NEWS Politics

Poll shows most Greeks gloomy, ND far ahead of SYRIZA

More than eight in 10 Greeks are unhappy with the government’s performance, according to a new opinion poll which puts the conservative opposition New Democracy 14 percentage points ahead of leftist SYRIZA, which leads the ruling coalition.

NEWS Cyprus

UN envoy cites progress in talks about Cyprus

Diplomats meeting at a Swiss resort to try to hammer out a settlement for the reunification of Cyprus made progress Thursday, wrapping up their talks a day early, according to the United Nations envoy for the Cyprus problem, Espen Barth Eide.

NEWS Migration

Island mayors to ask EU envoy for migrant transfers to Greek mainland

European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos is to meet in Athens Thursday with the mayors of the five eastern Aegean islands that are hosting migrants, with the talks expected to focus on ways of decongesting overcrowded reception facilities and speeding up the processing of asylum claims.

NEWS Crime

Man arrested on charges of blackmail

A 37-year-old man was arrested in Thessaloniki Thursday on charges of threatening to distribute graphic material of his former girlfriend at her workplace unless she gave him 2,000 euros.

NEWS Crime

Nationwide ring smashed

Police on Thursday arrested six suspected members of a criminal racket comprising members of the Roma community following synchronized raids in Attica, Thessaloniki, Larissa and Veria.

NEWS Crime

Two held over brutal Katerini murder

Police in northern Greece are holding two suspects who have allegedly confessed to the murder of a 67-year-old retired plumber in the town of Katerini last Sunday, authorities announced on Thursday.

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Police arrest father of infants abandoned on Patra street

One of three little girls found abandoned on the street in Patra, western Greece, on Sunday, is seen Thursday crawling up the side of a cot in the city’s Karamandaneio Children’s Hospital. The girls, aged from 7 months to 3 years old, were spotted by a resident. Later Thursday, police said they had arrested an Albanian man believed to be the children’s father and were seeking their mother. The exact circumstances of the children’s abandonment were unclear. They were said to be in good health and to bear no signs of physical abuse. [Yiota Korbaki/ANA-MPA]