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Touching moments for Evzones commemorating Anzacs in Australia

Touching moments for the men of the Greek presidential guard in Australia. Some Evzones could not hold back their tears, when they listened to the words of  Bishop Nikandros speaking highly of Greece and the ethos of Evzones. During the speech, two of the Evzones became so emotional about their …

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Greek court blocks Ankara’s new extradition request for 3 Turkish soldiers soldiers

A Greek court on Wednesday blocked a second request by Turkey for the extradition of Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece in July after a failed coup attempt, court officials said, potentially increasing tensions between the traditional foes. The ruling applied to three of eight soldiers who fled. Extradition of …

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Greece’s shopkeepers launch strike to protest law for opening shops 30 Sundays per year

The Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE) announced it will launch a strike on Sunday, May 7, to protest legislation that will increase the number of Sundays that retail outlets are allowed to operate during the year. Opening shops 30 Sundays per year is included in the deal Greece …

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Mafia-style execution outside public school in Glyka Nera, Athens

A mafia-style execution outside a public school, an unprecedented act of crime in Greece. A 47-year-old man was shot dead in Glyka Nera northeast of Athens, right after he dropped his son off at the primary school. The incident occurred around 8.15 a.m. on Wednesday shortly after the victim dropped …

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Prosecutor investigates claims of “genital mutilation” in refugee and migrant girls

The prosecutor of Greece’s Supreme Court ordered an urgent investigation into claims of genital mutilation in juvenile refugee and migrant girls in the country’s’ reception centers. In a press release issued by the Supreme Court, the prosecutor stresses that this practice is “a barbarity that can not be tolerated by …

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EU Parliament’s EPP says Greece’s ‘problem is the communist Prime Minister’

Chairman of conservative European People Party fraction in the European Parliament and vice of German CSU, Manfred Weber, revealed what the biggest fraction in the EU Parliament thinks to be the problem of Greece. “The fundamental problem of Greece is it has a communist as prime Minister,” Manfred Weber said, …

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Turkey threatens Cyprus, oil giants ENI and TOTAL, and to annex Northern Cyprus

In a letter to the United Nations, Turkey’s UN Permanent Representative threatens Cyprus but also oil giants ENI and TOTAL over offshore hydrocarbon exploration in Block 6 in Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone. Ankara not only disputes the possibility of Cyprus to carry out exploration or give licenses but also declares …

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