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  Raging fires add to heat wave woes  Southern Europe is sweltering under the major heat wave as firefighters battle blazes raging in Greece, Italy and Macedonia Forest fire grips Athens suburbs  A fire intensified by fierce winds has swept across the northern outskirts of the capital, destroying dozens of homes Fires kill 27 in southern Greece  At least 15 people have been killed on the deadliest day of wildfires this year. At least 9 people have burned to death in their cars 63 died from forest fires Map of Peloponnese Greece
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Officers charged in cruise ship sinking  The captain and 5 other senior crew members of a ship which ran aground have been charged with negligence and violating maritime rules Panathinaikos celebrate Euro title Inzaghi brace wins cup for Milan
Blast hits U.S. Embassy compound  A rocket-propelled grenade launched from across the street in downtown Athens is causing no injuries Police hunt embassy attackers Greek warning over London auction Disputed Greek sale nets millions  A controversial two-day sale at Christie's auction of treasures, once owned by King George I of Greece, has concluded Ancient wreath returns  A spectacular Macedonian wreath dating to the 4th Century BC is due to go on display at the National Archaeology Museum Brawl halts team sports  The authorities have cancelled all team sports for 2 weeks after a mass brawl between women's volleyball fans left a man dead 1,200 rescued from cruise ship


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  AC Milan beat Liverpool 2-1 with 2 goals from Inzaghi to win the European Cup for the 7th time and avenge their defeat in the final 2 years ago.    Liverpool pulled a goal back in the 89th minute through a Kuy...


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  The emergency workers continue to find the bodies of people burned to death by forest fires that are raging in the south of the country
 Karamanlis: Fires may have been deliberately set ahead of national elections. The newspapers are calling the southern Peloponnese region a 'crematorium'. The worst fires are concentrated along an 50 mile stretch on the west coast of the Peloponnese
Aug.26   Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle Map of Olympia Greece
  The wildfires that have scorched southern Greece, reached the ancient city of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic games,
  Forest fires reward offered  A 1m euro has been offered to help catch the arsonists suspected of being behind forest fires which have killed at least 60 Aug.27   Greece may label fires acts of terrorism  A top prosecutor ordered an investigation into whether arson attacks in Greek forests could be considered terrorism   MPs row over fire response  Opposition MPs have attacked the government's response to the devastating forest fires, which have claimed at least 63 lives Aug.28   Agents probe 'arson plot'  The government has enlisted intelligence and counterterrorism agents to foil what it sees as a deliberate plan by arsonists to destroy fores...   Foreign firefighters aid Greece  A small fleet of foreign planes and helicopters is trying to battle dozens of wildfires that have killed at least 64 people Aug.29   Fire victims queue for cash  Hundreds of victims crowded into banks to receive up to $17,732 in aid promised by the government, which has been accused of mishandling

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Sep.3   Greece faces flood threat  A massive cleanup and anti-flood effort was being launched for fire-stricken parts of southern Greece Sep.15   Voting begins in elections   The challenge to Prime minister Karamanlis and his centre-right party, New Democracy, is the socialist Pasok party, led by Papandreou Sep.16   Conservatives 'lead Greek vote'
  Exit polls in general election suggest the centre-right party of Prime Minister Karamanlis is set to defeat its socialist rival   PM claims election victory
  The conservative prime minister won re-election with a diminished majority in parliament after a financial scandal and devastating forest fires
Sep.27   Forests recovery 'to take decades'  The environmental charity WWF has said it will take at least 2 decades for forests to grow back in the areas destroyed by the recent fires

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Oct.17 Czechs, Greece and Romania qualify


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1. 01-11 Blast hits U.S. Embassy compound Athens
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D. 01-24 Greek warning over London auction Greece
E. 03-29 Ancient wreath returns Greece
5. 03-30 Brawl halts team sports Greece
04-05 1,200 rescued from cruise ship Greece
7. 04-07 Officers charged in cruise ship sinking Greece
I. 05-06 Panathinaikos celebrate Euro title Greece





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  A ship carrying 1,200 passengers and a crew of 400 was being evacuated off the island of Santorini after issuing a distress signal
Apr.7 Officers charged in cruise ship sinking  The captain and 5 other senior crew members of a ship which ran aground have been charged with negligence and violating maritime rules Jul.26   Raging fires add to heat wave woes
  Southern Europe is sweltering under the major heat wave as firefighters battle blazes raging in Greece, Italy and Macedonia Aug.16 Forest fire grips Athens suburbs  A fire intensified by fierce winds has swept across the northern outskirts of the capital, destroying dozens of homes Aug.24 Fires kill 27 in southern Greece   At least 15 people have been killed on the deadliest day of wildfires this year. At least 9 people have burned to death in their cars Aug.25 63 died from forest fires Map of Peloponnese Greece
  The emergency workers continue to find the bodies of people burned to death by forest fires that are raging in the south of the country
 Karamanlis: Fires may have been deliberately set ahead of national elections. The newspapers are calling the southern Peloponnese region a 'crematorium'. The worst fires are concentrated along an 50 mile stretch on the west coast of the Peloponnese
Aug.26 Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle Map of Olympia Greece
  The wildfires that have scorched southern Greece, reached the ancient city of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic games,
Aug.26 Forest fires reward offered  A 1m euro has been offered to help catch the arsonists suspected of being behind forest fires which have killed at least 60 Aug.27 MPs row over fire response  Opposition MPs have attacked the government's response to the devastating forest fires, which have claimed at least 63 lives Aug.28 Foreign firefighters aid Greece  A small fleet of foreign planes and helicopters is trying to battle dozens of wildfires that have killed at least 64 people Aug.29 Fire victims queue for cash  Hundreds of victims crowded into banks to receive up to $17,732 in aid promised by the government, which has been accused of mishandling Sep.3 Greece faces flood threat  A massive cleanup and anti-flood effort was being launched for fire-stricken parts of southern Greece Sep.27 Forests recovery 'to take decades'  The environmental charity WWF has said it will take at least 2 decades for forests to grow back in the areas destroyed by the recent fires



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2007 Apr.5 1,200 rescued from cruise ship
  A ship carrying 1,200 passengers and a crew of 400 was being evacuated off the island of Santorini after issuing a distress signal




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2007 Mar.30 Brawl halts team sports  The authorities have cancelled all team sports for 2 weeks after a mass brawl between women's volleyball fans left a man dead May.6 Panathinaikos celebrate Euro title
May.23 Inzaghi brace wins cup for Milan
  AC Milan beat Liverpool 2-1 with 2 goals from Inzaghi to win the European Cup for the 7th time and avenge their defeat in the final 2 years ago.    Liverpool pulled a goal back in the 89th minute through a Kuy...
Aug.26 Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle
Map of Olympia Greece
  The wildfires that have scorched southern Greece, reached the ancient city of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic games,
Oct.17 Czechs, Greece and Romania qualify



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2007 Jan.11 Blast hits U.S. Embassy compound  A rocket-propelled grenade launched from across the street in downtown Athens is causing no injuries Jan.13 Police hunt embassy attackers
Mar.30 Brawl halts team sports  The authorities have cancelled all team sports for 2 weeks after a mass brawl between women's volleyball fans left a man dead Apr.7 Officers charged in cruise ship sinking  The captain and 5 other senior crew members of a ship which ran aground have been charged with negligence and violating maritime rules Aug.26 Forest fires reward offered  A 1m euro has been offered to help catch the arsonists suspected of being behind forest fires which have killed at least 60 Aug.27 Greece may label fires acts of terrorism  A top prosecutor ordered an investigation into whether arson attacks in Greek forests could be considered terrorism Aug.28 Agents probe 'arson plot'  The government has enlisted intelligence and counterterrorism agents to foil what it sees as a deliberate plan by arsonists to destroy fores...



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2007 Jan.24 Greek warning over London auction
Jan.25 Disputed Greek sale nets millions  A controversial two-day sale at Christie's auction of treasures, once owned by King George I of Greece, has concluded Mar.29 Ancient wreath returns  A spectacular Macedonian wreath dating to the 4th Century BC is due to go on display at the National Archaeology Museum Aug.27 MPs row over fire response  Opposition MPs have attacked the government's response to the devastating forest fires, which have claimed at least 63 lives Aug.28 Foreign firefighters aid Greece  A small fleet of foreign planes and helicopters is trying to battle dozens of wildfires that have killed at least 64 people Sep.15 Voting begins in elections   The challenge to Prime minister Karamanlis and his centre-right party, New Democracy, is the socialist Pasok party, led by Papandreou Sep.16 Conservatives 'lead Greek vote'   Exit polls in general election suggest the centre-right party of Prime Minister Karamanlis is set to defeat its socialist rival Sep.16 PM claims election victory
  The conservative prime minister won re-election with a diminished majority in parliament after a financial scandal and devastating forest fires