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Prominent lawyer shot dead in his office in downtown Athens

A prominent Athens lawyer was shot and killed by unknown assailants in his office in the center of the Greek capital on Thursday afternoon. They killers pretended to be clients. 52-year-old Michalis Zafeiropoulos was shot with two bullets that caused fatal injuries in his head and abdomen. He died almost …

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PM Tsipras takes a ride in an F-16 and flies over the Aegean Sea

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took a ride in a F-16 fighter jet of the Greek Air Force and flew over the north-west Aegean Sea. Wearing a pilot suit Tsipras got on the 2-seat F-16 as “co-pilot.” The flight lasted one hour and the prime minister had the chance to enjoy …

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EU Commission says it can’t do anything on Return of Parthenon Marbles because “they’re old”

After several written requests the European Commission finally took position on the return of the Parthenon Marbles in the context of Brexit. In a notion to SYRIZA MEP Stelios Kouloglou, the Commission said there is nothing it can do arguing the Marbles are old. MEP Kouloglou had already written twice …

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Justice Minister seeks legal measures against vulgar and homophobic front-page of conservative daily

Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis asked the prosecutor of  Greece’s Supreme Court to investigate the homophobic and vulgar front page of far-right daily newspaper “Eleftheri Ora.” One day after the Parliament adopted the legislation for gender change, the newspaper published its Wednesday edition with the title Travesti – Parliament and subtitles: …

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UPD Rouvikonas anarchists occupy Spanish Embassy in Athens for Catalonia

Members of anarchists group Rouvikonas raid the building of the diplomatic mission of Spain in Athens, on Wednesday morning. The anarchists invaded the Spanish embassy  in Dionisiou Aeropagitou street in downtown Athens at 10:10 a.m. They threw flyers, opened a big banner and shouted slogans against the “Spanish oppression towards …

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5-year-old refugee girl from Syria may have died due to chemical weapons exposure

Forensic examination conducted on Monday did not shed light into the causes of death of a 5-year-old refugee child from Syria that died in the Moria Reception and Identification Center on the island of Lesvos. According to initial information the child was suffering from a brain disease and that was …

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Electronic cards replace stickers as residence permits for third countries nationals

A new electronic card is gradually replacing a sticker as residence permit for nationals of third countries living in Greece, Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas said on Monday. The card resembles a bank card in size and includes identification information and biometric data including a photograph, fingerprints and the migrant’s signature. …

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Varoufakis names his wife as the person who videotaped his conversations

In the Greek edition of his book “Adults in the Room,” Yanis Varoufakis made new revelations for his term in Finance Ministry in 2015. According to introduction of the book, Varoufakis’ wife, Danae Stratou videotaped telephone conversations he had at that time. “In a book where so much depends on …

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Greek Orthodox Church calls on Gov’t to withdraw Gender Change bill

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church urged the coalition government to withdraw a legislation on gender change that is to be voted through the Parliament on upcoming Monday. In a statement the Holy Synod said that the proposed bill challenges the feeling society, it torpedoes the sacred institution …

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AI: European governments return nearly 10,000 Afghans to risk of death and torture

European governments have put thousands of Afghans in harm’s way by forcibly returning them to a country where they are at serious risk of torture, kidnapping, death and other human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today in a new report. In their determination to increase the number of deportations, European …

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President of state broadcaster ERT, Dionysis Tsaknis, resigns criticizing gov’t policies and workers union

Dionysis Tsaknis had submitted his resignation as President of Greece’s state broadcaster ERT after two and a half years on the post. He left criticizing the government policies on ERT as well as the powerful union of workers at the state broadcaster. According to media reports, Tsaknis decision to resign …

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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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