Forest fires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

Forest fires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

HOSTENS, France, Aug. 10 (Reuters) – Wildfires ripped through the Gironde region of southwestern France on Wednesday, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 residents, some of whom had climbed onto rooftops as flames approached. Black-orange skies, obscured by the smoke billowing from the woods and lit by the flames, were seen over the … Read more

Greek intelligence chief resigns over wiretapping allegations

Greek intelligence chief resigns over wiretapping allegations

ATHENS, Aug. 5 (Reuters) – The head of the Greek intelligence service resigned on Friday after increased scrutiny of the agency’s surveillance practices, including an allegation by an opposition party leader that he had been wiretapped in 2021. Panagiotis Kontoleon, head of EYP intelligence, tendered his resignation “after faulty actions found during legal wiretapping,” according … Read more