Ambassador Demiris Confirmed as New Chief of Greek Intelligence Service

ATHENS – Ambassador Themistocles Demiris was confirmed as new chief of the National Intelligence Service by the Greek Parliament’s Special Permanent Committee on Institutions and Transparency at a closed-door hearing on Wednesday.

He was approved on the strength of ruling New Democracy deputies’ votes on the committee, as all opposition party deputies voted against his appointment.

Demiris replaces Panagiotis Kontoleon, who resigned in the wake of the phone-tapping revelations.


PRAGUE - Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras was in Prague on Thursday to participate in the Party of European Socialists (PES) preparatory summit.

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Two Boats Carrying Refugees Sink Off Greek Islands, 17 Dead

MYTILENE - Villagers on the Greek island of Kythira rushed to help pull refugees and migrants to safety after a sailboat struck rocks and sank, saving 80 but at least 15 are missing.

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