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Athens: Cretan farmers out of control clash with riot police

Anger, brawl, smash, sticks, stones, tear gas, sound flares, injuries, detentions. This is the picture at Vathis Square in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning, after hundreds of angry farmers from Crete set out to protest taxation and social security contributions. First, the farmers first got angry because of  the presence …

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TRAPPIST-1: NASA Press Release with some amazing videos

At about 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) from Earth, the system of planets is relatively close to us, in the constellation Aquarius. Because they are located outside of our solar system, these planets are scientifically known as exoplanets. This exoplanet system is called TRAPPIST-1, named for The Transiting Planets and …

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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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Crete: Strong rainstorms damage roads, cause landslides (pcts, video)

A strong rainstorm that hit the Chania prefecture in Western Crete on Friday night turned roads into rivers  and caused extensive damage to the road network. The heavy rainfalls triggered landslides across the rural and national roads. According to e-kriti.gr, the fire brigades received more than 25 calls to pump …

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Full Moon, Eclipse and a green Comet named Honda: Feb 10/2017

A Snow full moon, a subtle lunar eclipse and a strange green comet named Honda, the Comet 45P. Rare phenomena occur over our heads today, Friday, February 10th 2017. The comet is flashing emerald green and is marked by a long purple tail. Skywatchers this weekend will get two special, …

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Snow in Athens: Dusted Acropolis and lots of Snowmen – Amazing pictures & videos

Millions of snowflakes started to fall short after 6:30 pm on Monday. The much expected snow had arrived in downtown Athens and the suburbs – even those in the south. The snowflakes fell quick and soft and covered first the cars, then the trees and the plants. And had Athenians …

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“Life in snowed in village” – Report & pictures from Skopelos

For third consecutive day Greece remains in “deep freeze” with snow falls and temperatures below the freezing point. The extreme weather front “Ariadne” crashed over the country with polar air masses at -12 degrees Celsius. The unprecedented weather front caused heavy snow falls from North -Macedonia – to the South …

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Greece’s wild beauties: Drakolimni (Drakon Lake) froze within hours

Bad weather sweeps throughout Greece. Especially affected is the mountainous Epirus region in the north-west of the country. The sharp temperature drop frozen Lake Drakolomni (Dragon Lake) within short time creating an amazing landscape at an altitude of more than 2,000 meters. Many locals decided to visit the wild beauty …

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Three trolley buses set on fire in downtown Athens (video)

Unknown perpetrators set three trolley buses on fire outside the Polytechnic School in downtown Athens on Monday evening. According to media, a group of people wearing masks stopped the buses, order the passengers to get out and set them on fire. The group reportedly doused the windows with flammable material …

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Strong rainstorm floods the island of Lesvos (picts, videos)

A tough night for the island of Lesvos: Strong rainfall and hail had houses and shops flooded, drivers trapped in roads turned into rivers and left large areas without electricity for several hours. Plomari and Kalloni are the regions most struck by the bad weather, in Kalloni schools are closed …

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Riots in Moria camp after woman and child killed in tragic gas explosion

Riots broke out at Moria detention camp on the island of Lesvos, when a cooking gas exploded killing an Afghan grandmother, 66, and her 5-year-old grandchild. Seriously injured were the mother, 25, and a sibling 4 years old; they were transferred to Athens for treatment with a C-120 helicopter. Another …

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Obama in Acropolis – Live Streaming – Pictures – Video

In his last day in Athens, US President Barack Obama is visiting Acropolis, one of his childhood dreams, as he recently said. Security measures are draconian, policemen stand in a 5-meter distance from each other, snipers have taken position on buildings roofs. However, the security measures could not hinder Athenians …

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