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Europeans are no longer shocked by pictures of drowned children

Europeans are no longer shocked by pictures of drowned migrants and refugees children.Their pictures no longer make it to headlines. The urgency Europe felt following the death of  3-year-old refugee boy Kurdi washed ashore a Turkish shore in 2015 appears to have dissipated. Just look at the direction in which …

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Russia expels two Greek diplomats in retaliation move

Russia has expelled two Greek diplomats and forbade entrance to the country to the director of the political office of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. Moscow’s retaliation comes almost a month after Athens expelled two Russian diplomats for promoting protests against the Macedonia Agreement with FYROM. Greek ambassador to Moscow …

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Amazing findings in Apollo Sanctuary excavation on Despotiko

The Greek Culture Ministry has announced the latest important findings in the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of  Ancient god Apollo on the uninhabited islet of Despotiko west of the island of Antiparos in the Cyclades, Central Aegean Sea. Excavation conducted on Despotiko between 28. May – 6 July 2018, …

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Demolition of first 61 illegal buildings and constructions in Attica

The necessary funds for the demolitions of a total of 61 illegal buildings and constructions in six areas in the Attica Prefecture have been reportedly found. The illegal constructions are in forest and closed streams areas and along the coastline hindering access to the sea. The first demolitions are to …

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Civil Protection General Secretary resigns over Wildfires Tragedy

The General Secretary of Greece’s Civil Protection Giannis Kapakis submitted his resignation on Monday, exactly two weeks after the wildfires tragedy that cost the lives of so far 91 people. The resignation comes a fay after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras replaced the chiefs of Fire  Service and Police.He replaced them …

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Death toll rises to 91 after another Athens wildfires victim dies in hospital

Death toll in Athens wildfires rose to 91 after one more victim died on Sunday night. A 95-year old woman hospitalized in the intensive care unit of Thriaseio Hospital in Athens was the third fire victim to die over the weekend. The woman was the eight fires victim to die …

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PM Tsipras replaces chiefs of Fire Service, Police over Athens wildfires tragedy

In an extraordinary meeting of the Greece’s Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA) on Sunday afternoon, the chiefs of the Fire Service and the Police were replaced. The decision comes 14 days after the deadly wildfires where at least 90 people lost their lives in an area just …

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Cute seals join sunbathers at Greece’s islands beaches (videos)

Cute seals at Greek beaches. More and more seals appear at the Greek beaches even though hundreds of swimmers and sunbathers are around. The adorable animals do not seem to be bothered by the human noise and curiosity. However, no matter how playful and friendly it looks, a seal is …

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Mikis Theodorakis in hospital after suffering a heart attack

Composer Mikis Theodorakis was rushed to a private hospital in Athens after suffering a heart attack. The 93-year-old remains in the intensive care unit, media report on Sunday afternoon. Citing members of his family media note that Theodorakis felt uneasy, a pressure on the chest and fast heart beat late …

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Four more decades of austerity for Greece

Greece has been one of the biggest economic failures one normally sees in countries hit by war of revolution. After eight years of bailouts, brinkmanship and even more bailouts, Greece’s economy is finally ready to stand on its own again. Well, what’s left of it, writes an analyst on Washington …

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Greek Minister blocks extradition of Turkish journalist Kaya

Greek Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis intervened in the extradition case of  Turkish journalist Turgut Kaya. With a ministerial decision issued on Saturday, Kontonis froze the extradition  the extradition process ordered by a Greek court earlier this year. The Turkish journalist, aged 45, has been on a hunger strike since the …

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UPD Death toll rises to 90 after Athens wildfires victims die in hospital

Two more victims of Athens wildfires died over the weekend in hospitals of the Greek capital A 55-year-old woman died on Saturday night and an 85-year-old man on Sunday noon. Both were hospitalized in intensive care units since 23. July 2018. The woman had reportedly extensive burn on 90% of …

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Full Moon August 2018: Events at Greece’s archaeological sites & museums

Archaeological sites and museums in Greece will offer a series of events to celebrate the August Full Moon as every year since 2002. A total of 132 archaeological areas and museums participate part in the “Panselinos 2018” – Full Moon 2018 -, the event series initiated by the Greek Culture …

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Minister for Citizen Protection Toskas resigns over 88 dead in Athens Wildfires

Minister for Citizen Protection Nikos Toskas submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday afternoon. “The natural disaster and the loss of so many lives go beyond his will to continue,” he said. “I have tried all my life to offer to the defense and the protection of …

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Train crashes into Larissa station building, two injured (video)

Two women were injured when a local passenger train crashed into the wall of a station building in the city of  Larissa at 5:40 in the morning on Friday. The train was traveling the route Lianokladi-Stylida when it smashed into the wall of a storage room in a building of …

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Matted dog Loukoumakis rescued in Athens wildfires seeks forever home

Loukoumakis is the dog that survived the hell in Athens wildfires and his story touched millions of people in Greece and around the world. One can hardly recognize that the small vivid dog is the same who was found a week ago in an outdoor oven in an desperate situation: …

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