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Police raid frees kidnapped Cretan businessman Lembidakis

The longest hostage situation in Greece has finally ended with success. Greece’s Police raided a    tow yard and freed Cretan businessman Michalis Lembidakis. He was held chained in an area four kilometers away from the city of Rethymnon on the way to Chania. The kidnappers held the businessman hostage for …

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Clashes during commemoration march for rapper Pavlos Fyssas murdered by Golden Dawn member

Clashes between anarchists and police broke out on Monday night during a march to commemorate Pavlos Fyssas, the rapper who was stabbed to death by a Golden Dawn member in Keratsini suburb of Piraeus on 18. September 2013. The anarchists hurled molotov cocktail bombs at police who responded with flash-bang …

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Eldorado Gold miners raid and occupy Development Ministry (videos)

A group of ten workers at the Eldorado Gold mines managed to bypass police and entered the Development and Environment Ministry in Athens on Wednesday morning. Miners clashed with riot police when a larger group attempted to enter the ministry. Police made limited use of teargas. The 150 workers had …

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Anarchists of Rouvikonas enter Parliament, raise banner, throw leaflets

A group of the well-known anarchist group Rouvikonas broke through the security measures at the Greek Parliament and entered the courtyard.  The anarchists reportedly came just a breath away from entering inside the Parliament building. Some 30 members of Rouvikonas (Rubicon) threw leaflets reading “Free Irianna” and chanted anti-government slogans. …

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Mystery around Belgian tourist, 54, found dead in Athens

A Belgian national was found dead by passersby in Neos Kosmos district of Athens on Friday night. The man had a wound on the forehead. While police investigates the issue, a preliminary autopsy conducted on Saturday morning did not confirm initial suspicion that the Belgian tourist was shot. Police investigates …

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Police dismantles human trafficking ring transferring migrants to EU and Canada

Greek police dismantled a human trafficking ring involved in the transport of migrants to European Union countries as well as to Canada. Twelve people in total were arrested in an operation that took place May 30-31 in three cities Athens, Thessaloniki and Katerini. Among the arrested are five Greeks, four …

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Athens: Anti-austerity police protesters against riot police VIDEO

Tension between protesters from police, fire brigades and coast guard on one side and riot police on the other side broke out short after 8 o’ clock in the evening on Wednesday when the angry protesters tried to break the police cordon and enter the Greek Parliament. Riots policemen and …

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Police fires teargas at rioters during anti-austerity protest on general strike day

Police fired teargas at rioters during the big anti-austerity protest in downtown Athens on Wednesday. Thousands joined the unions rally on the day of the general strike. People wearing hoods started to throw stones at riot police squads when the big rally of unions and political parties reached the building …

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Amber Alert: Missing 6-year-old girl found dead in garbage bin near home

The worst scenario about the fate of the missing 6-year-old girl was confirmed short after midnight on Thursday. The boy of  little Stella was found in a garbage bin near the parents’ home. It was  stuck in a big plastic bag for garbage. After hours of police interrogation, the father …

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Armenian protesters clash with police outside the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki Video

Armenian protesters clashed with police outside the Turkish Consulate in downtown Thessaloniki on Monday evening.  The tension started when a group of Armenian youth attempted to hang a memo at the entrance of the consulate. Greek authorities did not allow that, the angry protesters freaked out throwing objects to police, …

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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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Gaffe: Robber escapes arrest hiding in apartment closet under police’s nose

An unprecedented gaffe. An armed robber managed to escape arrest hiding for fourteen hours in a closet of the victim’s apartment, despite the police presence and investigation. Four armed robbers broke-in on the apartment of an elderly woman in Palio Faliro suburb of south Athens on Monday morning. They entered …

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