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Several stuck in elevators as heat wave causes power outages in Athens

Heat wave: Increased temperatures increase the power consumption. Despite assurance by the Public Power Company, several outages occurred in the hottest day of June, where mercury stroke even 44 degrees Celsius in the shade in the Greek capital. Power outages occurred among others west and north suburbs like Agia Paraskevi, …

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Cyprus talks stall as Turkey insists on EU freedoms for Turkish settlers, no troops withdrawal

UN-sponsored Cyprus talks at Crans-Montana, Switzerland, stalled on Thursday as the Turkish side insists to promote EU freedoms for the Turkish settlers in the occupied north part of the island. The issue triggered the intervention of  Maarten Verwey, Director General of the Structural Reform Support Service of the European Commission, …

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Navy helicopter rescues Polish tourist trapped in Assos cliffs, Kefalonia (video)

The Greek Navy and the Air Force had to send helicopters to rescue a Polish tourist, a hiker, trapped in the inaccessible slopes and cliffs of Assos, on the island of Kefalonia on Wednesday. Initially, fire brigades units set for a search and rescue operation. The young hiker had called …

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Municipality workers suspend strike, to start collecting garbage asap

Municipality workers union POE-OTA decided to suspend the garbage strike for reasons of “public health” as the heat wave is already in Greece. The union said that garbage trucks may go out tonight or early Friday morning. They have warned that they will continue their mobilization to secure jobs for …

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Ministry of Public Order bans meeting of police union at Exarchia Square

Greek Ministry of Public Order decided to forbid a planned meeting by the police union at Exarchia Square. Citing reasons of “public safety” the ministry put an end to the controversial meeting scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday in the Athens district which considered as “anarchists’ castle.” With its decision, …

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“Greece by Greeks”: Aegean partners with Giannis Antetokounmpo for worldwide campaign

Aegean airlines joined forces with NBA basketball champion Giannis Antetokounmpo and has launched the “Greece by Greeks” campaign, aiming to showcase Greece’s attractions, traditions and customs and reveal the country’s “secrets” to the rest of the world. The campaign includes the introduction of the online travel platform, www.greecebygreeks.gr, which features some of …

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Suffering from anorexia, TV presenter Nana Karayianni dies at 38

Journalist and television presenter of lifestyle magazines, Nana Karayianni, was found dead in her apartment in the district of Kypseli in Athens. The 38-year-old talented young woman had been struggling with anorexia nervosa for many years. Her body was found on her bed in her apartment. Her concerned father who …

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