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Turkish FM: Greece’s claims to UN have no basis on international law

Two weeks before the Greek-Turkish high ranking meeting in Istanbul with the participation of the political leadership of the two neighbor countries, tension flamed over the continental shelf in the Aegean Sea. Just hours after Athens submitted a complaint to United Nations over Turkey’s exploration permits in areas of the …

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Athens torrential rain: dramatic driver rescue from muddy waters

A woman experienced the shock of her life when her car was trapped by raging  waters and mud in Chalandri suburb of northern Athens on Friday morning. The driver opened the vehicle door and attempted to walk to safe soil. But it was impossible. The water level has reached her …

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Torrential rain in Athens claims one victim: Woman, 24, dies in her car

A 24-year-old woman passed away on Friday morning apparently from the shock to be in her car trapped in rushing waters caused by torrential rain that hit Athens on Friday morning. According to information from the Health Ministry,  the woman’s car had stopped in the middle of a street that had …

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Greek FM complains to UN about Turkey’s exploration permits in continental shelf areas

Greek Foreign Ministry submitted a verbal note to United Nations on Thursday over Turkey’s granting exploration permits in areas of the Greke continental shelf. Below, Greek Foreign Ministry press release: Foreign Ministry announcement regarding the sending of a note verbale to the United Nations on the safeguarding of Greece’s sovereign …

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Cleaning lady at Greek Parliament hovers in the air trying to mop up rain water

Almost a miracle saved the life of a cleaning lady at the Greek Parliament when the part of the glass skylight roof broke and she found herself hovering in the air for several minutes. The woman was trying to mop up rain water from the skylight roof over the Palriament plenary hall as …

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Torrential rains paralyze Athens: rivers flooded, streets turn into rivers (pcts,video)

Rivers flooded, streets turned into rivers, motorists were trapped, houses and shops flooded and public transport was disrupted as torrential rains fell in Athens on Friday morning. The storm started in the early morning hours with thunder and lightning so violent and loud that people woke up from their sleep. …

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