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Fire Brigades rescue dog from rushing river waters (video)

A shepherd spotted a dog swept away from the waters of the river Alfeios in Peloponnese. The poor animal had somehow manage to save himself from the rushing waters on one of the rocks of the river bed rock under a bridge. But it was trapped. The shepherd called the …

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PM Tsipras to meet US President Trump at the White House in 2nd half of October

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to pay an official visit to the United States following an  invitation by President Donald Trump. The visit is expected to take place in the second half of October, most probably the two leaders are to meet on the 17th of the month, Greek …

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UPD Greek Coast Guard lifts ban on departure of ferries and ships due to stormy winds 9B

The Greek Coast Guard has banned departure of ferries and ships from several Greek ports due to severe weather conditions in the Aegean Sea with north winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort locally. UPDATE   6 p.m. GR time, Sept 29/2017 The GCG lifted the ban as the …

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IMF and ECB reach compromise on Greek banks, traders in ASE smile

The International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank reached a compromise on the Greek banks: the ECB will accelerate stress tests, the IMF will give up its demand for full asset quality review (AQR). The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday that it sees no financial stability concerns in …

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Umbrella Weather: Rain- and thunderstorms, strong winds of up to 9B, further temperature decrease

Time to get our umbrellas and abandon summer sandals…. Rainstorms, locally thunderstorms, strong North winds with intensity of up to 8 Beaufort and further temperature decrease are the features of weather in Greece for the coming days. According to some meteorologists, snow is also expected in the mountainous areas above, …

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Flooded basements and streets as powerful rainstorm strikes Thessaloniki

Houses and shops were flooded and motorists were trapped in their vehicles when the rainstorm turned streets into rivers. The west part of Thessaloniki was badly hit by the storm on Wednesday evening, a storm that kept on striking until the early morning hours of Thursday. The fire brigades received …

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9-year-old refugee girl dies, 25 rescued after boat sinks off Kastellorizo

A tragedy occurred in the sea area northwest of  the island of Kastellorizo, when a boat carrying an unknown number of refugees sank apparently due to bad weather conditions.Although rescued by a Frontex vessel, a 9-year-old girl did not make it and passed away in the health center of the …

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EU plans to resettle more refugees from North Africa, support project with 500mn euros

The European Union unveiled a new plan Wednesday to resettle at least 50,000 refugees, the majority of them from northern Africa. The EU’s executive branch, the European Commission, said it has set aside 500 million euros ($587 million) for the effort. It wants refugees in Libya, Egypt, Niger, Sudan, Chad …

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New oil spill in the Saronic Gulf after vessel sinks in Aspropyrgos

One more vessel sank in the Saronic Gulf, this time in Aspropyrgos bay, east of Halyvourgiki pier, some 20 km west from Athens. Cargo Vessel “Elefantas” sank on Tuesday afternoon while it was anchored. The wreck occurred after water inflow, the vessel Inspection conducted by the Port Authority showed “marine …

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