International News

Acquittal of police officers in Greek LGBTQ+ activist killing ‘beggars belief’, say Amnesty

Graham Robson May 4, 2022

Zak Kostopoulos, queer activist and drag artist, was brutally beaten by two men after entering a jewellery shop in central Athens in 2018. According to Amnesty International, footage showed four police officers using unnecessary force to arrest the activist as he lay dying.

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General News

Turkey and Greece suffer earthquake in tourist hot spots

Besi Besemar July 21, 2017

An earthquake registering 6.7 magnitude on the richter scale has occurred in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Turkey and Greece in the Dodecanese region in the early hours of this morning, July 21. It was a shallow quake just 6.2 miles below the seabed – off the south-western coastal city of Marmaris in the Mugla province.

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Why Greece needs you now, more than ever

Craig Hanlon-Smith July 26, 2015

I write this to you from the island of Crete, where the beaches are two-thirds empty, the hotels less than half full and some restaurants all but deserted. For us, it’s a July holiday paradise. Turn up at any beach, any time of day and have your pick of the best spot, visit local points of interest and there’s no need to blink up through the mists of lost sleep at the crack of dawn to avoid the crowds – there aren’t any.

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