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Tourism, food industries workers on 24h strike, July 20/2017

The union representing employees in the tourism and food industries has called a 24-hour strike Thursday, July 20th 2017, over what it says is a deterioration of its workers’ rights amid record tourist arrivals boosting the industry. The record arrivals have no the slightest effect in the labor conditions of …

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Anarchists raid Bank of Greece in downtown Athens

Security measures in the building of the Bank of Greece in downtown Athens are not as good as they should be. A crowd of anarchists from the well-known group Ruvikonas entered the Bank of Greece on Wednesday noon. Some 20 people entered the Bank of Greece from a side entrance …

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Crete: Russians say poisonous mushrooms kill Russian tourist, sent her husband to ICU

One Russian woman died and her husband is in intensive care unit with multiple organ collapse short after they arrived in Crete together with their minor-aged children. The incident occurred last Sunday and both the death and the illness  were considered as “mysterious”. A week later, the mystery is allegedly …

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Retired policeman arrested for sending bullets to gov’t officials, Muslim communities

Greek police arrested a retired policeman accused to have sent envelopes containing bullets and threats to government officials among them the governor of Bank of Greece, journalists and Muslim communities in Athens.. In a statement, the Counter-Terror Department of  Greek Police said that ten cases of sent envelopes containing bullets …

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Museums, archaeological sites in Attica closed Thursday morning due to guards walkout

Archaeological sites in Attica are to be closed from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 6th 2017, because guards will stage a work stoppage. Guards at archaeological sites say the protest is over a pay dispute and to demand better working conditions. In a statement, the union representing …

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Crete: Heat wave leaves two dead, sends dozens with heat stroke to hospitals

The heat wave started to withdraw but the three days of “hell” with temperatures up to 45 degrees Celsius sent dozens of Cretans to the hospitals. Three elderly died. Over the three days of heat wave, local ambulances received at least 27 calls to assist people with symptoms of heat …

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Convicted ASPIS-onwer, Pavlos Psomiadis, dies in Athens prison

The entrepreneur, a former major shareholder of the Aspis Insurance Group, Pavlos Psomiadis, died in Korydallos Prison in Athens on Monday morning. He was 78 years old. Ηe died of a heart attack. media report. He was convicted to a 22-year prison sentence, was in custody since December 2010. His …

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Minos Kyriakou, shipping magnate and ANT1 owner, dies at 75

Famous Greek businessman Minos Kyriakou passed away at the age of 75 on Sunday evening. The reasons for his sudden and unexpected death have not become known by now. While awaiting for the official hospital statement, Greek media report that Kyriakou was outside the Greek capital when he felt uneasy. …

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UPD Municipality worker, 62, dies of heart attack at work during heat wave

A municipality worker died of what it seems a heart arrest short after her shift as garbage collector had started at midnight Friday. Municipality workers union say that the woman had to work two shifts in less than 24 hours, something that the municipality confirmed later on Saturday. Speaking to …

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Navy helicopter rescues Polish tourist trapped in Assos cliffs, Kefalonia (video)

The Greek Navy and the Air Force had to send helicopters to rescue a Polish tourist, a hiker, trapped in the inaccessible slopes and cliffs of Assos, on the island of Kefalonia on Wednesday. Initially, fire brigades units set for a search and rescue operation. The young hiker had called …

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Municipality workers suspend strike, to start collecting garbage asap

Municipality workers union POE-OTA decided to suspend the garbage strike for reasons of “public health” as the heat wave is already in Greece. The union said that garbage trucks may go out tonight or early Friday morning. They have warned that they will continue their mobilization to secure jobs for …

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Suffering from anorexia, TV presenter Nana Karayianni dies at 38

Journalist and television presenter of lifestyle magazines, Nana Karayianni, was found dead in her apartment in the district of Kypseli in Athens. The 38-year-old talented young woman had been struggling with anorexia nervosa for many years. Her body was found on her bed in her apartment. Her concerned father who …

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