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Merkel fails in coalition talks, she may lead Germany to snap elections

The era of German Chancellor Angela Merkel nears the end.  Even if she wins the next elections, her opponents within her own party will grill her over hot charcoal. Preliminary coalition talks between Chancellor Merkel and the Greens and the FDP collapsed early Monday after two months. It was mainly …

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37.5% of Greece’s children are at risk of poverty, says Eurostat

Year in, year out since 2010, the number of children at risk of poverty is continuously increasing in Greece. With 37.5 percent, Greece is tops among members of the eurozone and third after Romania and Bulgaria within the European union. Four in 10 children aged up to 17 years old …

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Help for flash floods victims: Mandra Municipality appeals for food & other items, donations, volunteers

The Municipality of Mandra in West Attica has issued a call for help for the flood victims. Food, drinking water, medicine, clothing and footwear but also sleeping bags and blankets are needed for the thousands of families affected by the floods, exposed in cold and decreasing temperatures in houses and …

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First winter snow falls in the mountainous outskirts of Athens

A sudden temperature drop brought snow in the mountainous outskirts of Athens on Monday.  The first snow of the year fell on the Mountain of Parnitha in Nort-West Athens. Video Bafi shelter Screenshots from Live cam from the Bafi shelter at an altitude of 1,161 meter. With 1,413 m elevation, …

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Greece probes Central Bank governor Stournaras over alleged leak

Greece’s central bank governor is under investigation by an anti-corruption prosecutor over the alleged leaking of an auditor’s report on Piraeus Bank, a troubled Greek lender accused of violating capital controls imposed at the height of the country’s financial crisis. Citing “two sources with knowledge of the case,” , a …

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Fofi Gennimata wins leadership elections in PASOK

The old leader of PASOK, Fofi Gennimata, has been elected to be the new leader of PASOK. In the second round of elections on Sunday, Genimmata received 56% of the votes, while her challenger Androulakis gathered 44% . The voters’ turnover  reached 160,000. Genimmata’s goal to call for leadership election …

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Workers at Athens Metro to launch 24h strike on Tuesday

Workers at Athens Metro will launch a 24-hour strike on Tuesday, November 21st 2017. The strike will affect Metro lines <2> and <3>. The rest of public transport means in Greece’s capital are expected to operate as usual.

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