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  1. News - World - GREECE

    Ancient Greek tomb may offer secrets from the era of Alexander the Great

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... Police consider the area a high-risk zone for antiquities smuggling, and have made dozens of arrests in recent years. The most prominent case involved an elaborate gold funerary wreath, allegedly ...

  2. News - World - GREECE

    Greek police arrest neo-Nazi Golden Dawn leadership

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 08:12pm by AFP

    ... far-right partyleader, 15 others held Greek police yesterday swooped on the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, arresting its leadership and hunting for dozens of members across the country in a crackdown sparked by the murder of a leftist musician. The arrests came a day after Golden Dawn threatened to pull its lawmakers out of parliament, a move that could spark a political crisis ...

  3. News - World - GREECE

    Two arrested in Greece over attack on Bangladeshi migrant labourers

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Patras, Greece Two men have been arrested in Greece after foremen for strawberry growers allegedly shot and wounded 27 migrant labourers who were demanding ... on Wednesday by three foremen for the growers in the village of Manolada, one of the main areas of strawberry production in Greece. One man was arrested as a “moral instigator” of the alleged shootings ...

  4. News - World - GREECE

    Ex-boss of loans scandal bank to be deported back to Greece

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 11:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Athens Former chief executive arrested in Turkey is due to be sent back to Greece to face fraud charges Ex-boss of bank in loans scandal will be deported The former boss of the Hellenic Postbank, which is mired in an unsecured loans scandal, will be deported to Greece after his arrest in Turkey, the Greek authorities said. Angelos Filippidis, the subject ...

  5. News - World - GREECE

    Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party chooses backup name in case of ban

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 10:13am by Associated Press in Athens

    ... to garbage cans and an ATM but the riot was short-lived. Police detained six people and eventually arrested one. Golden Dawn leader Nikolaos Michaloliakos, his deputy and four other lawmakers, a third of Golden Dawn’s 18-member caucus in the 300-strong Greek parliament, are behind bars pending trial for allegedly being part of a “criminal organisation.” Michaloliakos was arrested last ...

  6. News - World - GREECE

    Wanted Golden Dawn MP surrenders to Greek police

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... been arrested and charged with the same crimes. A further 10 suspects, for whom arrest warrants were issued on Saturday, are still at large, officials said. The crackdown on the fiercely anti-immigrant party marks the first time since 1974 that sitting members of a Greek parliament have been arrested. The arrests underline the government's efforts to stifle Golden Dawn, which has ...

  7. News - World - GREECE

    Former defence ministry official in Greece turns graft supergrass

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 02:18am by AFP

    ... was jailed in October for money laundering. That 20-year sentence loosened tongues after years of silence. Kantas was originally arrested in September, but began pouring out his testimony last week. ... children's hospital was arrested after he was taped allegedly accepting a €25,000 bribe. "Did the bribe tsunami described by Kantas cease after his departure? Or is it still ongoing?" ...

  8. News - World - GREECE

    Suspected members of neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn go on trial for murder

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:56pm by AFP

    ... in January. The trial began on Wednesday. They were arrested a few hours after the murder when a taxi driver who witnessed the attack reported their motorbike numberplate to police. According ...

  9. News - World - GREECE

    German ambassador’s Athens home sprayed with gunfire in suspected terrorist attack

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 06:57pm by Associated Press

    ... militants that started more than a decade ago and resulted in multiple arrests and convictions. The same building had been targeted in a 1999 attack using an improvised rocket launcher that also ...

  10. News - World - GREECE

    Roma couple charged with abducting young girl

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 09:42am by Agence France-Presse in Larissa

    ... the blonde-haired, green-eyed girl named Maria in a Roma camp in the central town of Farsala on Wednesday, and the couple was arrested after DNA tests showed they were not related. The girl’s discovery has ... are investigating every possible angle,” a spokeswoman at the local Larissa police station said. In January 2011, police arrested more than a dozen people in the two neighbouring Balkan countries, ...




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