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UPD Hundreds stranded on Athens-Lamia Highway due to snow

Professional truck drivers and private motorists, families with children on their way to Christmas holidays, stranded for several hours on Athens-Lamia Highway due to the snow fall. Media report of a 14-km long queues from the 118th to the 132th km on the lanes to Lamia, at the height of …

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Presidential decree gives green-light to Hellinikon Project in old Athens airport

A presidential decree giving the go-ahead to the development of Hellinikon south of Athens was signed by four ministers in charge of the investment on Friday, in the presence of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The decree will need to be reviewed by the Council of State “within 2017, exactly as …

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Heavy snowfalls close national highways, leave villages without electricity

Heavy snowfalls have closed parts of national highways and regional roads and left several villages without electricity. Strong winds in the south Aegean and the Ionian Sea disrupt sea traffic. Exactly as meteorologists forecast, winter started on Thursday with heavy snow falls and freezing temperatures in many regions of Greece.  …

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Convicted urban guerilla leader Maziotis beaten and stabbed in prison cell

Convicted leader of urban guerilla group Revolutionary Struggle, Nikos Maziotis, was beaten and stabbed inside his prion cell in Korydallos Prison in Athens. According to a news item uploaded on the website of anti-authoritarian movement, a  group of ten other inmates attacked Maziotis on Thursday night. “Three of them were …

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Port of Thessaloniki privatization agreement finally signed

The agreement for the sale of 67 percent of Thessaloniki port to South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki (SEGT) Limited was signed at the offices of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) on Thursday afternoon. The agreement was scheduled to be signed last week, however, it was postponed as the Russian …

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Powerful explosion outside Court of Appeal in Athens, attackers shot at police guard

A makeshift bomb exploded outside a court of Appeal in downtown  Athens short time after 3 o’ clock on Friday morning. The bomb was left in a bag outside the court and caused serious damage in the building. A police guard outside the court reportedly was shot when he saw …

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