'année, dont on ignore pour l'instant les causes. Les pompiers ne sont pas encore parvenus à en prendre le contrôle.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

French Total preparing to drill off Cyprus for natural gas: ministry source

French energy company Total is preparing to make an exploratory marine drilling off Cyprus, a Ministry of Commerce and Energy source said on Saturday.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Second meeting this year between Israel, Cyprus and Greece on energy issues

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades will hold a one-day summit on Thursday. The three first met together in January in Nicosia in what was hailed as the formation of a new “strategic alliance” in the eastern Mediterranean, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

The mystery around shipwreck of columns and sarcophagi in Greece

Among the most significant trade and marine centers since the ancient times near Methoni at the first leg of the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece, the island of Sapienza has been the witness of many shipwrecks as a navy passage connecting Italy to the Middle East.

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