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Athens: No buses and trolley buses for six hours, June 13/2017

Workers at buses and trolley buses in Athens will launch a six-hour work stoppage on Tuesday, June 13 2017. Reason for the work stoppage are the general assemblies of the two workers’ unions. No bus, no trolley bus from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13 2017.

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San Marino nationals try to smuggle to Greece spray causing paralysis

Greek custom authorities arrested two nationals of San Marino for trying to smuggle 147 cans containing spray causing paralysis. The two men aged 22 and 25 years old were arrested at Kipoi crossing at the borders with Turkey. They reportedly tried to smuggle the bottles into Greece. The final destination …

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Police dismantles human trafficking ring transferring migrants to EU and Canada

Greek police dismantled a human trafficking ring involved in the transport of migrants to European Union countries as well as to Canada. Twelve people in total were arrested in an operation that took place May 30-31 in three cities Athens, Thessaloniki and Katerini. Among the arrested are five Greeks, four …

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Shipowner Marinakis buys historical media group, stake at Mega TV

Shipowner Vaggelis Marinakis bought the historical media group Lambrakis Press Group(DOL). Making the best tender offer, Marinakis is now owner of newspapers TA NEA and TO VIMA, of the websites of DOL group as well as of a 22.11% stake at private MEGA TV. The deal includes also VIMA FM, …

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Brutal father beats daughter almost to death: 9 out of 10 child abuse cases go unreported

A case of child abuse that was recently revealed shocked the Greek society. A video was showing a father brutally beating his 14-year-old daughter. Taping the abuse was made possible because the man has installed video cameras in and outside the family home. Although the footage is not clear, one …

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Train workers cancel work stoppages May 30-31, but 24h strike on June 1/2017

Trains, Proastiakos and metro to the Athens airport will operate as usual on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 30-31 2017, but there will be a 24-hour strike on Thursday, June 1st. Trains workers have reportedly cancelled their work stoppages originally planned for the last two days of May. Last week, the …

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UPDATE Strike: No Trains, Proastiakos, and Metro to/from Athens Airport May 30-June 1/2017

TRAINOSE decided to cancel all Train and Proastiakos (suburban trains) operation due to work stoppages and a 24-hour strike announced the staff of the Greek Railway company. No trains will be running May 30 – June 1 2017. Consequently, there will be no Metro from and to Athens Airport Eleftherios …

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Serres: Bus on school trip overturns, nine children, five parents injured

A bus carrying elementary school pupils and parents to a daily excursion overturned on Friday morning near Serres in Norther Greece. Nine children and five accompanying parents were injured. The bus driver claimed that a truck was blocking the road. The accident occurred short before 10 o’ clock Friday morning …

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Delivery boys and Couriers on 24-hour strike May 25/2017

A strike we have never seen before in Greece. Delivery boys, Couriers and other workers on motorbikes launch a 24-hours strike on Thursday, May 25. They demand corporate motorbikes, protection equipment, a collective bargain that will secure payments incl overtime as wells as social security stamps for ‘unhealthy professions’ and …

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Greek Police arrests two men for illegal harvesting of herbs on the mountains

Greek police say they have arrested two Albanian men in a border region for allegedly illegally harvesting herbs growing wild on the mountainside. A police statement Tuesday said the men aged 20 and 22 had gathered 16 kilos of ironwort, (Sideritis or mountain tea), a herb used for a traditional …

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British tourist killed in tragic water sports accident in Kefalonia

A British tourist was killed and another was injured in a tragic water sports accident at Makris Yalos area on the island of Kefalonia on Tuesday. A 58-year-old British national was killed on Tuesday while doing water sports at Makris Yalos on the island of Cephalonia. According to a statement …

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Mafia-style gang steals diagnostic machines from Greece’s public hospitals

It all started with the theft of diagnostic machines from Agio Savvas Cancer and Oncology Hospital in Athens, last week. The story repeated in the general hospitals of Volos, Lamia and Larissa in Central Greece. Four robberies in a week. Targeted at pulmonary and gastroenterology clinics in public hospital. Bulky …

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Finnish tourist dies after falling into 2-meter deep ditch in Crete

A Finnish tourist has died after falling into a 2-meter deep private ditch on the side of a road in Platanias holiday village in Chania, Western Crete. The man was found by passersby on Friday morning. Firemen and rescuers recover the body of the man whose age was reported between …

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