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8 Greek Armed Forces officers working in refugee camp found positive on TB-screening test

Eight offices of the Greek Armed Forces deployed in a refugee camp in Epirus, north-western Greece, have been found to be positive on skin test Mantoux, a screening tool for tuberculosis (TB). Tests are being conducted for all military personnel in the camp, those found positive undergoing further test, because …

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Eleven companies submit requests for four Private TV license tender

A total eleven companies submitted requests to participate in the private television license tender that “puts an end to 25 years of illegality” so Media Minister Nikos Pappas.  The license procedure takes place through an international tender and will be conducted by Greece’s independent regulatory authority, the National Council for …

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Greek-American orders his funeral coffin to be a copy of the Parthenon!

A home-sick Greek-American had a vision on how enter his last journey from this world and ordered  a coffin of a special kind: the wooden last-home should resemble the Parthenon. With columns and other ancient Greek details but also a cross and other religious signs, a combination of Ancient and …

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UNICEF’s social experiment: People treat lost poor children differently than rich ones (video)

A social experiment: Would you stop if you saw a little girl alone on the street? apparently you would but it would depend much on the clothes the little wear would wear and her general appearance: clean and neatly, or dirty and not neatly. UNICEF made a powerful local experiment …

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Game of Thrones stars Sir Davos, Arya & Cersei visit refugees on Lesvos

Three stars of the popular Game of Thrones series found their way to the island of Lesvos on Wednesday to express solidarity with the refugees. Sir Davos (Liam Cunningham), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) visited the camp Kara Tepe run by the municipality upon an invitation …

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UPD Amber Alert for two sisters, 14 and 11, missing from Athens home since June 25/2016

An Amber Alert has been issued today, Tuesday, for two underage sisters, 11 and 14 years old, who have been missing since Saturday noon, June 25th 2016, from their home in Attiki Square in central Athens. Eirini, 14, and her sister Anna, 11, went missing around 12:00 noon on Saturday. …

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6 minor Afghans tried to reach Slovenia in a truck with watermelons; rescued in half-freezing condition

Six Afghans aged between 15 and 17 were rescued in a half-freezing condition on Monday night in Western Greece. The six were hidden in refrigerator truck loaded with watermelons and were hoping to reach Slovenia. However, at some point the teenagers started to freeze and knock on the walls of …

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Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch missing after suicide attack in Syria

“Patriarch Ignatius Ephrem II,  the supreme leader of the Syriac Orthodox Church, has been missing after a terrorism attack in North-Eastern Syria on Sunday,” Greek media report descriging the case as a “thriller”. At least three people were killed and several injured  in Qamishli in northeast Syria when a suicide …

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Prosecutors freeze bank accounts of famous Greek businessman

Chief financial prosecutor Panayiotis Athanasiou on Thursday ordered local lenders to freeze the bank accounts of businessman Andreas Vgenopoulos in connection to a probe regarding allegations of tax evasion. The order also called for Vgenopoulos to lose access to his safe deposit boxes. The move was part of a preliminary …

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Financially broke and homeless, a man kills himself in Athens Home for Elderly

A 73-year-old man shot and killed himself in the Athens Nursing Home for Elderly in the night of Wednesday to Thursday. The man was financially broke due to the economic crisis and homeless. He was allowed to live in the Nursing home after a decision of the board of directors. …

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Boat with 60-80 refugees & migrants runs aground off Lesvos

A boat carrying 80 refugees and migrants run aground in the sea area south-southwest off the island of Lesvos on Thursday morning. According to local media, the boat was a normal touristic boat and was carrying 100 people. Two fishing boats and two patrol boats of the Greek Coast Guard …

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