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Athens: Anti-austerity police protesters against riot police VIDEO

Tension between protesters from police, fire brigades and coast guard on one side and riot police on the other side broke out short after 8 o’ clock in the evening on Wednesday when the angry protesters tried to break the police cordon and enter the Greek Parliament. Riots policemen and …

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Greece celebrates International Museums Day, entrance free May 18/2017

Entrance to all museums and archaeological sites in Greece will be free of charge on Thursday, May 18 2017 as they celebrate the International Museums Day. Several events are planned for visitors. The theme chosen for 2017 is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”. On the occasion, …

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Google Doodle marks 115th Anniversary of Antikythera Mechanism discovery

Google doodle marks the 115th anniversary of the discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism. The mechanism invented in ancient Greece between estimated 150 BC and 80 BC is considered to be the first analog computer. The Antikythera Mechanism tracked planetary positions, predicted lunar and solar eclipses, and even signaled the next …

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Earthquake 5.2R rattles Rhodes and neighboring islands in SE Greece

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale occurred at 2:30 pm on Wednesday in the sea area between the islands of Rhodes and Karpathos in Southeast Greece. The earthquake was felt throughout the island of Rhodes as well as in parts of the islands of …

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Police fires teargas at rioters during anti-austerity protest on general strike day

Police fired teargas at rioters during the big anti-austerity protest in downtown Athens on Wednesday. Thousands joined the unions rally on the day of the general strike. People wearing hoods started to throw stones at riot police squads when the big rally of unions and political parties reached the building …

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Plenary of Greek parliament expels Golden Dawn from austerity bill debate

The Plenary of the Greek Parliament  decided on Wednesday to expel the parliamentary group of extreme right-wing Golden Dawn after the incident two days ago. The Golden Dawn group will not be able to participate in the debates on the omnibus bill containing the new package of austerity measures 2018-2021. …

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Food poisoning in Souda camp sends 40 refugees and migrants to hospital

Dozens of refugees and migrants from Souda camp on the island of Chios were transported to the hospital as of Tuesday afternoon. Local media report that “according to all indications, the poisoning was caused by the chicken meal they had for lunch.” Two local catering companies in contract with the …

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EU warns Turkey after 114 Greece’s airspace violations on a single day

Turkish aircraft and helicopters illegally entered Greece’s airspace 141 times on May 15, the Hellenic National Defence General Staff reported. Airspace violations are a common practice by Ankara to reiterates its unfounded claims in the Aegean Sea. 20 Turkish F-16, 5 CN-235 maritime surveillance aircraft and 19 helicopters entered the …

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