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Acropolis, archaeological sites closed due to guards’ 24h strike Feb 20/17

Hundreds of tourists from all over the world were deeply disappointed to see that the gate to Acropolis was closed on Monday. A 24-hour strike launched  by the state guards on February 20th 2017 has closed down the Acropolis and other archaeological sites across Greece. The guards called the strike …

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Nuts in Chania: A dangerous ‘game’ with parked vehicles

Some people have apparently found a new weird hobby that not only angers the local community, it can also set lives at risk. Several such incidents have been recorded recently in the city of Chania on the island of Crete. The new hobby of a group of brainless and obviously …

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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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“Tsim Booky” : Australians angry at Greek cab driver

While thousands of tax drivers protested in Melbourne the government plans to buyback tax licenses, one cabbie decided it was a good time to prank two Australian television networks. The cab driver of Greek origin told the TV reporters that his name was “Tsim Booky”. And so he was presented …

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Greece Joker lottery: €16.4millions go to …Cyprus

The super winner of Greece’s Joker lottery is not even in Greece. The lottery ticket with the lucky numbers 9, 11, 33, 43, 44 and Joker 13 was checked in Limassol in Cyprus. Sixteen point four million euros go overseas. Two more lucky tickets containing five winning numbers without the …

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Tsiknopempti: The day Greece is covered with smoke

“I had no idea about the tradition until a neighbor pressed two sausages in my hands once and told me to fry them because it was good.” Nadia is a 45-year-old woman from Albania who lives in our neighborhood for the last twelve years. Although she is a Christian by …

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Graffiti vandals attack and injure professor at Panteion University

Unknown attackers beat Angelos Syrigos , Professor for International and Regional Studies at Panteion University and Secretary General of Population and Social Cohesion, and sent him to the hospital. Syrigos was kicked and beaten by three unknown perpetrators inside the premises of the Panteion University in Neos Kosmos suburb of …

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Pressure cooker lid chases chef through restaurant (video)

Preveza in western Greece. A pressure cooker out of control. A carefree restaurant chef. Then the unbelievable happens. Pressed by the steam the lid of the pressure cooker flies through the air and chases the chef who is also the restaurant owner. The chef survived the attack – but for …

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Athens: Thousands high-school students protest austerity, education system

Tension in Athens when protesting students attacked a police van on Monday morning. Thousands of high school students gathered in downtown Athens to demand “the school they deserve” and “quality education.” Chanting anti-government slogans, the students urged the left-wing/nationalist coalition Syriza-Independent Greeks to immediately release funds so that there is …

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Soldiers safely diffuse 250-kg WWII bomb, transfer it for controlled detonation (pictures)

Greek soldiers safely defused a 250-kilo bomb from the World War II found under a petrol station in Thessaloniki. Prior to the bomb neutralization operation, more than 72,000 people, including refugees and migrants form a hot spot nearby, were evacuated. “End good, all good!” Sunday afternoon, Regional Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas …

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Greece WWII Bomb: Phase I of neutralization concluded, 72,000 evacuated (pcts, video)

Thousands of Greeks evacuated their homes on Sunday morning to allow army experts defuse a World War II bomb found under a petrol station in Kordelio suburb of Thessaloniki, in Northern Greece. Refugees and migrants in the hot spot Softex, an abandoned factory, were also evacuated. In the biggest evacuation …

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EU relocation scheme failed: Less than 13,000 relocations in 2016

The relocation scheme of the European Union has blatantly failed. From the target of 6,000 relocations per month, less than 13,000 people have been relocated form Greece to other EU-member countries within the whole year 2016. According to data released by the Relocation Unit of the Asylum Service, the total …

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Greece evacuates 72,000 people after WWII bomb found under fuel station(picts, videos)

The biggest evacuation of civilians in peacetime is underway in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, after authorities discovered  a 250-kilo unexploded bomb from the Second World War. More than 72,000 people are expected to leave the suburb of Kordelio and surrounding area and return to their homes after army …

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Full Moon, Eclipse and a green Comet named Honda: Feb 10/2017

A Snow full moon, a subtle lunar eclipse and a strange green comet named Honda, the Comet 45P. Rare phenomena occur over our heads today, Friday, February 10th 2017. The comet is flashing emerald green and is marked by a long purple tail. Skywatchers this weekend will get two special, …

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Athens: Angry firefighters raid ministry protesting labor contracts

Angry firefighters broke the main entrance of the Greek Ministry for Administrative Reforms on Wednesday and forced themselves into the building demanding a meeting with the minister. Thousands of firefighters gathered in downtown Athens to protest over their labor contracts that are about to expire. They staged a protest outside …

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Mayor: “Dark foreign powers organize earthquakes to destroy Turkey’s economy”

The mayor of Turkey’s capital Ankara is convinced about the source of the recent earthquakes in Canakkale, in the west of the country. Mayor Melih Gökçek claims to have conducted reach and have found out that the earthquakes could have been organized by dark external powers aiming to destroy Turkey’s …

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