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Greek actor threatens to commit suicide if his pension undergo further cuts

Greek Actor Dinos Karydis warned that he would committee suicide, should his pension undergo further cuts. On his social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, Karydis uploaded a macabre picture of himself lying on a bed and looking like sleeping or unconscious. He wrote: “If my pension undergoes further gut …

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Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch missing after suicide attack in Syria

“Patriarch Ignatius Ephrem II,  the supreme leader of the Syriac Orthodox Church, has been missing after a terrorism attack in North-Eastern Syria on Sunday,” Greek media report descriging the case as a “thriller”. At least three people were killed and several injured  in Qamishli in northeast Syria when a suicide …

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Migrant commits suicide in the center of Larissa

A young migrant took his life in the center of the city of Larissa, in central Greece. According to local media, the man was found to have hanged himself from a tree very close to one of the main streets of the city. According to locals, the young man was …

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Two young migrants attempt suicide in downtown Athens

A strange story: two young men from Pakistan, migrants attempted to ‘commit suicide’ in the middle Victoria Square in downtown Athens on Thursday noon. The two men had made loops from blouses and scarves and attempted to hang themselves from the trees on the square. Refugees and migrants hanging around …

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Greece legislates against Bullying after victim, 20, commits suicide

“Anyone who commits bullying will be punished with imprisonment of at least six months.” This is the reaction of the Greek government to the tragic death of the first “official” victim of bullying in the country, Vaggelis Giakoumakis. The 20-year-old student committed suicide last month being unable to bear further …

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Greek PM names Stavros Dimas as Presidential candidate; “political suicide” for Samaras?

In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday noon, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras named former EU Commissioner Stavros Dimas as the Presidential candidate. the announcement was made about an hour after Dimas had a meeting with Samaras in the Prime Minister’s office. Stavros Dimas, 73, is a center-right politician …

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Study: 500 male Greeks committed suicide “solely due to fiscal austerity”

Spending cuts in Greece have caused some 500 male suicides since their implementation, according to a new study. The research found a positive correlation between austerity and suicide rates after other possible links proved to be unrelated. The 30-page study, titled ‘The Impact of Fiscal Austerity on Suicide: On the …

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