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War of words as Greek Federation accuses Bucks, NBA of staging Antetokounmpo’s absence

Greece’s basketball federation accused the Milwaukee Bucks and the NBA of hatching a plan to prevent Giannis Antetokounmpo on Saturday from playing in the European championship. NBA and Bucks dismissed the Greek claims as “false”. A war of words is in full development. About an hour after Antetokounmpo posted on …

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July 2017 was the hottest since 1880, Greek meteorologist say

Last month was the hottest July since 1880, according to Greek official records, with NASA data indicating that, on a global level, July was one of the hottest months on record. With two back-to-back heat waves last month, temperatures reached nearly 46 degrees Celsius (114.8 Fahrenheit) on Crete. “In early …

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One dead as car crashes in bus carrying Belgian tourists to Knossos

A very serious accident between a private car and a touristic bus carrying 38 Belgians to archeological site of Knossos occurred in Hersonisos on the island of Crete on Saturday morning. Dead is the car driver, while three of the bus passengers were slightly injured and taken to the general …

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Belgian woman arrested on ferry to Greece over membership in terror group

A 22-year-old woman with Belgian citizenship was arrested on suspicion of membership in a terror group. The woman was arrested late Friday night while on a passenger ferry sailing from Italy to Greece, en route Bari-Corfu-Igoumenitsa. The arrest followed a Europol warrant on charges of extremism. The Greek Coast Guard …

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Fitch upgrades Greece to “B” from “CCC” with “positive” outlook

Fitch Ratings upgraded on Friday Greece’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to “B-” from “CCC”, with a “positive” outlook,based on its view that the country’s third adjustment program review will be completed without creating instability and that the Eurogroup will grant debt relief in 2018. The full rating report …

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