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Amphipolis: Five skeletons in the tomb; VIP-dead was a woman; Olympias scenario

Greek Culture Ministry released new information and new pictures regarding the mystery ancient tomb of Apmphipolis. The dead  buried in Amphipolis tomb were five,” a press release uploaded in the Ministry website said, adding that that “one skeleton belonged to a woman, two to men, one to a newborn, while …

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Greeks held silent protest with candles to demand “Return of the Parthenon Marbles”

This is not a snapshot from Epitaphios Vespers on Great Friday held in January. Neither is it a service held for the dead in the middle of the night. It is a snapshot from a protest gathering outside the Acropolis Museum on Sunday. Former TV-persona and now Marathonas mayor Ilias …

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UPD: Belgium seeks extradition of Algerian man arrested in Greece

UPDATE: Belgian authorities requested the extradition of a Algerian man who was among the detainees, Greek media reported Sunday evening. According to Euronews, Belgian authorities had said that there was no connection between the man and the mastermind of the foiled terror plot in Vervries, they later asked the Greeks …

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Incredible rainfall floods Crete; monster abandons puppy in the storm

 Strong rainfall and gale winds hit the island of Crete Tuesday night causing unprecedented floods and putting people and animals in danger. The area most affected is the Irakleion prefecture where firefighters rescued some 60 people: men, women, children and elderly have climbed to roof tops to escape the water …

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Norman Atlantic: victims may have been attacked by sharks

Investigators into the deadly Norman Atlantic ferry fire told the medical examiner Monday that some of the victims may have been attacked by sharks. According to Italian news agency ANSA, investigators said wounds on one of the bodies resembled shark bites, and said that a marine biologist will be present …

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“Je suis Charlie” tribute held in Athens and Thessaloniki

Carrying placards reading “Je suis Charlie” dozens of people paid a tribute to the victims of the satirical newspaper “Charlie Hebdo”, a days after the massacre that left 12 people dead and 10 injured. The solidarity meeting took place outside the French Institute in downtown Athens. Among the ordinary people …

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Epiphany Cross amid freezing temperatures: a test for the real brave (videos)

The Epiphany tradition of Greek Orthodox Church turned into a real test for the faithful and brave divers this year. The cold was biting, strong winds were blowing from the North. This did not hinder the faithful divers to jump into ice-cold waters, catch the Cross and receive the blessings …

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Norman Atlantic towed to Italy; 13 dead, number of missing still unclear

Six days after the marine tragedy of Norman Atlantic and the number of missing person still varies largely. According to Italian news network Tg5, while the prosecutor in Bari said on Friday that the missing were 90, Greeks put the number of missing at 18. “The same names are with …

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Starting slowing in the New Year…

I need to start slowly this year because 2014 ended lots of unpleasant incidents, with marine and politcial shipwrecks, with drama, agony and tears. The number of dead and missing from the fire on the Norman Atlantic still remains unclear. A group of relatives of  Greek passengers who have not …

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Norman Atlantic: Rescued driver says drivers were “allowed” to sleep in their trucks

Although it is strictly forbidden, drivers were so to say “allowed” to sleep in their trucks and lorries in the car deck of the Norman Atlantic ferry. Speaking live to private Mega TV, driver Yiannis Vlyssidis admitted that he and his wife, but also quite a number of other drivers …

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UPD2 Freighter BLUE SKY M with 400-700 migrants sends distress signal; suspected armed people on board

Freighter BLUE SKY M has reportedly sent a distress signal due to suspected armed people on board. The latest position of the freighter was 3 nautical miles south of the island of Othonoi in the North-West of the island of Corfu in the Ioanian Sea and within Greek territorial waters. …

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Merry Christmas to all readers of KeepTalkingGreece.com

Merry Christmas, dear KTG-ians, despite all political and economic odds! Enjoy the Holidays with the one you love, with your family, your children, your grandchildren, with your friends. And if you are alone… no worries, we all had to spend the Christmas Holidays together with a lonesome turkey drumstick sometimes …

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Winter Solstice on December 21st: the longest night of the year

The shortest day of the year, the longest night occurs today, Sunday, December 21st. The so-called Winter solstice is an astronomical phenomenon that occurs in the North Hemisphere when the Earth North axis is at the longest distance to the sun. The phenomenon has to do with the elliptical orbit …

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UPD Crete: Roma girl, 11, gives birth to a baby

It is not the first time that a minor girl gives birth to a baby, but it is certainly a Greek first. Sunday evening, an 11-year-old girl visited a hospital in Irakleio, Crete, complaining about acute pain in the belly. Much to the surprise of the hospital personnel the minor …

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Where is Santa right now? Track-Tour 2014

As I write this post there are still nine days to go until Santa and the reindeers make a tour around the world to bring presents and joy. Santa and his elves are currently in the Santa’s village in North Pole. They work hard to fulfill every child’s wish and …

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UPD Same weapons used against German embassy? Shots fired at Israeli Embassy in Athens

Unknown gunmen opened fired at the Israeli Embassy in Psychiko suburb of Athens in the early morning hours of Friday. In a brief statement Greek Police said that “54 bullet casing 7.62mm from Kalashnikov weapons were collected from the attack scene” and “that nobody was injured.” According to Greek media, …

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