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Volos: More than 5,000 Lanterns with Christmas Wishes for a good cause

More than 5,000 paper lanterns filled the night sky over the city of Volos, central Greece, on second Christmas Day taking way more than 5,000 Wishes. It was an initiative of the Volos Municipality in order to raise funds for the poor and needy members of the local society. Everyone …

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Christmas Wishes? Greece’s Police goes …Mannequin Challenge! (video)

Christmas Wishes? Greek police went trendy. And published a Mannequin Challenge video. Policemen in action remain frozen like mannequins while the camera films them. The result is not bad. Video #MannequinChallenge…accepted… Η #hellenicpolice σας εύχεται χρόνια πολλά&καλές γιορτές με ένα εορταστικό βίντεο! https://t.co/IpQxQBymmh pic.twitter.com/ASMYB9ZMdu — Ελληνική Αστυνομία (@hellenicpolice) December 21, …

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Low-Pensioners stand long queues for the Christmas Bonus

Greece’s low-pensioners have been waiting for the extra Christmas bonus announced by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for days. The magic, sparkling moment was set as December 22nd. The money started to flow into bank accounts already since Wednesday afternoon. Defying the icy-cold weather and Schaeuble’s objections, dozens of elderly rushed …

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Twelve Cretan Santas in Kavousi Canyon (great pictures)

Twelve Santas climbed down the canyon of Kavousi on the island of Crete and sent us their wishes together with great pictures.    My favorite Santa… The Pancretan Group of Canyons Crossing & Exploration (P.O.E.F.- www.canyon.gr) organized the event on Sunday, December 18th 2016. Twelve members of the group dressed …

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Winter Solstice, Pagan Traditions and Christmas Celebrations

It’s the longest night of the year! The winter solstice that occurs on December 21st. By December 22nd, nights get shorter and days longer and …summer is not far away 🙂 Winter solstice  is an astronomical phenomenon marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year. In the …

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Coca Cola, Unilever, Nestle, Delta withdraw products after contamination threats

Unilever, Coca Cola, Nestle and Delta decided to preventive withdraw some of their products from the super market shelves and all points of sales after threats of contamination were posted on Greek internet on Tuesday. According to Greek media, the threat text was uploaded on the website of the anti-authoritarian …

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Hand grenade found outside school in Athens

A hand grenade was found in a park next to an elementary school in Labrini area in Galatsi suburb of Athens on Tuesday. The school director who happened to found the grenade immediately called the police. Special police forces and explosives experts rushed to the point to find out that …

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Baker Arvanitakis receives EESC Prize for helping refugees & migrants on Kos

Dionysis Arvanitakis, a 77-year-old baker from the island of Kos, is the second winner of the Civil Society Prize with which the EESC rewards the most outstanding examples of solidarity with migrants. Dionysis Arvanitakis is a 77-year-old Greek baker who at the height of the refugee crisis was baking over …

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Journos’ strike: Greece’s historical daily TA NEA for first time not at the kiosk

For the first time in its operation, one of Greece’s historical newspapers did not go on print. Journalists, technical and administrative personal at TA NEA launched a 24-hour strike claiming their salaries. the strike was joined also by other workers at the media of Lambrakis Press Group DOL, To Vima, …

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Powerful Earthquake 5.5R strikes Nisyros

An earthquake of 5.5 R shook the southern Dodecanese islands of the eastern Aegean Sea at 08:03 on Tuesday morning. The epicenter of the tremor has been located 24 km west-southwest of the volcanic island of Nisyros, in the sea area by Kandelioussa islet. It had a depth of 104 …

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Three trolley buses set on fire in downtown Athens (video)

Unknown perpetrators set three trolley buses on fire outside the Polytechnic School in downtown Athens on Monday evening. According to media, a group of people wearing masks stopped the buses, order the passengers to get out and set them on fire. The group reportedly doused the windows with flammable material …

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Frontex accuses NGOs of collusion with migrant smugglers

The EU border agency Frontex has been accusing non-governmental organizations and charities involved in sea rescue of collusion with migrant smugglers. According to confidential reports seen by the Financial Times, the Frontex charges open up a long-simmering dispute between EU officials and   NGOs operating in the Mediterranean Sea over how …

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Workers at rail track public transport to get 2%-4% wage increase

Remember the strikes and the work stoppages launched by workers at public transport means Metro, Tram and Urban Train ISAP? They were successful! The management of STA.SY and the staff signed a new collective bargain contract according to which workers will receive basic salary hikes from 2% to 4%. According …

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