Greece on Tuesday pleaded for assistance from European neighbours to help battle wild fires including a blaze ravaging a forest near Athens.
Athens asked France and Italy to help in battling a massive forest fire erupted in the southern Peloponnese peninsula, according to First Deputy Interior Minister Giannis Panousis.
Greece on Wednesday called off a request for European assistance in battling wildfires as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said firefighters had gained the upper hand in halting a destructive blaze near Athens after three days. "The wo...
NICOSIA (Reuters) - A forest fire fanned by high winds and scorching temperatures spread rapidly in Cyprus's scenic Troodos mountains region on Monday, prompting the dispatch of aerial assistance from Israel and Greece.
France asked for Europe's help Tuesday in fighting wild fires that have consumed swathes of forest in the southeast, one of which is raging near the popular resort of Saint-Tropez.