Thessaloniki

Greece evacuates 75,000 people to defuse WWII bomb

A massive evacuation has begun in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki so experts can defuse a 500-pound unexploded World War II bomb.

Feb 12, 2017, 15:02 PM IST
70,000 evacuated in Greece to defuse WWII bomb

70,000 evacuated in Greece to defuse WWII bomb

The bomb, containing nearly 250 kilograms (550 pounds) of explosives, was unearthed in the northern city during road works last week.

Feb 11, 2017, 18:16 PM IST

Clashes in Greek cities after march to mark student uprising

Several hundred youths have hurled rocks, bottles and petrol bombs at riot police in central Athens following an annual march to mark the anniversary of a bloody student uprising.

Nov 18, 2015, 04:59 AM IST
NBA: Magic hope Skiles as coach will end playoff drought

NBA: Magic hope Skiles as coach will end playoff drought

Scott Skiles was named coach of the Orlando Magic on Friday, the 13-season NBA coach tasked with ending the club`s three-year run of failing to reach the playoffs.

May 30, 2015, 09:31 AM IST
Greece marks Pillow Fight Day for first time

Greece marks Pillow Fight Day for first time

Greece marked the International Pillow Fight Day for the first time on Sunday as thousands of people took part in the capital and the northern city of Thessaloniki.

Apr 06, 2015, 08:46 AM IST
Goa ranks 6th in 'Top 10 Nightlife Cities' list

Goa ranks 6th in 'Top 10 Nightlife Cities' list

 Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar today said it is an honour that the state was getting global recognition as a "safe tourism destination" as he hailed the recent announcement by a media conglomerate that placed Goa at the sixth spot in 'Top 10 Nightlife Cities' list.

Feb 08, 2015, 21:27 PM IST

Four dead, 23 injured in highway pileup in Greece

Greek authorities say four people have been killed and at least 23 injured when a truck caused a pileup on the Egnatia Highway in northern Greece.

Oct 05, 2014, 19:47 PM IST

Greek man 'hoarded thousand coins of historical significance'

An elderly Greek man was arrested for illegally obtaining a host of antiquities including more than a thousand coins of historical significance, police said on Monday.

Sep 29, 2014, 23:34 PM IST

Vandals deface Jewish graves in northern Greece

Greek authorities say vandals have attacked the Jewish cemetery of Thessaloniki, whose Jewish population was nearly wiped out during World War II.

May 31, 2014, 02:42 AM IST

Top security for Greek Cup final

Heavy security measures were announced by Greek police Thursday for Saturday`s Greek Cup final between Panathinaikos and PAOK at the Athens Olympic Stadium.

Apr 25, 2014, 09:16 AM IST

Olympiakos furious after incidents mar Cup tie

The Greek Cup semi-final second leg match between PAOK and Olympiakos was held up for over an hour on Wednesday after PAOK fans set the Greek champions` bench on fire.

Apr 17, 2014, 08:46 AM IST

Greek court jails 4 Turkish suspected terrorists

An Athens court Friday jailed four Turkish nationals pending trial on terrorism and weapons-related charges after they were arrested during raids on an Athens apartment that netted automatic weapons and several kilograms of explosives.

Feb 15, 2014, 03:00 AM IST

Greeks march on 40th anniversary of anti-junta uprising

Tens of thousands marched in Greece on Sunday, amid tight security, to commemorate the 40-year anniversary of the violent suppression of a student uprising against a US-backed junta.

Nov 18, 2013, 09:44 AM IST

Cyprus police hunt for man kidnapped as a toddler

Cypriot police said on Monday they were investigating claims that a British man believed kidnapped as a toddler on the Greek island of Kos in 1991 was sighted in Cyprus recently.

Oct 29, 2013, 00:12 AM IST

3 children dead after house catches fire in Greek village

The couple and their 6 youngest children were spending the weekend at the father`s parents` house in the village of Mesoropi, 130 kilometers east of Thessaloniki.

Dec 08, 2012, 23:55 PM IST