A local resident uses a branch to beat back flames during attempts to control a wildfire outside the village of Kamatriades on Evia island, Greece. Photograph:  Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg

Residents mounted a round-the-clock watch on Tuesday to try to save their homes from wildfires ravaging the Greek island of Evia as the government def(...)

Firefighters and volunteers use a water hose near a blaze in the village of Glatsona on Evia island on Monday. Photograph:  Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty Images

Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis apologised on Monday for failures in tackling the devastating wildfires that have burned across Greece for th(...)

Wildfires continue to rage on the Greek island of Evia. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of people have fled wildfires that are destroying vast swathes of pine forest and razing homes on Greece’s second-largest island, Evia, as d(...)

Smoke and flames rise as a wildfire burns in the area of Skepasti on Evia island east of Athens. Photograph:  Panagiotis Kouros

Police went door to door on Friday urging people to leave their homes north of Athens and emergency crews struggled to stop wildfires from spreading t(...)

Residents watch a wildfire burning in the area of Limni in Evia island, eastern coast of Greece. Photograph:  Panagiotis Kouros/EPA

Scores of people on the Greek island of Evia fled to the shore to be evacuated by boat on Wednesday as a rapidly spreading wildfire tore through surro(...)

A man drives a tourists shuttle in front of the Mont-Saint-Michel, in Normandy, France. Cinemas, museums and sports venues began asking visitors to furnish proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test. Photograph: Getty Images

Since the reopening of non-essential international travel in July, Irish tourists have been travelling to popular holiday destinations, including Spai(...)

Members of  public  tested at pop-up Covid-19 clinic in Sydney, Australia. The stay-at-home orders for coronavirus-hit Greater Sydney and the surrounding area have been tightened. Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

Sydney’s poorest neighbourhoods on Friday braced for military enforcement of the city’s toughest and longest lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic as the (...)

Rocks block part of a road following an earthquake in Aspropirgos, near Athens, on Friday. Photograph: Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled the Greek capital Athens on Friday, briefly knocking out power and telecommunications in parts of the city and sen(...)