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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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Exhibition of German WWII atrocities in Athens Metro

Rare photographic documents have been displayed in the Zappeion Hall and in nine metro stations in Athens. The exhibition with 360 historical photographs  runs under the auspices of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks. The title of exhibition: “I don’t forget. A picture speaks a thousand words.” What do …

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Greece Estimates German WWII Reparations at 7.5 Billion Euro

Greek Finance Ministry tries to estimate the amount Germany should pay to Greece as reparations for damages, atrocities and enforced loans during the World War II, alternate Finance Minister Christos Staikouras briefed the Parliament. According to estimations of the team in charge of the case, the amount for reparations reaches almost …

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Greek Justice Minister: Germany should apologize for WWII atrocities

Greece is seriously considering to bring to International Justice some of the German atrocities during the World  War II and claim the  much disputed war reparations from Germany. Justic Minister Haris Kastanidis said at the Greek Parliament that the ministry is seriously considering the issue and its legal base in cooperation …

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Greek Deputy FM: The German War Reparations issue is still open

Under the IMF/EU/ECB troika pressures and the heavy debt,  the idea of  reviving the issue of  WWII reparations that Germany owes to Greece is more than attractive.  Then the amount is quite respectable: EUR 70 billion!  That would eliminate our EUR 110 billion debt in very short time or at least it would help us pay …

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