Forest fires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

Forest fires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

HOSTENS, France, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Wildfires tore through the Gironde region of southwestern France on Wednesday, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 residents, some of whom had climbed on rooftops as the flames got closer. Black and orange skies, darkened by smoke billowing from the forests and lit by flames, were seen … Read more

Greek intelligence boss resigns amid wiretapping allegations

Greek intelligence boss resigns amid wiretapping allegations

ATHENS, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Greece’s intelligence chief resigned on Friday amid heightened scrutiny of the agency’s surveillance practices, including an accusation by an opposition party leader that it would have been wiretapped in 2021. Panagiotis Kontoleon, head of the EYP’s intelligence service, has tendered his resignation “following erroneous actions discovered during legal wiretapping procedures”, … Read more