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German researchers warn big earthquake could hit Istanbul

The city of Istanbul is focus of great concern for earthquake scientists. The epicenter of the next big earthquake lies in the eastern Marmara Sea, in the south of the Turkish metropolitan area of Istanbul German German scientists warn. The researchers have evaluated earthquake data from two big earthquakes in …

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High speed was the cause for the fatal train accident on Athens-Thessaloniki route

High speed was the cause for the train accident on Athens-Thessaloniki route, an accident that cost the lives of three people and the injury of thirteen. According to the preliminary report of a committee investigating the cause for the accident the train driver had developed a speed of 144.3 km/hour, …

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Locust plague takes hostage the island of Agios Efstratios now under ‘state of emergency’

Millions of locust have invaded the island of Agios Efstratios – Ai Stratis- in the North Aegean Sea in recent days. They destroy grassland essential for the sheep and goat farming and cause major disturbance to the lives of residents and tourists. The mayor has declared the ‘state of emergency’ …

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Magic Carpet: A handmade gift by refugees and migrants to Lesvos

A large “magic carpet” decorates since Thursday the wall of the Municipality Theater of Mytilene on the island of Lesvos since Thursday. Under the guidance of two exceptional artists from Greece and France, forty refugees and migrants as well as ten volunteers from different countries joined their forces to create …

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US Congressman Barr urges IMF to disengage from the Greek program

Congressman Andy Barr, chairman of Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee in the US Congress urged the International Monetary Fund to disengage from the Greek program. The United States are the biggest contributor to the IMF. The Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee held a hearing on Thursday May 18 2017 to …

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Parliament adopts austerity bill, Tsipras kicks ball in creditors’ court

Lawmakers of the coalition government left-wing SYRIZA and nationalists Independent Greeks adopted the omnibus bill with new austerity measures 4.9 billion euros for the years 2018-2021. prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said right after the voting he expects form creditors to commit to debt relief measures. All 153 government lawmakers voted …

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