Athens, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An 11-year-old Russian boy is in critical condition in a hospital in the Greek capital after he was stabbed 21 times while vacationing with his family on the island of Crete. Nikita Onishchenko from Moscow, who was on vacation with his mother and his younger brother, went missing Tuesday. He was found hours later in a parking lot near the hotel with multiple knife wounds in his back, chest and hands.
Athens, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Children from one of the world's most remote regions will start the Olympic flame relay for next year's Winter Games in Sochi.
Athens, April 19 (IANS/AKI) Three men have been arrested for shooting into a crowd of Bangladeshi and Pakistani migrant workers at a strawberry farm in Greece, in which around 30 workers were injured. The three men are suspected of shooting at 200 farm workers in Nea Manolada, after the migrants went on strike, claiming they were not being paid for six months.
Athens, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) "The level of unemployment in Greece hit a record 27.2 percent in January, up 5.7 percentage points year on year, the Greek national statistics service Elstat said Thursday.
Athens, March 24 (IANS) Eleven foreign prisoners escaped from a jail in Greece during an exchange of fire with guards, Greek authorities said. The incident which took place Friday night at the Trikala prison left two prison guards injured, Xinhua reported. Police said the 11 foreign nationals, convicted for robberies, were missing after a standoff with the passengers of two trucks who attacked the prison entrance with automatic weapons.
Athens, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The parliament of Cyprus Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a bill aimed at charging steep levies on bank deposits, jeopardising the country's chances of securing a desperately needed international bailout. The bill envisioned a levy of 6.75 percent on deposits of less than 100,000 euros ($128,950) and of 9.9 percent on larger deposits. Thirty-six deputies in the 56-seat parliament voted against the bill, while 19 abstained
Athens, March 9 (IANS) Fewer Greeks are paying bribes for services across the country nowadays, as three years of austerity seem to have taken a toll on petty corruption, a survey of Transparency International Greece has shown. According to the survey of some 12,000 people by polling firm Public Issue, 8.6 percent of the respondents were asked for bribes in exchange of services mainly in the public sector, but also in the private sector last year. In 2011, that figure stood at 10.2 percent, Xinhua reported
Athens, March 8 (IANS) Fewer Greeks are paying bribes for services across the country nowadays, as three years of austerity seems to have taken a toll on petty corruption, a survey of Transparency International Greece showed Friday. According to the survey of some 12,000 people by polling firm Public Issue, 8.6 percent of respondents were asked for bribes in exchange of services mainly in the public sector, but also in the private sector last year.
Athens, Mar 1 (IANS) Two students of a Greek university have died of carbon monoxide poisoning and three of their classmates went into coma in the central city of Larissa, officials said Friday. Police said the five youths were using a makeshift heating stove to warm up their home, Xinhua reported. With all windows closed, they gradually became unconscious within hours
Athens, Feb 25 (IANS) The attempt of a group of prisoners to escape by helicopter in central Greece has failed, the authorities said. Prison guards Sunday fired at the helicopter which approached the prison complex at Trikala, as Panayotis Vlastos, a notorious convict serving life time term for criminal activities was climbing up a rope ladder, reported Xinhua citing media reports. Vlastos was injured during a gun battle and has been transferred to hospital