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Greek Air Force recovers crashed Mirage 2000 from a depth of 580m VIDEO

From a depth of 580 meters, teams of the Greek Air Force recovered important parts of a Mirage 2000 that crashed into the sea area between the islands of Skopelos and Euboea. The Mirage 2000 crashed into the sea on May 29 2017. The 28-year-old pilot was rescued with a …

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Dramatic horse rescue out of a 20-meter deep well VIDEO

It took a well organized operation, three vehicles of the Greek Fire brigades, seven fire fighters and  several men of the EMAK, the rescuers of  the Greek fire brigades, to bring the unlucky horse back to earth surface. The dramatic horse rescue was captured on a video by a local …

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Greek police clears out migrant camp at Hellinikon airport, tension with reporters

Greek police along with authorities representatives, officials from the International Organization for Migration and interpreters, conclude the clearing out of a makeshift migrants camp at the premises of the old Athens airport Hellinikon. Buses arrived at the camp on Friday morning, by noon they had left the area with 168 …

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Soldiers safely diffuse 250-kg WWII bomb, transfer it for controlled detonation (pictures)

Greek soldiers safely defused a 250-kilo bomb from the World War II found under a petrol station in Thessaloniki. Prior to the bomb neutralization operation, more than 72,000 people, including refugees and migrants form a hot spot nearby, were evacuated. “End good, all good!” Sunday afternoon, Regional Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas …

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Greece WWII Bomb: Phase I of neutralization concluded, 72,000 evacuated (pcts, video)

Thousands of Greeks evacuated their homes on Sunday morning to allow army experts defuse a World War II bomb found under a petrol station in Kordelio suburb of Thessaloniki, in Northern Greece. Refugees and migrants in the hot spot Softex, an abandoned factory, were also evacuated. In the biggest evacuation …

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Greece evacuates 72,000 people after WWII bomb found under fuel station(picts, videos)

The biggest evacuation of civilians in peacetime is underway in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, after authorities discovered  a 250-kilo unexploded bomb from the Second World War. More than 72,000 people are expected to leave the suburb of Kordelio and surrounding area and return to their homes after army …

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UPD 10 dead, 340 rescued after boat carrying 700 migrants sinks off Crete

Four bodies were recovered and more than 300 people have been rescued so far after a boat carrying some 600-700 migrants sank 75 nautical miles south of Crete in the area of Kalon Limenon. The 25-meter long vessel has reportedly sent a distress signal early Friday morning. The boat was …

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UPD Thessaloniki: 7 riot policemen chase old chest-nut seller

Greece’s street vendors are very dangerous. Especially the species of “chest-nut sellers.” Not only they are suspected of doing big scale tax-evasion, they also dare to put their stand on street corners or outside shops, whether they should not and thus disturb the peaceful flow of Christmas commerce. Therefore, they …

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UPD: Belgium seeks extradition of Algerian man arrested in Greece

UPDATE: Belgian authorities requested the extradition of a Algerian man who was among the detainees, Greek media reported Sunday evening. According to Euronews, Belgian authorities had said that there was no connection between the man and the mastermind of the foiled terror plot in Vervries, they later asked the Greeks …

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UberTAXI launches operation in Athens

UberTaXI landed in Athens and launched its service as of today even though currently only in the Greek capital. “Athens, Your UberTaxi is here!” – With this title, the controversial car-booking company announced the kick off of its operation in Athens, even though “with a limited numbers of cars on …

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Greeks and DEA in major drug bust: one ton of heroin, shipowner arrested

The cooperation between Greece’s police and coast guard with the American Drug Enforment Administration (DEA) was a full success: 1.13 ton of heroin and 11 arrests – six Greeks, four Turks and two Iranian nationals. According to Greek media, among the arrested drug dealers is also a prominent Greek businessman, …

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News Alert: Athens Metro resumes operation, soon also tram & urban train ISAP

Short after 2.30 p.m. on Friday, Metro stations were opened to public after eight and a half days of strike. After the delivery of ‘civil mobilization orders’ striking workers were obliged to return to work to avoid legal measures like prison, fines and even lay-offs. Athens metro is expected to operate …

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