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Zakynthos authorities dismiss UK teens claims “hospitalized with booze poisoning”

Claims by young British tourists that they were massively poisoned by methanol-laced alcohol and were hospitalized are “fake news” authorities on the island of Zakynthos (Zante) told Greek media on Monday. Although aware of some problems with tourism on the island, locals speak of defamation attempts. “This is a lie, …

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Lack of communication between Fire Service and Police during deadly Athens wildfire

Official documents proving the disorganization of Fire Service and Police on the day of the deadly wildfires in Athens are on their way to prosecutor investigating the causes and responsibilities that led to the death 0f 91 people. There was no proper coordination, no organization and no communication between the …

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PM Tsipras replaces chiefs of Fire Service, Police over Athens wildfires tragedy

In an extraordinary meeting of the Greece’s Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA) on Sunday afternoon, the chiefs of the Fire Service and the Police were replaced. The decision comes 14 days after the deadly wildfires where at least 90 people lost their lives in an area just …

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Fire Service leadership under fire for Athens wildfires as blames fly around

Twelve days after the deadly wildfires in Athens and the list of errors apparently committed by Greek authorities is seemingly getting longer. Fire Service, Police and Regional Government are throwing responsibilities about the tragedy with 87 dead in East Attica on 23. July 2018 on each other. Based on fire …

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Thessaloniki lawyers on strike over police brutality against colleague

Lawyers in Thessaloniki will abstain from their duties in the city’s courts on Monday, July 9th 2018, to protest an assault incident by a policeman against one of their colleagues. The incident took place on June 29. A policeman reportedly grabbed a female lawyer from the arm and dragged her …

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Greece and FYROM sign Macedonia agreement as protesters clash with police (videos, picts)

While officials from Athens and Skopje were celebrating the “historic agreement,” protesters clashed with police nearby and in some villages church bells rang in mourning. In the small village of Psarades at the Prespes Lake, Greece and FYROM signed the Macedonia agreement that will rename the Former Yugoslav Republic of …

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Macedonia protesters clash with police until late Saturday, one injured (videos)

One protester was injured during clashes with police outside the Greek Palriament in Athens on Saturday. Clashes started early in the afternoon and continued until in the night, during and after the no-confidence vote against the government over the Macedonia agreement. Again and again, groups of protesters tried to raid …

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Police arrests two after attack at Hellenic-American Union in Athens

Greek police has arrested two people for the attack at the building of the Hellenic American Union (HAU) in Kolonaki district of Athens on Tuesday. An 26-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were arrested on charges of property damage, theft, bodily harm and insubordination. Police detained the two, after a …

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