Fires are raging in France and thousands have been evacuated from their homes

Fires are raging in France and thousands have been evacuated from their homes

HOSTENS, France, August 10 (Reuters) – On Wednesday, fires swept through the Gironde region of southwestern France, destroying homes and forcing 10,000 residents to evacuate, some of whom were climbing onto rooftops as the flames neared. A black and orange sky, darkened by smoke billowing from the forests and lit by the flames, was visible … Read more

Head of Greek intelligence services quits on wiretapping allegations

Head of Greek intelligence services quits on wiretapping allegations

ATHENS, Aug 5 (Reuters) – The head of Greek intelligence services stepped down on Friday amid increased scrutiny of agency surveillance practices, including the accusation of an opposition party leader that he was tapped in 2021. Panagiotis Kontoleon, head of EYP’s intelligence service, resigned “following flawed actions detected during lawful wiretapping procedures,” said Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s … Read more