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Greece’s debt stands at €328.34 billion at end of June

Greek foreign debt stood at 328.34 billion euros at the end of June, up from 321.015 billion euros in March, following the conclusion of the first review of the Greek program (third bailout) and disbursement of the most recent loan tranche from institutional creditors. Of the total, some 225.96 billion …

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Actor Andreas Barkoulis passed away at the age of 80

Famous Greek actor Andreas Barkoulis passed away at the age of 80 in an Athens hospital where he was struggling against cardio-respiratory problems. Andreas Barkoulis was an actor for cinema, theater and television. Born in Piraeus on August 4, 1936, he studied acting and during his graduation he was featured …

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More than 25,000 Lightning strike Northern Greece within 12 hours

An unusual high activity of lightning has been recorded in Northern Greece on Monday, when a wet weather front hit the area. “More than 25,000 lightning struck Northern Greece within 12 hours, from Monday afternoon to midnight,” Michalis Sioutas, meteorologist at the airport Macedonia in Thessaloniki, claimed adding that “17,000 …

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Frontex documents show: Coast Guard fired at migrants boats

Officers of the Greek Coast Guard fired at boats carrying refugees and migrants, documents of the European Border Agency Frontex show. One of the incidents described by online publication The Intercept, occurred two years in March 2014, when a small boat carrying 13 Syrian refugees was trying to reach the …

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