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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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Municipality workers strike to disturb garbage collection, May 20-23/2017

Two unions of municipality workers launched two 48-hour strikes to protest changes affecting extension of long-term contracts as well as kindergarten staff. The first strikes is launched May 20 21, the second May 22-23 2017. Municipalities urge residents to not bring waste to the garbage bins. At the same time …

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German researchers warn big earthquake could hit Istanbul

The city of Istanbul is focus of great concern for earthquake scientists. The epicenter of the next big earthquake lies in the eastern Marmara Sea, in the south of the Turkish metropolitan area of Istanbul German German scientists warn. The researchers have evaluated earthquake data from two big earthquakes in …

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High speed was the cause for the fatal train accident on Athens-Thessaloniki route

High speed was the cause for the train accident on Athens-Thessaloniki route, an accident that cost the lives of three people and the injury of thirteen. According to the preliminary report of a committee investigating the cause for the accident the train driver had developed a speed of 144.3 km/hour, …

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Earthquake 5.2R rattles Rhodes and neighboring islands in SE Greece

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale occurred at 2:30 pm on Wednesday in the sea area between the islands of Rhodes and Karpathos in Southeast Greece. The earthquake was felt throughout the island of Rhodes as well as in parts of the islands of …

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Train derails, crash into house, 3 dead, 7 injured – videos, pictures

Greece train crash: At least three people died and seven were injured when a passenger train derailed in Northern Greece and literally ripped through a house on Saturday night. The Intercity I/C 58 with 70 passengers and 5 crew members was traveling from Athens to Thessaloniki. The derail occurred at …

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Explosive device found under vehicle of elderly German couple on holiday

An improvised explosive device was found under the holiday caravan belonging to a couple of elderly German tourists on holiday in Northern Greece. The found was made by the 70-year-old man on Thursday morning. The couple had parked the caravan in Platanos Motorway Service Station on Egnatia highway, near Kleidi …

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Greece seamen union extends strike until May 19/2017

The Pan-Hellenic Maritime Federation (PNO) decided to launch a 48-hour strike for all categories of ships on May 16-17 2017. The strike will start at 00:01 Tuesday May 16th and end at 24:00 on Wednesday, May 17th.and ending at 24.00 on Wednesday, 16 May. The PNO warns of escalating its …

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