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Greek court hands 15-year sentences to suspected jihadists with refugee status

A Greek court on Friday handed 15-year prison sentences to two suspected jihadists with Swedish passports trying to enter Turkey carrying combat items, a local justice source said. The suspects’ lawyer said the men, who have refugee status in Sweden, would appeal against the sentence. They will remain incarcerated until …

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Increased security measures in Greece’s Coptic churches after deadly blasts in Egypt

Greek police has increased security measures in Coptic churches after the deadly blasts in Egypt that cost the lives of 45 people. The three official Coptic churches located in Athens have been under strict surveillance and security patrols. The security plan went into effect already on Holy Monday, a day …

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US rocker Chris Cornell visits Elaionas refugee camp in Athens

US rocker Chris Cornell visited a refugee camp in Athens to hear first hand the stories and the plight of people fleeing war. Cornell and his wife Vicky Karayannis visited the Eleonas camp beginning of the month. The camp hosts mostly Afghan refugees. The Cornell family visited the camp together …

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Prosecutors raid offices of Novartis in Athens over alleged bribery scandal

Corruption prosecutors raided the offices of Swiss drug maker Novartis in Athens a few days ago as part of an ongoing investigation over bribery allegations, sources told Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) on Tuesday. According to the same sources, the prosecutors requested a thorough search to gather electronic data and documents …

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Prosecutor orders exhumation of “euthanasia” journalist Velios

Authorities in Athens ordered the exhumation of the remains of journalist Alexandros Velios, after a report in the media implied that the cancer patient received assistance to put an end into his life. A chief prosecutor in Athens ordered the exhumation as well as toxicological and tissue tests to determine …

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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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Aunt strangles her 4-year-old niece, when mother wants to have the child back

A human tragedy: the husband of a 45-year-old woman made a horrible finding when he entered his home on Wednesday. His wife with open wrists, his wife’s 4-year-old niece dead. The woman was still alive and was taken to the hospital to receive medical aid. She reportedly confessed to have …

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UNHR “Humanitarian crisis in Greece has worsened” after 5 years of fiscal adjustment

The independent investigator from the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner concluded his mission on the effects of the foreign debt crisis, the creditors’ adjustment program and the impact on economic, social and cultural Human rights. In the UNHR website, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky posted his preliminary report …

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