July 16, 2019

Man arrested in murder of American biologist in Greece as new details emerge

Istimages/iStock(ATHENS, Greece) -- Greek police have arrested a suspect in the murder of an American scientist who was found dead in an abandoned World War II bunker on the island of Crete last week. The unnamed suspect is a 27-year-old Greek man who was brought in for questioning Monday and was later arrested after he "confessed his crime," according to Maj. Gen. Constantinos Lagoudakis, director of Police General Directorate of Crete. "He admitted his guilt and today he will be brought to ju..
July 16, 2019

Ffordd Pen Llech road in Wales named ‘world’s steepest street’

Guinness World Records(LONDON) -- Locals from the sleepy town of Harlech, Wales, celebrated as they were awarded the rather niche accolade of having the "world's steepest street" Tuesday, with the honor going to Ffordd Pen Llech road. The previous record holder was Baldwin Street in Dunedine, New Zealand, but after an extensive campaign by Harlech locals, Guinness World Records officially recognized Ffordd Pen Llech as the world's steepest street. An independent surveyor concluded th..
July 16, 2019

UN Refugee Agency voices concerns about US asylum policy

BalkansCat/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The United Nations Refugee Agency says it is concerned about changes made to the asylum rules by the United States, which it says will endanger those in need of protection. "We understand that the U.S. asylum system is under significant strain," UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said Monday. "But...this measure...will put vulnerable families at risk. It will undermine efforts by countries across the region to devise the coherent, collective responses..
July 16, 2019

Police questioning son of priest in murder of American biologist in Greece

Istimages/iStock(ATHENS, Greece) -- Police in Greece are questioning a suspect -- the son of a priest -- in the murder of an American scientist who was found dead in an abandoned World War II bunker on the island of Crete last week. The unnamed suspect is a 27-year-old man from Kissamos, a town about 20 miles away from the port city of Chania, where U.S. citizen Suzanne Eaton was staying on the island, according to Eleni Papathanassiou, a spokeswoman for Crete's police department. The man w..