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Greek police arrest man suspected to have sent parcel-bombs to Papademos, Schaeuble & IMF

Greek police arrested a 29-year-old man suspected to have sent parcel bombs to former prime minister Lucas Papademos but also to ex German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and the International Monetary Fund. The man was arrested as he was leaving his basement apartment in Attikis square district of Athens at …

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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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Nokta editor arrested while trying to flee to Greece along with seven people

Murat Çapan, a Nokta magazine editor who on Monday was sentenced to 22 years, six months for two cover stories, was detained along with seven other people while attempting to illegally leave Turkey for Greece. According to the report, one purged academic, two purged teachers, a retired police chief and …

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Media in Albania claim authorities arrested Greek businessman for spying

Media in Albania claim the country’s authorities arrested a Greek businessman at the airport of Tirana. The 52-year-old constructor has been allegedly transporting ‘spying material’. According to Albanian TV news, the Greek national was allegedly carrying ‘spy ware’ in his bag. the man is active in Albania as contractor. The …

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Police arrests Golden Dawn member for student attack, seeks 5 more people

Police arrested a man, the owner of the cafeteria where members of Golden Dawn were hanging out before they brutally beat a student on Friday. According to media, the arrested man is hired by the far right party for multiple job positions, one of them being at the office of …

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Two Turkish families, incl baby, arrested after fled to Greece

Six Turkish nationals were arrested Wednesday after they illegally crossed the border, Greek police said. The two men, three women and a one-year-old boy  were taken into custody by by border guard in the northeastern town of Orestiada. They allegedly crossed the Evros River in plastic boats. Police said a …

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Greek Coast Guard arrests Turkish sailor for spying

A Turkish sailor is facing charges of spying following his arrest at the port of Elefsina, western Attica, the Hellenic Coast Guard said on Friday. According to a statement from the Hellenic Coast Guard, the 51-year-old, a member of the crew of the Turkish cargo vessel M/V Makbule Ana, was …

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Police arrests fugitive far-left militant Pola Roupa

After two years of search, Greek police captured fugitive far-left militant Pola Roupa in an operation early Thursday morning. The 48-year-old woman was hiding together with her child in a one-room apartment in Agios Dimitrios suburb of south Athens. Together with Roupa, police arrested also a 25-year-old Greek woman who …

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UPD Crete: Police arrests Syrian suspect following Belgian arrest warrant

Greek police arrested a Syrian terror suspect following an arrest warrant from Belgium. According to a police statement, the 51-year-old Syrian national has been accused among others for “terrorist acts within the European Union, participation in a criminal organization, human trafficking and forgery.” The man was arrested yesterday, Thursday (13. …

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