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Heatwave with up to 38-39°C to strike Greece, forecast Jun 23-July 1/2017

Air temperature above 38 degrees Celsius, humidity and wind stillness will be the characteristics of the weather expected in the next days and week. The heatwave sweeping across Europe and USA will reach also Greece. According to Greek meteorologists, temperature will gradually rise as of today, Thursday, to reach 38-39 …

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“The Holocaust Museum will safeguard the historic memory of pain,” says PM Tsipras

The foundation of the Holocaust Museum will contribute to preserve the commemoration of the Holocaust, prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Thuersday as he unveiled a plaque for the Museum together Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. The prime minister noted that “the establishment of the Museum aims to safeguard and hand …

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Trilateral Summit between Greece, Cyprus and Israel starts under draconian security measures

Under draconian security measures, the trilateral summit between Greece, Cyprus and Israel started in Thessaloniki on Thursday morning. High on the agenda are energy and security issues in the region, the situation in the Middle East and the Qatar issue as well as the Cyprus and the Palestinian issues. The …

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Athens protests: Clashes with police short before government votes more austerity

On the second day of anti-austerity protests, anti-authoritarians clashed with police outside the Parliament in Athens, short before the left-wing/nationalists coalition government voted for more austerity measures. Thousands unionists, students, members of leftist parties, engineers, lawyers and unemployed and self-employed flocked outside the Greek Parliament on Thursday afternoon to protest …

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Train derails, crash into house, 3 dead, 7 injured – videos, pictures

Greece train crash: At least three people died and seven were injured when a passenger train derailed in Northern Greece and literally ripped through a house on Saturday night. The Intercity I/C 58 with 70 passengers and 5 crew members was traveling from Athens to Thessaloniki. The derail occurred at …

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Turkish diplomats working in Consulate in Thessaloniki have disappeared, says Ankara

A Turkish diplomat couple working in Greece has allegedly disappeared. Ankara considers the couple as suspects of being members of the organization of  US-based preacher Fetullah Gulen whom turkey believes to be the mastermind behind the failed coup in July 2016. Citing diplomatic sources, Turkish media write that Muhammet T. …

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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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UPD Family drama: Two toddlers abandoned outside church in Thessaloniki

A boy and a little girl were found abandoned outside the church of St. Panteleimon in Kalamaria, Thessaloniki on Tuesday afternoon. Residents who saw the toddlers roaming around alone for a couple of hours, called the police. The toddlers, a 3.5-year-old boy and a girl between 1.5 to 2 years …

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Greece installs first photovoltaic virtual net-metering PV on school rooftop

Greece’s first virtual net-metering PV system is installed on the rooftop of a school in Thessaloniki, the country’s second biggest city. The system is funded by Greenpeace Greece but is not yet connected to the grid, as it is waiting for the ministry to pass a new law. Net-metering (or …

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Weather Greece: Temperature up to 26°-27° Celsius over the weekend

Spring time. March. Exceptional temperatures up to 26 and 27 degrees Celsius. In the sun or in the shadow it doesn’t matter. Just like in June! The weather forecast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday is very promising. Fair weather until you can take no more… Very few clouds locally. But …

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Thessaloniki: Anarchists clash with police and nationalists (videos)

Clashes between anarchists and police forces occurred Sunday noon in Thessaloniki around the White Tower. The clashes began when anarchists attacked a passerby, whom they considered to be member of a nationalist group that held a demonstration nearby. The atmosphere was tense ever since the morning, as some 20 members …

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Red Tide in Thessaloniki turns sea red

A phenomenon known as “red tide” appeared in the Thermaikos Gulf and across the shores of Thessaloniki, the second biggest city of Greece. The sea has been discolored and turned into red. Red Tide is a common name for a phenomenon known as an algal bloom (large concentrations of aquatic …

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French man charged with abusing 4 migrant minors

Greek police say they have arrested a 52-year-old French man on suspicion of sexually abusing four Pakistani boys he had sheltered in his home in the northern city of Thessaloniki. Police said Wednesday the man was arrested Tuesday. He allegedly abused the boys, aged 14-17, in January after offering them …

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