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SYRIZA leader Kasselakis victim of homophobic attack

SYRIZA leader Stefanos Kasselakis requested on Tuesday the intervention of a public prosecutor after the law office of prominent lawyer Alexis Kougias issued a  homophobic statement. The issue started on the occasion of the severe beating of a 37-year-old lawyer by her husband, also a lawyer, Apostolos Lytras. Kougias appeared …

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Flying cockroaches inundate Larissa in central Greece

A plague of flying cockroaches appears to have spread in the city of Larissa, central Greece, with citizens filling dozens of complaints to local authorities in the last two weeks. According to local newspaper eleftheria.gr, the citizens have seen  their homes, businesses and streets inundated by big flying cockroaches. A …

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Plans to revive ‘historic’ meter gauge railway line in Peloponnese

A plan to revive the abandoned meter gauge railway line in Peloponnese to serve not just as a historic attraction but also passenger needs has received a significant boost after Switzerland offered its help and expertise, state-run news agency amna reported on Tuesday. The idea to reactivate Europe’s longest meter …

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Hot-Dry-Windy weather increases fires risk in Greece, June 18-21 (MAPS)

Hot-Dry-Windy weather increases the risk of forest fires in Greece and thus from Tuesday, June 18, until Friday, June 21, 2024, the meteorological service of the National Observatory of Athens has warned. Based on the latest available forecast data analyzed by the FLAME pyro-meteorological team of the National Observatory of …

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Prominent lawyer who brutally beats wife, set free; authorities investigate

Α well-known and successful criminal lawyer has been arrested for the brutal beating of his wife, also a lawyer and counselor for domestic violence. 52-ear-old Apostolos Lytras appeared before a prosecutor on Monday to answer charges of severe intentional bodily harm of his 37-year-old wife, Sofia Polyzogopoulou. With swollen face, …

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BBC: Greece’s coastguard to blame for deaths of dozens of migrants

The BBC reported on Monday that the Greek coast guard has caused the deaths of dozens of migrants in the Mediterranean thought push-backs but also by throwing in the water. Greek government and coast guard vehemently reject these claims. Citing sources from local media, NGOs and the Turkish coastguard,  the …

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Defense Ministry signs contract for maritime surveillance

The Hellenic General Directorate for Defensive Investments and Armaments has signed a contract for the building of unmanned semi-fixed sea platforms for maritime surveillance (USSPS) with Greek company ETME, according to an announcement on Thursday. Launched in 2021, the Unmanned Semi-Fixed Sea Platforms for Maritime Surveillance Project is being developed …

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Mitsotakis reshuffles cabinet: Same people in new clothes

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis proceeded to a cabinet reshuffle on Friday in an effort to show to show that he received the voters’ message last Sunday where the conservative and neo-liberal New Democracy performed much lower than expected. From the very first moment after the European Elections results and …

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