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Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Given Greek Citizenship for Wildfire Aid

Family raised funds for 2018 wildfire victims     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A point of pride for Greece was touched by controversy Monday, as the country’s prime minister was criticized by an opposition party for using a military helicopter ...

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Firefighters See Gains Against Greek Wildfire

A total of 72 blazes across the country     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A drop in high winds late Thursday helped firefighters gain ground on a large wildfire in southern Greece that raged for more than a day, forcing ...

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Firefighters in Greece Race to Stop Wildfire

Evacuees bussed to nearby beaches     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Firefighters and water-dropping aircraft were fighting a blaze for a second day in southern Greece Thursday that forced evacuations and a night-long battle to save seaside homes. The Fire ...

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Wildfires Burn Across Greece

Fire on island of Samos is under control     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s fire service says it has arrested two people in southern Greece suspected of starting fires, one of them who did so three times. The suspects, ...

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Tourists Evacuated from Greek Island as Wildfire Ravages

Some of those trying to leave the island described the evacuation as disorganized     By DEMETRIS NELLAS Associated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A tourist camp and nearby houses on the southern Greek island of Elafonisos were evacuated Sunday ...

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Wildfire Blazes Through Forest in Southern Greece

The first major fire of the summer   ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say dozens of firefighters are trying to contain a large wildfire that is blazing through a forested region in the south but not directly threatening ...

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20 Charged in Greece Over Wildfire that Killed 100

Charges carry a maximum five-year prison sentence     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have charged 20 people with negligence in connection with the country’s deadliest wildfire in decades, which killed 100 and devastated the seaside town of Mati ...

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Greece Makes Three Migrants Citizens for Wildfire Rescues

The trio also guided survivors to a nearby port     By DEREK GATOPOULOS and ELENA BECATOROS, Associated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Three migrant fishermen received Greek citizenship Wednesday for helping rescue dozens of people who were forced into ...

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Forest Fire Death Toll in Greece Rises

93 dead in deadliest fire in decades     ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have released the names of those who died in the country’s deadliest forest fire in decades, a list that includes several families. The death toll ...

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